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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Homework Help and Links

 

Here are some web based tools that students can access from home to help with a variety of homework questions:

 

·         Canadian Atlas Online: an online mapping tool.
·         Directionaries and Quotations (English and French): compiled by the Toronto Public Library.
·         EBSCO Research Database: an online research database for students:
User name is TCDSB
password is TCDSB
·         e-Learning Ontario: provides online courses and resources to secondary and elementary students, providing them with more opportunities to succeed.
·         FactMonster.com: popular one-stop information resource for kids including timelines, almanacs, a colourful atlas and over 57,000 short articles from the Columbia Encyclopiea. The Homework Center breaks information down into subjects (geography, math, social studies) and skills (writing, speaking and listening, studying).
·         French Encyclopedie Hachette Multimedia en ligne: online resource where you can access the French Encyclopedia.
User name is toroncdsb
password is toro5988
·         Grolier Online: six research databases including encyclopedias and magazines:
User name is toroncdsb
password is toro5988
·         Homework help: compiled by the Toronto Public Library, this site provides online help for homework assignments and studying; information is arranged by the Ontario curriculum courses and strands and includes extensive list of resources.
·         KidsNationalGeographic.com: a site for animals and places.
·         Kidsspace.TorontoPublicLibrary.ca: the Toronto Public Library has provided 'pathfinders', collections of links to kid-friendly resources on everything from ancient Rome to Canada's trading partners to math and music.
·         Library and Archives Canada: online resource where you can have your questions on Canadiana answered.
·         Mathville: a web-based math resource - a web software designed to make math fun for Ontario grade 1 to 8 students; to students it looks like a game collection but each of the activities addresses an important topic in the Ontario math curriculum. Mathville is licensed for school and home use by all Ontario teachers and students.
User name is fun154
password is numbers
·         Mrs. Glosser's Math Goodies: a free math help portal that features interactive lessons, worksheets and homework help (as endorsed by the TCDSB).
·         National Atlas of Canada: online resource that allows you to download maps and find details on Canada's geography.
·         Nelson Math: suggestions to help your child from JK to grade 8 learn mathematics.
·         Shmoop.com: study guides of classic books.
·         YES Magazine projects: projects and experiments for kids to try at home from YES Magazine, Canada's Science magazine for kids (as endorsed by the TCDSB).
·         Students can also ask their teacher for the user id and password to the Ontario Educational Resource Bank (OERB).
Parent Resources
Here is some information about how to help your child succeed and keep them safe:
 
·         abc123 - tips provided by the Ontario Ministry of Education to support your child's education.
·         www.investinkids.ca - tips and insights to help you address some of your most common questions about children and parenting.

 

·         http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/carseat/choose.shtml - information about choosing the right car seat for your child (booster seats for children less than 8 years old, between 18kg/40lbs and 36kg/80lbs and less than 145cm/4'9" tall; seatbelts for children over 8 years old, weighs over 36kg/80lbs and is over 145cm/4'9" tall).