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History Channel's The Bible Official Trailer

History Channel's <i>The Bible</i> Official Trailer | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
The Bible is an epic 5-week TV mini-series premiering 3.3.13 on the History Channel from Emmy winning husband & wife team, Mark Burnett & Roma Downey. Visit http://thebibleminiseries.com for more informationFor two hours each Sunday night millions...
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Check out this latest Bible series on the History Channel.

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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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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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Adding purpose to all life skills is both spiritual and career oriented. Without a mindset we are lost, teachers included.
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The Life Cycle of a Butterfly - Teaching Ideas and Resources

The Life Cycle of a Butterfly - Teaching Ideas and Resources | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Download our free printable teaching resources to help your children learn about the life cycle of a butterfly. Includes lots of suggested teaching ideas too!
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Studying the life cycle of the Butterfly or looking for more teaching resources.  This looks like an interesting site!

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LearnZillion

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Teach like the experts! See visual, conceptual explanations of the Common Core State Standards. 4,000+ videos tailored for grades 2-12.
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 9, 10:35 AM

Educuational resource database with video content for lesson plans.

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Paper by FiftyThree

Paper by FiftyThree | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Get Paper by FiftyThree on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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Paper by Fifty Three is the easiest and most beautiful way to create on iPad. Capture your ideas as sketches, diagrams, illustrations, notes or drawings and share them across the web.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 2, 10:19 AM

Paper by 53 is the latest artsy app to make 21st century presentations look like modern works of art!  App of the year in 2012!  It’s the easiest and most beautiful way to create on iPad. Capture your ideas as sketches, diagrams, illustrations, notes or drawings and share them across the web.

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AwesomeStories.com

AwesomeStories.com | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Story-Driven, Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning Platform, Awesome Stories is a Cure for the Common Core. Non-Fiction, Fiction, Films, Books, Social Studies, History, Science, Math, the Arts, Trials, Disaster.
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Primary sources for research projects in simple, easy to use format!  All grades!

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 2, 10:00 AM

Awesomestories.com is an awesome site!  Discover primary sources for students of all ages to share in their research projects with easy to use articles with simple explanations. Big high five! 

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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2014 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2014 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, June 28, 5:31 PM

Top websites for 2014 from AASL.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Google Announces a New Version of Google Drive

Free Technology for Teachers: Google Announces a New Version of Google Drive | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, June 26, 4:05 PM

Video release on the new Google Drive from Free technology for Teachers.

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3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tutorial – Using TedEd for Flipped or Blended Learning Lessons

3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tutorial – Using TedEd for Flipped or Blended Learning Lessons | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Learn how Easy it is to Turn a Video into an Online Lesson for any Class With TedEd's free tool. Would you like to be able to build a quick lesson around an

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Elizabeth Hutchinson
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Thanks for sharing Elizabeth!  Great easy teaching tool using TedEd's free teaching tools.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 24, 1:53 PM

Love some of these ideas. We used Skype to talk to students in Alderney this year after setting up a Skype session with @Pippa Davies @PippaDavies  Last year. the children found it really good fun. 

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homeschool freebie of the day

homeschool freebie of the day | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Freebies on a daily basis from this homeschooling website!

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7 engaging video sites for teachers and students

7 engaging video sites for teachers and students | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
eClassroom News
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Check out some good educational video sites for your RSS feed.

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Swinging Monkey Flying Pig: Klondike Gold Rush

Swinging Monkey Flying Pig: Klondike Gold Rush | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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HCOS Student Serena shares her love for all things Gold Rush along with some great books and poems to read on this theme!

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Using SAMR and Bloom's Taxonomy to integrate iPads into the classroom

Using SAMR and Bloom's Taxonomy to integrate iPads into the classroom | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Kumuda Gururao, kathyvsr
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iPad apps and integrating Bloom's taxonomy.

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The SAMR approach helps teachers to reflect on their technology practices and provides the structure to expand and develop new instructional practices.

 

Dean Mantz's curator insight, June 21, 6:12 PM

This is one of the best tutorial guides I have seen designed for QR code creation and how it is based on the SAMR framework. 

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iPad into the classroom

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Avoid The Summer Slide Campaign by Teachers Notebook

Avoid The Summer Slide Campaign by Teachers Notebook | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
The Avoid the Summer Slide campaign is designed to help children reach their fullest potential by providing educational activities and materials to help prepare children for the upcoming school year
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Free learning resources to help your students stay on top of their learning over the summer.  From K-gr8.  Teachers Notebook.

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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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Accessible Books and Periodicals for Readers with Print Disabilities - Bookshare - Accessible Books for Individuals with Print Disabilities

Accessible Books and Periodicals for Readers with Print Disabilities - Bookshare - Accessible Books for Individuals with Print Disabilities | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Bookshare - Accessible Books for Individuals with Print Disabilities
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Bookshare® provides the world’s largest online library of accessible reading materials for people with print disabilities. Individuals can sign up for membership and access the library on their own. Organizations that serve individuals with print disabilities (schools, libraries, community centers, etc.) can sign up and provide access to their students or clients.

