The South Shore Regional School Board curriculum site contains links for educators by subject area. All of these links were submitted by teachers for inclusion on this site and therefore have been recognized as having some value for educators. As sites do change the SSRSB does not accept responsibility for the content on these sites. Many of these links have been referred to in the construction of this website.
Need a tutorial for a software program. Many of the most common programs used in schools are listed on the Technology Professional Development page. On this page you will also find helpful hints and links to supports for educators in Nova Scotia.
EBSCO- is an on-line service for teachers and students. For teachers there are thousands of professional journals and magazines to access. In addition, teachers can search for material appropriate for students in grades 2-12 by subject, topic and reading level. For students this provides a safer search vehicle with access to hundreds of magazines organized by appropriateness for grade level, an encyclopedia, an animal encyclopedia, dictionary and more. For students in grades 2-6 see the Searchasaurus section. This service has been paid for by the Department of Education for schools in Nova Scotia. Staff and students can access this at school without a password and ID but for home use this information is required.
Active Young Readers site from the Nova Scotia Department of Education contains a wealth of professional knowledge and ideas. Background papers and information on AYR can be found here as well as sample lessons on research and comprehensions strategies. Also on the site are several professional videos on Guiding Readers, Organizing Your Classroom for Literacy, Book Talks on Non-Fiction Matters and On Solid Ground. In addition, there are student videos, one student discusses copyright and the other talks about planning her research using a graphic organizer. These videos feature students and teachers from the South Shore!
Writers in Action website from the Nova Scotia Department of Education currently contains information about the initiative and Let's Talk About It brochures that can be downloaded for use.
Dr. Leu from the University of Connecticut has developed a comprehensive collection of research about 'New Literacies'. Information can be found on this site about boys and reading, visual literacy, media literacy and critical literacy. I highly recommend this site for the breadth of content and its relevancy to our work in literacy and technology.
A comprehensive teacher developed website to promote literacy development through the use of technology. Technology and Literacy
This site is divided into six sections for educators and contains an extensive literacy educational links section. This site was created by Dr. Joyce Hinkson from California.
Get the newest research from the Journal of Literacy and Technology.
Literacy and Technology Integration- this site provides examples of Literacy and Technology Integration.
Visions for the Integration of Technology- Nova Scotia Department of Education curriculum document.
Language Arts Skills On-line- choose a specific area of interest and view the material presented.
Donald Graves has for many years been an authority on the writing process. In his website he gives suggestions for teachers of writing and has links to many of his publications.
Lucy Calkin has long been a noted author in the area of writing. She also has several publications on reading and on how to have your students prepared to take a standardized test in reading and writing. To view books written by her visit the Heinemann site.
Research on Technology integration- see EBSCO, Phi Delta Kappan- The Professional Journal for Education- Dec. 2002, York University Tech Report- 2000-02 , Education Week on the Web- Technology Education, IBM research, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Harvard University- articles on computers and schools.
Part of the Critical Issues in Using Technology Series, this article by Ann Holum and Jan Gahala looks at Using Technology to Enhance Literacy Instruction. A good research based article that presents multiple points of view and numerous links to other sources.
Looking at the Nova Scotia Grade 6 Literacy Assessment-
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