Web Links

Web Links (Homework Help)

The Lac La Biche Country Libraries are pleased to provide these third-party links to online information which were recommended by educators and other professionals. 

People should note that the Lac La Biche County Libraries have no control over this information, so changes may occur without warning and links broken. Our Library Staff annually check these links and remove or replace any that are no longer functioning.

These links can be found under the categories listed below.

Alberta

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So this is Alberta

So, This Is Alberta! is a unique archived website, featuring the designs and illustrations of Alberta's own Gary Delainey and Gerry Rasmussen

Alberta Oil and Gas

Online oil, Gas, and Mining Directory

Alberta Online Encyclopedia

A web portal developed by the Heritage Community Foundation to bring Alberta to the world and the world to Alberta

Alberta, Naturally

A platform to help make Alberta’s heritage come alive for everyone

Alberta’s Provincial Emblems

Includes Alberta's coat of arms, official flower and more

Law Central

Find out about the law in Alberta

Justice Alberta

Link to the Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General webpage

Provincial Archives of Alberta

People can access historical records for research and genealogy project plus other archived collections

Queen's Printer (Government of Alberta)

The official source of Alberta government laws and publications

Art

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AFA Travelling Exhibition Program (TREX)

The TREX program assists in making both extensive art collection and the work of contemporary Alberta artists available to Albertans

Arts and Culture

Google Arts & Culture

Arts Edge

All of the Kennedy Center's arts education resources, all in one place

Art Lessons

Make is a Facebook page run by a BFA studio art major who will be live streaming art lessons

Google Art Project

Their mission is to preserve and bring the world’s art and culture online so it’s accessible to anyone, anywhere

Hielbrunn Timeline of Art History

The Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History pairs essays and works of art with chronologies, telling the story of art and global culture through the Museum’s collection.

Louvre

Come explore the Louvre Museum

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Come explore the Met

MOMA

Come explore the Museum of Modern Art

National Gallery of Art
Come explore the National Gallery of Art

National Gallery of Canada

Come explore the National Gallery of Canada

Vogue

Google has opened an interactive Frida Kahlo exhibition

Book Awards

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Booker Prize

Welcome to the home of The Booker Prize for Fiction and The International Booker Prize, with exclusive news, interviews and articles

Canada Reads

Home for all things regarding Canada Reads (CBC)

Giller Prize

Home of the Giller Prize coincided which recognizes Canadian authors and literature both at home and abroad

Governor General's Literary Award

Home the the Governor General's Literacy Award

National Book Awards

The mission of the National Book Foundation is to celebrate the best literature in America, expand its audience, and ensure that books have a prominent place in American culture

Pulitzer Prizes

Home of one of the most prestigious awards for journalism

Rocky Mountain Book Awards

Home of the Reader's Choice Book Award for grades 4-7

Young Reader's Choice Awards

The Young Reader’s Choice Award is sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Library Association and continues to be the longest-running children’s choice book award

Book Information & Vendors

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Abe Books

Independent sellers and great source for out of print materials

Alberta Magazines

Is a classroom, a forum, a newsletter, an advocate and a united voice for magazine publishers in the province

Amazon

One of the larger companies selling DVD's, books and so much more

Baldwin Library

Home of the Baldwin Library of Historical Children Literature

Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble online store

Bearport Publishing (High Interest Non-Fiction K-8)

Bearport publishing online store

Boom! Studios

Comics publisher

Candlewick Press

Candlewick Press online store

CanLit For Kids

CanLit For Kids online store

Capstone Press (Books for Reluctant Readers)

Capstone Press online store

Choisir un Livre

Children Books in French

Christian Book

Online Christian book store

Communication Jeunesse

Site for French resources

Copper Beach

Copper Beach online book store

Éditions du Phœnix

Site for French resources

Éditions Scholastic

Site for French resources

Grass Roots Press (ESL)

Great site for ESL and high/low readers

Harper Collins

Harper Collins online book store

Heritage House

Heritage House online book store

H-I-P Books (Books for Reluctant Readers)

Great site for high/low readers

Knowbuddy Marketing

Knowbuddy online book store

La courté échelle

Site for French resources

Library Love

Access author interviews and book talks

Literary Hub

The Virtual Book Channel

Lone Pine Publishing

Lone Pine Publishing Canada and US online book store

Manga Online

Article listing the available volumes and the websites where you can find them

Multi-Cultural Books

Site for books in a wide variety of languages

Ocra Books

Great site for high interest books for children & teens

Online Author Talks

A list of different online author events

Oxford University Press

Great site for ESL materials

Oyate

Publisher and reviewer of books about Native Americans, particularly those aimed at schoolchildren

Random House Kids

Books for children of all ages

Saunders Book Company

Books for all ages and the company offers digital preview packs

Scholastic Canada

Home of Scholastic Books and reading clubs

Smart Apple Media

Books for all ages and the company offers digital preview packs

United Library Services

Main book vendor utilized by Northern Lights Library System

Booklist

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ATN Reading Lists

Home of reading lists created by librarians

Booklist Online

This is a book-review magazine that has been published by ALA and viewed as offering the most reliable reviews

Children's Books

Provides a snapshot of just a few of the outstanding books published in 2010

Fantastic Fiction

Search and browse bibliographies of over 50,000 bestselling fiction authors, with the latest books and series information

Guys Read

Find books and story collections

Historical Novels

Over 5000 historical novels listed by time and place

Indie Bound

A community of independent local bookstores showcase an indie book list

NY Times Bestsellers

Home to the New York times bestseller lists

Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets produces award-winning PBS television programs about teaching reading and early education

Sofa Adventures

Sofa Adventures: Reading Suggestions for Kids, Tweens, and Teens

Stop, You’re Killing ME!

A resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books

Whichbook

Whichbook enables millions of combinations of factors and then suggests books which most closely match your needs

YALSA's Best of the Best

Find the best books and media for youth each year through YALSA's Best of the Best

Young Adult Booklists

Booklists, databases and more all designed to help you find your next book to read

Book Reviews & Magazines

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Blogging for a Good Book

Williamsburg Regional Library’s Blogging for a Good Book was last updated in 2007 but great reading lists are still availble

Book Reporter

Place for plenty of reading lists and so much more

Children's Book Reviews

The Kidlitosphere blog is filled with reviews of children's books

Children's Book Reviews

Education Oasis has in-depth, classroom-tested and teacher-reviewed books

Crime Writers of Canada

Crime Writers of Canada (CWC) is a national non-profit organization for Canadian mystery and crime writers, associated professionals, and others with a serious interest in Canadian crime writing

Dewey Divas and the Dudes

Book lists, review and other library related information

Little Book Club

Features reviews for preschool books

NPR Book Reviews

Features book reviews and articles

NY Times Children's Book Reviews

Features articles and reviews of books for children

Overbooked.com

Book reviews and lists

Quill and Quire

Features articles, lists and book reviews

Reading Rants!

Young Adult books reviews

Scholastic Bookfiles

Scholastic BookFiles is a reading companion to help students get the most out of modern middle-grade fiction

School Library Journal

Contains articles, book reviews and more

Teacher Librarian

A journal for school library professionals

Teen Ink

A magazine that is by teens for teens

The Reader

Blog about books with the last update in 2016

Book Social Networking

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aNobii

A social network where you can share your passion for reading

Good Reads

A social network where you can share what you are reading and find your next great read

Library Thing

Explore an easy to use library quality catalog

Computers

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Antivirus Reviews

Antivirus software is critical for every PC. Without it, you risk losing your personal information, your files, and even the cash from your bank account. PC Mag has tested more than 40 utilities to help you pick the best antivirus protection for your computers.

Beginners Computer Tutorials

Welcome to Home and Learn's free computer courses and tutorials site. All the courses are aimed at complete beginners, so you don't need experience to get started. Simply click the computer course below or to the left that interests you. You'll then be taken to the contents page for that course, and away you go.

Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation

Canada's anti-spam legislation (CASL) protects consumers and businesses from the misuse of digital technology, including spam and other electronic threats. It also aims to help businesses stay competitive in a global, digital marketplace. Learn about the legislation as well as how to protect yourself from spam and how to report it when necessary.

Codeacademy (HTML & CSS Code)

Join the millions learning to code with Codecademy.

Computer Basics

If you're new to computers or just want to update your skills, you've come to the right place. 

Computer Picture Tutorial

Computer tutorials based on pictures, not words.

Excel

We offer a tutorial on how to use Excel.

Facebook 101

Learn how to create, use, and maintain a Facebook page, including understanding the social media site's privacy policies and settings.

GeekGirls

Here you’ll find articles on (mostly arcane) computer topics ranging from Windows 7 to Microsoft Office to security tips.

Goggle Earth Help

Get started with Google Earth Pro.

Internet Archive

The Internet Archive, a non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public. Our mission is to provide Universal Access to All Knowledge.

Internet Safety

Staying safe online is essential in today's world. Use these Internet safety tips to keep yourself and your loved ones protected.

Internet Tutorials

Become Internet savvy with these tutorials on how to browse safely, maintain your online safety, and network socially.

Linked in Forum

View, ask, or answer questions about using LinkedIn. Our moderators and community can help.

Linux

This overview is intended to get you started with Linux. It is not meant as an exhaustive reference guide.

Mousing Around

This tutorial will help you learn to use a mouse to interact with a computer. Read each page and follow the instructions to build your skill in using a mouse.

New User Tutorial

This tutorial is designed to help people who have never used a computer before. We will concentrate on using the mouse and a few other basic skills. Ask a librarian for information on local computer classes for more in-depth instruction.

Office 2010

Acquire the essential skills needed for producing professional work using Microsoft Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word in the Office 2010 suite.

Accessibility Tutorials

Learn about Microsoft's accessibility tools


Office 365 Training Center

Microsoft 365 Training

PC Magazine

PCMag.com is a leading authority on technology, delivering Labs-based, independent reviews of the latest products and services. Our expert industry analysis and practical solutions help you make better buying decisions and get more from technology.

Photoshop Help

Adobe Photoshop Learn & Support

Photoshop Tutorials

Free Photoshop tutorials

Photo Story #3

Using Microsoft Photostory 3Senior's Guide to Using Computers and Software

Computers, laptops, and software take a while to get used to. Learning all the different functions of a computer along with basic keyboard commands and how to keep your computer safe will take some practice before being completely comfortable with them. Users of any age can use computers and all the functions, but before you get into the in-depth inner workings of this technology it's best to make sure all of the essentials are covered.

Twitter Tutorial

Twitter Tutorial

w3schools (HTML)

HTML Tutorials

Windows 10 Training

If you’re ready to learn how your organization can do more with Windows 10, you’re in the right place. These learning opportunities can help you get started quickly—from product exploration to deep training and certification.

Coupons

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Go Coupons

Place to get coupons and promotional codes

Save.ca

Checkout local flyers in your area to make your shopping list

Websaver.ca

Carry your digital coupons with you

E-Books & Audio Books

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E-Book Buyer's Guide

E-book buyer's guide to E-book privacy, which summarizes and comments on the privacy-related policies of several e-readers

eReader Love

eRead book site with purchasing options

Good Reading Online

Index of books and stories many from the public domain

Project Gutenberg

Online book catalogue with public domain works

Fan Fiction

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Archive of Our Own

On Archive of Our Own (AO3), users can make profiles, create works and other Content, post comments, give Kudos, create Collections and Bookmarks, participate in Challenges, import works, and more.

Asianfanfic


Fanfiction and Stories

Beginner's Guide to Fanfiction

A Beginner's Guide to Fanfiction

Deviant Art

Dive into fictional text written by fans! Explore authors use of established characters, settings, or other intellectual properties from an original creator as a basis for their writing.

Fellowship of the Fans

Article talking about connecting with teens through the magic of fan fiction

FicWad

Fan fiction and stories

Fan Fiction

Fan fiction and stories

FanFiction


Fan fiction and stories

Fanfic

Fan fiction and stories

Fanfic on Tumblr

Fan fiction and stories on Tumblr

Fanfiction Stories

Fan fiction and stories

Fanfiction Stories (Goodreads)

Fan fiction and stories

Internet Archive - FanFic

Fan fiction and stories

Media Miner

Fan fiction and stories

Read and Discover

Fan fiction and stories

Wattpad Fan-Fiction

Fan fiction and stories

Financial Literacy

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Financial Literacy (ABC Life Literacy Canada)

Financial literacy means having the skills and knowledge to make informed decisions about managing your money. Understanding basic financial concepts lets people know how to navigate the financial system. People with financial literacy skills make better financial decisions and manage money better than those without these skills.

Money Matters (ABC Life Literacy Canada)

Money Matters reduces anxiety and increases your confidence in managing your money. So welcome to money matters online.

French

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Acadie Nouvelle

Journaux Français

Collection historique de l'Annuaire du Canada

Venez découvrir la société et l'économie du Canada à travers les gens, les événements et les faits qui ont formé ce vaste pays.

Compagnie de la Baie d'Hudson

Compagnie de la Baie Hudson

Éditions du Phœnix

Achète des livres

Éditions Scholastic

Achète des livres

French Lesson Plans

Teachers and students can use these comprehensive French language guides to improve reading, writing, and comprehension skills for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Histoire du Canada

Histoire du Canada

La courté échelle

Achète des livres

Les jeux de Lulu

Idées, leurs critiques, leurs conseils...

Momes.net

Meilleures idées d’activités à faire avec les enfants.

Radio-Canada

Consultez le site web de Radio-Canada pour vous informer et vous divertir. Trouvez vos nouvelles, émissions télé ou radio, en direct et sur demande.

Receomath

Ce site est consacré aux  mathématiques récréatives. Il contient une banque de problèmes récréatifs et une banque d'outils mathématiques.

 





Genealogy

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Alberta Family Histories Society

Alberta Family Histories Society (AFHS) is a non-profit organization supporting worldwide family history research through education and the encouragement of preservation of information.

Anglicans Online USA

THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE USA is one of the provinces of the Anglican Communion, incorporating not only the dioceses within the United States, but also a number of dioceses outside it. Here are a variety of links to information that could aid in genealogy research.

Automated Genealogy

Automated Genealogy hosts several projects to index Canadian censuses. Over the last several years Library and Archives Canada has digitized their microfilms of the original census forms for several of the Canadian censuses and Automated Genealogy has organized volunteers to produce indices to the people enumerated in these censuses.

Edmonton Obituaries

Search our index to locate the date on which an obituary was published in the Edmonton Journal. Index coverage is from January 1950 to December 1982.

Family Search

Bring to life your family’s history by exploring the lives of those that came before you.
 

Find My Past (Paid subscription needed)
Unlock your family history

Genetics Home Reference

Find consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variation on human health.

Mary's Genealogy Treasures

Find historical records and links to various databases to assist with genealogy research.

National Human Genome Research

Your genome is the operating manual containing all the instructions that helped you develop from a single cell into the person you are today. It guides your growth, helps your organs to do their jobs, and repairs itself when it becomes damaged. And it’s unique to you. The more you know about your genome and how it works, the more you'll understand your own health and make informed health decisions. Visit this site o see all the projects being undertaken.

Peel's Prairie Provinces

Peel's Prairie Provinces is a resource dedicated to assisting scholars, students, and researchers of all types in their exploration of western Canadian history and the culture of the Canadian prairies.

Provincial Archives of Alberta

The Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA) acquires, preserves and publicly makes available records from government, individual people and organizations for researchers of all ages.

General Resources

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4 Kids.org

Various information for parents and teachers.

Awesome Library for Kids

Links to various school subjects.

Awesome Library for Teens

Links to various school subjects.

Britannica

Online encyclopedia providing reputable sources and information.

