March 2017 Provincial Tools Update

The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) or D2L can be accessed at: ​http://scdsb.elearningontario.ca​ . Use
your school computer/email/Google login to gain access.

Many digital tools can be accessed through the homepage of D2L without needing a separate password such
as:

Mindomo

Collaborative Mind Map Creation

My Blueprint

Career and Guidance

Naxos Music Library

Music Library

Pixton

Comic Strip Creation

Learn360

Video Streaming (including feature films)

OERB

Ontario Educational Resource Bank

Homework Help

Online Math Tutors and supports Gr7-10

XpressLab

Assessment creation where students can listen
to audio and respond in audio (great for
language learning). Link on D2L leads you to info
on how to create your account.

Contact: Jaclyn Calder, ​jcalder@scdsb.on.ca Technology Enabled Learning Help ​www.TELhelp.ca
Mathies
www.mathies.ca

Free, openly accessible web-based digital math tools (no login required). If the background is grey, they are
available as free iPad and Android apps too.

Calculator​ - graphing Calculator​ - scientific Colour Tiles
Calculator​ - basic

Comparison Tool Comparison Tool Relational Rods Linear Growing Patterns
Integers Whole Numbers

Fraction Strips Graph 3D Plotting Applet Linear Graphing Money

Notepad Number Chart Number Line Fractions

Pattern Maker Pouring Containers Rekenrek
Pattern Blocks

Set Tool

Contact: Jaclyn Calder, ​jcalder@scdsb.on.ca Technology Enabled Learning Help ​www.TELhelp.ca
Recent VLE (D2L) Updates and Resources

1. How to add OERB Resources to your VLE (D2L) Course
“how-to” video

2. Updated Ministry-Created Course Material
*preview this by clicking on the preview button on homepage
of D2L. Email ​jcalder@scdsb.on.ca​ to request the content.
○ Civics and Careers Material
○ SBI3C
○ ENG4C
○ CHC2D

3. Technology Enabled Learning and Teaching Experiences

This resource contains learning experiences from classrooms around Ontario that are enhanced through the
use of technology. Hear from students, teachers and reflections on how the learning activity went. If you want
to try something similar, or adapt something for your own classroom, the lesson plans and resource lists are
there too. Keep your eyes open for the SCDSB teachers who are highlighted!

This can be accessed by going into the VLE (D2L) and to “self-registration” at the top of the page. Then
register yourself for the TELT Experiences course. Click on the icon on the home page and start exploring! If
you are looking for support around this resource please contact Jaclyn Calder, ​jcalder@scdsb.on.ca​. This
resource will soon be found on the Edugains site in addition to the VLE.

Contact: Jaclyn Calder, ​jcalder@scdsb.on.ca Technology Enabled Learning Help ​www.TELhelp.ca
4. Aquaverse & Roots
These are two interactive science modules for Grade 2 and Grade 3 respectively. You can preview them in our
Primary Template under the self-registration area from the landing/home page of D2L. If you want the Primary
Template put into your own course for your students to use, please contact Jaclyn Calder,
jcalder@scdsb.on.ca​.

5. Coding in Elementary
This Ministry-created resource shares examples of coding in elementary classrooms across Ontario.
Access it here on the Edugains site.

Contact: Jaclyn Calder, ​jcalder@scdsb.on.ca Technology Enabled Learning Help ​www.TELhelp.ca