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NASA - Students Teach the World about Space Station Science

NASA - Students Teach the World about Space Station Science | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
What an inspired idea -- let students teach and share with others the interesting research astronauts do on the International Space Station.
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Love the idea of letting the students teach, and research!

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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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A Great New Tool to Teach Kids Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great New Tool to Teach Kids Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Code Studio is a newly released platform geared towards helping students from kindergarten to high school learn the different coding concepts. Code Studio which is a product of the popular nonprofit group Code.org known for its relentless efforts to make coding part of the curricula.

Via John Evans, WebTeachers
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This looks interesting. Students can learn using this coding course, step by step.

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msayrach's curator insight, September 28, 7:33 AM

Una gran eina per ensenyar als alumnes codificació. També executable al navegador de l'ipad

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The HCOS Weekly: Vol. 2, Ed. 2

Enjoy this edition! Feedback is appreciated.
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HCOS Weekly is back in town!  Thanks student editorial team!

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Pinterest Thanksgiving Collection

Pinterest Thanksgiving Collection | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Pinterest is a visual discovery tool that you can use to find ideas for all your projects and interests.
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Find your Thanksgiving lesson plans in this neat collection!

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PebbleGo | Capstone Digital

PebbleGo | Capstone Digital | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Ask your teacher for your log in to our new subscription to Pebble GO!  You will love the features which include databases on animals, earth and space, biographies and social studies to complete your K-3 learning outcomes.  

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Top Five Lessons to Teach to Writing Partners of All Ages Right Now

Top Five Lessons to Teach to Writing Partners of All Ages Right Now | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

Writing partners can be an important source of inspiration and support for your kids. It's the rare kid who truly wants to work alone all the time. Writing requires an audience, someone to give a r...

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Great ideas for writing lessons together with a partner!

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, September 19, 1:38 AM
Some cool writing tips for sharing the joy of writing!
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Blogging as Writing Curriculum

Blogging as Writing Curriculum | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

September 16, 2014 - by Susan Lucille Davis - A look into how to incorporate blogging into students' writing curriculum.

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Blog to get your writing curriculum covered :)

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, September 19, 1:27 AM
Blogging is the best tool for encouraging digital writing whilst establishing online community!
Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, September 19, 2:06 AM

Blogging is a great way for student to collaborate across the world. As @Pippa Davies @PippaDavies and @HCS Learning Commons and @SLS Guernsey proved by their book blog. Thanks guys! 

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's comment, September 19, 10:53 AM
So right @Elizabeth Hutchinson! Hope to do more with you @SLSGuernsey. Thx to you too!
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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!

Via Timo Ilomäki, tom jackson, Natalie Sing
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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

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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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Incredible Art Department | Art Education

Incredible Art Department | Art Education | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
This is the home page of The Incredible Art Department (IAD), the oldest art education website on the internet. See hundreds of art lessons, resources, art news, art jobs and more.
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Art lessons, jobs, gallery, news, teacher tools and more on this comprehensive art site for students and teachers!

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Apps For Children With Special Needs | Reading | Apps For Children with Special Needs

Apps For Children With Special Needs | Reading | Apps For Children with Special Needs | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Apps for children with special needs to help with reading.

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Mysteries in Overdrive

Mysteries in Overdrive | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
September 15th was Agatha Christie’s Birthday. In honour of this amazing mystery writer, we thought it would be great to highlight a few of our wide range of mysteries in the Overdrive library. Mur...
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Natalie shares more on some of the e and audio books with the Mystery theme in our Overdrive digital library!

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15 Books Every Christian Millennial Has Owned

15 Books Every Christian Millennial Has Owned | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
A few gems from the bookshelves of yesteryear.
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Some wonderful reading material to add to your book shelf!

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, September 19, 7:30 PM

Some wonderful reading material to add to your book shelf!

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What Does a Great School Year Look Like? Ask the Students

What Does a Great School Year Look Like? Ask the Students | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

This past school year, Shelley Wright, a high school educator in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, made a number of big changes in her teaching practice. 

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Students share their ideas in regards to what a great school year looks like!

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, September 13, 6:02 PM

Engagement of students in a 21st century classroom.

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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.