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Emotional Intelligence for Everyday Leadership

Emotional Intelligence for Everyday Leadership | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Check up on your emotional IQ.  This is something we want all of our homeschool students to get 100 %.

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Report: Students read way below level that prepares them for college, careers

Report: Students read way below level that prepares them for college, careers | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Renaissance Learning, which tracks the reading habits of some 10 million US students, has released a report that not only tallies which books kids are reading, but also analyzes the complexity of the reading material.
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Love the idea of a Guys read group.  Lets get our boys loving books! Ungifted, Diary of a Wimpy Kid are just two books which appeal to young men!  

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Elections Canada - Canada’s Democracy Week

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Encourage your students to learn about democracy!  Elections Canada has some educational activities in this regard.

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Freedom in the Busy

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Celebrating Sabbath in a World That Never Stops
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Beautiful video on the Sabbath including the voice of Ann Voskamp.  Great listening!  Thanks Pat for sharing!

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3Doodler

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Buy 3Doodler now at makershed.com, brought to you by MAKE Magazine. Shop our selection of microcontrollers, 3D printers, robotics hardware, crafts projects, and kits for makers and DIY enthusiasts of all ages.

Via Natalie Sing
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#toocoolforschool!  Artists will enjoy this one.  

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4 Excellent Visuals Explaining Close Reading for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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4 Excellent Visuals Explaining Close Reading for Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/tiSQfwQk4j via @medkh9
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Super tips for explaining close reading to teachers for helping students consolidate reading comprehension skills.

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Education Rethink

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Lots of interesting #ed articles from author John Spencer,  and free resources found here:

http://www.educationrethink.com/p/free-resources.html


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Educational articles and free resources from John Spencer, author and educator, on his blog www.educationrethink.com 

Thanks Aneta for sharing!

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Read and Write | the BEST Google Extension and Add-On for GAFE - YouTube

http://www.TeacherCast.net | TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network Jeff sits down with Jason Carroll and Martin McKay of TextHelp to discuss how their...
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App from Chromeweb store using Read and Write to make sense of digital text!

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Add ons for literacy using Google apps in your classroom!

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Literature Learning Guides & Teacher Resources

Dive into our treasure trove of free student and teacher guides to every book imaginable, and then some.
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Lots of free novel study guides from Shmoop!

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Reading Bear

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“Reading Bear is a collection of free, well-made, multimedia phonics presentations. Your child can learn to read with Reading Bear.”


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Natalie Sing
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सांई बाबा की शिक्षा

सबका मालिक एक है
साई बाबा की सबसे बड़ी शिक्षा और सन्देश है कि जाति, धर्म, समुदाय, आदि व्यर्थ की बातों में ना पड़कर 

आपसी मतभेद भुलाकर आपस में प्रेम और सदभावाना से रहना चाहिए क्योकि सबका मलिक एक है।
श्रद्धा और सबूरी
साई बाबा ने अपने जीवन में यह सन्देश दिया है कि हमेशा श्रद्धा और विश्‍वास के साथ जीवन यापन करते हुए 

सबूरी (सब्र)के साथ जीवन व्यतीत करें।
मानवता ही सबसे बड़ा धर्म है
साई बाबा ने कभी भी किसी को धर्म की अवहेलना नहीं की अपितु सभी धर्मों का सम्मान करने की सलाह देते 

हुए हमेशा मनवता को ही सबसे बडा धर्म और कर्म बताते हुए जीवन जीने की अमूल्य शिक्षा प्रदान की है।
जातिगत भेद भुला कर प्रेम पूर्वक रहना
साई बाबा ने कहा है की जाति,समाज,भेद-भाव,आदि सब बाते ईश्‍वर ने नहीं बल्कि इंसानों द्वारा बनाया गया 

हैं इसलिए ईश्‍वर की नजर में न तो कोई उच्च है और न ही कोई निम्न इसलिए जो काम ईश्‍वर को भी पसंद नहीं 

है वह मनुष्यों को तो करना ही नहीं चाहिए। अर्थात जात-पात,धर्म,समाज आदि मिथ्या बातों में न पड़ कर 

