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David Spencer's Education Paragon is a free educational resource portal helping David Spencer's secondary school students, their parents and teaching colleagues with understanding, designing, applying and delivering assessment, curriculum, educational resources, evaluation and literacy skills accurately and effectively. This wiki features educational resources for Indigenous Aboriginal education, field trips for educators, law and justice education, music education and outdoor, environmental and experiential education. Since our web site launch on September 27, 2006, online site statistics and web rankings indicate there are currently 1,888 pages and 20,185,651 page views using 7.85 Gig of bandwidth per month. Pages are written, edited, published and hosted by Brampton, Ontario, Canada based educator David Spencer. On social media, you may find David as @DavidSpencerEdu on Twitter, as DavidSpencerdotca on Linkedin.com and DavidSpencer on Prezi. Please send your accolades, feedback and resource suggestions to David Spencer. Share on social media with the hashtag #EducationParagon. Thank you for visiting. You may contact David Spencer here.
The following resources are helpful to parents and teachers:
- Book: Supporting Successful Transition from Primary to Secondary School by Tina Rae (2014)
- Book: Book: Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv (2008)
- Book: Digital Tools for Teaching: 30 E-tools for Collaborating, Creating, and Publishing across the Curriculum by Steve Johnson (2013)
- DVD video: Canadian Popular Music in the '60's, '70's & '80's by EMI Music Canada (2012)
- DVD video: Canada: A People's History produced by Mark Starowicz (2001).
- Book: Fire in the Bones: Bill Mason and the Canadian Canoeing Tradition by James Raffan (1999)
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The following definition was researched and written by David Spencer for David Spencer's Education Paragon Glossary.
A dictionary is a hard cover or soft cover book that contains a list of words sorted in alphabetical order with their meanings explained or written. Some dictionaries may define terms for another language. Some dictionaries are available as a computer software program, CD, DVD or as an online web site. These dictionaries are called Online Dictionaries.
- Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, England.
- British, Canadian and American Vocabulary by Karen Bond
- French Pronunciation Dictionary from Charles at AudioFrench.com contains thousands of sound files to help you learn and enjoy the French language. You should be able to double-click on any of the linked French words and the audio file should play back automatically.
- inogolo is a practical, easy-to-use web site devoted to the English pronunciation of the names of people, places, and various things. The site contains thousands of pronunciations (each with phonetic and audio) in English. The site can be searched or browsed-- alphabetically, by tag, or through topical pronunciation guides. The inogolo website is the part-time project of Stuart Yoder who lives and works in the Austin, Texas area, and enjoys orthoepy as a hobby.
- Language Translation service from systran.co.uk
- Canadian raising and other oddities by Taylor Roberts