RESEARCH & LEARNING

checkThis "RESEARCH & LEARNING" page contains a list of 266 links to websites relating to LIBRARIES & MUSEUMS, ONLINE LEARNING, SCHOOLS, SERVICES FOR EDUCATION, SOFTWARE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, and TRANSLATION SERVICES ONLINE.


Thanks to Dan Delong of the DPCUC, this page was last reported as checked for full accuracy on July 31, 2010.


* * * * * LIBRARIES & MUSEUMS * * * * *

LIBRARIES

accessOLA canleaf

Ontario Library Association Portal.

Ajax Public Library canleaf

Cardholders may enter WEBPAC, and online service which can access the library's book, periodical, and audiovisual collection, as well as place holds, see what books you have checked out, or are ready for pick-up.

Antique Story Books for Children

Canadian Library Gateway canleaf

Clarington Public Library canleaf

On their website you will soon be able to browse the CPL library catalogue! Clarington Public Library card holders will be able to place holds, and check their records as well!

Electric Library Canada Info Resourdescanleaf

Consider the Electric Library Canada site for your 1st place to go for general information, projects, and essays. Your first stop for general information, projects and essays. Get results quickly and easily with this award-winning service comprising Canadian and International information from complete newspaper and magazine articles; over 150,000 current and archive photos; reference books; encyclopedias; maps; and transcripts from government, radio, and TV.

Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.

The Internet Public Library (IPL2)

The result of a merger of the Internet Public Library and the Librarians' Internet Index.

The Kid's Site of Canadian Settlement canleaf

Library of Congress

This site is a complete research tool with an American focus.

LibrarySpot

The best of libraries, newspapers, encyclopedias, and maps.

Litrix Reading Room

- summarized on-line books for students.

National Library of Canada canleaf

- also contains the Digital Library of Canada (music, history, literature).

netLibrary

Experience our growing collection of eBooks (classics) with our freely downloadable netLibrary eBook reader. This site requires a free username and password.

Morton Grove (Il, U.S.A.) Public Library

Selected as the "Library of the Year", check out the "Fiction_L Booklists".

Ontario Library Service canleaf

- searchable, including links of interest to librarians.

Oshawa Public Library canleaf

The OPL does not have an online book ordering service. It does offer extensive readings for children and links to websites suitable for the visually impaired.

Pickering Public Library canleaf

Using PPL's online Dial-In service, card-holders can review their library records, and place holds on the items they wish to borrow. Electronic Library Canada, EBSCO Information Services, NoveList - Your Guide to Fiction, Access Science).

Public Bookshelf

- a list of books that are beyond thier copyright date.

Scugog Memorial Public Library canleaf

At present, the SMPL has a Dial-In access service to view the library's catalogues.

ThinkQuest.org

A collection of educational web sites designed by participants in the ThinkQuest Contests. Teachers and learners can explore a multitude of topics.

Uxbridge Library canleaf

At present, the UPL does not have an online book ordering service.

Whitby Public Library canleaf

From this website you can access the library's book, periodical, and audiovisual collection (using WEBPAC), as well as place holds, see what books you have checked out, or are ready for pick-up, and look for community information.

MUSEUMS

Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation canleaf

Virtual and real museums: the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Canadian War Museum, a Virtual Museum, the Museum of New France, and a Cyberboutique (a special area for kids).

E-Museum from Minnesota State University

Museum of Bacteria

This site brings together many links on bacteria, bacteriology, and related topics available on the web. It also provides crystal-clear information about many aspects of bacteria.

MuseumLink's Museum of Museums

Will eventually contain links to every museum on the planet.

Royal Ontario Museum canleaf

Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre (B.C.) canleaf

The Aquarium has served aquatic conservation and education for more than 40 years.

Vancouver Museum (B.C.) canleaf

Walter P. Chrysler Museum (Michigan)

* * * * * ONLINE LEARNING * * * * *

ActDen

Vancouver-based Digital Education Network - content for classroom or home use, course and software tutorials.