आपस में प्रेमपूर्वक रहकर जीवन व्यतीत करना चाहिए।
गरीबो और लाचार की मदद करना सबसे बड़ी पूजा है
साई बाबा ने हमेशा ही सभी जनमानस से यही बार-बार कहा है कि सभी के साथ ही समानता का व्यवहार 

करना चाहिए। गरीबों और लाचारों की यथासम्भव मदद करना चाहिए और यही सबसे बडी पूजा है। क्योकि 

जो गरीबों, लाचारों की मदद करता है ईश्वर उसकी मदद करता है।
माता-पिता, बुजुर्गो, गुरुजनों, बडो का सम्मान करनाचाहिए
साई बाबा हमेशा ही समझाते थे कि अपने से बडो का आदर सम्मान करना चाहिए। गुरुजनो बुजर्गो को 

सम्मान करना जिसस उनका आर्शीवाद प्राप्त होता है जिससे हमारे जीवन की मुश्किलों में सहायता मिलती 

है। 
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The Relationship Between Visision & Learning

The Relationship Between Visision & Learning | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Have you ever used the phrase, “Do you see what I mean?” If you have, you may understand more than you realize about how vision affects learning.
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Important article highlighting how vision impacts learning!  

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20 Great Websites For Elementary Educators | Edudemic

20 Great Websites For Elementary Educators | Edudemic | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Some of the best websites for elementary educators are ones that save time, make you think, and inspire. Here's just a handful!
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These websites are great!  Going to add some of these to the archives!

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Going to check these out!  Thanks Edudemic!

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Homeschool ideas for Kindergarten

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Teaching Colours with your Kindergartner!

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Digital Paint Programs

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This useful list of digital paint programs was shared by Creativity Express as alternatives to using their online program.  

"In order for us to recommend a digital paint program it needed to meet three basic rules.

  • First, the software has to be kid-friendly. This means that the child can learn to use the program either because it is simply laid out, or because there are good tutorials. This should be fun for the kids, not a burden for the parents to trouble-shoot.
  • Second, the software should be free to download, or low-cost. Though free sound great, it has its downsides. Generally software is free because it has ads in it, and with kids involved that’s not always okay.
  • Hence my third rule: any advertising must be child-appropriate.

 

There are a good number of digital paint programs that meet these criteria, so let’s get started!

 

 

Firealpaca – This kid-friendly art program is available for free download on both Macs and PCs. A relatively new program, it does contain advertisements. However they claim to be art-related, and only placed ion the introductory screen, along with any relevant update information or user tips. The program has layer capabilities and many different brush settings.

 

Copic – Another free program compatible with Macs and PCs, Copic has a user-friendly interface that incorporates Copic’s color system as well as different brush settings. Kids will love the easy look of the program, and should be able to pick it up quickly.

 

MyPaint – Available for PC and Linux operating systems; MyPaint has a range of functions similar to Adobe Photoshop including pressure-sensitive capabilities for use with drawing tablets. In addition to basic layering features, MyPaint has many different brush settings. Kids can even create their own brushes, allowing them to be really creative with this program!

 

Artrage – This program is very kid-friendly and simplistic, and is our choice for digital art software. It’s available for both Windows and Mac operating systems for $49.90. Supporting all levels of artists, ArtRage is designed to be like a virtual painting space, increasing authenticity and making the experience for kids more fun and realistic.

 

Sumopaint – Users can draw online or download a more comprehensive version of this easy-to-use program; it has both PC and Mac compatibility. Its tools for drawing are virtually unlimited, allowing kids to have an expanded choice for their artwork.

 

Artweaver – Suitable for beginners, Artweaver is a freeware program that is available for Windows computers. On this program, kids can even draw from a photograph scanned into the computer - draw on paper first, then paint on Artweaver!

 

SpeedyPainter – SpeedyPainter has a simple and intuitive design, and is suitable for children to use. It is downloadable for free for Windows users. It includes basic features, as well as a brush library and separate viewfinder to allow kids to really see what they’re drawing.

 

SmoothDraw – This program has many different brushes that can be used, as well as a simplistic interface; it’s available for free download for Windows operating systems. Children will love the ease of use in this program, and will be able to use it with little basic knowledge of tools in art programs.

