New Resources for Grades 8 and 9

Many of you are already planning what resources you will be using for the fall, so we thought it would be the perfect time to let you know that we’ve got even more available to you for Grades 8 and 9 than ever before!

Updated Grade Level Pages

These pages have been organized by grade AND subject to make it easy for you to find available resources.

Simply go to our Learning Commons website, hover your mouse over the “BC’s New Curriculum” tab on the lower menu, and select “Resources by Grade“.

How to find Grade pages

You will find new offerings in ADST, Arts, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and more!  Here is the new Grade 8 Resources page, and the new Grade 9 Resources page.

Other K-9 Resources by Grade pages can be found here.

Updated Overdrive Digital Library e-Book Lists

It is really easy to find all the wonderful digital resources available to you through our Overdrive eBook Library.

Just go to our Learning Commons website, hover your mouse over “Overdrive Digital Library” in the top menu bar, and then select “Grade Level Lists“.

How to find audiobooks

We’ve just purchased a ton of new resources, and we’ve organized our Grade 8 and 9 Science and Socials titles according to the new curriculum “Big Ideas” to make things even more convenient for you!

Grade 8 ScienceGrade 8 Socials

Grade 9 ScienceGrade 9 Socials

All Overdrive eBook Library K-9 Grade Level Lists can be found here.


Using Neuroscience to Boost Your Creativity

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To really unleash your company’s creativity, look to the squishy place it all begins: the chemistry in the brain.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies ‘s insight:

Useful tips to create balance in a busy workday using neuro science stats.

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Six Homeschooling Goals for the New Year

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January is a month to discuss things to come, energize, invigorate and celebrate the positive forward thinking that brought your family to this very moment in time.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies ‘s insight:

Goals to start the school year:)

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Remember The Milk: Online to-do list and task management

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Remember The Milk is the popular to-do list that’s everywhere you are: from your phone, to the web, to your Google apps, and more. Used by millions worldwide.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies ‘s insight:

This app looks like a goodie to help you manage your time!  Simple and easy to use I already have a list of things to do for the coming week!!

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OpenStudy: Study Together

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OpenStudy is study help 2.0. Everyone needs study help but it has to be just right—online, immediate, even late at night.

We make this possible on OpenStudy. Connect with other students studying the same things. Get help and give help. Stay and enjoy the conversation. And level up!

Like any successful startup, we work hard, have fun, and believe in what we do. We invite you to use us, join us, and spread the word. We want to change the way the world learns, and we’d love to have you be part of it.

OpenStudy has been supported by the smartest institutions: National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Georgia Research Alliance, Gates Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, and Learn Capital.”


Pippa Davies @PippaDavies ‘s insight:

OPen Study allows students from all over the world to ask homework questions and find study partners.  You can follow people and see if they have answers to your questions.  Sign up is free and accessible by Facebook.

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We make simple learning tools that let you study anything, for free.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies‘s insight:

Watch this review of this neat website from Edshelf and make a quizz, set of flash cards or find a quizz to meet your classes needs.

You can even study on the go with Quizlet apps!  Thanks Kari for sharing!

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