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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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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, January 3, 2013 2:17 PM

Teacher librarians can lead the way in the learning commons.

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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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HBCHF Educational Resources

HBCHF Educational Resources | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Free educational resources from 4edu.ca on explorers in Canadian History.

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Teach With Movies - Lesson Plans from movies for all subjects

Teach With Movies - Lesson Plans from movies for all subjects | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Movie Lesson Plans Based on Films that will Inspire and Motivate Students; 350+ Movie Lesson Plans for High School, Middle School, Elementary and Home School

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Natalie Sing's curator insight, August 2, 12:32 AM

There is rich learning through Movies - I lead a Literature through Movies class that is awesome!!

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What Do Students Really Learn When Watching Videos?

What Do Students Really Learn When Watching Videos? | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

“ My PhD: http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/super/theses/PhD(Muller).pdf It is a common view that "if only someone could break this down and explain it clearly en...”


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Natalie Sing's curator insight, May 1, 10:42 PM
Interesting insight about learning through video.
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Why Your Library May Soon Have Laser Cutters and 3-D Printers | Design | WIRED

Why Your Library May Soon Have Laser Cutters and 3-D Printers | Design | WIRED | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

MakerspacA survey by John Burke at Miami University found that 109 libraries in the US had a makerspace or were close to opening one. Others are hosting events like Wikipedia edit-a-thons, where residents plumb the library's resources to create articles about local history.

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Makerspaces in the learning commons keep libraries relevant in the age of innovation and new technologies!  Science literacy is just another literacy needing more oomph!  Watch for makey makey kits coming your way to our learning commons this fall!

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, September 3, 12:43 PM

Makerspaces in the learning commons keep libraries relevant in the age of innovation and new technologies!  Science literacy is just another literacy needing more oomph!  Watch for makey makey kits coming your way to our learning commons this fall!

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Back to School Ideas

Back to School Ideas | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Pins about Back to School Ideas hand-picked by Pinner sunnydays | See more about first day, first week and back to school.
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Back to school ideas from Pinterest collection.

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The best educational apps of August - iPhone app article - Monica Burns | Appolicious ™

The best educational apps of August - iPhone app article - Monica Burns | Appolicious ™ | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

"With back-to-school in full swing you may have noticed all of the new apps and updates flooding the Apple App Store for iOS devices. There are iPad apps designed to help students prepare for the new school year whether they are entering preschool or starting their first year of high school. These five apps are all brand new or have been updated this month. Each one shows the power of the iPad as an educational tool when used at home or in the classroom. This list includes selections that push children to think deeply about simple tasks and interact with complex information. These iPhone and iPad apps use high quality graphics and interactive content to help students explore and learn about new concepts."


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Get those iPads out and start learning using a digital device in the early years!  

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How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn - KQED (blog)

How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn - KQED (blog) | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

KQED (blog) How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn KQED (blog) A few years ago, psychologist David Yeager and his colleagues noticed something interesting while interviewing high school students in the San Francisco Bay Area about...

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Adding purpose to all life skills is both spiritual and career oriented. Without a mindset we are lost, teachers included.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, August 19, 8:47 AM
Adding purpose to all life skills is both spiritual and career oriented. Without a mindset we are lost, teachers included.
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The Life Cycle of a Butterfly - Teaching Ideas and Resources

The Life Cycle of a Butterfly - Teaching Ideas and Resources | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Download our free printable teaching resources to help your children learn about the life cycle of a butterfly. Includes lots of suggested teaching ideas too!
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Studying the life cycle of the Butterfly or looking for more teaching resources.  This looks like an interesting site!

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LearnZillion

LearnZillion | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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, 1:35 PM

Educuational resource database with video content for lesson plans.

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Paper by FiftyThree

Paper by FiftyThree | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Get Paper by FiftyThree on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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Paper by Fifty Three is the easiest and most beautiful way to create on iPad. Capture your ideas as sketches, diagrams, illustrations, notes or drawings and share them across the web.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 2, 1:19 PM

Paper by 53 is the latest artsy app to make 21st century presentations look like modern works of art!  App of the year in 2012!  It’s the easiest and most beautiful way to create on iPad. Capture your ideas as sketches, diagrams, illustrations, notes or drawings and share them across the web.

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AwesomeStories.com

AwesomeStories.com | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Story-Driven, Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning Platform, Awesome Stories is a Cure for the Common Core. Non-Fiction, Fiction, Films, Books, Social Studies, History, Science, Math, the Arts, Trials, Disaster.
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Primary sources for research projects in simple, easy to use format!  All grades!

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 2, 1:00 PM

Awesomestories.com is an awesome site!  Discover primary sources for students of all ages to share in their research projects with easy to use articles with simple explanations. Big high five! 

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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2014 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2014 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, June 28, 8:31 PM

Top websites for 2014 from AASL.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Google Announces a New Version of Google Drive

Free Technology for Teachers: Google Announces a New Version of Google Drive | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, June 26, 7:05 PM

Video release on the new Google Drive from Free technology for Teachers.

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Expert Corner: Supporting Scientific Argumentation with Gizmos

Expert Corner: Supporting Scientific Argumentation with Gizmos | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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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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How to Use the Free YouTube Video Editor

How to Use the Free YouTube Video Editor | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
If you share video online, you should learn how to use the free YouTube editor. This free, online video editor is easy to use, and has more features than you might expect!

