|What is it?
StudentLink is a simple browser - based
menu system that
gets Ontario elementary students
to thousands of appropriate, curriculum - based web sites as quickly as possible.
- It resides on
the local hard drive or school computer network server.
- It consists of a
highly compact installation package on mini-CD (7.2 megabytes).
- It contains over
ten thousand links to educational web sites
- It is organized
by grade, subject and curriculum strand for navigation by elementary
- It is updated
monthly. Dead links are replaced with teachers'
- Need a reason for your
elementary students to use StudentLink?
How about thirty-six?
StudentLink provides a
three part solution:
The Menu System
Only three clicks away...
Once StudentLink is set as the default start page of a school
workstation Internet browser, students can immediately click on the
appropriate grade, subject, and strand; pinpointing relevant Internet web
Follow the curriculum....
StudentLink has been released to compliment the strands and topics
contained in The Ontario Ministry of Education and Training Curriculum
Documents: Language Arts
(1997), Mathematics (1997), Science and Technology (2007), Health and
Physical Education (1998) Grade 7 and 8 History and Geography (1998), French
as a Second Language: Core French (1998), Grade 1 -6 Social Studies (2007), and The
And still more...
Each grade contains sub-topics beyond the regular curriculum to help with
general research such as Search Tools, Reference Tools, Canadiana, Themes
and Features, and Current Events.
StudentLink contains a subset of over 1000 links to resource web sites
specifically for teachers. There's unit plans, lesson plans, hand-outs,
quizzes, rubrics, and more.
Customized for you...
Client school boards receive a customized copy of StudentLink
containing prominently displayed links to the board web site, student
acceptable use policy, as well as a group of links to local web sites (of
the board's choosing) featured on the current events pages.
2. StudentLink Monthly
As the Internet is constantly in a state of flux, it's
important to keep the StudentLink menu system up to date. To that end,
all purchasers are invited to use the Studentlink web site (www.studentlink.org)
to download a monthly patch file to automatically update the StudentLink links.
This way the product is always "fresh out of the box". Access to the monthly
update file is free for one year with the purchase of the product. Further
updates are available at 50.00 per school per year. There is no obligation as to
who downloads the patch or how frequently it occurs. It's up to the client.
Start - Up Handout Package and the On-line Lesson Library
Each school and board license comes with a
package of ready - to - photocopy hand-outs for each grade. The hand-outs are in
the form of a step by step "walk-through" to get the student and teacher started
using StudentLink. Further lesson activities are available on line. Click on
Despite containing over 10,000 links,
the entire SL system compresses down to 7.2 megabytes. Installed, the menu
system is just under 20 MB.
StudentLink is available in Public and Catholic
school versions. It is available in both Windows and Macintosh media.
Because StudentLink is Hypertext Markup
Language (HTML) based, it will function perfectly on any operating system
(Apple, Macintosh, Unix, Windows) workstation capable of browsing the World
Wide Web. StudentLink contains no operating system files (dll's,
vxd's etc.) and resides only in its own directory.
StudentLink can be installed to
workstation hard drives or shared (with a school or board site license) from
a single copy on a network server.
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