Aveta Business Solutions

"Best Self-Paced Six Sigma Training Available on the Web"

Bilingual Education Links

- some free resources.

Blue Web'n Sites Library

Browse by content, subject or grade. (Blue Ribbon Learning Sites on the Web)

Canadian College of Business & Computers canleaf

- offers an excellent learning experience in global IT skills. Our academic scholars, leading industrial experts, state-of-the-art facilities and our world-wide campuses let you discover the new potential world of Information Technology.

Canadian Home Based Learning Resource Page canleaf

CIA Kids Page

- world information, fun. New and Improved.

Contact North canleaf

Northern Ontario's Distance Education and Training Network.

Danman's Music Library

This Library will teach you how to play your instrument and all about music theory, reading music, writing music, playing by ear, improvising and much, much more...

Dictionary of Legal Terms

Durham Virtual Campus canleaf

The Strategic Alliance consists of a group of Ontario School Districts working together to provide students with the best online learning opportunities possible.

Education@Canada Distance Education Pagecanleaf

Edunet

- catagorized higher learning links for individual study. Study world history and artifacts with the Time Machine.

ePALS.com

- matches student pen pals in several languages.

FunBrain.com

In addition to the Quiz Lab, FunBrain.com has educational games designed for learners of all ages. They are grouped by title, subject, and grade level.

Glossarist

A directory of glossaries and topical dictionaries.

Homework Help

A list of studies which can improve your learning.

IBM Learning Services Canada

From your desktop, this series is web-based training and performance support on todays most popular software packages with unlimited usage for one year.

ICS Learning Systems - Canada

Canada's largest independent online home study service.

ICS Learning Systems

Independent Learning Centre canleaf

The Ontario Provincial government offers several courses for adults wishing to complete their high school grades.

I.S.L.A.N.D.

Tutorials for students, lesson plans for teachers, links to software, graphics, and web editing instructions.

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators

Knowledge Forum canleaf

From the Ontario Institue for Studies in Education (OISE).

Learning University

- It is the mission of Learn2.com, Inc. to enable organizations to provide employees and learners with the training and support necessary to maintain and grow their competitive advantage.

Medical Dictionary of Terms

Ministry Of Education / Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities canleaf

Distance Education Links.

NYU Virtual College

Online Music Lessons

Here's a big selection of online music courses, lessons and tutorials - learn to play guitar, piano, drums, harmonica or even bagpipes!

Ontario Learn canleaf

A consortium of 22 Ontario Cimmunity Colleges whose mandate is shared development, expenses, and delivery of courses online or over the "Internet" primarily through the use of the FirstClass Conferencing system.

Pathways to Philosophy Distance Learning Project

Open learning programs from the Philosophical Society of England based at Sheffield University, with study guide, essay archive, philosophy notebook, web links and Ask a Philosopher.

PhiloSphos.com Knowledge Base

Open learning resources and advice for philosophy students, including feature articles, philosophy lovers gallery, searchable archive of questions and answers, and specialist search engines.

Quality of Course, Inc.

- the Writing School.

Ryerson - Distance Education canleaf

The largest distance learning instituion in the country - demo course for guests.

SmartCertify Direct

We offer a variety of fast and effective training solutions for the IT industry.

Teachers' Virtual School

From here you can access all of the virtual departments for a range of online lessons.

Teach.Net

- Smart tools for busy teachers.

Thomson Learning Direct

- distance learning, higher education.

Virtual University

A non-profit world-wide learning centre, devoted to the goal of making the world a better place by empowering individuals with the knowledge to improve their lives and the world around them.

Virtual University for Small and Medimium Sized Enterprises

Walden University

Walden University envisions a distinctively different 21st-century learning community where knowledge is judged worthy to the degree that it can be applied by its graduates to the immediate solutions of critical societal challenges, thereby advancing the greater global good.

* * * * * SCHOOLS * * * * *

Augustana University College, Alberta canleaf

Be A Pilot

An introduction to flying and how to find a school.

Bergen County Technical Schools

Dedicated to the advancement of every curriculum for every student.

