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January 20, 2010

LearnNowBC eBulletin – January 2010

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January 2010

In this issue:

  1. Live Tutor available before Provincial Exams – StudyBUZZ, Charged Up for Math and Science, and Homework Help are also available 24/7;
  2. Semester 2 Daily Physical Activity – Now is a good time to set up and use the DPA Tracker
  3. Elluminate Live! – Version 9.7 now available
  4. Professional Learning Opportunity – ERAC offers Copyright Essentials for Educators online
  5. News about the 2010 Online Conference –  April 19 to 24, 2010
  6. Links

1. Live Tutor available before Provincial exams

StudyBUZZ, Charged Up for Math and Science, and Homework Help also available 24/7. LearnNowBC is pleased to offer tutoring to help students prepare for their Provincial Exams:

Live Tutor
  • LearnNowBC’s Live Tutor is available from Sunday to Thursday, 6pm to 10pm (except holidays). Students can participate in up to ten one-on-one tutoring sessions each evening.
Study Buzz
  • Study Buzz is an online self-help study service, available all day, every day. Students can test themselves, check their results, and see what they need to work on. Available 24/7.
Charged Up for Math and Science
  • Charged Up for Math and Science is a “streamed video” lesson service that is available 24/7. Students can choose their course topic, watch the lessons, and get answers to commonly asked questions. Available 24/7.

2. Semester 2 Daily Physical Activity – Now is a good time to set up and use the DPA Tracker

If you or your Students are having challenges tracking and reporting on Daily Physical Activity (DPA), with the start of Semester 2 approaching, now is the perfect time to get your school set up with the DPA Tracker Module on LearnNowBC! Daily Physical Activity logo

LearnNowBC’s DPA Tracker helps Students and Educators save time and reduce paper when tracking DPA. For more information please refer to our online resources:

To find out more about how LearnNowBC can help your school manage DPA, please contact Mike Morin at

3. Elluminate Live! – Version 9.7 now available

Elluminate Live! As a BC Educator, you have free access to Elluminate Live! at

Book your meeting now using Elluminate Live!

4. Professional Learning Opportunity – ERAC offers Copyright Essentials for Educators online

Copyright Essentials for Educators

Copyright Essentials for Educators is a short online course which teaches BC educators the basics of Canadian copyright law as it relates to the use of print, video, audio, and digital resources in a K-12 setting. This is a fully online, self-paced and self-directed course that should take 2.5 to 4 hours to complete.

The course is aimed at ERAC contacts, managers, administrators, learning resource specialists, teacher-librarians, teachers, IT personnel, and anyone interested in learning about copyright in an educational setting.


  • Student teachers: $50
  • BC educators who are ERAC members:$60
  • Non-ERAC members: $100
  • Visit the ERAC website for more information

5. News about the 2010 Online Conference – April 19-24, 2010

Join us at the first Spring Online Conference: 21st Century Learning & Sharing: Engaging for Success! This premier online event kicks off Monday, April 19, 2010 and concludes April 24, 2010. Choose from a variety of learning options—spend a little or a lot of time and help shape this conference to suit your needs.

Keynote presenters include Alec Curos, Canadian social learning and Twitter guru, and Susan Patrick, President and CEO of iNACOL.

Are you interested in presenting? Check the call for proposals. Would you like to moderate online? Check the call for volunteers.

Finally, join us in CEET—the Community of Expertise in Educational Technology—for January and February events ranging from the new Math curriculum in January to a Moodle week on Math 2.0: Tools & Resources for 21st Century Learners.

If you have any questions or would like to participate in the planning please send us an email at or

BC Learning Network

Open School BC

Knowplace family of sites


Virtual School Society - LearnNowBC

6. Links

  • Browse through the Learning Resource Repository for free Learning Objects to use in the classroom. Resources available in these subject areas: English, French, Korean, Health & Career Education, Mathematics, Punjabi, Sciences, Social Studies, and Spanish
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