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[Blended Learning] Making Time for Hands-On Experiences in the K–6 Classroom

[Blended Learning] Making Time for Hands-On Experiences in the K–6 Classroom | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
How are technology tools balancing screen time with more traditional learning experiences? Here are four ways edtech can be used to engage different learning modalities.
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Some fun activities to include in your back to school with Reading Eggs this fall!

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Oxford Owl free e books, phonics and writing.

Oxford Owl free e books, phonics and writing. | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

Oxford Owl is packed with expert advice, top tips and activity ideas so you can help your child with reading and maths.



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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 12, 2015 11:48 AM

Whether your child is a pre-schooler looking for a new favourite picture book or an independent reader looking for a challenge, there are some great reads in this free eBook library.  Phonics lessons and activities complement this British site.

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10 Tech Hacks to Help a Struggling Reader

10 Tech Hacks to Help a Struggling Reader | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
By Belinda Luscombe Kids who struggle with reading get an early lesson in one of life’s more sucky realities; the earlier a person falls behind,…
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Tips on helping your struggling reader!

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 7, 2015 8:45 PM

Excellent tips to help your struggling reader!

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 7, 2015 8:48 PM

Reading challenges and how to address them with creative solutions.

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Help Kids to P.I.C.K. the Right Books

Help Kids to P.I.C.K. the Right Books | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
P.I.C.K. will help your child learn how to determine whether a book is the best for his abilities or whether it's not a good fit.
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Teach your student how to find the right book with this easy acronym.

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Useful Apps and Technology for the Classroom - TechAhead

When it comes to the classroom, technology is always moving forward! One of the most important innovations of the past decade has been the way mobile devices have moved into the classroom at all levels. Using a tablet isn’t restricted to college students anymore: Kids all the way from kindergarten through high school are using... read more
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Some great apps for the classroom on this page!

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, May 27, 2015 12:24 PM

Apps for teachers and students in the classroom.

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Curriculet

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Elegant reading tool promotes comprehension with embedded assessments
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High school reading assessment tool comes highly rated from Graphite.  

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ReadWorks.org | Black History Month 2015

ReadWorks.org | Black History Month 2015 | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
You’ll love this research-based reading comprehension curriculum. Check out ReadWorks.org!
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Fun reading comprehension activities on Black History month.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 30, 2015 6:05 PM

Reading passages on Black History Month for all grades!  Thanks ReadWorks.org

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The Lowdown on Dyslexia | Teacher's Lounge Blog | Really Good Stuff®

The Lowdown on Dyslexia | Teacher's Lounge Blog | Really Good Stuff® | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
by Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley of The Dyslexia Training Institute Every teacher in every classroom in every school in this country (and beyond) will come acro
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 26, 2014 11:36 PM

Great insight in chunkable portions on Dyslexia.  

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Reading Bear

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“Reading Bear is a collection of free, well-made, multimedia phonics presentations. Your child can learn to read with Reading Bear.”


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Natalie Sing
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Learn phonics with Reading Bear!

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सांई बाबा की शिक्षा

सबका मालिक एक है
साई बाबा की सबसे बड़ी शिक्षा और सन्देश है कि जाति, धर्म, समुदाय, आदि व्यर्थ की बातों में ना पड़कर 

आपसी मतभेद भुलाकर आपस में प्रेम और सदभावाना से रहना चाहिए क्योकि सबका मलिक एक है।
श्रद्धा और सबूरी
साई बाबा ने अपने जीवन में यह सन्देश दिया है कि हमेशा श्रद्धा और विश्‍वास के साथ जीवन यापन करते हुए 

सबूरी (सब्र)के साथ जीवन व्यतीत करें।
मानवता ही सबसे बड़ा धर्म है
साई बाबा ने कभी भी किसी को धर्म की अवहेलना नहीं की अपितु सभी धर्मों का सम्मान करने की सलाह देते 

