To access SD42’s Online Resources, various login credentials are required.
SD42 Staff: Get login credentials on Spark.
Student Online Resources
Digital and Media Literacy Resources
Explora – Educator’s Edition
ERIC – Institute of Education Sciences
Search education topics in academic journals, magazines and other reference sources. Over 385,000 full-text articles available for free.
How to search ERIC
How to find Full-text articles in ERIC
ERIC Research Terms Thesaurus
TC2 – The Critical Thinking Consortium
Access online resources for students using the menu tabs above.
Resources are categorized into Primary, Intermediate and Secondary levels, and Media (videos) for all levels.
Online resource databases include journals, magazines, newspapers, reference articles, encyclopedias, ebooks, and videos.
SD42 Staff: Get home login credentials on Spark.
Learn how to use the online resource databases.
View database tutorials.
Virtual Reference Sets
You can create virtual reference sets that provide direct links to specific online resource content for projects or themes.
View virtual reference sets.
Use, Understand & Create provides a road map for teaching digital literacy skills in Canadian schools, and provides teachers with supporting lessons and interactive resources. The framework draws on seven key aspects of digital literacy – ethics and empathy, privacy and security, community engagement, digital health, consumer awareness, finding and verifying, and making and remixing.
No login required – freely available.
First time users – Click here to create your own account .
Click here for the password to create your account.
Teach your students digital and media literacy with the Media Smarts’ Passport to the Internet (Grades 4-8) tutorial or MyWorld (Grades 9-12).
Learn about Passport to the Internet (Grades 4-8)
Learn about MyWorld (Grades 9-12)
Teach your students digital and media literacy with Common Sense Media’s excellent and comprehensive range of resources for educators. Register for free.
The Checkology virtual classroom lessons help educators equip their students with the tools to evaluate and interpret the news and learn how to determine what news and other information to trust, share and act on. Register for free to access access three foundational Checkology news literacy lessons. Premium package available for purchase at a reasonable price per student.