Canadian Encyclopedia

Come explore Canada's rich history.

Canadian Pop Encyclopedia

Search by song, artist, era and more to find out everything you want to know about Cnada music.

Canadiana

CRKN continues its core licensing activities for scholarly journal content, while expanding support for the digitization and preservation of, and access to, Canadian heritage content.

Canadian Homeschooler

5 Canadian Virtual Field Trips for Fun & Learning

Daily home schedule

Daily home schedule with ideas for learning, movement, cooking and more

Educational Shows

150+ educational shows on Netflix

Educational Websites

Very Well Family – 17 Fun & Free Educational Websites for Kids

Fact Monster (Information and Homework Center)
Site provides access to information, videos and games

Homework Help
Smart List - 40 Resources for Homework Help & Parent Organization

Homework Spot

Various topics and a spot to ask a question

How to Smile

Museums offering at-home activities

Internet Archive

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

Language Portal of Canada

Access free tools to improve your knowledge of English and French. Polish your writing skills with our quizzes, participate in the Our Languages blog, and explore a selection of language-related Canadian links.

McGraw-Hill Access Science

Access to books and article about science.

National Geographic Kids

Find articles, games videos and so much more.

National Film Board of Canada

The NFB is recognized as one of the world’s great creative laboratories. As Canada’s public producer and distributor, they produce and distribute distinctive, relevant and innovative audiovisual productions.

National Film Board

NFB Has Over 4,000 Free Films Online

Open Culture

Free cultural and education resources

Sesame Street

Hub is filled with videos, playful learning activities, and ways to help families stay physically and mentally healthy.

Stats Can

The Census Program provides a statistical portrait of the country every five years.

Thesaurus

Improve your writing with grammar checking and synonym suggestions. Write or paste your essay, email, or story into the Word Swap tool.

Time for Kids

Free access to a library of four grade-specific digital editions of TIME for Kids and Your Financial Literacy magazine

Varsity Tutors

Test your knowledge, improve your scores and leverage our free testing system.

 

 





Geography & Travel

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Atlas of Canada

A key source of geographic information the Atlas provides a selection of interactive and historical maps and geographical data available for reference or downloading.

BBC’s Country Profiles

Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. They also include audio and video clips from BBC archives.

Canada’s Flags and Symbols

Check out Canada’s flags and symbols

Canadian Geographic Atlas

The Canadian Geographic atlas is available in English and French. One can explore regions, play games and take quizzes to learn about Canada.

CIA: The World Factbook

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people and society, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Flags by Colour

Use pie charts to explore the colours of the respective flags

Investigate the world around us

Explore the National Geographic Magazine maps of place, people and animals.

Map Quizzes

Maps for places across the entire world

Mount Rushmore

Majestic figures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, surrounded by the beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota, tell the story of the birth, growth, development and preservation of this country. From the history of the first inhabitants to the diversity of America today, Mount Rushmore brings visitors face to face with the rich heritage.

National Geographic Atlas

Bring National Geographic resources into your classroom

National Park Virtual Tours

Take a virtual tour at a National Park right from your couch

 

Government & Legal

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AB - Queen's Printer

The official source of Alberta government laws and publications since 1906.

Alberta Courts

This website covers the Provincial Court of Alberta, Court of Appeal Alberta, and Court of Queen's Bench Alberta.

Alberta Employment Standards    

Rules, regulations and compliance measures for employers and employees in Alberta workplaces.

Alberta Human Rights Commission

The purpose of the Alberta Human Rights Act is to ensure that all Albertans are offered an equal opportunity to earn a living, find a place to live, and enjoy services customarily available to the public without discrimination.

Alberta Information & Privacy Commission

The Information and Privacy Commissioner is an Officer of the Legislature. The Commissioner reports directly to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and is independent of the government of the day. The mission of the office includes: advocating for the access and privacy rights of Albertans, ensuring public bodies, health custodians and private sector organizations uphold the access and privacy rights contained in the laws of Alberta, and providing fair, independent and impartial reviews in a timely and efficient manner.

Alberta's Law Related Information Network

Making the law understandable for Albertans.

Alberta Law Society Libraries

Your legal navigator

BearPaw Legal Education & Resource Centre

BearPaw Legal Education creates and distributes legal education videos, publications and workshops for Indigenous people in Alberta.

Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation

Canada's anti-spam legislation (CASL) protects consumers and businesses from the misuse of digital technology, including spam and other electronic threats. It also aims to help businesses stay competitive in a global, digital marketplace. Learn about the legislation as well as how to protect yourself from spam and how to report it when necessary.

Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedom

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms forms the first part of the Constitution Act, 1982.

Canada Gazette (Official Newspaper of the Canadian Government)

The Canada Gazette is the official newspaper of the Government of Canada. You can learn about new statutes, new and proposed regulations, administrative board decisions and public notices. Find out how government departments, businesses and other Canadian organizations can publish their public notices.

Canada Immigration & Refugee Board
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The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is Canada's largest independent administrative tribunal. It is responsible for making well-reasoned decisions on immigration and refugee matters, efficiently, fairly and in accordance with the law. The IRB decides, among other responsibilities, who needs refugee protection among the thousands of claimants who come to Canada annually.

Canada Privacy Commission

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada provides advice and information for individuals about protecting personal information. We also enforce two federal privacy laws that set out the rules for how federal government institutions and certain businesses must handle personal information.

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) has a statutory mandate to apply the Canadian Human Rights Act (CHRA) based on the evidence presented and on the case law.

Canadian Legal FAQs

Laws made by the federal government apply across Canada, while provincial laws only apply in a particular province. Canadian Legal FAQs are organized by legal topics that apply nationally or to Alberta. The FAQs can also be accessed by topic or through the search feature.

Charity Central

Charity Central supports Canadian registered charities in understanding and complying with the requirements of the Income Tax Act in the areas of receipting, fundraising, record keeping, and accountability and transparency practices.

Correctional Service of Canada

Learn about the federal correctional system in Canada. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is responsible for managing institutions of various security levels and supervising offenders under conditional release in the community.

Department of Justice Canada

Welcome to the online source of the consolidated Acts and regulations of Canada. The consolidations are generally updated every two weeks.

Federal Court Decisions

Federal Court Decisions Web Site

FOIP

This website provides information to help public bodies comply with Alberta's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP Act). Public bodies include all provincial government departments, agencies, boards and commissions. It also includes local public bodies such as municipalities, universities, school boards and others.

Government of Alberta

Government of Alberta website

Government of Alberta Publications

This collection contains government publications created by the Government of Alberta’s ministries and agencies. Documents from most ministries and agencies are included, however the collection heavily features content related to education (Alberta Education, Alberta Learning, Student Evaluation Branch, etc.) as well as resources and the environment.

Health Canada

Health Canada is responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health. It ensures that high-quality health services are accessible, and works to reduce health risks.

Industry Canada

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) works with Canadians in all areas of the economy and in all parts of the country to improve conditions for investment, enhance Canada's innovation performance, increase Canada's share of global trade and build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace.

Industry Canada  (Office of Consumer Affairs)

The Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA) promotes the interests and protection of Canadian consumers. Well-informed and confident consumers help stimulate competition and innovation in the Canadian marketplace.

Interactive Legal Glossary (UK)

We understand that divorce or separation proceedings can be a stressful and complicated process. Therefore, we have created this glossary to ensure you understand all aspects of the legal processes which you will need to follow.

John Howard Society of Canada

The John Howard Society fills an important role in public education, community service and in pressing for reform in the criminal justice area. Currently there are branches and offices in over 60 communities across Canada, provincial offices in all 10 provinces and the Northwest Territories and a national office in Kingston.

Justice Alberta

Leads a fair and innovative justice system, ensures effective policing and supports victims of crime.

Laws Online Alberta

View and/or order Alberta legislation (acts, regulations, codes) and legislative publications by searching the catalogue.

