- aboutkidshealth: http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/En/Pages/default.aspx
For medical, academic milestones, nutrition, medication, mental health .. this site is a wealth of information
- Career Trek: http://www.careertrekbc.ca/
BC web series that explores different careers in short episodes.
- CNN Student News (for the older student). Parents should preview the content. http://www.cnn.com/studentnews
CNN Student News is a ten-minute, commercial-free, daily news program designed for middle and high school classes. It is produced by the journalists at CNN. This award-winning show and its companion website are available free of charge throughout the school year.
- Scholastic’s Story starter: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters/
- Story Bird: http://storybird.com/
Story bird is an online program that encourages students to create and share their stories. It is motivating.
- Examples of good graphic organizers: http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/
- Typing Skills: http://www.learn2type.com/
- Study Stack: http://www.studystack.com/
A website that helps kids make their own flashcards.
- Study Guides and Strategies: http://www.studygs.net/
A range of supports including learning, organization, classroom participation and academic skills.
- Khan academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/
An amazing on-line resource for support learning a variety of subjects. also includes motivating videos.
- Science: https://www.youtube.com/user/1veritasium
Veritasium is a science video blog featuring experiments, expert interviews, cool demos, and discussions with the public about everything science.
- Anxiety BC: http://www.anxietybc.com/
A wealth of information to help people learn about and practice effective strategies to manage anxiety on their own, at their own pace.
Same site, but geared for youth: http://youth.anxietybc.com/
- The Force: http://www.forcesociety.com/
The F.O.R.C.E. Society for Kids’ Mental Health is a provincial organization that provides families with an opportunity to speak with other families who understand and may be able to offer support or advice on what has worked for them. The F.O.R.C.E. also provides families and professionals with information, tools, and tips on how to support and assist children with mental health difficulties.
- Test anxiety: http://www.studygs.net/tstprp8.htm
- Take a meditation break now. http://www.calm.com
- Ministry of Education: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/specialed/iepssn.htm
For support generating an IEP (individualized education plan)
- National (US) Institute of Mental Health: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/index.shtml
- Attention Deficit Disorder association (ADDA): http://www.add.org/
- National (US) Resource Center on ADHD: http://www.help4adhd.org/
- The Learning Disabilities Association is an excellent resource for information and support for parents and children. http://www.ldav.ca/
- This 8 minute track was reported to be created to slow down heart rate and create a calm, relaxed state. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKI92De-t4U
Odin Books: Odin Books in Vancouver is an excellent place to go to get books on mental health, education and psychology. http://odinbooks.com/
Health and wellness support, connect with others who know what you are going through.