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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Good Mathematics Feeds for Teachers

I subscribe to roughly 300 blogs (honestly, I stopped keeping track a while ago). Usually, when I say that at conference or workshop the follow-up question I get goes something like this, "can you recommend some good blogs for X?" So this week I'm going to publish a short list each day of the blogs that usually come to mind when someone asks me to make a recommendation for a blog related to teaching a particular subject area. Today, I'm recommending five good mathematics feeds.


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If you struggle with teaching math here are some good blogs to follow!

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ReadWorks.org | Black History Month 2015

ReadWorks.org | Black History Month 2015 | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
You’ll love this research-based reading comprehension curriculum. Check out ReadWorks.org!
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Fun reading comprehension activities on Black History month.

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Reading passages on Black History Month for all grades!  Thanks ReadWorks.org

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Young worker - Resources - Educators - Thu Jan 29, 2015

Young worker - Resources - Educators - Thu Jan 29, 2015 | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Worksafe BC teaching resources for ergonomics and student safety in the classroom!

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Faith-based Program for Christian Teens - The Story of Stuff Project

Faith-based Program for Christian Teens - The Story of Stuff Project | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
A six-session curriculum that helps Christian teenagers explore the relationship between their consumption, their faith, and the health of the planet. Materials Lesson file (13.3 MB)
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Science and consumption tied into Christian worldview.  

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$285,000 in prizes for students & teachers with the Government of Canada History Awards

$285,000 in prizes for students & teachers with the Government of Canada History Awards | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Contest from Teaching Canada's History with great prizes for writing.

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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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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!

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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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6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal

6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Our expert’s sample activities show how using free tech tools can help students learn to analyze, evaluate and create.
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Kathy Shrock shares on how apps hit the critical thinking skills!

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Live Safe! Work Smart!

Live Safe! Work Smart! | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Teaching resources for safety in the classroom.  

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TEDxBuenos Aires 2011 - Chris Temple & Zach Ingrasci - Viviendo con un dólar por día. - YouTube

Miembro de la Royal Society of Arts y fue nominado por la revista Creativity como "una de las 50 mentes más creativas e influyentes de 2009". Es Senior UX D...
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Great video on how students can learn financial skills first hand by living in community and learning how to micro finance, and help others in this capacity. Lets hack our own communities to find solutions in regards to poverty an discover how to be good stewards in the process!

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NFB

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Learning around Black History Month!  Time to teach your students about some amazing leaders!

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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

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