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12 Skills That Will Help You Thrive in 2013 - Forbes

12 Skills That Will Help You Thrive in 2013 - Forbes | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
The year ahead will bring continued uncertainty in the economy, continued shifts and displacements in the job market, and continued angst about where it's all going. But there are skills that are in great demand over the coming year.
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Some excellent ideas to apply to educational principles, for the new year.

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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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Math Manipulatives

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Interactive math manipulatives that make math concepts come alive.
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Online math tools for teaching almost any elementary concept.

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Thinking Blocks - Model and Solve Math Word Problems

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Interactive math manipulatives that make math concepts come alive.
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Excellent site for building models for word problems. Tracks players progress.Excellent site for building models for word problems. Tracks players progress.

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Canada: A People's History - Teacher Resources: Grades 10-12

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CBC epsiodes on Canada A Peoples History- grades 10-12

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Hbc Heritage | Fur Trade Nation

Hbc Heritage | Fur Trade Nation | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Fur Trade #edresources from HCS Virtual Museum.  Learn about the life of a Voyageur.

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PBS KIDS launches game-creation tool and online world - eClassroom News

PBS KIDS launches game-creation tool and online world - eClassroom News | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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80 Degrees North

The Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913-1918 represents an epic adventure unique in Canada’s history. A band of intrepid scientists and explorers embarked on a dangerous and compelling journey. Scientists documented flora, fauna, of the North while explorers pushed ahead into new and undiscovered territory. The expedition left a scientific legacy that is still relevant and resonates today.
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Free digital resource for high school students studying the Arctic, Canadian social studies.

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Free resources on 80 Degrees North to discover more about the Arctic.  Graphic novels and teacher resources cover History and Aboriginal studies from grades 9-12.

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Providing On-Line CS Teacher Education, Designed for Teachers

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Announcing a research-based resource for helping high school teachers to learn Python and CS Principles

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Free E book on learning how to teach Python in high school.

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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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Free Apps

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This page has been set up as part of A4cwsn to post Apps that are Free and Apps that are set to...
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For those that use iPad or iPods, this is a great page to follow. They publish alerts to apps that are free for a day or two. I've managed to gather quite the collection over the last year and saved hundreds of dollars. Just remember to check daily for what's new.For those that use iPad or iPods, this is a great page to follow. They publish alerts to apps that are free for a day or two. I've managed to gather quite the collection over the last year and saved hundreds of dollars. Just remember to check daily for what's new.For those that use iPad or iPods, this is a great page to follow. They publish alerts to apps that are free for a day or two. I've managed to gather quite the collection over the last year and saved hundreds of dollars. Just remember to check daily for what's new.

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Distance Learning

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Distance learning tools like Moodle, Adobe Connect and more. Free step by step screencasts which clearly show you how to use the tools.
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Distance learning videos for learning Adobe, Moodle,making videos,podcasts.

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SqoolTube: K-12 Educational Videos

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Instructional Video for K - 12
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 12, 3:18 PM

K-12 Ed videos for your school use from SqoolTube.

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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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A 5-Minute Video Overview of the Whole Bible - For Kids

A 5-Minute Video Overview of the Whole Bible - For Kids | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
The story of the Bible, with Jesus at the center, told in 5 minutes for kids
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Five minute overview of the Bible for Kids.  TGC.

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Logic Games - Give Your Brain A Workout!

Logic Games - Give Your Brain A Workout! | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Math Playground has more than 350 Logic Games, strategy puzzles, and thinking games that will give your brain a workout. Play Bloxorz, Sugar Sugar, Snail Bob 2 and all your favorite thinking games. Games are free to play. Math Playground provides a safe place for kids to explore logic and problem solving online.
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4 Resources for Creating and Developing Digital Portfolios

4 Resources for Creating and Developing Digital Portfolios | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
In this look at digital portfolios, we will examine how each of these portfolio methods look and feel and more importantly why you should and should not choose them in both the school and personal settings.
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Professional development for parents and teachers wanting to create a Google site or Wordpress site as a digital portfolio tool. From TeacherCast Video.

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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.

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This looks like fun!  Thanks Sinead!

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Microsoft Word Lesson Plans to Wow Your Students

Microsoft Word Lesson Plans to Wow Your Students | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Computer applications teachers are always looking for new and exciting ways to teach Microsoft Word to their students. For each of these teachers, a common question is “Where can I find great Micro...
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Lesson plans to learn Powerpoint, Word and Excell.

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Art of Persuasion and Craft of Argument

Art of Persuasion and Craft of Argument | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Watch how teachers can review rhetorical devices with students in preparation for a writing assignment. Video delves into the art of persuasion and crafting an argument.
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Persuasive writing tutorial high school.  Teaching Channel video.

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Persuasive writing skills high school using Shakespeare and literary devices.  Teaching Channel video.

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Get involved with the Youth Olympic Games, International Olympic Academy and more!

Get involved with the Youth Olympic Games, International Olympic Academy and more! | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Free resources from the Olympic education team.

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iLearn Technology » Blog Archive » Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction

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Multi sensory tools to help your student learn tech according to their favourite style of learning.  Thanks Roberta for sharing!

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Life of a Monarch Butterfly Reviews | edshelf

Life of a Monarch Butterfly Reviews | edshelf | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Life of a Monarch Butterfly is an interactive application for teaching the life cycle of a butterfly. The lesson can be done as a whole class or one-on-on. The application has been designed with the teacher in mind and includes easy to follow instructions for every portion. When the student has completed the lesson they …
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Awesome app to learn the life cycle of the butterfly using augmented reality!

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DragonBox: A beautiful and fun way to explore algebra concepts - Unschool RULES

DragonBox: A beautiful and fun way to explore algebra concepts - Unschool RULES | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
The DragonBox Algebra 12+ app has been a great way to introduce algebra concepts in a relaxed style in our family's homeschool.
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Algebra equals fun with DragonBox.

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Free Online Learning at GCFLearnFree

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GCFLearnFree - The freedom to learn what you want, when you want, absolutely free! Check out our Everyday Life, Basic Math, and Computer Training today!
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 12, 3:16 PM

Online tutorials and classes to update your skills in #edtech #edresources and #reading #math #health.

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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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Swinging Monkey Flying Pig: LoTR Book Club

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HCOS poetry student shares her poem after reading The Lord of the Rings!

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