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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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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 28, 2013 9:38 AM

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 Epic Jesus Follower Fail

The Epic Jesus Follower Fail | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
The cringe-worthy subplot of Holy Week underscores the truth of the gospel.
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Great article on the reason we are thankful for the cross!

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The Best Citation and Bibliography Apps for Stu...

The Best Citation and Bibliography Apps for Stu... | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

Margarita Parra's insight: En estas épocas, no dar los créditos de la manera correcta es muy grave. Apps para documentar sus citar y crear bibliografías. (The Best Citation and Bibliography Apps for Stu...

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 27, 9:57 PM
Citation apps! Still love Bibme!
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Instructables - DIY How To Make Instructions

Instructables - DIY How To Make Instructions | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Instructables is a place that lets you explore, document, and share your DIY creations.

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Fun site for your students to learn how to do and make new things!

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 11, 10:29 AM

This site was shared by my friend @dramaticscience in regards to creating new learning pathways and #makered ideas.  Now how to incorporate this into our learning commons Ning as a starting place for passions?

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Volunteer Training

Volunteer Training | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
If you are interested in finding out whether NightShift could be a match for you, we invite you to attend an informal Information Night, usually held the second Friday of the month. Full dates for ...
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Wanting to serve?  This is a wonderful volunteering opportunity.

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Why I Call It Good Friday - Igniter Media

Why I Call It Good Friday - Igniter Media | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
It seems interesting that we refer to the day Christ died as 'Good Friday'. Considering the events of the day, tragic or awful seems more appropriate. However, we ultimately know what God was up to that day. Though the events seemed very 'BAD', God was using everything that happened for 'GOOD'.
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Bad can be used for our good.  Celebrating Good Friday with you all!

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A new writing app for the (L2) classroom

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 11, 10:20 AM

New writing app to help your writing students develop good syntax integrating Google Books to highlight different writing options!

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Marcus Miller's Many Voices - YouTube

Marcus Miller's Many Voices - YouTube | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Click the link below for some more of my voice impressions! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMW_lSg789w Enjoy the video! Voices Include (but are not limited ...
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HCOS student Marcus shares his drama gifts!  

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Kid President's Letter To A Person On Their First Day Here - YouTube

Kid President's Letter To A Person On Their First Day Here - YouTube | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
It's hard being a person sometimes. Kid President offers up some advice on how to be a person - an awesome person. He's gathering a list of all the things #t...
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Kid President reminds us of the joy of living and counting blessings.!

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Audioboo

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Share audio content online and completely free of charge with Audioboo. Post it here and to other social networks. Sign up now or download the free app.
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Second language students share your accent and communication skills with Audio Boo app.

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eBooks: Growing Up Online | Internet-Safety

eBooks: Growing Up Online | Internet-Safety | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

 

 

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A free eBook from The More You Know and NBC News featuring interactive tools and videos to help parents and teachers talk with children about using technology responsibly and safely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Internetsafetyhttp://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet?tag=Infographic

 


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E book on Internet safety to teach some basic skills for internet privacy. 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 26, 6:34 AM


A free eBook from The More You Know and NBC News featuring interactive tools and videos to help parents and teachers talk with children about using technology responsibly and safely.




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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 26, 7:43 AM

Tools to share with your students in regard to Internet safety.  Thanks  Gust for sharing.

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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.
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Follow the seasons changing with Journey North!

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Blendspace - Teacher Resources

Blendspace - Teacher Resources | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Free Blendspace Teacher Resources
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 24, 10:23 AM

Blendspace allows teachers to create and share digital lessons, as well as find innovative ideas to use technology to encourage research and critical thinking online.

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A Teaching Moment: Harriet Tubman

A Teaching Moment: Harriet Tubman | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Harriet Tubman Day was this week, March 10, and it's the date that marks her death in 1913.
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A short history of a remarkable woman who changed the history of the slave trade in North America.

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To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society

To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Why haven't education reform efforts amounted to much? Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century Learning Initiative. Overhauling the educational paradigm means replacing the metaphor — the concept of the world and its inhabitants as machine-like entities — that has shaped the education system, as well as many other aspects of our culture.
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 1, 9:37 AM

Lets turn students into content creators instead of consumers where love of learning supersedes assessment!

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get stoked with homeschooling!: Easter Resurrection Garden

get stoked with homeschooling!: Easter Resurrection Garden | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Make your own resurrection garden with HCOS mum Lisa and family!

