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Some new resources from Microsoft for Parents that have been released on remote and hybrid education:
Online Education Resources for Parents | Microsoft Education
Family and Guardian Guide to Microsoft Teams.pdf – OneDrive (live.com)
Special education and accessibility resources for remote learning – Microsoft Educator Center

This quick video summarizes all of the resources above so you know what you’re looking at! Highly recommend. And please feel
free to share: https://youtu.be/kpgNCv0FW0k
A session was also held for Remote Parents. This may be helpful to other parents. Link to recording:
Please note that these resources are generic and HWDSB does not necessarily use all of the functionality listed.
Review before sharing with your parent group.

Do you want to keep students reading this summer? eMAX (Sora), TumbleBooks and Teen Book Cloud can all help with eBooks!

eMAX (Sora) is a collection of over 12 000 eBooks for JK – Secondary which are borrowed. Students log in with their OEN and
staff log in with their Staff ID. Browse the many booklists to select a title or search for your favourite! Find eMAX (Sora) in the
QuickLinks of your school’s Library Learning Commons page.

Teen Book Cloud is a collection of eBooks, Enhanced eBooks (eBook plus audio), eBook graphic novels and eAudiobooks for
students in middle and secondary school. Books are accessed and read in Teen Book Cloud, no borrowing required, just click on
Teen Book Cloud in the QuickLinks

TumbleBooks is a collection of animated moving picture story books, read alongs, graphic novels and fiction for JK – grade 5.
Books are accessed and read in TumbleBooks, no borrowing required, just click on TumbleBooks in the QuickLinks.

Help Sheets and Help Videos: eMAX (Sora) Help Sheet and an eMAX (Sora) Help Video
Teen Book Cloud Help Sheet and Teen Book Cloud Help Video
TumbleBooks Help Sheet

And don’t forget about the eMAX (Sora) Summer Reading Contest! Every student or staff member who borrows and reads a
book in the eMAX (Sora) eBook and eAudiobook library this summer will be automatically entered for a chance to win one of
four $25 Gift Cards to Chapters Indigo. Click for an eMAX (Sora) Summer Reading Contest poster.

Updated on Friday, June 25, 2021.
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