Mathies Math Apps and Resources for Ontario Ts and Ss

Mathies resources are designed for Ontario K-12 students, teachers, and parents. The Mathies site hosts a large collection of educational Games, Learning Tools, and Activities organized by strand, as well as Additional Supports like online practice modules and FREE Homework Help and tutoring for Ontario students in grades 7-10.

I first learned about Mathies when I was working with Jackie Harrison at Bedford. I am always curious to see what apps teachers have loaded on their student devices and more importantly, how they are using them. Jackie learned about Mathies at an OAME (Ontario Association for Mathematics Education) sponsored PD session earlier this year. The session was facilitated by ADE Kristen Wideen @MrsWideen about how to Innovate with iPad…

Mathies Math Apps feature Canadian content for our Canadian kids and include a variety of features to provide your learners with virtual manipulatives to create visual representations and work with standard algorithms, as well as options to view your work history, and record thinking using built-in annotation tools. Screenshot your work to share on with others via your student and class blogs, and/or on your class Twitter feed. Here is a small sample of some of the apps they have available:


To learn more about the Mathies apps and other Mathies resources, you can visit their website. To learn more about how Mathies apps are being integrated into Jackie’s mathematics program, connect with @madameharrison on Twitter.

Are you using Mathies Math Apps and/or Resources with your kids? Leave a comment below and share your ideas!


iTunes U & iBooks Content Links for Teachers and Students

The Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) Program created a list of iTunes U / iBooks URLs which include links to popular Apple websites, iTunes U content and more. I highly recommend checking out the Apple Distinguished Educator Courses (these are lessons in all subject areas organized into courses for you and your students), Evaluating Apps for the Classroom, Everyone Can Code, and Lesson Ideas (integrate apps that augment, modify and redefine learning into curriculum-based lessons in all subject areas for all ages).


Apple Distinguished Educator Books:

Apple Distinguished Educators Courses:

Apple Education:

Apple Teacher:

Books for Educators:

Courses and Collections by Language:

Curriculum Standards:

Digital Literacy & Citizenship:

Education Collections:

Education Solutions (Curriculum & Assessment):

Evaluating Apps for the Classroom:

Everyone Can Code:

For Educators:

For School Leaders:

Free Books by Educators:

Learning at Every Level:

Lesson Ideas:

Special Education:

Teachers’ Favourites:


Tools for Formative Assessment:

Tools for Teachers:

Please share your favourites by leaving a comment below! Sharing your ideas helps others…

Common Sense Media: Digital Citizenship Curriculum by Grade

Common Sense is dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. Their site provides parents and teachers with the trusted information and resources they need to help us use media effectively in our classrooms and in our homes in a safe and positive way.

Common Sense Media writes:

Media and technology are at the very center of all our lives today — especially our children’s.  Kids today spend over 60 hours of screen time every week. The media content they consume and create has a profound impact on their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.  Learning how to use media and technology wisely is an essential skill for life and learning in the 21st century. But parents, teachers, and policymakers struggle to keep up with the rapidly changing digital world in which our children live and learn.  Now more than ever, they need a trusted guide to help them navigate a world where change is the only constant. 

Common Sense Education provides teachers and schools with free research-based classroom tools to help students harness technology for learning and life. Their K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum and interactive games teach students how to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions in the digital world.  And their revolutionary educational rating system, Graphite, helps educators discover, use, and share high-quality digital products that propel student learning.
Common Sense works with policymakers, industry leaders, legislators, and a grassroots community of concerned parents and teachers to improve the media and technology landscape for all kids, families, and schools. They are leading the charge to close the digital divide in classrooms across the country and fighting to protect student-data privacy for those classrooms already connected.

Be sure to visit the Common Sense Media website where you will find the Best Apps and Games, Information for Parents, Common Sense Education – including Digital Citizenship Curriculum, Digital Citizenship Videos, and so much more.

How are you teaching Digital Citizenship in your classroom? Please share your resources by leaving a comment!

Leigh Cassell