Online multimedia resources
Ebooks and audiobooks; includes YA novels, some of the "classics" (like all of Shakespeare's plays), poetry, short stories and nonfiction (science, history, geography topics).
Listen and read along at the same time, OR choose to just read OR just listen - the choice is yours! On a home computer, you can bookmark where you left off.
You may need to use a password from a home computer. Password info for ALL of CCI's online resources can be found by using the ONE password listed in your student agenda to open the "Passwords" page on the navigation menu above.
Over 500 titles (fiction, non-fiction and graphic fiction) aimed at kids reading at a grade middle school level.
Choose from ebooks, audio books, videos, or read-alongs (read online while listening). You can create a "book cloud" where you keep your favourites and bookmark where you left off so that it doesn't matter what computer you use.
Login and password information for this website can be found by using the ONE password listed in your student agenda to open the "Passwords" page on the navigation menu above.
Did you know that you can search for Creative Commons licensed videos on YouTube? This means that the creators have given you the right to use, and in some cases even alter, their videos as part of your own creations, as long as you give them credit. And did you know that as a video creator, you have the right to determine what others can or can't do with your video?
YouTube explains it all here
OurOntario.ca Find digital photos, maps, videos, podcasts, and documents about Ontario people, places, events, history and culture. Search OurOntario.ca
The Digital Public Library of America
The DPLA portal allows you to search hundreds of American library and museum collections for digital objects such as images, sound and video files, texts, etc. all from one search environment. This is a great place to start your search for primary sources about any American topic from baseball to the Civil Rights Movement!
TED: ideas worth spreading
"TED is an annual event where some of the world's leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. "TED" stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. And in fact, the event is broader still, showcasing ideas that matter in any discipline."
TED talks - videos of amazing presentations on all kinds of topics
TED under 20 - thirteen TED talks by people under the age of 20
TedxTeen Talks - TED style talks by teens on topics they are passionate about.
Ted-Ed on YouTube - original, educational videos on all kinds of topics from "the science behind tsunamis" to "why ketchup is hard to pour" to "Shakepearian dating tips"
Edheads is an online educational resource that provides free science and math games and activities that promote critical thinking.
National Film Board (NFB) - new website with lots of cool features, such as playlists, to help you discover many excellent films, documentaries, animiated shorts, etc.. You can create your own account to keep track of the items you are interested in. Teachers: Campus Educational Accounts can be purchased individually for increased access to resources.
The Ministry of Education has paid for school licences, so teachers can show content from the public NFB website to their classes without having to purchase the films or infringe copyright; some films, however, can be purchased for download and most can be purchased on DVD if you don't want to stream the film.
Canada's station: the CBC - for tv, documentaries, music, news, radio, etc.
There is a great archives site for video and music from the past.
Mindomo - graphic organizer / mind mapping web-based software licensed by the Ministry for all schools. Teachers: login info for staff and students is available on the staff drive.
Web-based software, licensed by the Ministry, which can be used by classroom teachers to aid students in developing their communication skills. Focus on speaking and listening with this great differentiated instruction resource. Your teacher will give you more info on using this website.
Stream (not download) from over 700,000 tracks of classical, world, jazz, etc.
Password info for ALL of CCI's online resources can be found by using the ONE password listed in your student agenda to open the "Passwords" page on the navigation menu above.
More great sources of video, audio, images, etc. .
Academic Earth - over 1,500 lectures on a wide variety of subjects from professors at prestigious American Universities such as Harvard and Yale - watch for free; create a favourites list; some are also available to download
Commoncraft - provides short, easy to understand videos explaining a variety of topics (for example: RSS in plain English, Web Searching in Plain English, Twitter in plain English, Cloud Computing in plain English, and more)
The Digital Librarian - audio, video, mulitmedia page - portal site which lists many relevant links
EUscreen - Discover Europe's television heritage. EUscreen offers free online access to videos, stills, texts and audio from European broadcasters and audiovisual archives. Explore selected content from early 1900s until today. Filter by language, country, topic, date and more.
Film Archives Online - non-fiction European films (documentaries, educational, news, travelogues etc.) mostly from the early part of the 20th century.
FORA.tv - source for "intelligent video programs on the people, issues, and ideas changing the world"; presentations, speeches and interviews covering any number of current topics; some offerred for free, but there is also a paid subscription "premium" collection as well
Internet Archive - moving images - an archive of thousands of film clips, news broadcasts, documentaries, concerts, etc. that have been posted on the web sometime in the past (some, but not all, are downloadable). NOTE: you will NOT find current copyright protected movies here!
History by the Minute - radio and film clips about important Canadian people and events
iTunesU - over 350,000 educational videos, lectures
Library of Congress Digital Resources - videos, music, images, etc. from the U.S. National Library - focus on American topics
MIT Highlights for Schools - open course ware materials from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) selected for senior high school students going on to university who are looking for videos and other materials to review key scientific and technological concepts (student page)
National Juke Box - from the U.S. Library of Congress - over 10,000 historical recordings (from 1901 to 1925) you can stream (not download) for free; great to use in a history project for example - find a song and add a link to your slide show!
Research Channel on YouTube - lectures from researchers and academics on a variety of topics
SnagFilms - documentaries - watch online or embed on a webpage - NOTE: not all of the films are available for viewing in Canada
YouTube Edu - lectures and presentations on a variety of educational topics
Internet Archive - audio - an archive of thousands of digital audio flies (speeches, radio broadcasts, readings, concerts, original music) that have been posted on the web sometime in the past (some, but not all, are downloadable) (NOTE: you will NOT find current copyright protected music here!