The Ministry of Education, Technology Enabled Learning in Ontario has provided some digital, online learning objects to support student and teacher learning

What is an interactive learning object?

An interactive learning object is a digital resource that often includes a variety of multimedia elements, manipulatives and narrative structures to complete a series of tasks to support learning. The tasks and goals within the interactive object are designed to be engaging and fun for the learner while supporting the development of specific learning goals.


Roots – Grade 3 Science

Roots, an interactive inquiry based game supports the Grade 3 Science & Technology curriculum. As students play the game, they participate in a variety of quests focused on growing and nurturing a plant to maturity, which in turn supports the development of essential critical thinking and problem solving skills. Available through the Grade 3 Blended course – Science module on the VLE as well as a Teacher Companion document to support Roots.

See your TELT Contact within your board.

In SCDSB, you can gain access by following these instructions (coming soon). Contact jcalder@scdsb.on.ca for help using the tool.


Sprites Quest – Grade 7 and 8 Geography, Literacy

Sprite’s Quest is a pedagogical resource for the 21st century where students build geographical and literacy skills through gameplay, explore different regions of the world, experience inquiry based learning, build critical thinking skills, learn, and play Seedling Saga and Lost Feathers (Web and Flash versions).

ACCESS

VLE (D2L)

There is a Sprite’s Quest Activity Guide and a Teacher’s Guide to support Lost Feathers; both found in the VLE as a module. In SCDSB you can gain access by following these instructions (coming soon).

MOBILE

Available on iTunes, Google Play store, or as a course on the VLE.  These apps have been added to the SCDSB AirWatch App Catalogue.

See your TELT Contact within your board for assistance. In SCDSB, contact jcalder@scdsb.on.ca with questions.


eMe App – Grade 7 and 8 Financial Literacy

eMe is designed for Grades 7-8 with a “choose your own adventure” theme.  It addresses key financial literacy topics and the Ontario curriculum including:

  • making healthy choices about financial matters

  • consumer protection – avoiding scams and fraud

  • online safety in a digital world

  • e-banking

  • privacy and social media

Available on iTunes or Google Play store. This app has been added to the SCDSB AirWatch App Catalogue.

LINKS

Interactive Learning Objects for Professional Learning

What is a professional learning module?

Professional Learning Modules (PLMs) offer educators the opportunity to engage in self-directed or small group learning to stimulate thinking and conversation. Each of the modules provides information related to specific curriculum areas and may be accessed in the OERB – Ontario Educational Resource Bank or VLE – Virtual Learning Environment.

Social Science and Humanities 9-12

This Professional Learning Module is designed to assist classroom educators as they implement the revised Social Sciences and Humanities 9‑12 curriculum.

Available as a course in the VLE.  See your TELT Contact within your board for access.

In SCDSB, email jcalder@scdsb.on.ca to request access to this PD module.


Financial Literacy, 4-12

This PLM highlights ways for educators to work with curriculum aligned resources currently available on the financial literacy page of EduGAINS and identifies additional resources as they apply the precepts of Financial Literacy to specific subject areas from Grades 4 – 12.

Available as a course in the VLE.  See your TELT Contact within your board for access.

In SCDSB, email jcalder@scdsb.on.ca to request access to this PD module.


Social Studies, History and Geography 1-8

This PLM is designed to assist classroom educators as they implement the revised Social Studies, History and Geography 1 – 8 curriculum.

Available as a course in the VLE.  See your TELT Contact within your board for access.

In SCDSB, email jcalder@scdsb.on.ca to request access to this PD module.