GAINS Digital Resources

GAINS Digital Resources

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Math Strategies - Primary education software for K - 3

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Animation and Storytelling Software

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Word prediction, spoken feedback & speech recognition software

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Data exploration software

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Explore your creativity!

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General Resources

ArcGIS - Online

Students in grades 8-12 will use ArcGIS Online to improve their analytical skills and integrate different types of information into geographical systems coherent with the Ontario curriculum. ArcGIS Online is an easy way to use geographic information on the web to construct and share your own maps or search for other works that have been published.


Math Resources

Math Strategies - Primary

Math Strategies – Primary computer software is suitable for Kindergarten to Grade 3 students in order to explore various mathematical principles, including Number Sense and Numeration, and Patterning and Algebra. With its interactive and dynamic interface and animated chipmunk character, Math Strategies – Primary makes learning mathematics fun!

Click here to learn how to access Math Strategies - Primary for your classroom.

Tags: Math, Number Sense, Numeration, Patterning and Algebra, K - 3


Netmaths is a French web service that provides a variety of supports in mathematics for students in grades 4 through 8. Modules are organized by grade and strand and contain a wealth of curriculum-based exercises, games and puzzles.



TinkerPlots is a data analysis software that provides students with the ability to manipulate sets of data into colourful graphs and other forms of representations, while improving their understanding of data, numbers, probability, and graphs. Students have the opportunity to build their own data tables that they can graph and analyze in multiple ways.

Click here to learn how to access Tinkerplots for your classroom.

Tags: Graphing, Plots, Data Analyzing, Data Tables, Graphs, Charts

Language Resources

Comic Life 2

Comic Life 2 is a fun and creative application for creating comics, annotated images, dynamic photo albums, greeting cards, scrap books, story books, instruction guides and brochures. The software can be used for grades 1 to 12 in many different subject areas such as Language, History, Mathematics, Science, and any other area in which students would need to demonstrate their understanding.


Frames 5

Frames 5 is educational software that is intended for students in grades 1 to 8. The software promotes student creativity, encourages them to engage in problem solving, and in the curriculum and helps them to develop 21st century skills by providing them with an opportunity to create various video projects, such as, stop-motion animation, claymation, and digital storytelling.

Tags: English Literacy, Media Literacy, ELL


WordQ is an assistive piece of software that integrates speech recognition, text-to-speech, and word prediction together to enable writers to become more confident in their writing and to write on their own. The simplicity in its interface makes it very easy to learn to use and perfect for students with disabilities or attention disorders.

Tags: English Literacy ELL ESL Speech


Kindergarten Resources


BookFlix is an online literacy resource designed for students grades in Kindergarten to 3. Students will develop a love of reading by interacting through read along options, video storybooks, educational games and can read material that is of interest to them as BookFlix offers 9 categories of books: Animals and Nature, Earth and Sky, People and Places, Music and Rhyme, Family and Community, ABCs and 123s, as well as Adventure, Celebrations and Imagination!


Differentiated Instruction


Pixie is designed to be used by students in Kindergarten to Grade 3 will to improve their creativity, promote their self-expression, and enhance their cooperation skills.

With its user-friendly interface and the ability to combine text, voice narration, and images the software provides the ideal canvas for all types of learners.