Courses, general interest workshops, lessons, educational activities and other resources for parents, teachers, students and those of all ages looking to try something new.
Teaching and Learning at home
Hot to teach your kids at home
#CanadaTogether – Learn Together
#CanadaTogether – Play Together
Everfi Digital lessons for remote learning K-12
Museums and Cultural Institutions
Canada Science and Technology Museum: Kids’ Zone
Activities, articles and interactive features like the Inventions Gallery, where kids can submit their own inventions to be showcased online.
The Canadian Atlas Online
State-of-the-art interactive atlas from The Royal Canadian Geographical Society.
Canadian Children’s Museum
Interactive online features complement the museum’s collection.
Canadian Museum of Nature
Online movies, games, facts and features about the natural world we live in.
Centralized website for the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Canadian Children’s Museum, the Canadian Museum, the Canadian War Museum and the Virtual Museum of New France. Feature-rich site also offers special areas for Student and Educator Resources.
Ontario Science Centre – Science at home
Virtual Museum of Canada
A broad collection of online exhibits, images, events and activities celebrating the stories and treasures that have come to define Canada over the centuries.
Some fun and educational learning sites
Canada’s interactive environmental web site for students of all ages.
TVOKids’ range of educational projects. Activities grouped by topic and age level, plus links to books, articles and other parenting resources.
The Kid Should See This – Smart videos for curious minds of all ages
Periodic videos – Your ultimate channel for all things chemistry
Blocky games – Games to help beginners learn computer programming skills
Scratch – Beginners computer programming games/projects
Tutorful – Top Geography websites, YouTube videos, and resources
Teaching history – 100 objects from museums across the UK with resources, information and teaching ideas to inspire your students’ interest in history
Future Learn – Explore the architecture and history of Rome, walking around a 3D digital model of the ancient city, with this free online course.
Fun DIY science experiments the whole family can enjoy!
The Ingenium Channel is a digital hub featuring curated content related to science, technology and innovation
Fun science experiments you can do at home! (science experiments for kids
National wildlife federation, Ranger Rick (free until end of June)
Crash Course YouTube channel – A variety of learning videos on almost every topic imaginable
Science Educational Resources – Government of Canada
Wonderville – A digital ecosystem that makes science learning fun. Free learning for Teachers, students and parents
science.gc.ca Science activities for all ages
University of British Columbia – Online activities for kids during COVID-19
Help we’ve got kids 50+ free online resources for kids while social distancing
Canadian Space Agency – Fun Experiments
Dyson Challenge cards Dyson engineers have designed these challenges specifically for children.
Open Culture – 1,500 free courses from top Universities
Free online archaeology and Egyptology courses University of Alabama (create an account to log on)
450 Ivy League courses you can take online for free
Open Learn – Free, online courses, Open university
FrenchTeacher.Net – Free French study packs
Sociology courses – Free online sociology courses focus on the study of human social behaviour
600 free online courses from 190 universities
Creative courses – 10 Creative Online Courses You Can Take for Free Online
Cambridge University Press – ALL 700 textbooks are currently available FREE in HTML format
Cambridge university – Higher education/Undergraduate courses and resources
Royal institute – Christmas lectures. A series of lectures presenting scientific subjects to a general audience in an entertaining manner
U3A – Online courses to suit a variety of interests
Learn a new skill
Teach yourself to draw – Sketching-basics
Teach yourself to dance – Tap dance / Salsa dance
Mums do Travel – Learn 10 useful things to say in…a variety of languages
BBC languages – Learn languages online free
Canada Learning Code – Live Online Workshops
iDEA – An international programme that helps you develop/demonstrate your digital, enterprise and employability skills for free. Account creation required
Learn Scratch with Kiran A grade 6er who knows Scratch and some other programming languages . During Covid, I can teach your kids to code remotely using Google hangouts or Zoom.