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1 Homework Help Line Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board Homework Help Line Presentation S. Mercurio e-Learning Contact for Math Homework Help Line and the OERB Resources

2 Homework Help Line On-Line Math Help available for Grades 7-10 students taking Mathematics in our Board. Partnership of the Independent Learning Centre (ILC), the Ministry of Education, and the Dufferin- Peel Catholic District School Board Began in as pilot project in two Hamilton boards Thirty-one English-language district school boards are now involved Introduction Tutor Chat Rooms On-Line Lessons ToolsRegistrationQuestions

3 Homework Help Line FREE On-line Tutoring for Grades 7-10 Mathematics Certified Ontario Teachers Sundays – Thursdays 5:30 pm -9:30 pm Students can: o Watch video lessons o Get one-on-one tutoring o Observe one-on-one tutoring Introduction Tutor Chat Rooms On-Line Lessons ToolsRegistrationQuestions

4 Homework Help Line Tutor Chat Rooms o 1-on-1 Tutoring Tutorials o Interactive Lessons Best Sessions o Previously recorded Tutorial Sessions Listen & Learn o Video Lessons Introduction Tutor Chat Rooms On-Line Lessons ToolsRegistrationQuestions

5 Homework Help Line Introduction Tutor Chat Rooms On-Line Lessons ToolsRegistrationQuestions In Tutor Chat Rooms: Select a grade Select room based on: o Favourite tutor o Length of Queue o Type of Room Regular Chat Room Students & tutors use chat line Audio Rooms o Tutors can talk to students o Speakers must be turned on o Students can only type in chat line

6 Homework Help Line Introduction Tutor Chat Rooms On-Line Lessons ToolsRegistrationQuestions Safe and Anonymous Students and tutors use screen names only Ask questions via chat While waiting one can: o Watch other sessions o View on-line lessons o Do other HW Rooster crows when it is student’s turn

7 Homework Help Line Introduction On-Line Lessons ToolsRegistrationQuestions Tutor Chat Rooms Best Sessions Collection of videos of actual tutoring sessions that have taken place in the past.

8 Homework Help Line Introduction On-Line Lessons ToolsRegistrationQuestions Tutor Chat Rooms Tutorials Interactive Flash animation Each lesson has several parts Each part has several interactive pages Some pages have audio Conclusion summarizes important facts in each lession

9 Homework Help Line Introduction On-Line Lessons ToolsRegistrationQuestions Tutor Chat Rooms Listen & Learn Video Lessons on a variety of topics Given by HW Help Line Tutors Can print notes, Quiz to test one’s knowledge

10 Homework Help Line Introduction On-Line Lessons ToolsRegistrationQuestions Tutor Chat Rooms Glossary On-line dictionary commonly used terms in Grades 7-10 Math

11 Homework Help Line Introduction On-Line Lessons ToolsRegistrationQuestions Tutor Chat Rooms Virtual Locker Individual student chat sessions saved in a virtual locker Accessible 24/7

12 Homework Help Line Introduction On-Line Lessons ToolsRegistrationQuestions Tutor Chat Rooms On-Line Calculator Don’t have to worry if student forgot calculator There’s a scientific calculator on-line!

13 Homework Help Line Introduction On-Line Lessons ToolsRegistrationQuestions Tutor Chat Rooms Registration Visit Require: student’s OEN number (Ontario Education Number) and birthdate OEN is NOT the same as student number Student selects own username and password (using alias to protect identity) Providing optional, though helpful if student forgets password

14 Homework Help Line Introduction On-Line Lessons ToolsRegistrationQuestions Tutor Chat Rooms

15 Homework Help Line Introduction On-Line Lessons ToolsRegistrationQuestions Tutor Chat Rooms What is the Independent Learning Centre (ILC)? o The ILC is an educational organization run through TV Ontario and is designated as an official distance education provider by the Ontario Ministry of Education Will the ILC have access to a student’s personal information? o NO. Individual students and/or school boards will not be identified to the ILC. After students register, they will be known to the ILC as their Username and Password only Who are the tutors who will be assisting students? o The tutors are Ontario certified mathematics teachers from the 32 school boards that are participating in the Homework Help project.

16 Homework Help Line Introduction On-Line Lessons ToolsRegistrationQuestions Tutor Chat Rooms Where can one obtain a student’s OEN number? o The OEN is on the student’s timetable o It is NOT their student number o Can also obtain from Guidance Department or Teacher Why would a student go to Homework Help when they could just “Google” it? o Homework Help provides a safe, reliable resource provided by the ILC, through the Ministry of Education, with Ontario teachers. o Each student keeps recorded chat session in own locker

17 Homework Help Line Introduction On-Line Lessons ToolsRegistrationQuestions Tutor Chat Rooms Is it safe to give one’s address? o Absolutely, this is a completely safe and secure environment. The ILC uses the same security platform as the banking industry. o The benefit of giving one’s address is that Homework Help will be able to: Assist in retrieving username or password Inform students about key times during the school year, exams, EQAO, and upcoming events.

18 Homework Help Line Introduction On-Line Lessons ToolsRegistrationQuestions Tutor Chat Rooms Other Questions?


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