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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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Journey North

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Journey North is a free website that helps kids record and share observations about seasonal change. These observations vary from the length of a day to a flower blooming or the presence of a butterfly. Resources are available to help kids figure out their longitude and latitude so they can include it with their observations. This site can be used by any nature lover but is best for elementary or middle school students learning about ecosystems, life cycles, or the seasons.

Webcams of gray seals, osprey, puffins, polar bears, common terns, and brown bears are intended to let kids see how the seasons affect living things. However, during certain parts of the year, the webcams aren't live like when polar bears are out during their hunting season. For example, puffins are only on camera from May to July, when they're breeding. Teachers will need to take that into account in their planning or settle for recorded images. While this lack of live access demonstrates how behaviors change with the seasons, this may not be obvious to kids who are viewing taped footage from a different part of the year.
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 22, 2015 12:46 PM

Useful in getting students to ask questions about seasonal changes.

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Journey North Citizen Science: A Global Study of Wildlife Migration and Seasonal Change

Journey North Citizen Science: A Global Study of Wildlife Migration and Seasonal Change | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Journey North is a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change. Journey North is an online science education project in which students track spring's journey across the northern hemisphere.
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Follow the seasons changing with Journey North!

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