Legal Aid Alberta

While not everyone can afford a lawyer, every Albertan deserves access to a fair legal system. As a publicly funded, non-profit organization, we provide affordable legal services in family law, domestic violence, child welfare, immigration, and youth and adult criminal defense.

Legal Dictionary & More

For much more legal information, check out our law dictionary, legal fun and legal history.

Public Health Agency of Canada

The Public Health Agency of Canada empowers Canadians to improve their health. In partnership with others, its activities focus on preventing disease and injuries, promoting good physical and mental health, and providing information to support informed decision making. It values scientific excellence and provides national leadership in response to public health threats.

Public Legal Education (Portage College)

The program offers learning opportunities to the general public in North Eastern Alberta through the provision of information, resources, and education on a variety of legal topics.

Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service

Landlords and tenants involved in a dispute can apply to this service to help resolve their dispute.

Service Alberta

Responsible for services including registries, land titles, consumer protection and the Alberta Queen's Printer.



Grants

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Alberta Lottery Fund

Funding for for a variety of projects and initiatives lead by non-profit/volunteer organizations throughout Alberta.

Canada Summer Jobs

Funding programs for jobs, training, and social development projects.

Community Spirit Program

The Community Initiatives Program (CIP) provides funding to support initiatives that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta.

Young Canada Works

Young Canada Works (YCW) offers a variety of summer job and internship programs to job seekers and employers.

Health

Photo with the saying "health is an investment not an expense"

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website

Cosmic Kids

A place for Yoga, stories and fun.


Does it Run in My Family?
(Genetics)

Genetic Alliance partnered with a diverse group of communities to create tailored family health history tools. We believe that accessible tools produced by the community, for the community, will promote conversations about health within the family and translate knowledge of family health history into healthy choices.

Genetic Literacy Project

The GLP’s goal, through our website and outreach efforts, including the dissemination of educational materials, organizing public and private conferences and initiating briefings with regulators and government officials, is to prevent legislative overreach grounded in ideology rather than science, help in the creation of reasonable ethical and religious oversight of biotechnological innovation, and encourage cooperation among academic and industry researchers, all in an effort to promote the public interest.

Genes in Life

Genes in Life is a place to learn about all the ways genetics is a part of your life. On this site you will learn how genetics affects you and your family, why you should talk to your healthcare providers about genetics, how to get involved in genetics research, and more.

Genome Unlocking Life's Code

Articles written by promising researchers communicating the awesome science they're doing in the lab to inform, educate, and raise awareness about complex topics in genetics and genomics.

Health Literacy (ABC Life Literacy Canada)

Health literacy is defined by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as: the degree to which an individual has the capacity to obtain, communicate, process and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions.

Insomnia

The complete guide to insomnia and how you can manage it.

Juvenile Diabetes Research

For over 40 years, JDRF has been a global leader in the search for an end to type 1 diabetes (T1D), through both research funding and advocacy. Part of their mission is to help those living with T1D today to live healthier, easier, and safer lives until we arrive at the end of that path.

Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic website

Mental Health

COVID-19: Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Apps (US based)

Top Mental Health Apps

Mental Illness (online article attached to a US recovery business)

Discover the Facts About the Most Common Mental Health Issues and Their Impacts

Mental Illness vs. Autism and Other Developmental Disorders (online article attached to a US recovery business)

Mental Illness vs. Autism and Other Developmental Disorders

National Institutes of Health

A part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NIH is the largest biomedical research agency in the world.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

NIDA is the lead federal agency supporting scientific research on drug use and its consequences.


National Alliance on Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.


National Institute of Mental Health

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders

NORD (National Organization of Rare Diseases)

The NORD organization is a patient advocacy organization dedicated to individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them. NORD, along with its more than 300 patient organization members, is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and patient services.
Psychology Today Canada

Psychology Today online magazine

Sports Nutrition for Youth

SportsNutrition for Youth: A Handbook for Coaches booklet

World Health Organization
World Health Organization Website

Yoga & Fitness Online Classes

13 Free Online Yoga and Fitness Classes You Can Do at Home Alone During the COVID-19 Outbreak

History & Biographies

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American Museum of Natural History

Welcome to OLogy! The science website for kids from the American Museum of Natural History.

American Panorama

American Panorama brings a great work of US historical scholarship into the 21st century. The project looks at key events and timelines that have shaped American history.

American Presidency

A website showcasing the history ofthe American presidents.

Anne Frank

Come find out about Anne Frank

Benjamin Franklin

Website dedicated to Benjamin Franklin

Canada Year Book Historical Collection

Discover Canada's social and economic past through the people, events and facts that have shaped this vast country.

Canadian Encyclopedia

History, politics, arts, science & more: the Canadian Encyclopedia is your reference on Canada. Articles, timelines & resources for teachers, students & public.

Charles Lindbergh

Website dedicated to Charles Lindbergh

History Channel

History Channel's website.

Hudson Bay Company

Hudson Bay Company's website filled with historical information.

History Sites

Is a portal that contains annotated links to over 1200 history web sites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more.

Leonardo da Vinci

Gain insight into the mind of a genius and the fundamental scientific and artistic principles he discovered.

National Archives

Explore US history through their documents, photos, and records.

Smithsonian Museums

The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex, with 19 museums and the National Zoo—shaping the future by preserving our heritage, discovering new knowledge, and sharing our resources with the world.

Star-Spangled Banner

On September 14, 1814, U.S. soldiers at Baltimore’s Fort McHenry raised a huge American flag to celebrate a crucial victory over British forces during the War of 1812. The sight of those “broad stripes and bright stars” inspired Francis Scott Key to write a song that eventually became the United States national anthem.

St. Nicholas

A place to discover the truth about Saint Claus

Teaching History

National History Education Clearinghouse (US)

US Holocaust Memorial Museum

A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity.

World War II (NFB)

The seminal Canada at War documentary film series was first broadcast on the CBC on April 3, 1962. Its 13 half-hour episodes were culled from more than 14,000,000 feet of film, mostly shot by Canadian Army cameramen during the Second World War but also including footage shot by German and British film crews.

 

Indigenous Sites

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APTN

Official Website

Assembly of First Nations

he Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is a national advocacy organization representing First Nation citizens in Canada, which includes more than 900,000 people living in 634 First Nation communities and in cities and towns across the country.

ARPDC First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Moodle Courses

The ARPDC First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Moodle courses and resources are formatted to align with the learning outcomes from the Alberta Program of Studies.  There are over 85 courses related to English, Math, Science, and Social with resources which include First Nations, Métis, or Inuit content or perspectives.

First Nations Writer

Living Traditions Writer's Group

Gabriel Dumont Institute

To promote the renewal and development of Métis culture through research, materials development, collection and distribution of those materials and the design, development and delivery of Métis-specific educational programs and services.

Health Canada (First Nations, Inuit & Aboriginal Health)

Find information about health care services and non-insured health benefits (NIHB), careers, how to fight drug and substance use, environmental health, food safety and how to have a healthy pregnancy.

Indigenous Canada MOOC

Indigenous Canada is a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada, from an Indigenous perspective

Indigenous educators

Indigenous educators volunteer to teach short K-8 lessons online amid school closures

Indigenous Knowledge & Wisdom Centre

Virtual Library K-12 resources

Indigenous Services Canada

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) works collaboratively with partners to improve access to high quality services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Our vision is to support and empower Indigenous peoples to independently deliver services and address the socio-economic conditions in their communities.

Indigenous Story Studio

Indigenous Story Studio creates illustrations, posters, video and comic books on health and social issues for youth.

Indigenous works

Indigenous Works, formerly the Aboriginal Human Resource Council, is a national social enterprise that is ISO 9001 certified (quality management system). We were founded as a non-profit national organization in 1998 as a recommendation from the 1996 Report on the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples with a mandate to improve the inclusion and engagement of Indigenous people in the Canadian economy.

