"Studentlink has been a great resource
for both teachers and students at the Upper Grand District School
Board. With only one install at our Board's web server we
quickly deployed Studentlink.
Monthly updates are done in minutes. Due to the intuitive layout of
StudentLink we found that there
was no need to train our staff. Simply making it available and
mentioning it in newsletters made
StudentLink an overnight hit with teachers."
Bill MacKenzie, ICT
Upper Grand District School Board
I love it! My students love it!
What a great way
to utilize our classroom computers!"
Anna Mazziotti, Grade Three Teacher,
Peterborough, Victoria, Northumberland, Clarington C.D.S.B.
"Safety on-line is
certainly one of the many advantages of using the
StudentLink Internet menu system. By guiding students to
appropriate sites quickly and easily they have little opportunity or
reason to wander aimlessly on the Internet and find questionable
sites. I highly recommend the StudentLink Internet Menu system. Our
school will gladly pay the 395.00 (school site license) for the use
of this system."
John Baker, Information
Technology Teacher, Hamilton-Wentworth D.S.B.
I started using the
internet in 1996. In all that time I have never seen an organization
put together such a fantastic collection of curriculum-relevant
links. I have been promoting your
StudentLink product to every
teacher I know. Keep up the great work!
Anderson, Grade Six Teacher, Upper Grand District School Board
"StudentLink is indeed a godsend for our staff and students. The comment I get from teachers is the same: "This really helps me in my units
because I don't have a lot of resources to use". In the past month I have
worked with students
from grade one to grade eight on SL2 with excellent results. I can't thank you
enough for your vision and hard work. I even demonstrated this to
parents so they can
see how the internet is useful to students. They were impressed!"
Computer Resource Teacher, H.W.C.D.S.B.
saved me hours of searching for curriculum - based, student -
friendly web sites. It is geared toward the new curriculum,
therefore subject matter is relevant to all subject areas. I love
M. Kelly, Grade Two
definitely gives grade one kids a faster route to find sites. My
kids were accustomed to it very well by the second time they
used StudentLink 2."
Jamie Thiers, Grade One
"Wow! Just a paragraph?
StudentLink has been a resource I
wouldn't want to do without. Its connection to the curriculum makes
it an academic tool that the students appreciate. It's "one-stop
shopping" for research, so to speak.
As a teacher, I have found it invaluable both as a resource for my
students and myself. If I want to find some information on a Science
strand (ie., Earth's Crust), I can go to a variety of levels to come
up with innovative ideas and pertinent, age-level information.
StudentLink is an academic link to success. Kudos to Jim Finan
for his work in creating this!"
T. K. Sheppard, Grade
is a valuable tool to encourage students to read and research using
the Internet. Assignments are easy to design using four or five
succinct directions which direct students to icons, labels or
colours. Reading ability is leveled according to grades. Internet
sites are designed to support (Ontario) curriculum expectations. I
have found this menu system easy for students to navigate. As a
result, students are enthusiastic and motivated to learn on the
computer.Since web sites are continually updated I'm assured of
quality, current research material which has been field tested by
other teachers and students."
Debra Chitra, Grade
has proven advantageous in my grade six classroom. It saves
quality computer time because it accesses curriculum specific
activities promptly and accurately. Because "searching" time is
saved, the students' time on task increases and precious
research is accomplished. The Internet can be a valuable resource
tool, but when used in conjunction with StudentLink, it
successfully makes learning easier and faster."
Margot Jacobs, Grade
StudentLink was very helpful in supplementing the
curriculum. There are many interesting and relevant activities
for all areas of the curriculum, and for many specific areas of
study. It is easy to navigate and well organized. I recommend
everyone take the time to check it out!"
Patricia Loveys, Grade