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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 12:38 PM

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: 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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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

Audioboo | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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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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, 10:43 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, 1:23 PM

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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Women's History Month: Six Lesson Plan Resources for Teachers

March is Women's History Month, and International Women's Day, March 8, is also a part of the celebration each year. For educators and students, the month provides a wonderful opportunity to dig deepe
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 3, 9:39 PM

Lesson plans for Women's History Month in March.

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Pi Day

Pi Day | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point....
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 13, 11:22 AM

Celebrate Pi Day with your students and teach them the joys of math!

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Texts, Snapchats, Instagram: Translating Teens’ Online Behavior

Texts, Snapchats, Instagram: Translating Teens’ Online Behavior | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
How much surveillance should parents have over their teenagers' social media lives? Why are kids' online roles so different from their realities? How does technology change the way teens relate to each other and to adults? Author danah boyd, who has been spending lots of quality time with teens over the past few years, attempts to demystify teens' online actions and behaviors and provide some insight into their motivations in this excellent Science Friday interview.
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 4, 11:19 AM

Very interesting thoughts on teens online behaviour and how this effects school and home life.

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Kindergarten Science Curriculum Consulting | Pinterest

Kindergarten Science Curriculum Consulting | Pinterest | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Meeting BC Outcomes 2015 | See more about kindergarten science, weather graph and states of matter.
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Natalie Sing curriculum consultant with HCS schools shares some new learning resources to match new learning outcomes for Kindergarten and up to grade 9 on Pinterest.  Follow her in other grades as well.  

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What are you thinking? Learning Styles and Beyond with Carol Barnier, Part 3

What are you thinking? Learning Styles and Beyond with Carol Barnier, Part 3 | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
  In this last session with Carol Barnier, she shares with us her all time favorite learning style vehicle that she believes will work for all
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Carol Barnier's advice for different learning styles.  

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A new writing app for the (L2) classroom

A new writing app for the (L2) classroom | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 11, 1:20 PM

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

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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, 4:54 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.

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Worth checking out

Ra's curator insight, March 31, 4:14 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, 2:08 PM

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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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, 12:04 PM

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, 12:41 PM

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, 10:22 PM

Some relevant insights here - worth the read.

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The HCOS Weekly: 12th Edition

Jubilee Chiu
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Jubilee shares her Issuu newspaper and the contributions from the student HCOS team!

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Noah shows the Bible is still relevant, say biblical scholars

Noah shows the Bible is still relevant, say biblical scholars | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Biblical scholars contend that Hollywood's portrayal of Noah may well take some liberties from the original text, but that it will also open up conversation about the enduring significance of the Bible in contemporary culture.
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 11, 11:31 AM

Noah the movie opens soon and puts the Bible back in its place!

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'The Romeikes Can Stay': Good News for German Home-Schooling Family Denied Asylum

'The Romeikes Can Stay': Good News for German Home-Schooling Family Denied Asylum | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Family no longer faces deportation, despite Supreme Court punting on whether home schooling is a religious freedom.
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Great news for a homeschooling family and for home schoolers in general in the US.

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8 Great Word Pattern Apps for Struggling Readers

8 Great Word Pattern Apps for Struggling Readers | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

http://www.bugbrained.com/struggling-readers.html


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Free reading apps for struggling readers!

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, March 2, 6:21 PM

The 8 Great Word Pattern apps are a series of 11 apps that have been developed to help students work and master word patterns.  These individualized apps provide practice building words from their sounds.  

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 3, 9:40 PM

Free reading apps for struggling readers! 

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The HCOS Weekly: Valentine's Special Edition

Our longest yet edition. Enjoy, and we hope you had a LOVEly day! ;D
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HCOS students share their newsletter on the Ning via ISSU.

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