Tuesday, November 10, 2015

November Resources

The calendar tells us that it’s almost the middle of November. We’re two and a half months into this new school year but it seems like it just started yesterday. What do we have on tap for the rest of November?

Bullying and Cyberbullying
In Canada we recognize Bullying Awareness Week during the week of November 15 -21.  The US has been busy sharing bullying resources during the month of October, which they call National Bullying Prevention Month.  We’ve pulled together the best resources about both bullying and cyberbullying and made them all available to you from one page. You will find teacher resources as well as interactive games and videos that you can use with your students.

Climate Action 2015
We've aggregated teacher resources, articles, and videos about the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris from November 30 - December 11.  We’ve also added some engaging interactive media/games for high school Science and Biology (greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, climate history) and Grade 7 Science: Interactions and Ecosystems.  There is also content for high school Social Studies discussions about global responsibility. http://www.2learn.ca/specialedition/climateA/

NaNoWriMo is a clever, shortened version of saying National Novel Writing Month.  This page of aggregated sites provides some great ideas for story starters, character development and interactives that can help your students get organized as they start their writing projects.  Even if you are not participating in NaNoWriMo, you may find some useful resources for upcoming assignments or discussion.

Time may be flying by, but it’s still too early to start talking about Christmas resources.  We’ll post soon about our collection of Christmas and Hanukah related resources. We’re also updating a teacher favourite on our website.  Watch this space for updates soon.