The digital resources listed below have the potential to change how teaching and learning takes place in your schools.

English Language Arts have a wide variety of online and digital resources in which to support student learning.

Please add to our content by adding your resources into the comments section below. The blog posts will be updated.

Professional Learning Opportunity: RVS Project Remix

Check here first  for an outstanding collection of FNMI Resources. Many of these resources integrate English and FNMI learning opportunities.

Rocky View Licensed and Digital Resources:

WCLN – RVS Moodle Courses  (Under the “Explore” TAB in RVS Moodle)

In partnership with BCLN, RVS has uploaded full BC online courses which includes digital content, videos, activities and links for math, English, social studies and science curriculum grades 5 through 12. You can skim through, import or remix ANY of this content to support RVS learners.

You can find these resources by:

  • 1.Going to the Rocky view Schools Web page
  • 2. Click on the moodle tab at the top of the page
  • 3. Enter your RVS username and password
  • 4. Click on “Explore” to find your focus area

This collection of moodle courses includes a wide variety of courses that cover grades 5-12 in multiple course topics. This interactive textbook-like courses include videos, activities and projects. All of the WCLN moodle courses are free and open to all RVS teachers. RVS is currently looking for pilot teachers to use the content in their classrooms and create more inquiry focused or cross-curricular courses for use by other teachers throughout RVS.

ORC (Online Reference Centre) 

The ORC Support Site was developed to help you make the most of ORC resources in your school and library! On this site you will find highlights of new and existing resources, training materials for ORC resources, information about province-wide trials and surveys, as well as a way for you to connect with the ORC Coordinator to ask questions and provide feedback.

Not exactly sure what the ORC is? Learn Alberta’s Online Reference Centre (ORC) licenses digital resources for use in Alberta K-12 classrooms at NO COST to the school or district. The ORC is a source of vetted online reference resources that support the K-12 curriculum. In addition, all of the ORC resources are accessible anytime, from anywhere with an Internet connection.

When you login at school you will be automatically authenticated. Access outside of school will require a district username/password. Please check with your school principal, teacher-librarian or library support staff, or the ORC Coordinator for username/password information.

The ELA resources include resources like:

World Book of Learning

Literary Reference Centre Plus

Discovery Education

Discovery Education Streaming Plus is a K-12 cross-curricular, digital content library that consists of multi-modal digital content aligned to the Alberta curriculum.  Streaming Plus includes many different media types that help teachers personalize instruction for students, including: interactive maps, virtual labs, audio clips, animations, videos, articles, assessments and more. It also includes content from the Discovery Channel such as Myth BustersPlanet EarthRacing Extinction and the resources and support provided by the Discovery Educator Community. Other learning opportunities include their augmented and virtual reality resources and virtual field trips.

Specific RVS schools have chosen to use Discovery Education digital content services for the 2017-18 school year. Please contact your Learning Commons Specialist to find out if your school is subscribed or Verena Roberts more more details.

National Film Board

We are offering pilot projects which offer NFB’s “Campus” Films. NFB films have outstanding French Immersion, First Nations, Metis and Inuit resources that are included in the campus program. Please contact Verena Roberts for more details.

Access Learning Videos:

Canada’s leading provider of educational media is proud to offer instant on-demand access to over 3,500 full length and 20,000 clip level educational video programs. This web based program has award winning content accessible 24 hours a day 7 seven days a week. Educators can search, stream and download content that has been correlated to provincial curriculum. Create video playlists for your colleagues or students. Contact Verena Roberts for the promo code to create your own account.

Access Learning Videos:

Open Educational Resources (OER):

“Open Educational Resources (OER) are any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them. OERs range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video and animation.” (Definition by UNESCO).

CBC

National Film Board

Poem Hunter

Smithsonian

OERCommons

Khan Academy

CK12

Curriki

Karen Fasimpaur’s OER Live Binder: ELA/Literacy Resources

Goodreads

OpenCulture.com

USA Focused but still relevant:

Elementary ELA Common Core

Middle School ELA Common Core

National Poetry Month

Read Across America and Dr. Seuss

Literacy Resources