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Beyond homework help

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A presentation to parents as part of the CSPA Parenting Now series. A focus on using the Internet and Web 2.0 tools to go beyond just doing homework and to focus on learning.

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Beyond homework help

  1. 1. Beyond Homework Help Using the Internet to support your childT. D’Amico, OCSB
  2. 2. Discover at least one newLearning Goal site/tool that will help your child learn
  3. 3. If you drop your child off at the library – will they necessarily learn ?
  4. 4. Devices alone are not the answer
  5. 5. Trends impacting Learning• Availability of Free resources online• Mobile learning and educational Apps• Social learning from peers• Learning outside of traditional classrooms• Access to multi-modal resources• Rich digital resources
  6. 6. Digital Native does not mean Digital Learner
  7. 7. Why should Ontario Parents be interested in the United States Common Core Standards initiative?
  8. 8. Gooru Learning – Lessons, reviews, and more
  9. 9. Learn Zillion – Free multi-modal lessons
  10. 10. CK-12 – Free multi-modality platform
  11. 11. Brain Genie – Over 5,000 skills addressed
  12. 12. Sophia – Providing many ways to learn
  13. 13. OER Commons – Over 40,000 resources
  14. 14. PBS Learning – good selection of subjects
  15. 15. Hippo Campus – Math, Science, Social Studies
  16. 16. Google Search – Go beyond basic search
  17. 17. Google Search – Go beyond basic search
  18. 18. Google Maps – Street view collections
  19. 19. Google Cultural Institute – Collections
  20. 20. Slideshare – Find presentations on hundreds of topics
  21. 21. Wolfram Alpha – Google isn’t the only answer!
  22. 22. Wolfram Alpha – Apps for many courses!
  23. 23. dictionary calculator translator thesaurus calendar flashcards encyclopedia … and lots more!Help your child with the right tools – Don’t waste time on technology
  24. 24. Chrome Extensions - Awesome New Tab Page
  25. 25. Online Converter – Convert to file formats you have at home
  26. 26. Tools – Find recommended web 2.0 tools and more
  27. 27. 50 sources for free eLearning courses
  28. 28. NROC – Full online courses (free)
  29. 29. Center for Teaching and Learning – Full online courses (free)
  30. 30. Curriki – Full online K-12 courses (free)
  31. 31. Shmoop – Learning guides and test preparation
  32. 32. SparkNotes – A large collection of study resources
  33. 33. CliffsNotes – A large collection of study resources
  34. 34. Cummings Study Guide – Thousands of works of Literature
  35. 35. FSL Toolbox – French as a second language resources
  36. 36. Math Teachers Association – Resources recommended by teachers
  37. 37. Quizlet – Study tools, alone or with friends
  38. 38. Hallway- Students teaching and learning from one another
  39. 39. Thinkbinder - virtual meeting place to study together
  40. 40. Common Sense - Parent site and App to recommend apps, videos and more
  41. 41. Common Sense - Download their free guide to apps, games and websites for learning
  42. 42. Play and Game based Learning
  43. 43. Games List - A list of 40 sites offering educational games
  44. 44. Interactive sites resource – Games, simulations, and more
  45. 45. Power My Learning - Game based learning
  46. 46. neoK12 - Educational videos, lessons and games for K-12
  47. 47. Great resources from the Ottawa CatholicSchool Board and from the Ministry of Education
  48. 48. Student Portal (Blackboard) - Development this year (can be accessed now)
  49. 49. Discovery Education - Amazing Resource – subscription paid by OCSB
  50. 50. Oxford Shakespeare Resources - Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet , Macbeth – subscription paid by OCSB
  51. 51. Abdo Books - Online books through the Student Portal
  52. 52. Dreambox Math K-5 - See your school teacher to confirm access
  53. 53. EBSCO Databases - Great resource subscribed by OCSB – databases and much more
  54. 54. Math Homework Help - Free online tutoring from qualified Ontario teachers for grades 7-10
  55. 55. Learn 360 - Ministry of education sponsored teaching resources
  56. 56. School Libraries online - From the student portal, access your school library
  57. 57. My Blueprint - Individualized educational pathway planning paid by OCSB
  58. 58. Ontario Educational Resource Bank (OERB) - resources for every course in Ontario
  59. 59. What is your recommended site/tool?
  60. 60. Have a great day!@TDOttawa

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