BrainTrack

"The Web's Most Complete Directory for University and College Search", a listing of over 10,000 higher education institutions in 194 countries and is continually updated with new schools and education resources.

Brock University canleaf

Canadian Business College canleaf

has been rated among the top post secondary schools in Ontario with respect to graduation and placement rates, by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine canleaf

Canadian Universities canleaf

A comprehensive list of educational institutions in Canada, including links to worldwide schools.

Canine School of Professional Grooming canleaf

CDI College canleaf

Business and Information Technolgy training.

Comparing Campus-based and Distance Learning

Distance learning programs constantly face the question: is online learning as valuable as traditional classroom learning?

Culinary Institute of America

The C.I.A. is the only residential college in the world devoted entirely to culinary education.

Culinary Institute of America - Food & Beverage Institute

The F.B.I. is the C.I.A.s online store where textbooks, videos, workbooks, training manuals, & test bank software can be purchased for aspiring chefs.

DeVry

- career-oriented, technology-based education.

Durham College (Oshawa, Ontario) canleaf

Educational Program Innovations Center (EPIC) canleaf

A leading provider of continuing engineering education in the private sector throughout North America. We offer a comprehensive program of day time and evening courses, seminars, conferences, in-house and on-line distance learning.

Human Resources Development Canada: Interactive Training Inventory canleaf

Welcome to the HRDC Training Directory. To research your training options, select the "Search for Training" button.

Humber College canleaf

Humber College offers 135 full-time diploma and certificate programs at the post secondary and post-diploma levels as well as over 1,000 courses through Continuing Education International Business Schools.

JKL Pet Grooming School

Registerd and bonded as a Career Trainign Trade School.

Montessori Online

- dedicated to the advancement of Montessori education in the United States and abroad.

Mount Saint Vincent University, Nova Scotia canleaf

- for women.

National Association of Private Schools

- dedicated to recognizing and improving the Spiritual and Educational quality of Private and Christian Schools regardless of size.

National K9 School for Dog Trainers

Students learn the knowledge and skills required for professional dog training.

Network of International Business Schools

New York University

- a member of the distinguished Association of American Universities.

Nipissing University canleaf

North Bay, Ontario.

Osgoode Hall Law School canleaf

Toronto, Ontario.

Queen's University canleaf

Kingston, Ontario.

Royal Roads University canleaf

A community of on-campus and distance learners dedicated to innovation in post-secondary education. Victoria, British Columbia.

Scholastic

Where children love to learn and learn to grow.

Schoolfinder.com

Customize your search of over 600 schools and find detailed descriptions of admission requirements, costs, programs, and contact information for each school.

Seneca College canleaf

We meet industry's constantly changing demands for a productive workforce. (Toronto area)

Sir Sandford Fleming College canleaf

Peterborough area.

Trent University (Peterborough, Ontario) canleaf

University of Illinois

University of Massachusetts

University of Ontario Institute of Technology canleaf

Oshawa, Ontario.

University of Toronto canleaf

University of Toronto - Alumni canleaf

Yes, there is life after U. of T.

University of Waterloo canleaf

University of Western Ontario canleaf

University of Windsor canleaf

Wilfred Laurier University canleaf

Waterloo, Ontario.

York Soaring Association canleaf

Please take a tour around our site and learn more about our organization and the fascinating sport of soaring.

York University canleaf

Toronto, Ontario.

ALUMNI SEARCH ENGINES

Alumni.net

Bringing school and work friends together.

Classmates.com

The world's best place to reunite.

Gradfinder

Keep in touch with friends from school.

* * * * * SERVICES FOR EDUCATION * * * * *

For Websites relating to Canadian and World History and Geography, visit our WORLD page.

For Websites relating to Games and educational activites for children, visit the "Kids" section of our FAMILY page.

For Websites relating to Science and Technology, visit our SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY page.

For Websites relating to the Social Sciences, visit our SOCIAL SCIENCE page.

For Websites relating to Society and Culture, visit our SOCIETY & CULTURE page.

Many more websites useful to educators can be found in the "KIDS" and the "TEENS" sections on our FAMILY page.

