Subscriptions

Below are paid trial subscriptions for teachers and librarians to use with classes. We are looking for feedback as to the quality and usefulness of these resources. After using a resource please take the time to “Rate It” simply by clicking on the link below the resource. This will help inform future decisions as to what we will advocate for district level funding to provide the most cost effective and equitable access to paid online subscriptions. Please note that this offering is in no way a commitment to funding or an indication that any funds are available for district-wide subscriptions.

Most up-to-date list of usernames and passwords. Check this document first if the usernames and passwords list below do not work. This document also gives the cost of each subscription.

SubscriptionDescription
RAZKids is a collection of over 800 leveled reading resources at 29 different levels of reading difficulty. The interactive learning portal allows students to listen and read at their own pace. Quizzes help determine comprehension and inform future instruction while reporting tools allow teachers to track individual and class-wide reading progress.

Username: edtech61 Password: trialGVSD61 Trial Period: until March 12, 2019



FirstNationsFilms features award-winning television documentary films for, by and about Indigenous people.

Note: No trial subscription available. If you know this resource please rate it.



CanoeKids offers digital editions of its three volume collection, which explores the following Indigenous Peoples: Ojibwe, Haida, and Mi’kmaq.

Note: No trial subscription available. If you know this resources please rate it.





BrainPop features engaging educational games, animated movies, and activities optimized for classroom use. This visually appealing service encourages students to reflect, make connections, and engage in deeper, curiosity-driven learning. BrainPop is also available in Junior, French, and ELL focused editions.

Note: Please request your own demo trial via their website. Please rate it, if you have had the chance to demo it.

PebbleGo is a Pre-K-3 database for reading and research. The PebbleGo databases are simple to navigate and offer key reading supports such as read-along audio and word-by-word highlighting.

Username: edtech@sd61learn.ca Password: 48839 Trial Subscription: until March 12, 2019

Username: edtech@sd61learn.ca-admin Password: 25263 Trial Subscription: until March 12, 2019




LesPlan offers a suite of current events resources to help teachers develop students' understanding and critical assessment of current issues and events through ready-to-use resources. Top news stories are presented in an age and level-appropriate, manner with summary of key points and perspectives. Articles include background information and key vocabulary definitions to help students better understand the issues.
Efforts are make to present all sides of any debate so students can develop their own positions on each story covered.

Note: Free copies of their downloadable subscriptions are available at his link. When rating these resources please indicate in your comments if you are rating, Canadian Reader etc and/or Currents4Kids.

Currents4 Kids
Username: edtech@sd61learn.ca Password: trialGVSD61 Trial Subscription: Until March 30, 2019

NFB Campus is a collection of 5,200 documentaries, animated films, interactive productions, and short films in English and French. The service includes educational resources that promote creativity, critical thinking, digital literacy, and global citizenship. Also available are a wide selection of study guides with connections to today’s major issues.

Note: upon last check this site stated it was currently unavailable due to website security upgrades and maintenance (26 Feb 2019).

For your own trial: cancel risk-free within 30 days of signing up.

Username for NFB.ca: edtech@sd61learn.ca Password: trialGVSD61



Mystery Science is a collection of ready-made science lessons, videos, and hands-on activities for K-5 students.

Note: Free for K-5 until June 2019

Username: edtech@sd61learn.ca Password: trialGVSD61




Discovery Education offer digital content for K-12 students and teachers, including digital textbooks, multimedia, and professional development.

Note: Canadian option does not appear to be available. District has requested an account but we are still waiting.

Username: edtech61 Password: trialGVSD61



Spelling City offers vocabulary instruction and lets teachers track student progress and foster increased reading comprehension through targeted vocabulary. The service is designed to benefit all users including ELL, struggling, and gifted students.

Username: edtech61 Password: trialGVSD61 Trial Subscription: until March 28, 2019


ABCYa offers an ad free version of it’s otherwise free educational games service that features to over 300 games on it’s desktop version and over 200 games via the ABCya Games app for iOS and Android.

Note: Free with ads, paid without ads. No ad-free trial subscription available.



Epic! is an award-winning subscription service that gives students and teachers access to thousands of books, videos, and quizzes.

Note: Free for teachers and librarians. Sign up for your own account try out this resource. Non educators can sign up for a personal trial with a credit card but billing starts after 7 day cycle.