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Almost all of the resources listed offer an amount or a duration of free services. There are paid resources in this blog. The presence of these resources on this blog does not mean that CESD has provided licensing for said resources. Choices regarding technology resources are made at the school level, just as decisions regarding textbooks are handled there.

CODE – Drama & Dance

CODE – Drama & Dance

The council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators (CODE) offers a great number of free resources to drama and dance teachers. They continually review their resources to keep them pedagogically...

Theatrefolk

Theatrefolk

Theatrefolk offers a large number of teaching resources for drama teachers. As the site does not offer student sign-up, there are no concerns regarding their privacy policy. According to their...

Drama Notebook

Drama Notebook

Drama Notebook hails itself as the world's best site for Drama teachers. They have a small selection of straight-up free resources.They do offer a free trial on their library of resources to support...

Drama Activities

Drama Activities

Drama activities provide excellent opportunities for young children to engage in storytelling, social interaction and practice communication skills. Arts on the Move has a lovely list of activities...

Flat for Google

Flat for Google

Flat is an excellent music notation editor that works directly with GSuite. You install it from the Chrome store into your Chrome account and you will have a sheet music editor that allows for...

Audiotool

Audiotool

Audiotool is an online music production studio. It is an advanced music mixing space, and is posted here as a tool for teachers as opposed, not as a resource for students. Their privacy policy isn't...

Noteflight Learn

Noteflight is a robust application for music teachers. They do offer a free trial, but in order to access this, you must contact the company. Their product prices in at approximately $7 per student,...

SeeSaw

SeeSaw

Seesaw is a fantastic tool for Div 1 and Div 2 teachers. There are a host of pre-created resources in their resource library, and the platform itself gives young learners meaningful ways to...

Biology Q&A

Biology Q&A

Based on theory of knowledge and brain science, Biology Q&As was specifically designed, written and organized to make learning biology easier. More than 1800 bite-sized Q&As, covering all of...

Help Teaching

Help Teaching

Help teaching is a website to assist with test and quiz creation along with worksheets. With a free login, teachers have access to all the questions in their database, but your documents will be...

School Yourself

School Yourself

School Yourself is a mathematics website based on doing math, not on watching an instructor do math. Their unique interactive lessons cover math subjects ranging from algebra, geometry, and...

Math Planet

Math Planet

Math Planet is a resource for Div 4 teachers and their students. The educational material is focused on US math, but has support for algebra, geometry, SAT and ACT examinations. Math Planet is...

Prodigy Math Game

Prodigy Math Game

The Prodigy Math Game is well-known amongst educators for its engaging math-based games. Further, its privacy policy allows for teachers to enroll students with just first and last name. If you...

Sum Dog

Sum Dog

Sum Dog is a cool little website where students can practice math. The free version includes access to a few math games, and a new math game is always valuable in the arsenal of a teacher! If you...

iPractice Math

iPractice Math

iPractice Math uses game based principles to encourage students to learn through discovery, they also have all the usual stuff schools may like such as worksheets, lesson plans, and of course real...

Matific

Matific

Matific is a free elementary math product that consists of engaging activities and games that teach students problem solving and critical thinking through discovery. They use game based principles...

Wordnik

Wordnik

Wordnik is the world's biggest online English dictionary, by number of words. Wordnik shows definitions from multiple sources, so you can see as many different takes on a word's meaning as...

Google Books

Google Books

In alignment with their corporate mission statement "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful”, Google Books boasts the world's most comprehensive index of...

Coggle

Coggle

Whether you're taking notes, brainstorming, planning, or doing something awesomely creative, it is super simple to visualise your ideas with Coggle. Share with as many friends or colleagues as you...

Language Tool

Language Tool

Language tool is a nifty website for checking the grammar of text passages under 20,000 words. In the free version, the website states that it has thousands of patterns it uses for finding errors....