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Best Books for Kids - Lots of Booklists

Stories that are bound to spark kids' imagination

"Sure, your kids love Harry Potter and Twilight -- but what else will keep young bookworms reading? Whether you're on the hunt for classic kids' books or best sellers, our "best books" lists are full of stories that are bound to spark kids' imagination and keep the pages turning."
Preschoolers (2-4)
Little Kids (5-7)
Big Kids (8-9)
Tweens (10-12)
Teens (13+)


​Digital Literacy Framework: Now Complete, from K to 12

Give students the skills they need for the digital age

"MediaSmarts is pleased to announce the final installment of Use, Understand & Create: A Digital Literacy Framework for Canadian Schools. Since launching the K-8 component of the framework in 2015, we have now completed the final section for grades 9-12. Teachers across the country can use this cross-curricular resource, in both official languages, to give students  the skills they need for the digital age. The framework is directly informed by extensive, Canadian research.

"The framework includes over 50 lessons and interactive games, organized by grade level from Kindergarten to Grade 12, that are aligned with seven aspects of digital literacy:

    Finding and Verifying
    Ethics and Empathy
    Privacy and Security
    Digital Health
    Consumer Awareness
    Community Engagement
    Making and Remixing

"The seventh aspect, Making and Remixing, is new to the grade 9-12 component, and  encourages students across Canada to move from being media consumers to media producers, by creating and remixing their own work.


Min of Ed publishes changes to graduation requirements.

What This Means for Students

Students entering Grade 10 in the 2017/18 school year will be the first group where the new requirements apply entirely. Changes in curriculum, assessments and graduation requirements are being phased-in over the next few years.
The number of credits required to graduate remains the same.
New curriculum and provincial assessments are the key differences between the previous (2004) Graduation Program and the new 2017 Graduation Program. 
Curriculum being implemented with the 2017 Graduation Program has been redesigned. The new curriculum will help teachers create learning environments that are both engaging and personalized for students.


Comics in the Classroom

dd some 
 to your classroom

In recent years, graphic novels have expanded beyond superhero storylines, and offer many teaching opportunities for educators who want to take advantage of their broad appeal and themes. Read
​[the article]
, and watch the videos, to find out how to add some bam! to your classroom.