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Stefano Principato's curator insight, June 17, 3:23 AM

It might not always be your first choice, but if you take the time to learn how to use the YouTube video editor, you will soon appreciate the power and convenience that a tool like this offers. It's easy enough for both kids and adults to use, and it's freely available on the web as part of the world's largest video sharing website.

Shreya's curator insight, June 17, 6:38 AM

Poonam Pandey dances to football fever

http://www.eni.network24.co/photo-gallery/poonam-pandey-dances-to-football-fever-10914_10

Dean Mantz's curator insight, June 24, 6:40 PM

In setting out to explore new Scoop.it resources, I came across Timo IImoki's page http://www.scoop.it/t/education-technology-theory-practice/ ; Timo has shared a wealth of resources and it was an easy decision to follow.

 

This article is one that has a personal flare for me. In using my YouTube channel to share screencasts and student projects, there are times I need to make adjustments to uploads. In addition, I like to  share video editing tools with my students.  Thus, this tool feature is one deserving of being integrated into projects. 

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Autumn Lesson Plans and Ideas | Scholastic.com

Autumn Lesson Plans and Ideas | Scholastic.com | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Celebrate pumpkins, fall foliage, and the harvest with music, science, and art lesson plans!
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Lesson plans for the fall!

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Why Homeschoolers Need to Approach Writing Differently

Why Homeschoolers Need to Approach Writing Differently | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
From the time I could put a few words together, I loved to write. I wrote stories about talking iguanas, two best friends with a knack for investigating
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Writing tips of encouragement.

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Check Out These Books That Teach

Check Out These Books That Teach | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

Citizenship challenge and democracy lesson plans for Canada Democracy Week Sep 15th, as well as professional reading material for teachers.

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Free lessons on democracy and some books for teachers regarding professional development from TEACH.

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Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School

Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, August 25, 1:19 AM

Teaching #searchingskills is in my top five too!  #learningcommons.  Then #discipleship.  Also #makered and  #curation.  Number four #peermentoring.

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Prepping students with autism for life after K-12 | eSchool News | eSchool News

Prepping students with autism for life after K-12 | eSchool News | eSchool News | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Students with autism can better transition to post-secondary life with a few proven instructional strategies.
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Excellent tips for helping your Autistic child transition to post secondary!

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Accessible Books and Periodicals for Readers with Print Disabilities - Bookshare - Accessible Books for Individuals with Print Disabilities

Accessible Books and Periodicals for Readers with Print Disabilities - Bookshare - Accessible Books for Individuals with Print Disabilities | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Bookshare - Accessible Books for Individuals with Print Disabilities
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Bookshare® provides the world’s largest online library of accessible reading materials for people with print disabilities. Individuals can sign up for membership and access the library on their own. Organizations that serve individuals with print disabilities (schools, libraries, community centers, etc.) can sign up and provide access to their students or clients.

A Bookshare membership offers unlimited access to accessible books, textbooks, newspapers and magazines. Additionally, free access technology makes it easy to read books with a computer.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 30, 9:32 PM

Bookshare® provides the world’s largest online library of accessible reading materials for people with print disabilities. Individuals can sign up for membership and access the library on their own. Organizations that serve individuals with print disabilities (schools, libraries, community centers, etc.) can sign up and provide access to their students or clients.

A Bookshare membership offers unlimited access to accessible books, textbooks, newspapers and magazines. Additionally, free access technology makes it easy to read books with a computer.  International students who meet the criteria can also register.

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Where have all the summer reading assignments gone? | eSchool News | eSchool News

Where have all the summer reading assignments gone? | eSchool News | eSchool News | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

Read Summer: a time in a child’s life where they are no longer bound by societal rules to attend school nor do anything school related.

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Read, read, read over the summer and prevent the summer slide!!

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Create, Engage, Assess through Mobile Devices. | Interactive Lessons | Mobile Learning | Apps for Education | iPads in the Classroom

Create, Engage, Assess through Mobile Devices. | Interactive Lessons | Mobile Learning | Apps for Education | iPads in the Classroom | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

The Nearpod platform enables teachers to use their iPads to manage content on students' iPads, iPhones or iPods. It combines presentation, collaboration, and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution.

  

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Nearpod allows you to be able to share multi-media content with your students on iPads, iPhones and iPods.  Teachers log in to www.nearpod.com to create multimedia presentations with interactive features such as quizzes, videos, polls, drawing tools, and more. They can also access featured presentations from certified publishers and fellow educators.  Students use the Nearpod app on their iOS devices to receive curricular content, participate in activities and submit responses.  This app is free unless you want to upgrade for more features.  Watch this video for more information :https://edshelf.com/tool/nearpod

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Nearpod allows you to be able to share multi-media content with your students on iPads, iPhones and iPods.  Teachers log in to www.nearpod.com to create multimedia presentations with interactive features such as quizzes, videos, polls, drawing tools, and more. They can also access featured presentations from certified publishers and fellow educators.  Students use the Nearpod app on their iOS devices to receive curricular content, participate in activities and submit responses.  This app is free unless you want to upgrade for more features.  Watch this video for more information :https://edshelf.com/tool/nearpod

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Create a school makerspace in 3 simple steps

Create a school makerspace in 3 simple steps | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Makerspaces can be elaborate learning spaces equipped with sophisticated tools and supplies, but they don’t have to be.
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How to create a #makerspace #makered in your learning commons.  ISTE

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#1 Grammar and Spell checker

#1 Grammar and Spell checker | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Improve your English using wisdom of crowds
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A free Grammar tool to improve your writing.  Try this grammar tool to help your students with their writing program.

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