हुए हमेशा मनवता को ही सबसे बडा धर्म और कर्म बताते हुए जीवन जीने की अमूल्य शिक्षा प्रदान की है।
जातिगत भेद भुला कर प्रेम पूर्वक रहना
साई बाबा ने कहा है की जाति,समाज,भेद-भाव,आदि सब बाते ईश्‍वर ने नहीं बल्कि इंसानों द्वारा बनाया गया 

हैं इसलिए ईश्‍वर की नजर में न तो कोई उच्च है और न ही कोई निम्न इसलिए जो काम ईश्‍वर को भी पसंद नहीं 

है वह मनुष्यों को तो करना ही नहीं चाहिए। अर्थात जात-पात,धर्म,समाज आदि मिथ्या बातों में न पड़ कर 

आपस में प्रेमपूर्वक रहकर जीवन व्यतीत करना चाहिए।
गरीबो और लाचार की मदद करना सबसे बड़ी पूजा है
साई बाबा ने हमेशा ही सभी जनमानस से यही बार-बार कहा है कि सभी के साथ ही समानता का व्यवहार 

करना चाहिए। गरीबों और लाचारों की यथासम्भव मदद करना चाहिए और यही सबसे बडी पूजा है। क्योकि 

जो गरीबों, लाचारों की मदद करता है ईश्वर उसकी मदद करता है।
माता-पिता, बुजुर्गो, गुरुजनों, बडो का सम्मान करनाचाहिए
साई बाबा हमेशा ही समझाते थे कि अपने से बडो का आदर सम्मान करना चाहिए। गुरुजनो बुजर्गो को 

सम्मान करना जिसस उनका आर्शीवाद प्राप्त होता है जिससे हमारे जीवन की मुश्किलों में सहायता मिलती 

है। 
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Swinging Monkey Flying Pig: Klondike Gold Rush

Swinging Monkey Flying Pig: Klondike Gold Rush | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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HCOS Student Serena shares her love for all things Gold Rush along with some great books and poems to read on this theme!

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iPad Apps for Dyslexia/Reading Writing Support

iPad Apps for Dyslexia/Reading Writing Support | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Staff at CALL Scotland have produced a helpful Wheel of Apps guide for iPad that may be useful for students with dyslexia or who just need some additional support with reading and/or writing diffic...

Via Kathleen McClaskey
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iPad Apps for students with Dyslexia.

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Ra's curator insight, March 31, 2014 4:14 PM

Looking from a SENCO perspective as a resource that can be used by teachers to get them thinking about using apps for those students with high learning needs. Student voice and autonomy could be increased by having them explore the apps indicated as being useful and give feedback on how and why they think the app would fit with their learning needs. 

Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, April 27, 2014 7:44 AM

Great resources!

Erin Schettler's curator insight, August 14, 2014 6:47 AM

This is an AMAZING compilation of apps to aid struggling readers!

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Pippa's Homeschool and Library Blog: Reading Differences or Gifts!

Pippa Davies, HCOS teacher librarian shares on the gift of reading.

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Inspiring Kids to Read – 10 Simple Tips

Inspiring Kids to Read – 10 Simple Tips | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
      Before my children were even born, I kn… (Inspire your kiddos to read with these 10 steps via @urthmama: http://t.co/jo6r2L4xuh #literacy #reading #ece #homeschool)...
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 10, 2013 4:00 PM

Good reminders about the reasons we need to role model reading with our kids!  

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Oxford Owl free e books, phonics and writing.

Oxford Owl free e books, phonics and writing. | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

Oxford Owl is packed with expert advice, top tips and activity ideas so you can help your child with reading and maths.



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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 12, 2015 11:48 AM

Whether your child is a pre-schooler looking for a new favourite picture book or an independent reader looking for a challenge, there are some great reads in this free eBook library.  Phonics lessons and activities complement this British site.

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Some Ideas for Personalizing Learning in the Younger Grades

Some Ideas for Personalizing Learning in the Younger Grades | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
"Mom, you have to see this...?" Thea hands me her science project, her very first in in 1st grade, and she is so excited she has a hard time standing still. "I have to do this thing and I get to ch...
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Great ideas for sharing personalized learning in the younger grades. 

