Technology Tools and Resources
MyWorld (Grades 9 to 12)Alberta Education has licensed MediaSmarts' MyWorld resource for Grades 9 to 12 students. MyWorld contains information on authenticating online information, reputation and privacy management, dealing with online relationships and ethical use of the Internet.
This resource can be accessed by Alberta teachers and students at no charge until August 31, 2013. More information on MediaSmarts resources is available here.
Passport to the Internet (Grades 4 to 8)
Alberta Education has signed a licensing agreement with MediaSmarts for their Passport to the Internet online student resource, which is aimed at helping students to develop critical thinking skills for their online experiences. Information on online safety, authenticating online information, recognizing online marketing ploys, protecting privacy, managing online relationships and dealing with cyberbullying is part of the Passport to the Internet.
More information on Passport to the Internet and associated MediaSmarts Resources is available here.
Tools & Resources
Through SuperNet, learners throughout Alberta take advantage of high bandwidth and increased Internet access to realize recent trends in learning technology and online learning.
Assistive Technology for Learning (ATL)
The primary goal of Assistive Technology for Learning (ATL) is to support all students, including those with special needs, in achieving the learning outcomes of the Alberta curriculum or their individual learning goals.
Computers for Schools
Computers for Schools provides used computers, computer equipment and software to Canadian schools and libraries at no cost to recipients.
Working to meet Alberta's data exchange needs, Edulink's goal is to replace paper-driven processes with the electronic management of data.
The Galileo Educational Network
Galileo Educational Network creates, promotes and disseminates innovative teaching and learning practices through research, professional learning and fostering external collaborations.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Program of Study
The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) curriculum provides a broad perspective on the nature of technology, how to use and apply a variety of technologies and the impact of ICT on self and society.
A digital learning environment for teachers, parents and students.
MediaSmarts/Habilomédias (Media Awareness Network)
MediaSmarts provides resources for teachers, parents and librarians to support them in addressing the new challenges and issues that arise as children and young people go on the Internet. It provides tips for reducing the risks in the classroom.
Alberta Education conducts research into emerging technologies and best practices in classroom technology use.
School Administrators' Technology Integration Resource
The School Administrators' Technology Integration resource website is a database of research and information for school administrators.
Tech.News is a monthly electronic newsletter produced by Alberta Education, School Technology Branch, for Alberta's education community. The current edition is available here.
2Learn.ca Education Society
The 2Learn.ca website contains resources for teachers, parents and students.
Updated April 2013