A message from the LEARN Team

As educators and parents, we get it - and we are all in this together. Remember to take it easy and be kind to yourselves. This is uncharted territory for most of us, and an opportunity to slow down and do less, rather than more. Many parents are feeling pressured to do school-like activities at home, but we see this as an opportunity for young people to develop creativity, learn new skills, and take a greater autonomy in their learning. Below you will find some resources to keep your children curious and engaged at home.

LEARN Tutoring provides online tutoring for students in English schools in grades 2 - 11, at no charge - Go to page​​​​​​​

General Info and School Board Resources

​​​​​​​Ministry of Education Portal to Open School Website - Go to page - ​​​​​​​

English School Board Support Pages

Many of the English School Board Educational Services teams have created sites to support their students and parents at the Elementary and Secondary levels. If your child attends a school in one of the Boards, you may want to visit your local site. You will find educational resources, daily challenges and links to services.

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Resources for All (Grades K to 11)

French as a Second Language

Canadian Parents for French - Concours virtuel
Ensemble à distance, ton expérience face au virus
- Go to site
We invite students in kindergarten through Grade 12 across Canada to record and virtually post 1-3 minute videos, en français, sharing how they are spending their time while schools are closed and events are cancelled.

IDÉLLO - Go to site
Discover everyday a new selection of educational activities to do with your children between two and seventeen. You can also browse among 10 000 educational resources including thematic folders, games, and videos to support your kids' learning.

Educational Streaming Platform

Curio.ca - Go to site
Curio.ca is a subscription-based educational streaming platform for all ages across Canada. For a limited time, you can access thousands of educational programs, documentaries, audio content and archival material from CBC/Radio-Canada at home.

Canadian Films and Stories

NFB Campus - Go to site
NFB Campus provides access to thousands of short live action and animated films produced by the National Film Board. You can also access the education section which features playlists and interactive projects.

Museum sites

N12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours - Go to site
Experience the best museums from London to Seoul in the comfort of your own home.

Free lessons by authors, artists, musicians

Common Sense Media - Go to site
Many parents with their kids at home are trying to find ways to break up the day and give kids a sense of routine. One of the silver linings is that authors, artists, musicians, and creators of educational tools are stepping up to offer free lessons, tours, and concerts that you can check out from the safety of your home. This list is being updated frequently.

Twitter

If you have a Twitter account these are some Hashtags you may want to follow.

Twitter Hashtags Description Age Range
#RoundTheWorld_ChainReaction Watch kids from around the whole make “Rube Goldberg” / Marble run type contraptions. Can you make one yourself with stuff from home? 13 - 99
#learnfromhome Many examples from around the world that show students learning from home 13 - 99
#kitchentabletinkering See how students are learning to tinker right on their kitchen tables. Students are building, creating, imagining the most outrageous contraptions. Get inspired! 5 - 99
#LEGOtinkering Get some awesome ideas that will have you looking at LEGO in an all new light. If you have LEGO, this is a place to get inspired. 5 - 99
#commonsensemedia Resources and support for parents in guiding children are also available online here 13 - 99

Resources for Pre-K and Kindergarten

Arts

30 Days of Art - Go to site
Do a simple art activity each day and record your progress on a printable sheet.

Reading in French

Boukili - Go to site
This virtual library gives you access to over a hundred original digital books in French, to help them learn how to read.

Reading in English

Storyline Online - Go to site
Videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

Bookflix - Go to site
Free access to Scholastic Bookflix site with books and reading activities for kids aged 3-12

Building

Lego Challenge Cards - Go to site
Every card has something new for students to build

Kidlit online schedule

National Film Board (NFB) Educational Playlists - Go to site ​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​Children book authors and illustrators reading to you (FREE). This is a comprehensive list that you will need to sift through to identify with whom and when you would like to participate.

Resources for Elementary Cycle 1 (Grades 1-2)

Arts

30 Days of Art - Go to site
Do a simple art activity each day and record your progress on a printable sheet.

Music

Chrome Music Lab - Go to site
Explore and make music using different musical frameworks and instruments online.

Reading in French

Boukili - Go to site
This virtual library gives you access to over a hundred original digital books in French, to help them learn how to read.

Social Sciences

#LEARNHistoryatHome Ideas and Key Sites - Go to site ​​​​​​​
Elementary-level ideas for Fun History Activities to do at home!
 

English Language Arts

NFB - Based on Children's Books - Go to site ​​​​​​​
Selection of films based on books for kids.

