Home Learning Help

Are you missing the inspired in-class learning opportunities your teacher created? Are you looking for some ideas to spice up your at home learning? To help you as you adjust to learning at home, we’ve pulled together some free online resources you can use to supplement those provided by the Ontario Government and your teachers! Check them out!

General

Britannica/Infobase

These resources are helpful for middle grade to high school students. Students will have access until the end of the school year.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy has sample daily schedules to keep up learning from home, including links to a variety of lessons and tutorials.

Funbrain

Khan Academy has sample daily schedules to keep up learning from home, including links to a variety of lessons and tutorials.

MasterFILE Premier

This database provides full-text magazines, articles, and primary source documents on business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues, and much more, updated daily. Includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps, and flags.

OWL Kids

Known for their bright and informative magazines, OWL Kids also has monthly Teacher/Parent Resource guides.

Scholastic Learn at Home

Scholastic has created a learning hub with stories and informative videos, all divided up by age group. Check out their day-by-day project ideas!

Breakout EDU

Check out these free, educational, virtual breakout games! Broken down by grade level, these games encourage logic and problem solving.

Arts

Council of Ontario Dancer and Drama Educators

The Council of Ontario Dancer and Drama Educators offers an abundance of resources for developing drama, art, and dance skills.

KinderArt

Find inspiration for a variety of artistic projects, organized by medium so you can find ideas that will work for you!

Crayola

Crayola has free art lesson plans that are easy to follow at home. With connections to math, science, and social studies, these are valuable crafts to create!

Left Brain Craft Brain

Discover some of the best art projects sure to get those creative juices flowing.

French

Pearson Education

School publisher Pearson offers guides, resources, and printable worksheets for parents with students learning french in grades 1-6. There are also Math lessons in French for those students in French Immersion.

The French Experiment

Enjoy well-known children’s stories translated into French and spoken by a native French speaker. Great for kids… and adults too! Read along in French or English.

Primary Resources

Discover resources organized by topic, such as weather, colours, numbers, perfect for kids in Primary French immersion or Junior Core French.

Digital Dialect’s French Language Games

These French games will reinforce basic vocabulary and concepts.

BBC Languages French

BBC Languages presents high quality content, games, activities, grammar exercises and more to practice French.

Health and Physical Education

Ontario Physical and Health Education Association

OPHEA has an abundance of ideas to get your kids moving! Check out their activity guides.

GoNoodle

Looking for mindful minutes or calm activity? GoNoodle has free movement, yoga, and mindfulness videos to keep kids active while at home.

Body and Mind Classroom Resources

Welcome to the BAM! This page contains information and resources appropriate for grade 4-8 to help students make healthier lifestyle choices. This is an American resource.

Language and Literacy

Pebble Go

This database, geared towards kindergarten and elementary students, provides fun and interactive tools to help emerging readers with reading and research!

TVO Kids

Check out these Government sponsored videos and games connected to language and literacy.

TumbleBooks

Access the TumbleBooks collection for FREE until August 31st (though Simcoe County District School Board students all have access already! Ask your teacher!).

TeenBook Cloud

Access the TeenBook Cloud catalog (which includes ebooks, enhanced novels, graphic novels, videos and audio books) for FREE until August 31st (though Simcoe County District School Board students all have access already! Ask your teacher!).

Forest of Reading

Have you been reading any books from the Forest of Reading! Check out resources connected to each of the books nominated in this program. Books are organized into categories according to their grade level.

Story Weaver

Read along with stories or create your own with StoryWeaver. Be inspired and let your imagination roam.

Literacy Teaching Resources

Looking for resources connected to teaching reading, writing, language arts, and spelling in the upper elementary grades? Check out this Pinterest Board filled with ideas!

NaNoWriMo

From workbooks and pep talks, to challenges and videos, use this site to encourage your writing!

PenPal Schools

Give students global perspective with penpals in any subject!

Mathematics

Doing Mathematics with Your Child (K-6)

This resource, prepared by the Government of Ontario, is an updated guide for parents to help them support their children’s math education.

TumbleMath

K-6 math ebook database, access until Aug. 31, 2020.

TVO Kids

Check out these Government sponsored videos and games connected to mathematics.

TVO: Mathify

Think of Mathify as your personalized coach for math! Mathify offers free 1:1 math tutoring with an Ontario Certified Teacher of your choice for grade 6-10.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

This website offers virtual manipulatives (such as pattern blocks, geoboards, and spinners) to support further understanding of mathematical concepts.

Math Playground

Discover all kinds of free math-based games, divided up by grade level to make sure you find the right activity.

Ontario Association for Mathematics Education

Find grade specific math resources  as well as financial literacy resources.

Math TV

Math TV offers free video lessons for a variety of math topics ranging from elementary to high school.

Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing

Provided by the University of Waterloo, the goal of this resource is to provide a wide variety of fun and educational ways to do mathematics and computer science while at home practicing social distancing!

Science and Technology

TVO Kids

Check out these Government sponsored videos and games connected to science and technology.

Science.gc.ca

Developed by the Government of Canada, this website offers free activity books for elementary, intermediate, and secondary students. They are filled with experiments, activities, and games to promote a deeper understanding of science.

Let’s Talk Science

Try out some experiments on Let’s Talk Science! There’s full instructions with each experiment, as well as inquiry questions. Experiments cover a broad range of science topics from grades 1 -12.

Mystery Science

Mystery Science has pulled together their most popular science lessons and are offering them for anyone to use for free!

NASA STEM

These Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math activities, all inspired by NASA, are great for families with children in primary grades! Find colouring pages, videos, activity guides, and more!

Science Reference Centre

Looking to do some research on your own? EBSCOhost’s Science Reference Centre has so many ideas and articles to explore. To access these materials, you’ll need your Library Card.

Social Studies, History and Geography

Global Road Warrior

Information on countries, including currency, recipes, politics, and much more – great for school projects or travel.

World Online Book

Encyclopedia-quality information for all ages and grades. Includes digital books, French and Spanish-language interface, social studies, science, and even crafts!

Wonderopolis

What are you wondering about today? Explore a world of questions and answers with Wonderopolis! Every question answered comes with key words and a quiz to test your knowledge of the meanings.

The Atlas of Canada

The Atlas of Canada features interactive and historical maps for students to explore.

Historic Canada

Discover more Canadian History. Here you’ll find CBC Heritage Minutes, “Think Like A Historian” challenges, and links to The Canadian Encyclopedia.