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For teachers .. Intel Free Teaching Resources provides free tools and resources that support 21st century learning with project-based approaches in the classroom. Google Apps for Education allows schools to bring communication and collaboration tools to the entire academic community for free. iTALC allows teachers to see what's going on in computer-labs by viewing and controlloing other computers in the network. They can show demos to the network, send text messages to individual students, even lock all workstations to focus attention on the teacher. Ohio Treasure Chest is an online collection of thousands of websites which are high-quality, teacher-reviewed, interactive, and free. ABC Teach provides PreK - 8 materials and creative activities for students and educators. They have over 5,000 free documents available, including printable worksheets, interactive activities, theme units, and much more. Celestia is a free spac e simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions across the solar system, without confining you to the surface of the Earth. CK-12 Flexbooks is currently the only free service of its kind that offers customizable, free, curriculum-aligned content for K-12. "Flexbooks" are digital text books that educators can easily customize for their students' learning styles, locations, languages, or ability levels. Khan Academy provides a free online collection of more than 2,400 micro lectures via video tutorials stored on YouTube teaching mathematics, history, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, economics and computer science. Take an online visit. The Nova Scotia Museum and the Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage websites are packed with useful information for you. From locating museums around the province to online learning and games, there are many resources available. Cyber Bullying  and safety with suggestions for coping for students and others  Information specifically about social media safety!  (New)  Pop the balloon addition practice game  - Players  have to pop the balloons to add up the numbers. The goal is to match the star number without going over it.  Request a Resource page - an opportunity to find just what you are looking for Fun Facts & Trivia for Kids Fun Car Facts: Simple Machines in Automobiles Free K-12 Lesson Plans Calculators for Kids: Teach Children Math with These Free Calculation Tools Calculators for Kids and conversion tools   Read WriteThink Lesson Plans Discovery Education | Classroom Resources A Kid's Guide to Forest Fires KidZone: Worksheets for Children Fun Educational Lesson Plans, Activities and Printables Online  accredited programs offered by an accredited college in the United States. Flllable Common Core-aligned lesson plan templates,completely free. You can give them a try at the links below: Math Lesson Plan      English Lesson Plan      Science Lesson Plan High quality free language arts worksheets  for teachers ttp://www.physicsclassroom.com/ http://www.calculators.org/math/physics.php Eric Weisstein’s World of Physics http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/physics/ The Feynman Lectures on Physics http://www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu/ Khan Academy on Physics https://www.khanacademy.org/science/physics Marcus’s Simple Machines for kids Finance Websites for Kids - note I found this url needed Explorer to  access the site Simple Machines found in elevators (added April 17) Other Resources ... Most Affordable Online College Programs illustrated Excel tutorial (including VBA programming) + 300 examples.  It's 100% free.   New for Excel users  How to use Excel guide for beginners The Online Learning Guidebook:  information and helpful guidelines to determine if online learning is for you  An indepth site for Excel users   - find more indepth information about things you didn’t know you could do with Excel including drop down lists Art Resources that might be of interest... 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Archaeology in Nova Scotia  Halifax Chronicle Herald  Library   information from the files of the newspaper archives Fossils of Nova Scotia and join the hunt on the Trace Fossils Mystery website, available in French and English  Black Loyalists - Black Communities in Nova Scotia,  - Discover the stories and struggles available in French and English Nova Scotia natural history  -   access images and exhibits featuring snakes and birds to turtles and salamanders The Titanic through the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic Nova Scotia's dinosaurs - watch some of the oldest and smallest fossils in North America being prepared at the Fundy Geological Museum lab Sable Island, available in French or English  Poison Plant Patch   -  Learn more about plants in Nova Scotia  Explore all 27 provincial museums  in the Nova Scotia Museum family  Nova Scotia heritage director   Search more than 300 listings including museums, archives, public galleries and historical and naturalist societies. Backyard Birds of Winter and what to feed them. Birds of Nova Scotia collection. Nova Scotia symbols and traditions Historic places in Nova Scotia. Find your family’s Nova Scotian roots  Special Places Program that protects archeological sites, shipwrecks and more Planters 2010   Celebrates the coming of the Planters to Nova Scotia 250 years ago.  Canadian Genealogy Records - ... a current list of information with ties to Canada  Acadia University's  Digital Collections Ship wreck sites - names of ships only.  Nova Scotia Historical Newspapers   Read all about it! Our latest digitization project has captured seven different newspapers, published in four very different communities over a span of 210 years - Halifax, Loyalist Shelburne, Pictou and Central Grove, Digby County, 1769 to 1977. A total of 14,377 digitized pages accessible right now.  And for even more online historical newspapers visit our project partner, the Beaton Institute at Cape Breton University  Information on new microfilm digitization project  in the government archives  Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management, creator of the Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics website, is pleased to announce the launch of a new click-through web service, linking researchers on Ancestry.ca   directly to the digitized birth, marriage and death records available on the Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics   What’s new at clollections Canada 32 videos  videos produced l are viewable on  YouTube  and on the genealogy trip planning website Routes to Your Roots  The Teacher's Guide to Substance Abuse Prevention: Using Local News and Experts to Make a Difference in Your Community 12 Ways to Bring the Arts into Your Classroom The Educator's Guide to Real Estate Lesson Plans Marriage Customs from Around the World How to Use #Selfies as Sociological Exercises How to Trace Your Family Tree Google Earth for Educators: 50 Exciting Ideas for the Classroom The Modern Cost of Iconic Landmarks Alphabetical Listing of Readers Theater Scripts with Number of Parts Hunger Games’ Science: Investigating Genetically Engineered Organisms 8 Religions and Their Views on Cremation