Resources and links for Nova Scotia teachers -- all in one location. The EduPortal provides single sign on to some services (Teacher Web Space, for example), as well as providing a conduit for accessing subscription services from outside the EDnet IP range (EBSCO - Online periodical database, for example).
Digital & Online Resources
The resources listed below are products of, or provided by, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.
Some resources require a user login. If this is required details on what credentials to use have been provided.
A valid Nova Scotia Teachers' Certificate is required in order to be employed as a teacher in the Nova Scotia public school system.
This site provides critical information related to the certification process, teaching standards, teaching service and salaries, appeals, and legislation. All forms related to teacher certification can be located on this site. An online payment service is available for some fee based services.
Anti-Bullying Web Site
An anti-bullying resource site for youth, parents, school staff and communities. The site defines bullying & cyberbullying, and advises what to do if you are being bullied. Information on how to be a responsibe "digital citizen", links to resources, videos, and reports, and links to the online reporting form are all available on the site.
Appropriate Online and Anti-Bullying Behaviors
Digital Resources to support teaching appropriate online and anti-bullying behaviors.
Authorized Learning Resources / NS School Book Bureau
This system gives educators access to the catalogue of resources approved for classroom use. Educators may log in, gather resources into a shopping cart, and submit the order online as a request for purchase.
Digital Video Library
The Digital Video Library provides Teachers in Nova Scotia access to Professional Development video resources. Videos can be viewed online, downloaded from the website, or a copy can be ordered from the Media Library.
Online periodical database with full text articles from Canadian and international newspapers and magazines. Includes access to Canadian Reference Centre Select, Gage Canadian Dictionary, a professional collection and an interface for younger and middle school students. IP authenticated to sites within the EDnet network.
Simply put, this is a web-accessible folder where curriculum documents are placed by education staff.
The documents added to this folder are either implementation drafts or in a format that permits re-use of the content. Hence they are restricted to Educators and are accessed using their staff EDnet email credentials.
Google Apps for Education (NS Public Education System)
Google Apps for Education is an integrated, cloud-based communication, collaboration and creation tool. It includes a collection of applications that work together seamlessly in a cloud-based environment, allowing users to share and access files anywhere, anytime and on any device over the internet.
Users within the Nova Scotia public education system domain (gnspes) have approval to use the following core applications within Google Apps for Education:
iNSchool - NS Student Information System
A provincial system that manages core student information - such as demographics, attendance, behaviour, achievement and schedules. Provides links for login to PowerSchool and PowerTeacher.
This system is used by math teachers to create math tests from questions entered by English Program Services staff. A login is required. User accounts area created by EPS staff.
NS International Student Program
Come learn English, study in a public school, live with a host family, and make friendships to last a life time!
Since 1997, the Nova Scotia International Student Program has welcomed students from around the world into homes across Nova Scotia. Students range in age from 8-18 years old and stay anywhere from one month to one year.
NS Virtual School / Moodle
The NSVS/Moodle site is a common provincial online learning platform, providing online delivery of courses, create blended learning sites for your classroom and professional development resources.
Use your staff.ednet, NSPES or Regional Centre for Education email to access resources or contact your regional centre for education Moodle administrator to assist you.
Online Reporting Form (Bullying/Cyberbullying)
This form can be used to report bullying or cyberbullying that disrupts the learning climate of the school. All information will be automatically sent to the school principal.
Online Video Library (Learn360)
Multimedia educational resources for grades P-12. Over 10,000 resources to stream or download. See custom videos for NS only content.
Racial Equity/Cultural Proficiency
Racial Equity/Cultural Proficiency Framework is a tool that helps meet the cultural needs of all learners. It was written by the Provincial Racial Equity Policy Leadership Team (PREP), which includes representatives from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and Regional Centres for Education.
Resources on this site include Bias Evaluation materials.
Shakespeare Online (Grades 10 - 12)
As part of the Literacy Success literacy project. Education Program services is pleased to provide the multimedia resource, Oxford Publishingâ€™s Shakespeare Online. The online version includes access to Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth and Midsummer Nightâ€™s Dream.
A web-based email system. Features include email, calendaring, file storage.
Student Services - Educators Area
A web site consisting of materials related to student services processes and tasks.