Classroom Materials

Citizenship Resource: A classroom resource for teaching citizenship topics to adult English language learners – Canadian Language Benchmarks 1-8 (2011)

This resource has been designed for instructors teaching concepts of Canadian citizenship in an adult English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom. It is intended for use at Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) levels 1 through 8.

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2013-12-05

Silent Words: English 130 Novel Study (2012)

This guide has been designed to accompany the novel “Silent Words,” by Ruby Slipperjack. Set in northwestern Ontario in the 1960s, the novel tells the story of a young Ojibway boy and his journey of self-discovery.

The first section of the guide offers pre-reading activities that set the stage for reading the novel, including making predictions about what the book will be about and discussing the significance of the title.

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2013-10-07

B.C. School District 59 and its Community: Teaching Skills Deliberately - Building Ownership for Skills-based Learning Outcomes (2000)

British Columbia’s School District 59, based in Dawson Creek, has developed a process that helps teachers and students agree on what different skills look like in different contexts, including the classroom or a co-op program.

In the Employability Skills Carousel activity, the teacher selects between eight and 10 employability skills for students to focus on in a given term.

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2013-09-27

How to Make a Digital Video: Tips for the classroom (2012)

This document, part of a series on video in the classroom, provides tips for teaching learners how to make a digital video.

The authors present a series of steps, including showing examples of videos from various sources; researching and gathering information; writing a script; creating a storyboard; gathering photos and video; editing the footage; and sharing the completed video.

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2013-08-07

Getting Started: Choosing Your Video Recording Equipment (2012)

In this guide, part of a series on video in the classroom, the authors offer advice on selecting video recording equipment.

Specifically, they look at the pros and cons of using cellphones; digital cameras; mini camcorders; the iPad 2; the iPod Touch; webcams; and camcorders.

For each device, they discuss price range; picture quality; and memory capacity.

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2013-07-30

Video Projects Across the Curriculum (2012)

This document is part of a series on video in the classroom.

Here, the authors discuss ways that video projects can be used in language arts, math, science, social studies, and health. For instance, in language arts, students could create a short video newscast of school or community events, or write a critique of a video production.

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2013-07-23

Ideas for Video Projects (2012)

In this document, part of a series on video in the classroom, the authors offer suggestions for different kinds of video projects.

They set out the steps for making a video, from planning it, through the filming of material, and onto the post-production editing.

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2013-07-18

Creating Videos in the Classroom (2012)

This presentation is part of a series on making videos in the classroom. The authors point out that video production is engaging for learners, and easy to do.

They begin by explaining that video projects can fit into one of four categories: instructional; entertainment; documentary; and storytelling.

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2013-07-08

What's on the Web? Sorting Strands of the World Wide Web for Educators (2005)

Originally published in 1995, this article was revised most recently in 2005, and appears here for archival purposes.

The author wrote the article as a starting point for teachers who want to integrate the Internet into their curricula, offering them a means to classify and define useful aspects of the online world. He sets out a variety of types of applications available, and provides examples of each.

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2013-03-28

Essential Skills at Work in the North Study Guide - Volume 2 (2012)

Designed for both adult educators and adult learners, this study guide offers learning activities to accompany the stories from the online tool “Essential Skills at Work in the North,” which can be found on the NWT Literacy Council’s website at http://www.nwt.literacy.ca.

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2013-02-06

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