Metis Nation of Alberta

Official website of the Métis Nation of Alberta

MMIWG

Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girl.

Moccasins

Let’s make Moccasins!

Native Reflections

Native Reflections services all of North America, where we are working hard to preserve First Nations culture, language and traditions. We are looking to educate our youth through new and innovative ways, while keeping a connection to our past.

NFB - Indigenous Cinema

Discover the NFB’s rich online collection of Indigenous-made films.

Our Voices, Our Stories (Archived)

Welcome to the Our Voices, Our Stories website, an exhibition celebrating stories from the oral tradition of the Inuit, Métis and First Nations peoples, from the past to the present.

ROABA

Promoting Aboriginal Business Stakeholder, Industry Communication & Business Development

Rupertsland Institute Resources

Shekon Neechie: An Indigenous History Site

Shekon Neechie provides a venue for Indigenous historians to gather as an e-community and share their ideas or works in progress. “Historian” in this case is broadly defined as a person who researches and presents Indigenous histories in essays, stories, photographs, videos, podcasts, or through other means and whose work is based in oral history and traditions, archival research, archaeology, and material interpretation.

TRC

The first stage of the journey of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada is now complete. As of December 18 2015, the TRC offices are now closed. But the journey of Truth and Reconciliation is far from over. The work of the TRC has now been transferred to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

University of Toronto Course

University of Toronto Aboriginal Worldviews and Education

Internet & Library Searching

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Finding Information on the Internet

The questions on this page should help you explain why a particular source is a good fit for your research project.

Media Smarts

Welcome to the MediaSmarts’ website, home to one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of digital and media literacy resources.

Online Privacy 101 Blog

Online Privacy 101: How to Stay Safe on the Internet

The Parents’ Guide to Teaching your Teen Online Safety

The Parents’ Guide to Teaching your Teen Online Safety

Welcome to the Web

By working your way through this web site and taking part in the exciting challenges and activities, you will learn all about the Internet.

Lac La Biche

Photo showing "Lac La Biche welcoming by nature sign"

Aurora Middle School
Aurora Middle School website

Bold Center

Recreation facility in Lac La Biche

Boom

Local radio station

École Beauséjour

Ecole Beausejour website

Ecole Sainte-Catherine

Ecole Sainte-Catherine website

Ecole Plamondon School

Ecole Plamondon School website

JAWS

J.A. Williams High School website

LLB Coummunity Futures

Welcome to Community Futures Lac La Biche. We are a local not for profit that has been been serving the region since 1986, providing people with business assistance and advice. One of 267 Community Futures offices located in every rural location in Canada we are “Your Local Business Development Centre”.

LLB County

Official website for Lac La Biche County

Lac La Biche & District Chamber of Commerce

The Lac La Biche & District Chamber of Commerce will be a unified business organization promoting a healthy economy and prosperous community.

LLB Mission

Established in 1853 - making it one of the oldest communities in Alberta - the Lac La Biche Mission is a beautiful National Historic Site located on the shores of picturesque Lac La Biche lake. This 45-acre site, including several restored historical buildings, numerous displays and an interpretive centre, offers visitors a link to the past through guided tours.

LLB Mission Investigation

Lac La Biche Mission Investigation
LLB Mission #4 on the "15 Fascinating Stories of Haunted Houses" list

15 Fascinating Stories of Haunted Houses

LLB Region

The Lac La Biche Region is your gateway to the incredible woods and waters of the Lakeland. The region is a year-round playground for those in search of authentic outdoor adventure, cultural connections and must-see events. We offer you the chance to discover something new and exciting, something to write home about, without even needing to go far from home.

Lakeland Today

Website for the Region's newspaper

Light of Christ Catholic School

Light of Christ Catholic School website

NLPS

Northern Lights Public Schools website

Portage College

Portage College Website

Vera Walsh

Vera M. Welsh Elementary School website

 

Language Arts & Literacy

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ABC’s of the Writing Process

The purpose of this site is to provide a user friendly online resource, for students or teachers, no matter what they are being challenged to write.

ABC Life Literacy Canada

Family Literacy Day takes place every January 27th to raise awareness about the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.

ALA Literacy Clearinghouse

This site brings together resources from across the American Library Association (ALA) and beyond that promote literacy across the lifespan.

Automated Readability Index

This free online software tool calculates readability.

Basic Literacy Support

BBC Skillswise

A collection of free videos and downloadable worksheets to help adult learners improve their reading, writing and numeracy skills. We will continue to update BBC Skillswise over the next few months.

Books About Books and Literacy

Jen Robinson's book page

Cambridge Dictionary

Cambridge Dictionary

Chat Dictionary (Netlingo)

Every texting acronym and online abbreviation you will ever need to know

Chat Dictionary (Webopedia)

Huge list of texting and online chat abbreviations

Classic Short Stories

This website is dedicated to the short story and to those interested in reading this delightful art form.

Dictionary Reference

Dictionary.com is the world’s leading digital dictionary. We provide millions of English definitions, spellings, audio pronunciations, example sentences, and word origins. Dictionary.com’s main, proprietary source is the Random House Unabridged Dictionary.

Encouraging Kids to Read

Encouraging Kids to Read Print in Their World

ESL Notes

The English Learner Movie Guides

HSBC Family Literacy First

HSBC Family Literacy First is a free program created by ABC Life Literacy Canada and supported by HSBC Bank Canada, to bring parents and children together to practice family literacy. Parents are a child’s first and most important teacher, and whether you’re engaging in a learning activity in your first or second language, both the parent and child benefit.

Free Dictionary

Free online dictionary

Free Reading

Provides activities and curricular resources for literacy development.

Good Character

Learn how to create rich and meaningful character-building experiences for your students.

Graphic Organizer

Use graphic organizers to structure writing projects, to help in problem solving, decision making, studying, planning research and brainstorming

Grammar

Parts of Speech

Grammar Songs

Parts of speech, synonyms, antonyms, compound words, contractions and more

How to Listen to Your Child Read

Children's literacy

Merriam Webster Oxford University Press

Online version of the Merriam-Webster dictionary.

Literature Circles

Information and resources for teachers and students in elementary and middle school.

Literature-Map

Find reading suggestions by searching an author to create a literature remap.

Outta Ray's Head

A collection of lesson plans with handouts by Ray Saitz and many contributors; all of the lessons have been used and refined in the classroom.

Oxford University Press

ESL resources from Oxford University Press

Poetry4Kids

The funny poetry playground of children’s author Kenn Nesbitt. Here you will find lots of funny poems for kids, classic children’s poems, games, poetry lessons and activities, plus a rhyming dictionary, videos, author visit information, and lots more.

Poetry Minute

Welcome to PoetryMinute, poems for elementary school students for every day of the school year, written by today’s best children’s poets.

Quotations

Search Bartlett's quotations online

Reading Comprehension Connection

This web site provides interactive online lessons that improve students' reading comprehension and build vocabulary skills.

Read-Write-Think

ReadWriteThink's mission is to provide educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials.

Reading 101

Reading Rockets creates and disseminates free, evidence-based information about reading through our three major services: PBS television programs, online services, and professional development opportunities.

Reading and Literacy

Site has shared tools and resources parents can use to become the best teachers they can be for their children.

Reading Is Fundamental (Literacy Resources)

This award-winning digital library hosts over 10,000 resources directly tied to the books teachers, caregivers and community partners turn to everyday. Organize all of your book resources in one place, create and share book lists, find helpful reading tips and strategies and track student reading progress by creating and signing into your free account today.

Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets produces award-winning PBS television programs about teaching reading and early education. They also offer four online video series featuring effective teaching strategies, children's authors, reading experts, and professional development webcasts.

Renaissance Learning

They create assessment and practice solutions that put learning analytics to work for educators, saving hours of prep time while making truly personalized learning possible.  They help teachers teach better, students learn better, and school administrators lead better—all to improve academic outcomes.

Shakespeare Resources

The best 13 informative resources for studying Shakespeare.

