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HCS Learning Commons newsletter is a dynamic hub, made up of our blended virtual and physical learning commons.  Exciting things happen around literacy, technology, social media, homeschooling and classroom pedagogy.
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Some Handy Resources of Pre-made Rubrics for Teachers

Some Handy Resources of Pre-made Rubrics for Teachers | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=rubric



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Rubrics for teachers.

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eBooks: Growing Up Online | Internet-Safety

eBooks: Growing Up Online | Internet-Safety | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

 

 

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A free eBook from The More You Know and NBC News featuring interactive tools and videos to help parents and teachers talk with children about using technology responsibly and safely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Internetsafetyhttp://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet?tag=Infographic

 


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E book on Internet safety to teach some basic skills for internet privacy. 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 26, 2014 9:34 AM


A free eBook from The More You Know and NBC News featuring interactive tools and videos to help parents and teachers talk with children about using technology responsibly and safely.




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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 26, 2014 10:43 AM

Tools to share with your students in regard to Internet safety.  Thanks  Gust for sharing.

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The 13 MUST Know Professional Development Websites for Teachers

The 13 MUST Know Professional Development Websites for Teachers | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

Professional development ... goes beyond the term 'training' with its implications of learning skills, and encompasses a definition that includes formal and informal means of helping teachers not only learn new skills but also develop new insights into pedagogy and their own practice, and explore new or advanced understandings of content and resources. [This] definition of professional development includes support for teachers as they encounter the challenges that come with putting into practice their evolving understandings about the use of technology to support inquiry-based learning.... Current technologies offer resources to meet these challenges and provide teachers with a cluster of supports that help them continue to grow in their professional skills, understandings, and interests."


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Reading Bear - learn to read for free!

Reading Bear - learn to read for free! | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Reading Bear is a collection of free, well-made, multimedia phonics presentations. Your child can learn to read with Reading Bear.

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Story Creator Myths and Legends

Story Creator Myths and Legends | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

With many story lines that you can use to create your own story. 


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Shakespeare Poetry Machine

Shakespeare Poetry Machine | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
shakespeare.com. Here's a fish hangs in the net like a poor man's right in the law. 'Twill hardly come out.

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PoemHunter.Com - Thousands of poems and poets.. Poetry Search Engine

PoemHunter.Com - Thousands of poems and poets.. Poetry Search Engine | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Poems from different poets all around the world. Thousands of poems and poets. Search for poems and poets using the Poetry Search Engine..

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ZCubes - Do It All, Browse, Paint, Teach, Draw, Play, Write, Publish, Handwrite...

ZCubes - Do It All, Browse, Paint, Teach, Draw, Play, Write, Publish, Handwrite... | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
ZCubes is the first website where you can seamlessly browse, search, edit, paint, draw, hand-write, watch, listen, publish, type, print, network, teach, learn, and work. Welcome to Web 3.0. Experience no bounds.

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Interactive Folio : Romeo and Juliet

Interactive Folio : Romeo and Juliet | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

Interactive Folio: Romeo and Juliet with vocabulary, images, explanations and much more.


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KidsTV123's Channel - YouTube

KidsTV123's Channel - YouTube | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Songs for children. Kids songs. Educational songs and videos for children, toddlers and babies.

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170 Ways To Use Word Clouds In Every Classroom

170 Ways To Use Word Clouds In Every Classroom | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Welcome to a post I always have  fun writing. Last year I attempted finding ways to use Word Clouds (Wordle) in education. When I concluded writing that post I was at 108 possible ways. More than a...

 

Gust MEES: I created the above "Wordle Logo" with "Word Clouds" as example. You may use it for non-commercial use by giving credit to my blog ===> http://gustmees.wordpress.com/ <===

 

Check the free service here:

 

http://www.wordle.net/

 


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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, November 30, 2014 8:14 PM

Great ideas presented here! I have used Wordle before, but I had not thought of using it in the ways listed. Can't wait to try them.

Judy Doctoroff's curator insight, December 2, 2014 10:36 AM

Creating word clouds is always enjoyable  and engages students and teachers.

Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, August 10, 2015 4:50 AM

Gust MEES: I created the above "Wordle Logo" with "Word Clouds" as example. You may use it for non-commercial use by giving credit to my blog ===> http://gustmees.wordpress.com/ <===

 

Check the free service here:

 

http://www.wordle.net/

 

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LEGO Digital Designer 4.3.8

LEGO Digital Designer 4.3.8 | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Get your kids to design LEGO models

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Many of my students love this tool and it can be used for fine arts as well!  

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Gust MEES's curator insight, December 9, 2013 10:50 AM

 

LEGO Digital Designer is quite simply the best virtual building system out there – with its “Click-Stick” method of 3D modelling winning praise from children, parents, teachers and design enthusiasts everywhere. 


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners/?tag=LEGO


Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 10, 2013 12:00 PM

Design and play all mixed in together to make learning fun and exciting!  Five stars for this design oriented game which your male students will love!

J Weidenbenner's curator insight, January 3, 2014 9:05 AM

Legos for learning, anyone?

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Speak The Speech: Universal Shakespeare Broadcasting. A Radio Theater Podcast!

Speak The Speech: Universal Shakespeare Broadcasting. A Radio Theater Podcast! | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Free audio recordings of the plays of William Shakespeare, accompanied by notes. A podcast of full-length radio theatre Shakespearean productions, including Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, and the Tempest.

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We Tell Stories - With some help, write your own Fairy Tale!

We Tell Stories - With some help, write your own Fairy Tale! | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

Fill in the blanks, choose your story!


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Plagiarism Checking Service

Plagiarism Checking Service | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

Unique checking algorithm
Huge database of academic papers
On-line tool. No downloads needed
Fast and easy checking process
Easy and usable report


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Web Karaoke | PBS Compose a song-poem and perform it!

Web Karaoke | PBS Compose a song-poem and perform it! | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

Follow these steps to create your own one-of-a-kind song-poem. We'll provide the music, you write the lyrics


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Haiku . Ideas & Exploration . Creativity . PBS Parents | PBS Enjoy making your own Haiku - magnetic board

Haiku . Ideas & Exploration . Creativity . PBS Parents | PBS Enjoy making your own Haiku - magnetic board | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

This was fun! Enjoy making your own Haiku!! 


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KOL Jr. Stories - Online Picture Books Read Aloud

KOL Jr. Stories - Online Picture Books Read Aloud | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Try these free online storybooks that are read aloud including Arthur books, animal stories, family stories and rhyming stories.

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The Renaissance Connection, from the Allentown Art Museum

The Renaissance Connection, from the Allentown Art Museum | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
The Renaissance Connection explores how visual arts reveal Renaissance innovations in many disciplines which contributed to the making of the modern world.

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