From now to June 30, 2020 vendors have generously offered to make these resources available to teachers and students in B.C.
Not all of these have been evaluated for classroom use by Focused Education. Teachers and others should preview for suitability.
See note at bottom of this page on privacy implications.
Access Learning is a Canadian web-based video streaming service. The site is intuitive, simple to use and includes many familiar titles.
Access thousands of programs, documentaries, audio content and archival material from CBC/Radio-Canada on a provisional basis. (French/English)
EBSCO Cricket Books. For pre-K to Gr. 8. Short-form fiction and nonfiction titles by Cricket Media. Viewable as pdfs.
EBSCO Canadian Collection. More than 20,300* e-book collection of titles by Canadian publishers and authors. Covering topics pertaining to Canada, Canadian history, native culture, politics and current events.
EBSCO Canadian Reference Center is a full-text collection of regional and international periodicals, reference books and biographies. It also includes thousands of images from the Canadian Press.
EBSCO Canadian Literary Center includes book and reference content from Essays on Canadian Writing Press (ECW Press). ECW Press also provides several individual monographs, author biographies, essays, literary criticism and book reviews.
EBSCO Points of View contains resources that present multiple sides of an issue. It provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.
JobsPeopleDo strives to be a one stop career resource site for Canadian students, who are identifying their career options.
National Film Board‘s collection of over 3,400 French and English classroom-ready films, clips, and trailers. Canadian content.
Privacy Implications for Resource Use
During this period, a Ministerial Order has been issued that removes the Canadian data residency requirement, allowing the use of collaborative and instructional tools. Teachers and others are advised to be aware of personal information and collection and to adhere to their School District guidelines.