Shel Silverstein

Authors official site

Sparknotes – Literature Study Guides

Conquering the classics, one book at a time.

Spelling City

VocabularySpellingCity has expanded to include a wide variety of study tools for developing strong vocabulary skills and best practices for effective vocabulary word instruction. Research has proven that these are key factors in improved reading fluency and comprehension

Starfall

Starfall.com® opened in September 2002 as a free public service to teach children to read. Since then it has expanded to include language arts and mathematics for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and third grade. Starfall’s emphasis on phonemic awareness, systematic sequential phonics, and common sight words in conjunction with audiovisual interactivity has proven effective in teaching emergent readers.

Start with a Book

Books and activities for summer reading and learning from Reading Rockets.

Storyline Online

Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.

Summer Reading

Summer Reading Lists Abound on the Web

Teaching and Literacy (Blog)

Teaching and Supporting Children’s Comprehension

Teaching Books

An engaging collection of resources that brings books to life.

Teaching that Makes Sense!

Resources to help one improve their writing skills.

Teachers.net

Teachers.Net help teachers harness the Internet and related technologies, and for the last two decades they keep teachers abreast of the rapidly evolving technology front. 

Up Skills for Work (ABC Literacy Canada)

UP Skills for Work helps learners develop key employability skills through free workshops and downloadable workbooks.

Using English (Resources for ESL)

UsingEnglish.com was established in 2002 and is a general English language site specialising in English as a Second Language (ESL). We host a large collection of tools & resources for students, teachers, learners and academics, covering the full spectrum of ESL, EFL, ESOL, and EAP subject areas.

Visual Dictionary

Visual online dictionary with 15 major themes to access more than 6,000 images.

Visuwords

Visual online dictionary

Wacky Web Tales

These Wacky Web Tales are geared for grades 3 and above.

Write Design Online (Graphic)

Graphic organizers are valuable instructional tools. Unlike many tools that just have one purpose, graphic organizers are flexible and endless in application. One common trait found among graphic organizers is that they show the order and completeness of a student's thought process - strengths and weaknesses of understanding become clearly evident.

 



Lesson Plans, Educational Games & Story Time

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ABC Teach

Educators online resources

Apples 4 the Teacher

An educational resource site for teachers and homeschooling.

Awesome Library

Resources for a variety of school subjects

Career Connections

Career Connections is a career awareness program aimed at encouraging young adults and career seekers to pursue one of the many skilled professions available in the insurance industry.

Canadian Authors & Illustrators

Canadian children's writers and illustrators are sharing readings of their books online.

Crayola

Crayola opens a world of imagination, inspiration and ideas for educators, to support creative teaching and learning. Here you’ll find everything from lesson plans to grant programs, new professional learning opportunities to a thriving community of educators who share your enthusiasm for teaching and encouraging creatively alive children.

Education Place

A wide variety of resources on this Houghton Mifflin Harcourt website

Educator’s Guide to Real Estate Lesson Plans

The Educator’s Guide to Real Estate Lesson Plans

End of School Days

Making the Most of End-of-School Days

Engineering the Future

Engineering the Future: The Educator’s Guide to Building and Construction

Everything Preschool

Site contains over 30,000 preschool education activities separated into over 100 themes, 26 alphabet areas, and lesson plans.

Great Map Quizzes

Map quizzes from across the globe

Indianapolis Public Library

100+ Video Read-aloud

Jeopardy

Build a Jeopardy Template

K-12 Student Financial Literacy Lesson Plans

The following resources include lesson plans, activities and educational tools for various age groups addressing topics related to personal finance education.

Learn Alberta

Find literacy, numeracy, and wellness resources for parents and teachers to support student learning.

Learning Planet

Activities for students and teachers

Media Smarts

MediaSmarts is a Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization for digital and media literacy. Our vision is that children and youth have the critical thinking skills to engage with media as active and informed digital citizens.

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Working to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues.

Pop Culture Classroom

The Classroom program at Pop Culture Classroom is working to legitimize and advocate for the teaching of pop culture literacies in 21st century classrooms locally, nationally, and internationally.

Practice Tests from Virginia State

Science, math and technology practice tests

Storytelling

Storytelling in the Classroom as a Teaching Strategy

Storyline Online

Children’s books read by members of the Screen Actor’s Guild

Story Time

Penguin Random House Open License Online Story Time and Classroom Read-Aloud Videos and Live Events

Teacher Planet

This site provides teachers with resources and tools that will make their teaching jobs a little bit easier. Site has lesson plans, templates, printables, worksheets and thousands of other classroom-ready resources.

Teaching Books.Net

An engaging collection of resources that brings books to life.

TeAchnology

For over a decade, TeAchnology has been providing free and easy to use resources for teachers dedicated to improving the education of today's generation of students. We feature 46,000+ lesson plans, 10,200 free printable worksheets, rubrics, teaching tips, worksheet makers, web quests, math worksheets, and thousands of other great teacher resources. We are the online teacher resource that is designed to help busy Kindergarten through High School teachers.

TeAchnology Printables

We have over 9,000 completely free printables. Our site is so large that it makes it very hard to highlight all the resources you are looking for. This section of our web site features all of non-content focused materials. You will find a wide range of materials.

Ted-Ed

TED-Ed’s mission is to spark and celebrate the ideas of teachers and students around the world.

Toddler Storytime

Toddler Storytime: Favourite Songs and Rhymes

My Heart Fills with Happiness

Reading My Heart Fills with Happiness read by the author

 

Libraries & Library Catalogues

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Alberta Library Administrators Council

The Alberta Public Library Administrators’ Council (APLAC) is an incorporated not-for-profit body that works to connect the people who manage Alberta’s public libraries.

Alberta Library Trustees Association

ALTA is the collective voice for public library trustees across Alberta.

CELA

Public library service for Canadians with print disabilities

Library Association of Alberta

The Library Association of Alberta was established in 1930. It is a nonprofit, independent, voluntary association. Our 800+ members include librarians, library personnel, library trustees, institutions, and other interested individuals and companies.

Library of Congress

Website for the Library of Congress

Library of Congress Online Catalogue

Library of Congress Online Catalogue

Marigold Library System

With 320,000 Albertans in its service area, Marigold is the third largest library system in Alberta based on population (after Calgary and Edmonton).

Northern Lights Library System

The Northern Lights Library System (NLLS) is one part of the seven regional library systems across Alberta, helping deliver comprehensive, efficient library services to all Albertans, regardless of where they live.

Peace Regional Library System

The Peace Library System service area covers over 92,000 square miles (24 million hectares) with a current member population of over 175,000 in 38 municipalities and one Métis settlement.

Public Libraries Services Branch

Provides policy, planning and administrative expertise to develop and maintain provincial legislation related to public library service.

The Alberta Library

TAL is a province-wide consortium that now serves 48 member libraries in over 300 locations across the province, including: public libraries, regional library systems, university libraries, college, and technical institute libraries, and special libraries.

TRACpac

Our library catalogue

Viola

Canada's Catalogue

Yellowhead Regional Library

YRL member libraries have access to a wide range of services. Search the site or explore the sections to learn more.
 



Math

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AAA Math

AAAKnow features a comprehensive set of thousands of interactive arithmetic lessons.

A Plus Math

Interactive math resources for teachers, parents, and students featuring free math worksheets, math games, math flashcards, and more.

Cool Math

Love math? Hate math? Need homework help? Check out this site.

Crickweb

Free online education resources and games

E-Lab

Teacher and parent math resources

Fun Brain

Math games & more

Gamequarium

Math games and activities

Grade 6 Mathematics

Grade 6 Mathematics

Interactivate Activities

Math activities

Interactive Mathematics

Interactive mathematics miscellany and puzzles

Manipulatives

Virtual math manipulatives

Math Apprentice

Math Apprentice is desgiend for the middle school classroom

Math Blackline Masters

Printable Math files

Math Fact Café

Math worksheets

Math

Math.com brings you a greater love of mathematics, both for its beauty and its power to help solve everyday problems.

