MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING BEING RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS
As our community comes together in response to Covid-19, practicing physical distancing means being apart from some of our friends and loved ones, changes in our daily routines and adopting new ways of living and working. Supporting our mental health and well-being during this time is critical. In doing so, please visit the Student Resources website which provides mental health and well-being resources for students.
DEVICE AND TECH SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS
KEY ONLINE SAFETY TIPS FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS AND STUDENTS
Students should never share personal information, such as their phone number, address, social insurance number, date of birth, personal images or financial information, over the internet without adult permission;
If students see a message, comment, image, or anything else online that makes them concerned for their personal safety or feel uncomfortable, they should bring it to the attention of an adult immediately; and
Parents/guardians should be aware and monitor the websites, video games and apps that your child is using to ensure they are appropriate and used in a safe manner.
For more information, please visit the TDSB Online Safety web page.
GOOGLE CHROME READ WRITE FOR STUDENTS
Read Write for Google Chrome is an essential resource that offers a tremendous support to all students. It's available to every student at home. Read Write (which is just an addition to Google Chrome) provides students the opportunity to use Visual and Regular Dictionaries, Talk-to-Text, Text-to-Talk, Word Prediction etc. It is available for families at home to download at the following link:
Google Classroom Cheat-Sheet for Parets/Guardians.pdf
INTRODUCTION TO GOOGLE CLASSROOM - FOR PARENT(S)/GUARDIAN(S) - FOR LEARNING SESSIONS FROM TDSB
This site shows how a phone, X-Box or Playstation may be used to access Google Classroom.
GOOGLE TRANSLATE EXTENSION FOR GOOGLE CHROME
Use this with the caveat that it does not translate French with great accuracy and it is meant as a tool to assist parent(s)/guardian(s)
Google Translate Extension for Google Chrome
SPECIAL EDUCATION SUPPORT
Remote Learning - Special Education Resources for Families
FAMILY FSL RESOURCE SITE
The FSL Resources for Families Google Site. The site is for parents, guardians and family members of students in French as a Second Language programs in the TDSB. It provides families with information about how to support their child(ren) during Remote Learning including guiding principles, considerations for remote learning in FSL Programs, links to resources, how to support at home, and more.
FSL Resources for Families Google Site
TEMPORARY DIGITAL LIBRARY CARD WITH OVERDRIVE
Torontonians who don't have a Toronto Public Library card can now access OverDrive, our largest collection of ebooks and audiobooks, with the new Instant Digital Card. This temporary card is available to people age 13 and older with a Toronto cell phone that can receive texts. New customers can enjoy this access until September 1, 2020.
HOUR OF CODE
This on-line resource teaches students how to use coding. Teachers can set up a classroom and assign them coding projects to complete. The students can also go to the website and choose an area of interest for themselves.