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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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Webs of Wonder

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Webs of Wonder
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Canadian STEM science learning database.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, August 25, 2016 2:41 PM

STEM based lesson plans for science based on Canadian curriculum.

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Greening STEM Educator Toolkits | National Environmental Education Week

Greening STEM Educator Toolkits | National Environmental Education Week | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 8, 2015 12:16 AM

Teaching sustainability Greening STEM site includes classroom resources, infographics apps and games.

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knowledge building circle

Knowledge building circle.

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, May 27, 2015 7:26 PM

Knowledge Building is successful when learners have opportunity to question, discuss, reflect and build big ideas together. The Big Think http://lmcsource.com/Catalog/thebigthink.html should be designed into every learning experience in the Learning Commons

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, May 28, 2015 9:21 PM

Inquiry based learning without the teacher getting in the way!  Thanks for sharing Carol!

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Lego Fun Friday: Balloon Powered Car Building Challenge - Frugal Fun For Boys

Lego Fun Friday: Balloon Powered Car Building Challenge - Frugal Fun For Boys | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Build a balloon powered Lego car. Lego building challenge for kids.

Via Sinead Roy
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This looks like fun!  Thanks Sinead!

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Growing a Scientist - Milk and Cookies

Growing a Scientist - Milk and Cookies | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Before our son could even talk, I had a feeling he would grow up to be a scientist. I should say before he would talk, not could talk, since I know…
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Science nutrition for budding scientists!  Excellent ideas!

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CK-12 PLIX - "byte" size learning objects - math and science - great resources #PLIX

CK-12 PLIX - "byte" size learning objects - math and science - great resources #PLIX | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Michelle Nimchuk
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Thanks Michelle!  Science and Math resources for you!

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Objetos de Aprendizaje párr Matemáticas ...CK-12 PLIX - "byte" size learning objects - math and science - great resources #PLIX | @scoopit via @TDOttawa http://sco.lt/...

Michelle Nimchuk's curator insight, January 10, 2015 11:37 PM

Offering a diverse array of math and science interactive content

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Expert Corner: Supporting Scientific Argumentation with Gizmos

Expert Corner: Supporting Scientific Argumentation with Gizmos | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Some reasons for using Gizmos as a digital tool in your classroom this term!  Contact your teacher if you need passwords.

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Wonderville.ca | Wonderville Games, Science Alberta Foundation | wonderville

Wonderville.ca | Wonderville Games, Science Alberta Foundation | wonderville | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Wonderville.ca is an award winning, fun, interactive destination for kids to discover the exciting world of science thorugh games and science tools.
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Tech tools, videos.experiments and comics help you explore the world of science,  whether you are a teacher looking for science lessons or a student looking for resources!

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*Spongelab newsletter explores the science of snow*

*Spongelab newsletter explores the science of snow* | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Science Learning resources from Spongelab for the month of February.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Find Science Lesson Plans, Videos, and Animations on BioInteractive

Free Technology for Teachers: Find Science Lesson Plans, Videos, and Animations on BioInteractive | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Science lessons and videos to help your high school students learn!

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Magic School Bus Videos on You Tube

Magic School Bus Videos on You Tube | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

50 + Magic School Bus espisodes


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Canadian Wildlife Federation :: Canadian Wildlife Federation

Canadian Wildlife Federation :: Canadian Wildlife Federation | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

By registering with Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) as an educator http://www.cwf-fcf.org/en/educate/sign-up.html you receive updates and direct emails for opportunities to participate in educational programs. These programs are generally offered to all educators regardless of class size. Our family has participated in contests and has had opportunities to have photos and writings published, as well as meet other leaders in wildlife conservation. We met Olympic Medalist Adam Kreek, as well as world-renowned artist, Robert Bateman. By providing these unique opportunities I hope to inspire my children as well as providing role models.

 
 
From CWF site:
http://www.cwf-fcf.org/en/educate/
CWF education programs are built on sound pedagogical foundations: a conceptual framework, curriculum links, piloting in Canadian classrooms, and the scrutiny of scientific experts. Our programs are designed to meet the needs not only of teachers but also of youth leaders, park naturalists, and other conservation educators.