Math Connect

Mathconnect.com is owned and operated by a small group of dedicated professionals, who are committed to providing all of our customers with quality information and service

Math Forum

Internet Mathematics Library

Math Solutions

Math Solutions is dedicated to improving students’ learning of mathematics by providing educators with the highest-quality professional learning services and resources.

Math Stories

The goal of this math website is to help elementary school children boost their math problem solving and critical-thinking skills.

Mathematical Association of America

Mathematical Association of America

MegaConverter

Has a new, easier to use interface, with more converters, more features and quicker access.

Numberphile

Articles and videos dealing with math.

Sparknotes - Math

We make the study of numbers easy as 1,2,3. From basic equations to advanced calculus, we explain mathematical concepts and help you ace your next test.

SuperKids Math Worksheets

Make your own math drill worksheets here at SuperKids.

Teaching Numeracy

Equipment Animations

Visual Fractions

Visual Fractions includes worksheets, generators, games and fun activities to teach students how to work with and understand fractions.

Wolfram-Alpha

Compute expert-level answers using Wolfram’s breakthrough algorithms, knowledge base and AI technology.



Music

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BMI

Search through thousands of career advice articles, news stories, music features, video, licenses, events, and other information.

Broadway Musicals

A list of Broadway musicals that are available online

Canadian Pop Encyclopedia

The Canadian Encyclopedia plays an essential role in providing Canadians and others with accurate, updated information about our people and country.

Classics for Kids

Classics for Kids is here to help you introduce your students to the joy of music. All resources and lesson plan materials on this web site are FREE for use by schools, teachers and families.

Grammy Museum

Website for the Grammy museum

In Flanders Field

In Flanders Field song, lyrics, music and lesson plans

Metropolitan Opera

Article listing different live streams and dates for watching the Metropolitan Opera

Online Music Dictionary

Music dictionary

Rolling Stone Magazine

Rolling Stone Magazine website

SOCAN

SOCAN serves music creators, music publishers and visual artists, ensures users are Licensed to Play, and collects/distributes royalties in Canada and worldwide.

Professional Resources for Teachers and Librarians

Photo showing a teacher’s desk, apple, books, chalkboard, pencils. and magnifying eyeglass

Booklist Online

Booklist a book discovery tool

Brodart How to Guides

How to guides from Brodart

Cataloguing Librarian

Cataloguing Librarian

DDC

Find all about one of the world's most widely used library classification system

Exam Bank

ExamBank has been bringing students the best in online practice tests for over 15 years. Thousands of Canadian students sign in to practice region-specific tests every day.

Help Teaching

Top 100 Free Educational Websites

ICDL (International Children's Digital Library)

A library for the world's children

ICDL (Ideas for the classroom)

The ICDL is a rich resource which can be used in a wonderfully wide range of situations by children, parents, teachers, librarians and others from all walks of life.

Library Journal

Library Journal

San Jose State School of Library and Information

SJSU School of Information

School Library Journal

School Library Journal

Teacher Librarian Journal

Journal for school library professionals

UOA - SLIS

School of Library and Information Studies

WebJunction

Online courses for libraries

YALSA (Booklists, Book Awards, Teen Reading & more)

YALSA's Book Awards & Booklists

YALSA (Research Journal)

The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults

 

 

Science & Social Sciences

Photo showing a person science focused thoughts

All About Frogs

Facts about frogs

American Chemical Society

American Chemical Society

Anatomy and Physiology

Digesting Your Diet: The Anatomy and Physiology

Astronomy for Kids

Astronomy for Kids

Anatomy of the Human Body

Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body

Anatomy in 3D

Explore the human body in 3D

Bill Nye

Science is the process and the body of knowledge that enables us humans to know nature.

Biology in Motion

Biology resource for teachers and students.

Biology Project

The Biology Project, an interactive online resource for learning biology developed at The University of Arizona. The Biology Project is fun, richly illustrated, and tested on 1000s of students. It has been designed for biology students at the college level, but is useful for high school students, medical students, physicians, science writers, and all types of interested people.

Birdsong Links

Links to other Birdsong and Birding Sites.

Body and Anatomy

Human Body and Anatomy Resources

Body - Skeleton

The skeletal system includes all of the bones and joints in the body. Each bone is a complex living organ that is made up of many cells, protein fibers, and minerals.

Brain and Spine

Brain and Spine Disorders

Building Big

Explore large structures and what it takes to build them with BUILDING BIG™, a five-part PBS television series and Web site from WGBH Boston.

Bullying Canada

BullyingCanada gives bullied kids a brighter future.

Canadian Olympic School Program

The Canadian Olympic School Program (COSP) offers over 100 free online education resources that are aimed at promoting safer and more inclusive sport environments, inspiring the application of the Olympic values, and engaging Canadians in adopting and maintaining healthy active lifestyles.

Cincinnati Zoo Safari Lives

Cincinnatti Zoo is streaming their animals live! So now you can "go to the zoo" without leaving your house

CIA World Fact Book (Information on countries)

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people and society, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Civil Literacy

Civic literacy means having the knowledge and skills you need to participate in making change in your community. In Canada, this includes voting, knowing how the government works, and the rights and responsibilities of citizens and elected members of government.

CK-12

Explore a wide variety of subjects

Cute Penguin Videos

Chicago's Shedd Aquarium official twitter page which has videos of cute penguins

Dads

Homa of My Dad Matters

Digestive System

Activities to help students learn about the important work of the digestive system.

Digestive System (Dummies.com)

Find out how the digestive system works.

Digestive System (WebMD)

Explore the digestive system

Dogs (Love Your Dog)

This website's mission is to present our readers with the right information they need to become better dog owners.

Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel online

Encounters with Canada

Encounters With Canada is a unique opportunity for Canadian teens to meet other young people from across the country. Spend an adventure-filled week in your nation’s capital.

Environment Canada

Environment and Climate Change Canada informs Canadians about protecting and conserving our natural heritage, and ensuring a clean, safe and sustainable environment for present and future generations.

Experiland

Whether you are a parent or a student trying to find an idea for a science project, a teacher looking for experiment ideas for the classroom, or just a science enthusiast who enjoys the delight of experimentation – welcome, you have come to the right place.

Food and Nutrition

Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide

First Garden

Guide to the world of gardening

GSA - Alberta GSA Network

You will find information and resources for teachers & school staff who are interested in helping students start or maintain a GSA at their school.

How Stuff Works

Learn how stuff works

Health and the Human Body

Learn about health and the human body

Heart and Circulatory System

Learn about the heart and circulatory system

Human Anatomy Online

Learn all about human anatomy

Human Body

These illustrated science worksheets can help your students learn all about the human body. Kids will learn about the heart, lungs, liver, stomach, intestines, muscles, bones, and more.

Human Body Atlas (App)

Human Anatomy Atlas

Human Body (Pinterest)

Human Body Education

Human Heart

Cardiovascular System I: The Beating Heart

Kids Health in the Classroom

KidsHealth in the Classroom offers educators free health-related lesson plans for PreK through 12th grade. Each Teacher's Guide includes discussion questions, classroom activities and extensions, printable handouts, and quizzes and answer keys.

Learning Science

Science for all grade levels

LGBTQ2S

At AHS, our mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

Lymphatic System

Lymphatic system

Lymphatic System (Anatomy)

Lymphatic system

Lymphatic System (Pacific Medical Training)

The lymphatic system is a nexus, or series, of vessels similar to that of the circulatory system—the branching vessels move vital bodily fluid throughout the tissues and organs of the body.

Lymphatic System

Understanding the lymphatic system

Mad Science Network

MadSci Network represents a collective cranium of scientists providing answers to your questions. For good measure we provide a variety of oddities as well.

Malignant Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer that develops in the protective lining around the lungs, abdomen and heart. It is caused by exposure to asbestos and has a prognosis of 1-2 years.