ABC Canada canleaf

ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation is a national, registered charitable organization committed to promoting literacy to the general public and to the private sector.

All Kinds of Minds

A non-profit institute for the understanding of the differences in learning.

AOL@School

AskERIC

Information database.

A to Z Teacher Stuff

Created by a teacher for teachers. This site was designed to help you find online lesson plans and teacher resources.

Audio Interviews.....

BBC4

Canada's Digital Collections canleaf

Ebert & Roeper

Edison Sound Recordings

"Living On Earth" Radio Show

A Web of On-line Dictionaries

Awesome Library

- a K-12 educational directory.

Becoming Human

Journey through the story of human evolution in a broadband documentary experience.

B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper

Books4Exchange.com canleaf

Canada's premier used textbook exchange.

CampusAccess.com

Chat, instant message, send virtual kiss, or start a club.

CampusProgram.com/Canada canleaf

A listing of Canadian University and College programs, and jobs by career. Links that help you decide what to study and to get a job.

Canada Info canleaf

Craig Marlatt is currently a high school teacher in the Durham District School Board just east of Toronto. Students, parents, and colleagues are invited to follow along with the structure and content of these urban geography, physical geography, regional geography, Canadian geography, world issues, and politics courses.

Canada: Teaching and Learning About canleaf

The Canadian Encyclopedia canleaf

The most authoritative, up-to-date, and complete Canadian reference encyclopedia (about Canada and its people) available in print today.

The Career Key

by Dr. Lawrence Jones, a free public service.

CEC Lesson Plans

Some of our lesson plans on the new Encarta Lesson Collection.

Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing

Our goal is to ensure that K-12 students in Georgia receive the best possible preparation in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology as they seek their place in the modern world.

Christie Communications - Designers of Courseware canleaf

We can help you find the course you need, in the format that suits your learning situation - academic, business, industrial, and general interest - for all age levels.

Cisco Education Archive (Cearch)

An expanding index of original content material, links, submitted information and updates which we hope will provide today's educators with a resource for their classrooms, for their schools and for their communities.

Cliff's Notes

Study guide series.

The Coaches

Our students move on to wear their coaching hats confidently.

Consumer Connection at the Offic of Consumer Affairs - minding your money canleaf

Dave's ESL Cafe

English training.

Dictionaries

Dictionary.com

Dictionary Definitions from Encarta

Diigo

Research, Share, Collaborate.

Discovery.com

DiscoverySchool.com

Parents, teachers, students....fresh ideas to enhance learning.

Education World

Search engine.

Electric Library presents "Encyclopedia"

Puts tons of information right at your fingertips.

Electric Library Research Resources canleaf

Encylopaedia Britannica Online - Search Facility

Free trial offer.

Engrish.com

Japanese Engrish - a fun website.

Eureka canleaf

For teachers, for students, for advice, for research: ask a teacher.

Federal Resources (U.S.) for Educational Excellence

"....for Dummies" Publications

Many introductory IT books.

Free Stuff for Canadian Teachers canleaf

FunBrain.com

Games, quizzes, parents, teachers.

The Gateway to Educational Resources

Lesson plans, curriculum units, and other educational resources.

Gifted and Talented (GT) Education

GraduateAid.comcanleaf

If you are a student preparing for or in a Cnadian college, or if you are a parent assisting your child through school, you owe it to yourself to find as much financial aid and scholarship assistance as possible.

Grolier.com

Families come here for children's book clubs and other products that stimulate the imagination and introduce the joys of learning.

HISTOR!CA canleaf

A charitable foundation dedicated to promoting Canadian history education. It is proud to make 'The Canadian Encyclopedia' available online to all Canadians.

Hummingbird Educational Resources

The Independent Learning Centre canleaf

The Ontario Ministry of Education is working toward getting all Ontario curriculum on the Web, and there are already a number of courses available. Check it out and see if you could use one.

The Internet Public Library

Investigate Biodiversity

Joining conservation science with Internet technology to create an educational tool for science students.