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Scholastic.com

Scholastic.com | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Expert advice on children’s books & reading, arts & crafts, activities & school achievement. View the parent’s newsletter, articles, & weekly picks for Preschool, Grade School, & Middle School.
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Start researching your student's reading materials now and find some great lesson plans as well with Scholastic.com.

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Literacy Learning on the Author's Corner - buncee blog

Literacy Learning on the Author's Corner - buncee blog | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
The new Author's Corner features dynamic ways to teach literacy learning by featuring key authors and songwriters.
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, May 29, 2015 10:57 AM

Have fun with Buncee and summer reading and authors!

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Workshop 1: Children and Reading

Workshop 1: Children and Reading | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Carole talks about children and reading, making literature the center of your curriculum, how boys and girls learn, and the basics of homeschooling.
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All you need is a diet of great books as a homeschooling parent!

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Re-reading is inefficient. Here are 8 tips for studying smarter.

Re-reading is inefficient. Here are 8 tips for studying smarter. | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
The memory researcher's guide to studying.
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 18, 2015 8:20 PM

Awesome tips for study skills in high school!

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Free OpenSource Dyslexia Font - OpenDyslexic

Free OpenSource Dyslexia Font - OpenDyslexic | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

OpenDyslexic is a new open source font created to increase readability for readers with dyslexia. The typeface includes regular, bold, italic, and bold-italic styles. It is being updated continually and improved based on input from dyslexic users. There are no restrictions on using OpenDyslexic outside of attribution.


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 16, 2015 1:37 PM

OPenDyslexic looks like a great new revolutionary approach to teaching students the alphabet via typeface.  

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 16, 2015 1:38 PM

Great new tool for learning how to type with different font, specifically for Dyslexia.

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Read and Write | the BEST Google Extension and Add-On for GAFE - YouTube

http://www.TeacherCast.net | TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network Jeff sits down with Jason Carroll and Martin McKay of TextHelp to discuss how their...
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App from Chromeweb store using Read and Write to make sense of digital text!

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 30, 2014 12:24 PM

Add ons for literacy using Google apps in your classroom!

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Apps For Children With Special Needs | Reading | Apps For Children with Special Needs

Apps For Children With Special Needs | Reading | Apps For Children with Special Needs | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Apps for children with special needs to help with reading.

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25 Books That Diversify Kids’ Reading Lists This Summer

25 Books That Diversify Kids’ Reading Lists This Summer | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
In children's books, it can be easier to find talking pandas than characters of color. Here are 25 books with minority characters and authors to help diversify summer reading.
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Reading materials for your students in K- 7 which share diversity.

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8 Great Word Pattern Apps for Struggling Readers

8 Great Word Pattern Apps for Struggling Readers | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

http://www.bugbrained.com/struggling-readers.html


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Free reading apps for struggling readers!

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, March 2, 2014 6:21 PM

The 8 Great Word Pattern apps are a series of 11 apps that have been developed to help students work and master word patterns.  These individualized apps provide practice building words from their sounds.  

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 3, 2014 9:40 PM

Free reading apps for struggling readers! 

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68 Apps for Students with Learning Disabilities

68 Apps for Students with Learning Disabilities | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
68 Apps for students with learning disabilities -- and some software too! From our presentation at the LDAQ "Toolbox for Success" parent conference.

Via Kathleen McClaskey
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Some excellent choices in apps for learning disabilities.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, December 23, 2013 5:55 PM

This inclusive list of apps from inov8 Educational Consulting includes apps that target areas of need for learners in elementary school, high school and college. These apps are broken out into 7 categories:

 

> Reading and writing support and remediation

> Language remediation

> Productivity

> Alternative literacy formats

> Numeracy

> Fine motor skills

> Executive functioning

Pauline Farrell's curator insight, February 2, 2014 2:34 AM

and fin ally - to meet the needs of my learner demographic...