Moon - AR Moon-Explore Solar System

Moon - AR Moon-Explore Solar System App

Musculoskeletal System (Function)

Musculoskeletal System: normal structure and function

Musculoskeletal System (Effects of Aging)

Effects of aging on the musculoskeletal system

Musculoskeletal System Diseases

Musculoskeletal System Diseases

Musculoskeletal System Terms

Musculoskeletal System Terms

NASA

NASA official website

National Audubon Society

The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation.

National Geographic

National Geographic Magazine website

Nervous System & Neurons

Neurons & the Nervous System

NOVA

NOVA Channel's website

Periodic Table

Periodic Table

Popular Science

Popular Science Magazine Online

Racial Equity

Racial Equity Tools is designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. This site offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large.

Respiratory System

These activities will help your students understand the role of the respiratory system.

Science Canada

Site includes games and experiments.

Science Friday

Covering the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies, Science Friday is the source for entertaining and educational stories about science, technology, and other cool stuff.

Science Online (K-8)

Lesson plans, activities, worksheets and links for Grades K-8.

Science Mom

Each show will be based on a different educational theme

Science Museum

Website for the Science Museum

Scitable

Educators: Inspire your undergraduate and high-school AP biology students with resources on genetics and cell biology from Nature Publishing Group, home of Nature, the most cited scientific journal in the world.

Scenses (perfume.com)

The Five Senses

STEM Resources from Vivify

Take-Home STEM resources from Vivify including an activity calendar to help guide your STEM activities during the closures

Study Guide - Systems of the Body

Study Guide to the Systems of the Body.

Time for Kids

Subscribe to Time for Kids online.

Tomatosphere

Join Tomatosphere™, a free program where Kindergarten to Grade 12 students use "space" tomato seeds to learn about plants in space, right here on Earth. Tomatosphere™ engages students in real scientific processes that teach and reinforce inquiry skills, while they explore concepts related to plants, space, careers, nutrition and agriculture. 

Why Files?

The science behind the news

Wonderopolis

Where the wonders of learning never cease

Search Engines, Subject Directories & Portals

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Deep Web Search Engines

Using deep web search engines for academic and scholarly research.

Dogpile

Search engine

Google

Search engine

Google Books

Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books.

Google Scholar

Use Scholar.google.com to find this information in find databases and articles from the deep web.

Kartoo (Visual Meta Search Page)

Search engine

Virtual Reference Library (NBPLS)

NBPLS recommended websites

Yahoo

Search engine, subject directory and email



Songs, Arts & Crafts

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Classics for Kids

Classics for Kids is here to help you introduce your students to the joy of music. All resources and lesson plan materials on this web site are FREE for use by schools, teachers and families.

Coloring Pages

Coloring Pages for Kids

Coloring Pages

Coloring pages and other printable activities.

DLTK’s Sites

Crafts, coloring pages & other printable activities.

Making Friends

Crafts and activites

Mo Willems Lunch Doodles

Author Mo Willems uploads videos on YouTube daily to guide kids through illustration

Virtual Keyboard

This free to use platform enables you to play the piano through your computer keyboard, without the need to download or install an app. The best part is that you don’t need prior knowledge of the music notation. The Virtual Piano music sheets use plain English alphabet and simple semantics, so you can enjoy the experience of playing the piano instantly.

Technology & Videos

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Flickr

Join the Flickr community, home to tens of billions of photos and 2 million groups.

Get Organized: 25 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts

Organization and productivity go hand-in-hand. Learn even a few of these keyboard shortcuts for Windows PCs or Macs to improve your efficiency.

Internet Safety Resources

Internet safe resources including safety tips for parents and students.

Interactive Whiteboard Resources for Teachers

A website full of teaching and learning resources. All are compatible with desktop and mobile devices. No subscriptions. No log-ins.

Library Technology Guides

Library Technology Guides provides comprehensive and objective information surrounding the many different types of technology products and services used by libraries.

Make AR & VR in the classroom

Make AR & VR in the classroom

Mobile Learning & Educational Technology

A free resource of educational web tools and mobile apps.

School Tube

Free K-12 video hosting

Storyfab (APP)

Animation in Augmented Reality

TechBoomers

Access to 100+ tech courses

Teacher Printables

This site has over 9,000 completely free printables.

Teacher Tube

Teacher resource for a variety of subjects

Top Documentary Films

A list of recently posted documentaries in each category. Click on the category titles to browse for more docs.

Twitter (Social Networking Utility)

Twitter website

Twitter (Video)

Twitter in Plain English

Virtual Tours Made Simple

World's most hassle-free 360o VR publishing and panoramic tours authoring platform

W3Schools.com XML Tutorials

XML Tutorials



Theatre

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Lazy Bee Scripts

Pick a pantomime script or a play script from the shelf - you get to browse the script before you choose whether to buy it or not.


Lost Plays Database

The Lost Plays Database is a wiki-style forum for scholars to share information about lost plays in England, 1570-1642. Its purpose is to add lost plays to scholarly discussions of early modern theatrical activity.

One Act Plays

Royalty Free one act plays

Tutoring Games and Resources

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Tutoring games and resources utilized by our Summer Literacy Program staff

Site Name

Grades

Description

Link/URL

IXL

K-12

Curriculum based questions and activities.

https://ca.ixl.com/

 

ABCya

K-6

Games and Interactive Activities for various subjects.

https://www.abcya.com/

 

Crickweb

K-6

Free online education resources.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/

Into the Book

3-5

Reading comprehension activities.

https://reading.ecb.org/

Fun Brain

K-8

Learning Games, books, and videos.

https://www.funbrain.com/

PBS Kids

K-3

Learning games and activities

https://pbskids.org/

Road to Grammar

 

English games and activities.

http://www.roadtogrammar.com/

ESL Games

K-2

English games and activities.

https://www.eslgamesplus.com/

Family Learning

K-1

English games and activities.

https://www.eslgamesplus.com/

Build-a-Bear

K-4

Games for kids.

https://www.buildabear.com/play.html

Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

All Ages

Virtual tour of the museum.

https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour

National Geographic

All Ages

Cave virtual tour.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news-features/son-doong-cave/2/#s=pano55

Google Arts and Culture

All Ages

National parks virtual tours.

https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service/welcome

Vocabulary Spelling City

K-3

English games and activities.

https://www.spellingcity.com/

Mr. Nussbaum

K-5

Games and Interactive Activities for various subjects.

https://mrnussbaum.com/

Pest World for Kids

K-3

Insect games for kids

https://pestworldforkids.org/fun-games/games/

Highlights Kids

K-4

Learning resources and games for kids.

https://www.highlightskids.com/

CBC Kids

K-5

Learning resources and games for kids.

https://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/

K5 Learning

K-5

Reading and math worksheets.

https://www.k5learning.com/free-worksheets-for-kids

Clarkness

K-4

Free downloadable stories.

http://www.clarkness.com/

Starfall

K-3

English resources and activities.

https://www.starfall.com/h/

National Geographic Kids

K-6

Learning resources for kids.

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

ICT Games

K-5

Learning resources and games for kids.

https://www.ictgames.com/index.html

 

Writing

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ABC’s of the Writing Process

The purpose of this site is to provide a user friendly online resource, for students or teachers, no matter what they are being challenged to write.

Cambridge Dictionary

Online dictionary

Citation Machine

Place to assist with citing your sources.

Dictionary

Online dictionary

Dictionary

Online dictionary

KnightCite (Citing Soures)

Place to assist with citing your sources.

Merriam-Webster

Merriam Webster online dictionary

Thesaurus

Improve your writing with grammar checking and synonym suggestions. Write or paste your essay, email, or story into the Word Swap tool.

Visual Dictionary

A quick glance at the index is all it takes to connect words with images. Explore the 15 major themes to access more than 6,000 images and see words like never before.

Writing Resources from Eileen Schuh