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Kelley Mooney's spiritual lyrical adaptation of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" - YouTube

Kelley Mooney's spiritual lyrical adaptation of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" - YouTube | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
BUY KELLEY'S NEW CD: http://www.cdbaby.com/kelleymooney This is the world video premiere of my cousin Kelley Mooney's approved spiritual lyrical adaptation o...
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Beautiful rendition of Cohen's song with Christ filled lyrics.

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Heaven is for Real is Better With Questions Than Answers

Heaven is for Real is Better With Questions Than Answers | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
What’s most compelling about Heaven is for Real is that it forces the faithful to truly wrestle with what’s being shared from the pulpit on Sunday mornings.
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If you are checking out the movie make sure to read the book too!  It will soon be available in our e library on Overdrive!

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The HCOS Weekly: 13th Edition

We're finally back after Spring Break! Enjoy.
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HCOS journalism team lead the way with their newsletter edition for April.

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Are We Underestimating the Math Powers of Our Youngest Students?

Are We Underestimating the Math Powers of Our Youngest Students? | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
New research questions if US math scores would improve if students were exposed to more complicated math early in their school lives.
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Start your Kindergartner with complicated math and they will rise to the challenge.  Oh if only I had an excited K teacher sharing the joys of math with me!  What are your favourite ways of sharing math as a joy and not a challenge? 

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iPad Apps for Dyslexia/Reading Writing Support

iPad Apps for Dyslexia/Reading Writing Support | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Staff at CALL Scotland have produced a helpful Wheel of Apps guide for iPad that may be useful for students with dyslexia or who just need some additional support with reading and/or writing diffic...

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iPad Apps for students with Dyslexia.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, March 30, 1:54 PM

This iPad app wheel includes apps for reading, writing, memory, organization and numeracy. There is a link to acquire the PDF version on this site.

Frances's curator insight, March 31, 4:20 AM

Worth checking out

Ra's curator insight, March 31, 1:14 PM

Looking from a SENCO perspective as a resource that can be used by teachers to get them thinking about using apps for those students with high learning needs. Student voice and autonomy could be increased by having them explore the apps indicated as being useful and give feedback on how and why they think the app would fit with their learning needs. 

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Calvin Owen Jones, image120 Photography

Calvin Owen Jones, image120 Photography | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Here's some of my photography! Go to www.image120.com to buy prints and see more photos :) To learn...
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Student Calvin Jones shares his great photography on his Facebook page.  

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Presto: Amazing Animated Theatrical Short Film - YouTube

Presto: Amazing Animated Theatrical Short Film - YouTube | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Presto: Amazing Animated Theatrical Short Film DISCLAIMER: I do not own anything in the video. No money was made from this video.
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Funny animated video to share with your students.  Thanks for sharing Ian!

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Darren Aronofsky Talks to CT about 'Noah'

Darren Aronofsky Talks to CT about 'Noah' | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

Time tRaised culturally Jewish, the independent filmmaker has created a midrash for the big screen.

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Time to check out the new movie Noah!  Here is a review on the reasons this movie was made.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 25, 11:08 AM

Noah and the biblical theme in the movie.  I am looking forward to seeing this on the big screen!

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Easter delights! on Pinterest

Easter delights! on Pinterest | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Explore Pippa Davies's hand-picked collection of Pins about Easter delights! on Pinterest. | See more about easter, easter crafts and bible lessons.
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Lots of great lesson plans and crafty ideas to share with your students at Easter!

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63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World - TeachThought

63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World - TeachThought | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

"But in an increasingly connected and digital world, the things a student needs to know are indeed changing—fundamental human needs sometimes drastically redressed for an alien modern world. Just as salt allowed for the keeping of meats, the advent of antibiotics made deadly viruses and diseases simply inconvenient, and electricity completely altered when and where we slept and work and played, technology is again changing the kind of “stuff” a student needs to know."


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Excellent tips for 21st century learning!  Add to that discipleship and you have a clear picture!

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Teri Thomas's curator insight, March 18, 9:04 AM

Using this as a guide helps me deliver infornmation more accurately to my students, while increasing their accessibility to the information.  A quick link on my course overview pages..

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, March 18, 9:41 AM

Las 63 cosas que el estudiante debe saber en este Mundo Digital ... y que el Maestro debería poder enseñar.

Cynthia Duncalfe's curator insight, March 19, 7:22 PM

Some relevant insights here - worth the read.