Teaching Tools


Elementary & Secondary

  • Ask a Teacher
    Point your secondary students to the Independent Learning Centre's “Ask a Teacher” website for additional exercises, study aids, essay help, EQAO prep and more.
  • Bringing the Olympics Into the Classroom
    The 2010 Winter Olympics took place in Vancouver from February 12-28, 2010 and The Paralympic Winter Games followed from March 12-21.
  • Canadian Literary Award Winners
    Teachers may find the following lists of Canadian literary award winners helpful in planning their programs.
  • Campsite 24 for Teachers
    Bring Ontario's parks and protected areas into your classroom with these lesson plans based on the Ontario Curriculum Guidelines for Grades 2 to 6.
  • Career Matters
    All about high school requirements and options. Covers Ontario English high school course descriptions, codes, and their pre-requisites; information on alternatives like co-op, summer school, and apprenticeships, plus a Student Planner tool.
  • Civilization.ca
    Centralized website for the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Canadian Children's Museum, the Canadian Museum, the Canadian War Museum and the Virtual Museum of New France. Feature-rich site also offers special areas for Student and Educator Resources.
  • Computers for Schools Program
    Government-industry program to refurbish and donate computers for use in Canadian classrooms.
  • EcoKids
    Download and printables, learning resources, classroom visitors, forum and more, covering environmental matters.
  • eWorkshop
    eWorkshop was created by the Ministry of Education and TVOntario to support Ontario's Education Foundations program. This site is for teachers who wish to perfect their skills or acquire new skills and knowledge in order to help their students reach high levels of achievement in reading, writing, and mathematics comprehension.
  • Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
    Classroom resources, downloads and more to help you teach about the history, customs and traditions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis. From Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.
  • Junior Achievement of Canada
    International not-for-profit organization educates young people about business and economics. Program offerings include Business Basics (elementary), The Economics of Staying in School (middle school) and The Company Program (secondary).
  • The Learning Partnership
    A not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing together business, education, government, labour, policy makers and the community to develop partnerships that strengthen public education in Canada. Offer a range of programs.
  • Math Central
    Resources, forum, answers to questions, monthly math problems and more.
  • Media Awareness Network
    Resources to help educators, parents and others promote media literacy among young people.
  • MPTV
    An educational resource designed to introduce students in Grades 4 to 6 (Cycles 2 and 3 in Quebec) to the House of Commons and the role of its elected members.
  • nature.ca
    In the "Teacher Zone" of the Canadian Museum of Nature, you'll find almost 100 workshops, lesson plans, activities and games for exploring the natural world with your students. Whether planning a visit to the museum or preparing for a lesson in your classroom, our curriculum-based resources can be useful tools.
  • Nature Challenge for Kids: Teachers/Parents pages
    Information and resources for David Suzuki's "Nature Challenge" program as tailored for youngsters.
  • Ontario's Greenbelt: A Resource for Teachers
    Ontario's Greenbelt: A Resource for Teachers contains learning experiences through which students develop and apply critical thinking skills as they learn about the role of Ontario's Greenbelt and its impact today and in the future.
  • Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (OPHEA)
    Non-profit organization that promotes healthy, active living. Site features teacher resources and activity ideas.
  • Ontario Science Centre
    Since its opening September 26, 1969, the Ontario Science Centre has been a pioneer in creating interactive experiences that make science accessible. It has attracted over 40 million visitors from around the world and is one of Canada's most visited attractions.
  • Ontario Software Acquisition Program Advisory Committee (OSAPAC)
    The OSAPAC Committee (Ontario Software Acquisition Program Advisory Committee) is composed of English and French representatives from across the province who advise the Ministry of Education on the acquisition of provincial licenses for publicly funded schools in Ontario.
  • Reach for the Top
    The national quiz game for high school students.
  • Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
    Information on child protection from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services
  • Resources from the Ontario Curriculum Unit Planner website
    This link takes you to resources that were previously posted on the Ontario Curriculum Unit Planner (OCUP) website (e.g., grade by grade elementary expectations, Teacher Companion files etc.)
  • SchoolNet News Network (SNN)
    A cyber-school for writers and aspiring journalists, a multimedia publishing and broadcasting forum for their stories and a resource centre for teachers. SNN is open to all K-12 students in Canada in both official languages.
  • Special Needs Opportunity Windows (SNOW)
    Online resources and professional development opportunities for educators of students with special needs.
  • Spelling Bee of Canada
    Organizes annual spelling bees aimed at youth 6-15 years of age.
  • Statistics Canada Learning Resources for Teachers
    Lesson plans, articles, brochures, teachers' kits, student projects and more.
  • TVO Newsletter: TVO 4 Teachers
    Click on the link to subscribe and receive monthly updates containing TVO's classroom resources for educational programming as well as advanced notice of upcoming shows.
  • Virtual Museum of Canada
    See also the Teachers Centre
    An extensive and complete online museum of the stories and treasures that have come to define Canada over the centuries. See the Teachers' Centre for specific guidance on bringing the museum into your classroom.
  • Writers in Electronic Residence (WIER)
    Connects Canada's writers with schools to exchange original writing and commentary. This website offers program information, writer biographies and resources for educators.