Jason Project

The JASON Foundation for Education is dedicated to inspiring in students a lifelong passion to pursue learning in science, math, and technology through exploration and discovery.

John Kuglin

Internet Research advice, Edulinks, Universtiy of Montana.

Knowledge Adventure

KnowledgeBase.com

Currently under construction.

Learner.org

Learning Initiatives - Human Resources and Development Canada canleaf

Lightspan.com

A FREE education portal for educators, parents, and students, providing resources, research tools, and grade-specific activities.

Links to Educational Resources

Link to Learning canleaf

Websites supporting the Ontario curriculum (K-8).

Litrix Reading Room

Summarized, on-line books for students.

Loogootee West Elementary School

Excellent links and lessons by a classroom teacher.

MarcoPolo

Internet Content for the Classroom, providing professional development and lesson plans based on K-12 curriculum standards.

Media Awareness Network

It's a place where educators, parents, students and community workers can share resources and explore ways to make media a more positive force in children's lives.

MSN Encarta Deluxe Online Encyclopedia

The Museum Of Modern Technology

National Geographic Map Machine

- online atlas, street maps.

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Its mission is to support United States industry by providing measurement services and research for electronic, optical, and radiation technologies.

New York Times Learning Network

Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory

- NWREL is a private nonprofit working closely with schools, districts, and other agencies to develop creative and practical solutions to important educational challenges.

One Look Dictionary Search

Online Conversion

Ontario Elementary Curriculum Links canleaf

Maintainted by Brent Phillips.

OntarioLearn.com canleaf

A consortium of 22 Ontario Community Colleges who have partnered to develop and deliver on-line courses. Today, OntarioLearn.com offers more than 290 courses to thousands of online college students each semester.

Ontario Ministry of Education - Curriculum & Policy Documents canleaf

- elementary, secondary, policies.

Ontario Ministry of Education - Elementary and Secondary Education Links canleaf

Ontario Student Assistance Program canleaf

Check out the graduation rates and graduate employment rates to find out how successful graduates have been in completing their programs.

Ontario Universities' Application Centre canleaf

Otto Sverdrup Centennial Expedition

Follow the activites of a group of people conducting studies in geophysics and climate change and other matters in an ice-locked boat in the Canadian High Arctic.

PBS

PBS Teachers

ProTeacher

The Web's Little Secret For Elementary School Teachers.

Renae's Room

Helping you add that special touch to your classroom.

The Round Table On Technology canleaf

A think tank and forum where business leaders, educators and government, and community organizations can share their resources and expertise to develop quality, technology driven educational and professional development projects for area educational institutions and businesses.

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society canleaf

We are a non-profit educational organization that aims to raise awareness of the significance of geography for all Canadians.

S & S Learning Materials

Scholarships Canada canleaf

Canada's most comprehensive scholarship portal.

Scholastic.com

Scholastic Inc., the global children’s publishing and media company’s corporate mission, which is supported through all of its divisions, is to instill the love of reading and learning for lifelong pleasure in all children.

Seussville University

Welcome to Seussville University, where you can have "lots of good fun that is funny" while learning basic reading, math, science, and reasoning skills.

Sirs

Information and technology provider to more than 50,000 libraries.

Social Studies School Service

Strange Matter

StudentAwards.com canleaf

This Canadian web site gives you immediate access to our database of thousands of scholarships, bursaries, fellowships, grants and other financial awards.

StudyWeb

Thousands of categorized and reviewed educational links.

SuperKids Reviews

Impartial reviews about software.

Teacher Time Saver

Activities, worksheets.

Teachers Helping Teachers

TeachFree.com

- free supplementary teaching kits.

Federal Resources fopr Educational Excellence

TECHtionary

The world's first and largest rich media animated source on technology.

UC411.com canleaf

Dedicated to helping individuals, like you, who are seeking an education in Canada. We have done the research to help you find your successful path to the future. Quickly find profiles on every College and University in Canada along with our fast growing list of high quality Career Colleges and Distance Education facilities.