A Bookshare membership offers unlimited access to accessible books, textbooks, newspapers and magazines. Additionally, free access technology makes it easy to read books with a computer.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 30, 6:32 PM

Bookshare® provides the world’s largest online library of accessible reading materials for people with print disabilities. Individuals can sign up for membership and access the library on their own. Organizations that serve individuals with print disabilities (schools, libraries, community centers, etc.) can sign up and provide access to their students or clients.

A Bookshare membership offers unlimited access to accessible books, textbooks, newspapers and magazines. Additionally, free access technology makes it easy to read books with a computer.  International students who meet the criteria can also register.

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Where have all the summer reading assignments gone? | eSchool News | eSchool News

Where have all the summer reading assignments gone? | eSchool News | eSchool News | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

Read Summer: a time in a child’s life where they are no longer bound by societal rules to attend school nor do anything school related.

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Read, read, read over the summer and prevent the summer slide!!

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Create, Engage, Assess through Mobile Devices. | Interactive Lessons | Mobile Learning | Apps for Education | iPads in the Classroom

Create, Engage, Assess through Mobile Devices. | Interactive Lessons | Mobile Learning | Apps for Education | iPads in the Classroom | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

The Nearpod platform enables teachers to use their iPads to manage content on students' iPads, iPhones or iPods. It combines presentation, collaboration, and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution.

  

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Nearpod allows you to be able to share multi-media content with your students on iPads, iPhones and iPods.  Teachers log in to www.nearpod.com to create multimedia presentations with interactive features such as quizzes, videos, polls, drawing tools, and more. They can also access featured presentations from certified publishers and fellow educators.  Students use the Nearpod app on their iOS devices to receive curricular content, participate in activities and submit responses.  This app is free unless you want to upgrade for more features.  Watch this video for more information :https://edshelf.com/tool/nearpod

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Nearpod allows you to be able to share multi-media content with your students on iPads, iPhones and iPods.  Teachers log in to www.nearpod.com to create multimedia presentations with interactive features such as quizzes, videos, polls, drawing tools, and more. They can also access featured presentations from certified publishers and fellow educators.  Students use the Nearpod app on their iOS devices to receive curricular content, participate in activities and submit responses.  This app is free unless you want to upgrade for more features.  Watch this video for more information :https://edshelf.com/tool/nearpod

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Create a school makerspace in 3 simple steps

Create a school makerspace in 3 simple steps | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Makerspaces can be elaborate learning spaces equipped with sophisticated tools and supplies, but they don’t have to be.
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How to create a #makerspace #makered in your learning commons.  ISTE

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#1 Grammar and Spell checker

#1 Grammar and Spell checker | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Improve your English using wisdom of crowds
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A free Grammar tool to improve your writing.  Try this grammar tool to help your students with their writing program.

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E-books

E-books | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Bring science to life at the touch of a fingertip. Download the latest iBooks Textbooks from KQED! Explore STEM topics and careers through real-world examples.
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Free e books to match science outcomes from KQED.  Earthquakes and energy are just two books shared as iBooks.

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Welcome to BC Field Trips | BC Field Trips

BC Field Trips is the most comprehensive and up-to-date listing of curriculum-linked field trips available to teachers! The website contains a searchable listing of more than 250 individual programs offered by over 80 organizations in the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and across British Columbia. It contains all the information a teacher needs to plan a field trip – program information, transportation solutions and more.
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Start your summer with some great field trips in BC and beyond!

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Wonderville.ca | Wonderville Games, Science Alberta Foundation | wonderville

Wonderville.ca | Wonderville Games, Science Alberta Foundation | wonderville | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Wonderville.ca is an award winning, fun, interactive destination for kids to discover the exciting world of science thorugh games and science tools.
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Tech tools, videos.experiments and comics help you explore the world of science,  whether you are a teacher looking for science lessons or a student looking for resources!

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The Learning Curve | 2014 Report Summary | Pearson

The Learning Curve | 2014 Report Summary | Pearson | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

This year’s “The Learning Curve” report from Pearson takes a look at education across the globe.  Check out the skills that students will need to become 21st century leaders.  


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Great ideas for sharing with your students to check to see if you are helping facilitate this kind of learning and leadership in your classroom.  Pearson report.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, June 18, 6:37 PM

Future skills for 21 st century leaders.

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Guide to the Best Homeschooling and Unschooling Resources

Guide to the Best Homeschooling and Unschooling Resources | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Learning resources can include not only online materials -- courses, worksheets, videos, podcasts and the like -- but also things like your local library or museum, or even your backyard. Here’s an overview of some of the types of resources to consider.
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Homeschooling resources to share over the summer and plan out your year!  Mindshift.  

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Father's Day online educational material - Studyladder

Father's Day online educational material - Studyladder | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Our Father's Day online educational material is one of Studyladder's many useful resources which helps teachers and parents get students involved and learning about Father's Day. Studyladder is an online educational program with thousands of K-6 resources across 10 subjects.
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Free resources for Fathers Day!  Celebrate your dad in style!

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