Resources for Teachers
Curriculum Support / Professional Learning
Ministry documents and curriculum documentsResources across the curriculum (Example: http://www.linktolearning.com/ )
Latest Professional News/Learning: (Example: http://www.edutopia.org/ )
Blog for teachers to share and collaborate (or could be a twitter feed)
Online Resources for Kids
School Library Catalogue
Online Student Support: Research tips, how to properly cite work, online resources such as student friendly search engines and databases, e-resources like Britannia online etc, helpful websites that provide additional support in various subject areas i.e. math, language arts, language development, etc.
A blog or some type of library wish list that students can post to.
Virtual book discussions - students can post and respond to one another (books like Wonder, Touching the Void, Number the Stars etc. provide material that can lead to rich discussions and evoke student opinions and critical thinking)
Public Library Links
I would include links to a variety of libraries. Different libraries offer varying access to e-resources and in many cases you do not have to have a library membership to access those resources. This also connects students to events and activities related to reading, literacy etc. throughout the GTA. Embedded into the website would allow students to search and remain in the virtual library.
Example of sources for online books
Student created online books (creating a podcast of them reading the book - this works great with bilingual books as students can listen to the English version and follow along in their own language)
These lists may be very American - but its a starting point.
Tips for parents
Post workshops that parents can attend (perhaps monthly or several times in the year)
Access to board resources and information (parents are often unaware of things like -special education committee and other spaces where parents can have a voice)
English language support for parents who are newcomers