Useful Tools for Research, Writing, Cyberwork, and Political Action

Web Links Of Interest To Educators

This is an effort to provide teachers with an up-to-date list of websites useful in the teaching profession.

The WebQuest Page

A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web. WebQuests are designed to use learners' time well, to focus on using information rather than looking for it, and to support learners' thinking at the levels of analysis, synthesis and evaluation.

WebQuests for Learning

Use the Designer's Checklist herein once you think you're ready to create your WebQuest. If you feel like you could use any tips on particular aspects of your potential WebQuest, click in the matching checkboxes for a few friendly suggestions.

Web Sources

for Students, Teachers, and Parents.

Wikipedia

A free encyclopedia created by web contributors.

World Book Online

Offered in print, online by subscription, or on CD-ROM; three great ways to use and enjoy World Book™.

The World Lecture Hall

Links to pages created by faculty worldwide who are using the Web to deliver course materials in any language.

* * * * * SOFTWARE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS * * * * *

Archmedia.com Lmt. canleaf

ArcMedia's software is known around the world for its award-winning quality.

Ars Nova

Music learning and creativity software. Complete music theory / ear training tutor for both Mac and Win.

Aurora Systems Inc.

Affordable, effective assistance for people with special needs.

Digital Frog International

We are an innovative, enthusiastic, young software company, dedicated to creating high-quality educational, multimedia CD-ROMs with an ecological focus. Our corporate headquarters is a converted barn surrounded by frogs, dogs, and bogs in rural Ontario, Canada.

Downloadable Software from the Geometry Center

Ear Training with EarMaster™ Softwear

A fine tuned ear and sense of rhythm and harmony are essential when playing any instrument. A few minutes a day with EarMaster™ produces remarkable results.

Educational Software Co-operative

Information regarding the benefits, uses, and availability of educational software.

Language Software Reviews

Compare the most popular software for language learning and find out which products work and which not.

Medical Software Associates

A national developer of electronic medical records (EMR software) (also known as Electronic Health Records) and physician practice management software with a range of experience in all healthcare industries.

MindJourney Software

Interactive health education programs for 6 to 12-year-olds.

N.A.S. Software Inc. canleaf

Software dealing with different subject areas including ESL, Literacy, Science, Math, Authoring Programs and other Languages (Frech, Spanish, Chinese, German, Japanese, Italian, etc.) ranging in levels of difficulty from early childhood to adult education.

Sherston Online

Many unique programs in a variety of subjects including Terrapin Logo,

a powerful tool for developing thinking and problem-solving skills.

* * * * * TRANSLATION SERVICES ONLINE * * * * *

Alta Vista Translations

For typed text or complete webpages.

Applied Language Solutions

A business translation service providing a free services for up to 150 words.

Aquarius.Net

- find just the right translators or jobs at any time of day or night in any country around the world.

Dictionary.com

The translator will not produce a perfect translation. In most cases it should adequately convey the general sense of the original; however, it is not a substitute for a competent human translator.

e-FreeTranslation.com

"The Best Dictionaries, Translators, Courses", and much more.

Enterprise Translation Service

This is a commercial site with translation capabilities.

Ergane 4.2

A free multi-lingual dictionary programme for Windows (version 3.1 and higher).

FreeTranslator.com

Translations for typed text or complete webpages, and dictionaries, and courses.

Google Translate

Japanese HTML Translation and Web Design Service

Customers in Japan prefer to read Website content in their native language.

The Kamusi Project (Swahili)

Within Swahili, and between Swahili and English.

Language Dictionaries and Translators

Transparent Language

Resource for language learners: over 101 languages.

Travlang

Language resources for travellers including instruction in 70 languages and currency exchange rates.

Your Personal Translator

.....at Lets-mail.de: Your e-mail will be translated and delivered for a fee, based on the word count.


The compilers of this list have tried to include local area (Durham Region, Ontario) and other Canadian websites, but not exclusively. We welcome any suggestions concerning related websites: please send your list to Dan DeLong, including the sites' titles, the sites' URLs, and your recommendations for categories/subcategories.


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