Welcome École Mount Prevost's Library Learning Commons "Links" page. Below are websites that have been previewed by our teacher-librarian, Mme Zibin, for educational value and content. Some sites will require sign-up; it is recommended for your child's safety that registration is done by the parent using the parent's name.
Les sites de lecture/Reading and Viewing sites
This site allows you to enter the Tumblebooks library without having to enter a password or username. It offers free online books in English or French. The books have been animated and children can read along with them. To enter, click on the Tumblebooks icon then switch the language to French in the top right-hand corner. Once the French page appears, select the top left hand box that says “Livres pour enfants”. A whole list of available books will appear and you may choose “Visualiser en ligne” (above the picture) to listen to it as an animated audiobook.
Dokeo TV (Francais – France)
Dokéo TV, qu’est-ce que c’est ? La télé qui fait lire, jouer et chanter les enfants de 4 à 10 ans ! Grâce à un partenaire privilégié – Les éditions Nathan, Dokéo TV propose des contenus inédits et ludiques : des livres lus et animés pour les petits et les grands, des comptines pour chanter et danser en famille!
Rock ‘N Learn (English learning French)
Rock ‘N Learn has been a trusted name with teachers and parents since 1987. Fun educational videos for kids include silly songs, nursery rhymes, preschool learning, reading skills, languages, and much more. New videos posted every week.
PV Picture Books – Youtube
PV Storytime is a wonderful Youtube channel created by a student in second grade who loves reading picture books. A great resource to model reading with fluency and expression while listening to great story books.
*Subscription required *French picture books and chapter books available
Epic! is an award-winning subscription service, giving millions of families and classrooms instant, unlimited access to thousands of books, videos and quizzes from leading publishers to help kids everywhere read, learn and grow.
– 1000s of books for kids at your fingertips
Les sites de recherche/Research Sites
Make sure you check out the “Digital Resources” tab here on our Library Learning Commons page for valuable research links.
ADST – Applied Design, Skills and Technology
Les sites de coder/Coding Sites
Code.org® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra. Code.org provides the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science in the largest school districts in the United States and Code.org also organizes the annual Hour of Code* campaign which has engaged 15% of all students in the world. Code.org is supported by generous donors including Amazon, Facebook, Google, the Infosys Foundation, Microsoft, and many more.
*Hour of Code
You don’t need to register to participate! The Hour of Code activities are available year-round. Try an activity or read our “How-to Guide” to plan an event for your class. And every year in December, your class can join millions of students around the world celebrating Computer Science Education Week with the Hour of Code. We’ll open registration for the annual celebration in October.
With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.
Shaun the Sheep
A free resource developed by Aardman Animations, makers of the Shaun the Sheep animated movie. Learn how to code games using the amazing Scratch software. This website is useful if you are new to using Scratch.
A website designed for teachers and parents to teach children Computer Science.
Grade 6/7 students have been learning to code on our school Micro:bits at recess in the library learning commons throughout the months of November and December 2019. The learning commons is open most lunch recesses for students to drop in and continue to experiment with Micro:bits. If you wish to purchase a Micro:bit for your child they can be purchased here from BC Robotics in Nanaimo.
ADST (General topics)
Instructables – Yours for the Making
Learn to build, cook, sew, wire, illuminate – the possibilities are endless! Step by step guides with pictures allows you create with support. Perfect for Genius Hour or Passion projects.
Learn to cook with Spatulatta
Oxford Owl – Develop your reading, writing and math skills.
Discovery Channel’s Mindblown – games, info, articles, videos – one of the best in edutainment.
Cool Math Games
Exploratorium – Science activities, experiments, facts and fun
NASA Kids Club – For space enthusiasts; see what NASA is up to!
How Stuff Works
Learn typing and keyboarding skills – fun lessons and games to increase your typing speed and accuracy.
Khan Academy – continue learning at home.
PBS Kids – Educational games, videos and more, based on PBS shows and popular children’s books. Flash required.