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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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The Secret to an Awesome Powtoon: Starting with Storyboard by PowToon!

The Secret to an Awesome Powtoon: Starting with Storyboard by PowToon! | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Announcing PowToon's newest feature: Storyboard.
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How to edit the perfect video to meet your needs with Powtoon.  Easy and fun!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Dozens of Great PowerPoints for AP History Students & Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: Dozens of Great PowerPoints for AP History Students & Teachers | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 2, 2016 10:18 AM

Instructional videos and Powerpoints on US and world history shared by Richard Byrne.

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Shadow Puppet Edu

Shadow Puppet Edu | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Resource-rich video slideshow creator a gem for elementary classrooms
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Fantastic free tool for elementary students learning #video skills in #Gr2-5.  

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Open-and-go lessons that inspire kids to love science.

Open-and-go lessons that inspire kids to love science. | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Mystery Science offers open-and-go lessons that inspire kids to love science. The hook, visuals, and activity have all been prepared for you. Less prep, more learning.
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Cool new free for this year science curriculum grades 2-5.  American correlations.

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Homeschool Science Education

Homeschool Science Education | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

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

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PowToon - Brings Awesomeness to your presentations

PowToon - Brings Awesomeness to your presentations | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
PowToon is a brand new presentation tool that allows you to create animated presentations and cartoon style videos just by dragging and dropping.
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Students get started making your next Powtoon video with this easy to follow line of tutorials from Powtoon.

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Freedom in the Busy

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Celebrating Sabbath in a World That Never Stops
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Beautiful video on the Sabbath including the voice of Ann Voskamp.  Great listening!  Thanks Pat for sharing!

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Presto: Amazing Animated Theatrical Short Film - YouTube

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Presto: Amazing Animated Theatrical Short Film DISCLAIMER: I do not own anything in the video. No money was made from this video.
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Funny animated video to share with your students.  Thanks for sharing Ian!

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What should students learn for the 21st century? A Four-Dimensional Education

The mission of the Center for Curriculum Redesign (CCR) is to answer this timely question, and openly propagate its recommendations and frameworks on a world...
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 8, 2016 11:08 PM

Video on #21stedu from the Centre of Curriculum Redesign.

Caleb Lai's curator insight, March 16, 2016 11:50 AM

I agree fully with what the author says as students need these skills to help them succeed in their work and well-being and strengthen the world with their knowledge.I forsee technology ruling the future.I think like this as the fast-evolving technology is winning against the slow-evolving education and thus,men will relay more on technology to do work instead of learning skills to do it independantly.Furthermore,there are global issues that hinder education and it would be hard for the education network to expand.This situation would cause a dangerous influence.When peole rely too much on technology,they will become lazy and would not be able to react to situations that requrie physical work;with that being said,humanity would be rendered useless if technology cease to exist.Nobody would benefit from this outcome.This problem is not trully foolproof as governments,organisations or associations around the world can do their part by helping the education network to expand and spread;with the help of money or power to change the situation.

 

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Math mindset for Students

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Math messages for launching math learning to boost growth mindset from Stanford University.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 5, 2015 2:12 PM

Thanks Roberta for sharing this Stanford video which is encouraging about mathematics mindset.

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Learn360 Essentials--Back to School with Loads of New Content

Learn360 Essentials--Back to School with Loads of New Content | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Learn360 Highlights for September and back to school!  This awesome tool will help your students with many awesome video resources and lesson plans around digital literacy, Dr Seuss, art lessons, science lessons, Spanish lessons and Smithsonian series.  bring the visual to your classroom!

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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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Milestones: Is your child on track in school? | GreatKids : Milestones

Milestones: Is your child on track in school? | GreatKids : Milestones | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Milestones let you watch kids demonstrate success in reading, writing and math for grades K-5.
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Milestones is an American database of math and language arts videos for grades K-5.  Lots of great helpers for homeschooling and classroom students.  

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Doodling in Math: Spirals, Fibonacci, and Being a Plant [1 of 3] - YouTube

Part 2: http://youtu.be/lOIP_Z_-0Hs Part 3: http://youtu.be/14-NdQwKz9w Re: Pineapple under the Sea: http://youtu.be/gBxeju8dMho My personal website, which y...
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Math boffins will enjoy these videos which bring the wonder into Math!  Thanks Erin for sharing!  Math 11 Sequences and Conjectures.

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LearnZillion

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Teach like the experts! See visual, conceptual explanations of the Common Core State Standards. 4,000+ videos tailored for grades 2-12.
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 9, 2014 1:35 PM

Educuational resource database with video content for lesson plans.

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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.

Via Natalie Sing
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