Rick's desire to have his students create a virtual character from their novel study led us to seek ideas from people within the board. After posting a request for suggestions on First Class we were met with a variety of suggestions, some we were familiar with & others that were new to us. I've added those suggestions to the Online for Students section. Be sure to check out Bitstrips, Voki & Doppelme.
In the Lesson Planning & P.D. section I added a link to resources that Steve in eLearning added to the First Class Computers & Technology Conference. The link takes you to a livebinder site that contains many links to explore. I hope to take some time & explore the links there more closely so that I may point you all towards some of the ones that are the most applicable to elementary education.
Finally, if you click on Resources by Theme & explore the section entitled Diversity, Equity & Social Justice, you will find a PDF list of Canadian literature for young people that was compiled by Helen Kubiw, a Teacher-Librarian within our board. The list is extensive & amazing. Be sure to check out Helen's blog, which she devotes to Canadian Literature for children.