Bookflix - Go to site ​​​​​​​
Free access to Scholastic Bookflix site with books and reading activities for kids aged 3-12.

Resources for Elementary Cycle 2 (Grades 3-4)

Arts

30 Days of Art - Go to site
Do a simple art activity each day and record your progress on a printable sheet.

Music

Chrome Music Lab - Go to site
Explore and make music using different musical frameworks and instruments online.

Math

Math Lego Challenge Cards - Go to site
A new lego challenge everyday for a month.

Reading in French

LA CLEF - Go to site ​​​​​​​
Story time by Geneviève. She reads French book to the children.

Social Sciences

#LEARNHistoryatHome Ideas and Key Sites - Go to site ​​​​​​​
Elementary-level ideas for Fun History Activities to do at home!

English Language Arts

Bookflix - Go to site ​​​​​​​
Free access to Scholastic Bookflix site with books and reading activities for kids aged 3-12.

NFB - Based on Children’s books - Go to site ​​​​​​​
Selection of films based on books for kids.

Resources for Elementary Cycle 3 (Grades 5-6)

Visual Arts

How to Draw Anime - Go to site
For the anime and manga fan.

Music

Chrome Music Lab - Go to site
Explore and make music using different musical frameworks and instruments online.

Reading in French

Il était une histoire - Go to site
French Stories. To read alone, to listen to with fun games.

Social Sciences

#LEARNHistoryatHome Ideas and Key Sites - Go to site
Elementary-level ideas for Fun History Activities to do at home!

English Language Arts

National Film Board (NFB) Educational Playlists - Go to site
Educational playlists are selections of films on themes that tie in with Canadian curricula and address the important issues of the day. Many of the playlists are also linked to a study guides.

NFB Animation - Go to site
​​​​​​​Animated films produced by the NFB that are different and delightful.

Bookflix - Go to site ​​​​​​​
Free access to Scholastic Bookflix site with books and reading activities for kids aged 3-12.

Resources for Secondary Cycle 1 (Grades 7-8)

ELA

National Film Board (NFB) Educational Playlists - Go to site
Educational playlists are selections of films on themes that tie in with Canadian curricula and address the important issues of the day. Many of the playlists are also linked to study guides.

Family Treasure Challenge  Go to site
Make a video about a Family Treasures -  Includes Flipgrid intro video capsules, a how to guide, and an information sheet to help with research questions.

NFB Animation Go to site
Animated films produced by the NFB that are different and delightful.

Reading in French

1 jour 1 actu! L'actualité à hauteur d'enfants ! Go to site
To bring the news up to children's level, to make it understandable and intelligible.

History and Geography

#LEARNHistoryatHome - Our Ideas for History and Geography Go to site
Secondary-level ideas for Fun History Activities to do at home!

Google Earth Scavenger Hunt Go to site
Challenge yourself with Google Earth. Find Locations from all across the globe.

Arts

My Modern Met Go to site
20 YouTube channels to learn how to draw for free. 
No sign-in, just YouTube.

Music

Chrome Music Lab Go to site
Explore and make music using different musical frameworks and instruments online.

Resources for Secondary Cycle 2 (Grades 9-11)

Reading in French

1 jour 1 actu! L'actualité à hauteur d'enfants ! - Go to site
To bring the news up to children's level, to make it understandable and intelligible.

ELA

National Film Board (NFB) Educational Playlists - Go to site
Educational playlists are selections of films on themes that tie in with Canadian curricula and address the important issues of the day. Many of the playlists are also linked to study guides.

Family Treasure Challenge  Go to site
Make a video about a Family Treasures -  Includes Flipgrid intro video capsules, a how to guide, and an information sheet to help with research questions.

NFB Animation Go to site
Animated films produced by the NFB that are different and delightful.

History of Quebec and Canada

#LEARNHistoryatHome Ideas and Key Sites - Go to site
Secondary-level ideas for Fun History Activities to do at home!

Math

Math-Help-Services - Go to site
Math-Help-Services (MHS) is already used in the majority of Quebec Anglophone high schools. MHS has offered free access to all Quebec students in grades 6 through Secondary V to allow for independent learning while at home during the school closures.

Please note that if you don't already have login credentials for the site, an option will be added to the homepage in the next few days to allow you to register for free.

Music

Soundtrap - Go to site
Solo or collaborative music composing and arranging software. Also available as an app

Visual Arts

My Modern Met- Go to site
20 YouTube channels to learn how to draw for free. No sign-in, just YouTube.