 

Qaquarelle – Part of the Sourcefogre portfolio of software, Qaquarelle supports tablet functions and has a simple design that children will find easy-to-use. It’s an open-source software that has a free download.

 

Last but not least, a clever drawing tool.

DrawPile – Although not specifically a digital paint program, DrawPile is a freeware program that allows multiple users to share the same online drawing board. Kids can have fun creating with their friends wherever they may be."

 

 

Natalie and Pippa recommend Paper 53 for an easy iPad app to use with ease and style!  However there is a small cost!

https://www.fiftythree.com/paper


Blessings

Pippa

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Watch now: WGBY Documentaries | Big Ideas for Little Kids | WGBY Video

Watch now: WGBY Documentaries | Big Ideas for Little Kids | WGBY Video | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

ching Teaching Philosophy through Picture Books

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Teaching Philosophy to younger students is such a wonderful opportunity for critical thinking skills.  This inspiring video shares the creative voice of grade 2 students sharing higher level thinking skills with picture books.

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Parents, here it is. The BIBLE Version of the ABC Song!

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Cute song to sing the alphabet.

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WarMuseum.ca - Canadian War Museum - Remembrance Day Toolkit

WarMuseum.ca - Canadian War Museum - Remembrance Day Toolkit | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
The Canadian War Museum created the
Remembrance Kit as part of its mission to promote public understanding
of Canada's military history in its personal, national and international
dimensions. The Kit contributes to this goal by providing students and
teachers with access to the Museum's unique archival resources.
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Ed activities on Remembrance Day for students of all ages.

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Educators - Information For - Remembrance - Veterans Affairs Canada

Educators - Information For - Remembrance - Veterans Affairs Canada | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
English description / Description en anglais
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Tons of ed resources for Remembrance Day activities.

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The HCOS Weekly: Vol. 2, Ed. 5

The HCOS Weekly
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HCOS students share their thoughts on the Weekly.  

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home / school / life

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  • home / school / life is a smart, fun homeschool magazine that’s as creative, playful, and informed as the best homeschool days. Packed with resources, reviews, insight, and inspiration for your homeschool life, it’s the perfect combination of homeschool conference, mom’s night out, and park day, delivered to your mailbox every quarter.

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Thanks for sharing Aneta:)  This new homeschool magazine is full of inspiring news to get you going if you are new to homeschooling.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Great Resources and Lesson Plans for Teaching Kids about Ebola

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Great Resources and Lesson Plans for Teaching Kids about Ebola | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Great Resources and Lesson Plans for Teaching Kid… http://t.co/MJjuiD3UWc
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Hygiene lesson plans for your students.

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2014 Vimy Pilgrimage Award - Send a student to Vimy Ridge!

2014 Vimy Pilgrimage Award - Send a student to Vimy Ridge! | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Information on the Vimy 2014 award for high school students.

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Why You Can Still & Be (& Internet Loud is Not the Boss of You)

Why You Can Still & Be (& Internet Loud is Not the Boss of You) | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Some kid mutters it to his kid sister like a filing to the complaint department: "You are not the boss of me."

He’s got the last of the peanut butter cookies in his hand, like a defiant declaration.

Peanut butter cookie crumbs trail across the counter.

You can still feel the war
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Being present in the moment is so important!  Ann Voskamp shares how to be still and let God!

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Alphabet

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Lots of useful preschool alphabet activities in this homeschool friendly blog!

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Building Executive Functioning Skills throughout the School Year

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Do you have a student who continually forgets to bring home books or hand in homework? Have you ever wondered why a student who grasps a concept is unable to apply the idea to new topics? Do you fret that the chaotic state of your child’s room is the physical m...
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Useful organisational skills for all students to learn.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 15, 1:08 PM

Useful topics broken down to show those executive functioning skills so needed in day to day schooling.

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October 2014: Literacies for the digital age: Visual literacy – DEN Blog Network

October 2014: Literacies for the digital age: Visual literacy – DEN Blog Network | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
The wonderful Kathy Shrock October 2014: Literacies for the age: Visual literacy – DEN Blog Network http://t.co/OEBv4T0Cfn
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 4, 12:37 PM

Using Discovery Streaming to get the most visual literacy happening in your school.