E-Learning Resources for Families

SUPPORTING EACH OTHER THROUGH SHARING

Nothing can replace the direct in-person education our CIS Ontario member schools and their dedicated educators provide. However, we are living through exceptional circumstances during this COVID-19 state of emergency in Ontario. In addition to our absolute dedication to #plankthecurve we are determined to stay positive and make the best of the situation.

In light of this, CIS Ontario member school librarians have gathered and shared the following openly accessible, high quality learning resources for anyone to use at home. Please share with your friends and family and come back often as we continue to add more. 

CIS Ontario Member School Librarian Shared Resources

TEDEd Earth School
  • Nature
  • Social Sciences
  • STEM

Earth School is full of daily adventures and fascinating resources compiled by Earth experts that will help children understand and celebrate our natural world, while learning about how dependent we are on our planet.

Storyline Online
  • EBooks & Audio Books

Videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Kristen Bell, Kevin Costner, Lily Tomlin, Sarah Silverman, Betty White, Wanda Sykes and more.

AGO from Home
  • Arts & Culture

A new way to enjoy the Art Gallery of Ontario from your home, bringing you into the building virtually through unique access to stories and experiences.

Overdrive for Teens
  • EBooks & Audio Books

With the Overdrive app and a library card from a participating Ontario library, access a hundreds of ebooks and audiobooks for teens thanks to the Ontario Library Service Consortium.

Overdrive for Kids
  • EBooks & Audio Books

With the Overdrive app and a library card from a participating Ontario library, access a hundreds of ebooks and audiobooks for kids thanks to the Ontario Library Service Consortium.

Circle Round
  • Podcasts

Created and produced by parents of young children, this is a podcast that adapts carefully-selected folktales from around the world into sound- and music-rich radio plays for kids ages 4 to 10. 


 

Six Minutes
  • Podcasts

A mystery adventure for the whole family. Pulled from the waters of Alaska with no memory of where she came from, Holiday soon begins to develop incredible abilities.


 

The Great Indoors
  • Resource Hubs

Scouts UK has teamed up with, world-renowned adventurer and chief Scout, Bear Grylls to create a repository of ideas and activities to inspire young minds at home.