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HandWriting Mail - new technology for an old practice

If you long for the days of a handwritten letter, then perhaps this app is for you. Send simple handwritten emails. It also acts as a good handwriting practi...

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Awesome tool for students who struggle with holding a pencil.  

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Interesting idea for teaching handwriting to the digital generation.

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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 HCOS Weekly: Vol. 2, Ed. 9

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HCOS students share their writing skills and photographic expertise.  

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Swinging Monkey Flying Pig: Colima: Casa de Carmen

Swinging Monkey Flying Pig: Colima: Casa de Carmen | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Ippel family Colima trip 2015.  DIY tiling with Serena blesses family big time!

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Start Life Over Devotion by Donald Miller

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 15, 8:46 PM

Some words of wisdom from famous author Donald Miller who wrote Blue like Jazz.  Thanks Gord for sharing.

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The HCOS Weekly: Vol. 2, Ed. 8

First edition of 2015!
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HCOS students share their state of the world in their monthly newsletter!  Way to go team!!

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Even in our digital age, early parental writing support is key to children's literacy

Even in our digital age, early parental writing support is key to children's literacy | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Children of the Information Age are inundated with written words streaming across smartphone, tablet, and laptop screens.
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 9, 11:16 AM

Distance learning enhances writing on a daily basis!

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The Lowdown on Dyslexia | Teacher's Lounge Blog | Really Good Stuff®

The Lowdown on Dyslexia | Teacher's Lounge Blog | Really Good Stuff® | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
by Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley of The Dyslexia Training Institute Every teacher in every classroom in every school in this country (and beyond) will come acro
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 26, 2014 11:36 PM

Great insight in chunkable portions on Dyslexia.  

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VEJ December 2014

Congratulations to Gord Holden, 2014 Edovator of the Year and the 2014 Reader's Choice Award nominees and winners. All students deserve the opportunity to get their hands on code and get excited about learning computer science. It will be with the hands and minds of our children that we can change the world! Read this issue of VEJ to learn more about how you can leverage the Power of Code and be a part of the global movement!

Via Michelle Nimchuk
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Michelle Nimchuk's curator insight, December 15, 2014 5:49 PM

The Virtual Education Journal (VEJ) has awarded our HCOS IMT administrator Gord Holden and team the Edovator Award.  Congratulations Gord and Team!!

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create a Bibliography in Google Documents

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create a Bibliography in Google Documents | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 1, 8:29 PM

Bibliography short cuts with Google docs care of Richard Byrne.

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Easy bibliography maker!

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Best EdTech Websites of 2014

Best EdTech Websites of 2014 | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
It's been a busy year here at the Common Sense Graphite Websites desk! Throughout 2014, we rated and reviewed hundreds of websites for their learning potential, using our research-backed rubric and rigorous process of evaluation.
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 2, 1:02 PM

Common Sense reviews the top websites for 2014.

GwynethJones's curator insight, January 4, 7:37 PM

Great list to share w/ your teachers!

Encourage owning their own PD! On their own time

w/ great sites like these!

Amy Burns's curator insight, January 5, 6:49 AM

Great collection of sites to try this year.

 

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Elections Canada

Elections Canada | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Free ed resources on upcoming elections in Canada.  Cover some grade 5 and 10 learning outcomes!

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Free books: 100 legal sites to download literature

Free books: 100 legal sites to download literature | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
The Classics Browse works by Mark Twain, Joseph Conrad and other famous authors here. Classic Bookshelf: This site has put classic novels online, from Charles Dickens to Charlotte Bronte. The Onlin...
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Excellent list of sites sharing downloadable literature and e books.  

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A geek’s guide to geeky holiday gifts (part 1) | OverDrive Blogs

A geek’s guide to geeky holiday gifts (part 1) | OverDrive Blogs | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 16, 2014 12:39 PM

Some great ideas for the geeky kids in your family!  Overdrive Blogs shares their personal best!

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Welcome To The Maker-Industrial Revolution

Welcome To The Maker-Industrial Revolution | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
How General Electric, Local Motors, and an army of DIY inventors are rebuilding American manufacturing
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The maker revolution is a driving force for our economy.  Lets become makers in Canada!

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Free OpenSource Dyslexia Font - OpenDyslexic

Free OpenSource Dyslexia Font - OpenDyslexic | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

OpenDyslexic is a new open source font created to increase readability for readers with dyslexia. The typeface includes regular, bold, italic, and bold-italic styles. It is being updated continually and improved based on input from dyslexic users. There are no restrictions on using OpenDyslexic outside of attribution.


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 16, 1:37 PM

OPenDyslexic looks like a great new revolutionary approach to teaching students the alphabet via typeface.  

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 16, 1:38 PM

Great new tool for learning how to type with different font, specifically for Dyslexia.

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Learn360 Canadian Essentials: New Year, New Content and Features

Learn360 Canadian Essentials: New Year, New Content and Features | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Look for upcoming webinars with Learn360 and check out the latest from this wonderful database!

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The Lesson of Job: Literature's Luckiest Protagonist

The Lesson of Job: Literature's Luckiest Protagonist | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Post-holiday doldrums can be a drag, especially for homeschoolers. After all, you don’t just send the kids off to school – you have to produce it, starting now, every day. It can make you long for ...
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Great article on the character of Job, and the importance of character development and worldview!  Thanks for sharing Aneta:)

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What's the Maker Movement and Why Should I Care? | Scholastic.com

What's the Maker Movement and Why Should I Care? | Scholastic.com | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

“We're glad you asked. The coauthor of Invent to Learn explains how to start one in your schools and why making is the most powerful way for kids to learn.”


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Engineering Games | PBS KIDS

Engineering Games | PBS KIDS | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Learn about building and engineering and play games with your favorite PBS KIDS characters like Curious George, the Cat in the Hat, Sid the Science Kid and Martha Speaks.

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Natalie Sing's curator insight, January 7, 6:37 PM

Great Engineering Games for younger students!

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The Parenting Skills ADHD Families Need

The Parenting Skills ADHD Families Need | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Transform your ADHD child's problem behaviors into strengths with these simple parent-child exercises designed to build better behavior and boost self-esteem
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Exciting Competition Opportunity from DimensionU!

Exciting Competition Opportunity from DimensionU! | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 7, 8:29 PM

Competition for HCOS students to learn about Dimension U our new IMT world!

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BEST Book Apps 2014

BEST Book Apps 2014 | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Best Book Apps 2014, Teachers With Apps would like to share with you some of the BEST Book Apps of 2014 that we had the pleasure of reviewing.
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 2, 1:03 PM

Book apps for the wee ones!

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From Stanford Online's "How To Learn Math for Teachers and Parents": Number Talks - YouTube

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Excellent video on teaching Mathematics to students including mental math.  I learned a ton!

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Finding copyright-friendly photos for the Google Images generation | eSchool News | eSchool News

Finding copyright-friendly photos for the Google Images generation | eSchool News | eSchool News | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
One great project to share with students that can better help them understand how and when they may use images created by others is the Creative Commons project.
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 6, 3:09 PM

Excellent article on sharing images that are copyright free.  Thanks Kathy Shrock!

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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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