Wild Education
Project Wild
Below Zero
Sail for Wildlife
Fish Ways
Rivers to Oceans
Dance for Wildlife
Habitat 2020
Learning Institute
Summer Institute
CWF Get to Know
Walk for Wildlife
Wild About Gardening
Backyard Habitat
We also have a comprehensive Resource Library – this is where you’ll find resource sheets, lesson plans, and other resources on themes like the arctic, water, climate change, pollinators, and many more.

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Wonderville - Fun Science, Neat Jobs and Awesome Tech

Wonderville - Fun Science, Neat Jobs and Awesome Tech | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

Many science activities and explorations. By Science Alberta. 


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Reagan, Miranda / K-3 STEM Class Lessons

Reagan, Miranda / K-3 STEM Class Lessons | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 7, 2015 2:27 PM

Lovely ideas for incorporating STEM into science elementary levels.

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BrainPOP Spotlight: STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Movies, quizzes, activities, teacher resources and lesson plans.

BrainPOP Spotlight: STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Movies, quizzes, activities, teacher resources and lesson plans. | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
With President Obama’s launch of the National STEM Video Game Challenge comes a BrainPOP announcement as well! We’re proud to report that BrainPOP will serve as an official founding outreach partner of the Challenge, designed to build and strengthen interest in STEM skills (science, technology, engineering, math). The Challenge is a two-pronged contest administered by Sesame Workshop’s Joan Ganz Cooney Center and E-Line Media. Its youth portion invites middle school students - particularly those in underserved areas - to harness their STEM skills and create original video games.
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, August 12, 2015 7:32 PM

Makered items including video, games and activities on BrainPop.  

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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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Gravity Launch Reviews | edshelf

Gravity Launch Reviews | edshelf | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Welcome to Gravity Launch, where you will pilot a rocket in a series of challenging missions to dock with space stations. Adjust your launch point to send your spaceship out in the right direction and your thrust to give your craft more (or less) oomph. But remember! Earth and the moon both have gravity that …
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Learn about gravity and space with this cool app!

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Homeschool Science Education

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Science lessons for distance learning students including projects, videos, guidebooks and newsletters.

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Do Pumpkins Float or Sink? | Wonderopolis

Do Pumpkins Float or Sink? | Wonderopolis | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Science question of the day.  Video and summary of the science behind flotation.

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E-books

E-books | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Bring science to life at the touch of a fingertip. Download the latest iBooks Textbooks from KQED! Explore STEM topics and careers through real-world examples.
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Free e books to match science outcomes from KQED.  Earthquakes and energy are just two books shared as iBooks.

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Kindergarten Science Curriculum Consulting | Pinterest

Kindergarten Science Curriculum Consulting | Pinterest | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Meeting BC Outcomes 2015 | See more about kindergarten science, weather graph and states of matter.
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Natalie Sing curriculum consultant with HCS schools shares some new learning resources to match new learning outcomes for Kindergarten and up to grade 9 on Pinterest.  Follow her in other grades as well.  

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The 25 Must Have Resources for Science Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 25 Must Have Resources for Science Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
RT @gormang: The 25 Must Have Resources for Science Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/dNDunq23L7 #nevikings…
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Science resources for all ages. 

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Cell Games - Animal Cell, Plant Cell and Bacteria Cell

Cell Games - Animal Cell, Plant Cell and Bacteria Cell | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Learn about the different organelles in animal, bacteria, and plant cells!

Via Natalie Sing
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High school students studying the human body will find these games fun and educational.  Assessment with quizzes will help students with reinforcement.

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Instructional and Educational Videos, Animated Explanations, - Explania

Instructional and Educational Videos, Animated Explanations, - Explania | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Watch hundreds of animated explanations, interactive tutorials, animations and instructional videos, and feel free to embed them on your own web pages.

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Optics For Kids - Optical Society of America: Exploring the Science of Light

Optics For Kids - Optical Society of America: Exploring the Science of Light | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Optical Society of America presents Exploring the Science of Light...

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