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Your Digital Tattoo

Learn about your "digital tatoo"

Just like a tattoo, your digital reputation is an expression of yourself. it is formed and added to by you and others over time. Want to learn more about yours? The goal of this site and the Digital Tattoo project is to raise questions, provide examples and links to resources to encourage you to think about your presence online, navigate the issues involved in forming and re-forming your digital identity and learn about your rights and responsibilities as a digital citizen. It's really just all about making informed decisions and your own decisions.

UBC has put together this site for its own students. Some material may not be appropriate for all grade levels, but could be adapted for use in schools.


CC Search - images and more

Find Creative Commons material

Use this page to find CC images for student work. It offers convenient access to search services provided by other independent organizations. (Note: CC has no control over the image results that are returned. You should always verify that the work is actually under a CC license by following the link on the results page.)

Our mission
Creative Commons develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation.

Our vision
Our vision is nothing less than realizing the full potential of the Internet — universal access to research and education, full participation in culture — to drive a new era of development, growth, and productivity.



Digital and Media Literacy resources

Young Canadians in a Wired World, Phase III:
"Talking to Youth and Parents about Life Online".
Click on the link to download from the site.

From MediaSmarts: Canada's Centre for Digital and Media Literacy.  This Canadian not-for-profit organization for digital and media literacy provides information and tools for Canadian educators and parents to help youth engage with media as active and informed digital citizens.


Spanish Language & Culture | Home

SLC with Barbara Kuczun Nelson

You will find a number of study modules and activities that use Spanish culture to teach grammar and vocabulary. The sidebar allows the student to zero in on particular grammar points.

Spanish Language and Culture is, in the words of its creator, "a work in progress". She goes on to say "I add to the site as I have time and inspiration! Thank you to all the students and teachers who use this site and send me comments, suggestions and corrections! "


CM Magazine: Canadian Review of Materials

Canadian authors and books - reviewed

CM magazine (Canadian Review of Materials) is many things: book reviews, media reviews, children's book news, children's author profiles, info for teachers, librarians, parents and kids.


Google World Wonders Project

A virtual stroll through world heritage sites

A virtual stroll among the ruins of Pompeii or into the temples of Kyoto is available to anyone with an Internet-connected device through Google's new project.

The Google World Wonders Project is a platform which brings world heritage sites of the modern and ancient world online. Using Street View, 3D modeling and other Google technologies, they have made these amazing sites accessible to everyone across the globe. With videos, photos and in-depth information, you can now explore the world wonders from your armchair just as if you were there.


Canada's History - View "Young Citizen" video projects

A video showcase of history projects from Heritage Fairs across Canada

Each spring, more than 250,000 students gather to showcase their history projects at Heritage Fairs across Canada. The video project called "Young Citizens" is an opportunity for participants to further explore their topic and to share their work with a national audience.

Two hundred students (ages 10-16) participating in their local Heritage Fair were selected for the "Young Citizens" showcase. Each participant was asked to create a short video report about their Heritage Fair project. Click on the link to view the submissions, and to vote for the strongest presentation.


Re-engage busy adolescents in reading

Irresistible Reading - VOYA Mag
"Irresistible Reading" - VOYA Mag article
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In the article "Irresistible Reading", Librarian Jole Seroff and English teacher Katie Sauvain talk about how they re-engage busy adolescents in a lit circle program, organized around themes. Students can't wait to share these novels with their peers.  Jole and Katie give practical advice on how to generate enthusiasm in these middle schoolers for the pleasures of reading. They talk about how their success has begun to spread to other grades.


Readathon 2012 - summer reading - MeMeTales app

A free book each week over the summer

"To help combat learning loss among young readers during the summer months, app developer MeMeTales is partnering with PBSKids and various publishers for its Readathon2012, which will make a free book available to readers through its iOS app each week.

"Kids can earn stickers and certificates and track their reading, and parents can receive specially created and theme based learning activity ideas created by educators. Participating publishers include HarperCollins, Orca Books, Shens Books, and Little Pickle Press.

"Students can participate in the program free by creating an online account from June 18 to July 28.