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Engaging Boys in Literacy

"Boys need a sense of purpose in order to engage with what they do. Give them an audience, create real ‘wow’ moments and help develop a love of fiction. Gary Wilson explores some practical ways in which you can help to engage boys."


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Boys love book club!  Teaching wilderness skills by reading Swiss Family Robinson!  

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HCS Learning Commons Newsletter
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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Homework Help

Homework Help | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
A list of websites to help you complete your French homework.
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Homework help for second language students studying French.

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PhET Interactive Simulations

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Founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations. PhET sims are based on extensive education research and engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery.
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Chemistry PHET  for high school and middle school.  These simulations will help your students understand chemistry and hands on learning. 

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(1) NMC and CoSN Release the Horizon Report: 2017 K-12 Edition - YouTube

Check out the latest educational technology trends from the Horizon report for 2017.

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Horizon Report 2017 K-12 

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K-12 Learn App Development | Education Mobile App Development

K-12 Learn App Development | Education Mobile App Development | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Inspire a student’s creativity and encourage entrepreneurship by learning mobile app development with our web-based curriculum program, no coding required.
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Ever thought about teaching your students how to create an app? This site will do that for your students.

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4 ways to tie summer reading to the real world

4 ways to tie summer reading to the real world | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Summer can be a great time to harness cyber exploration for reading in English class-with the right resources.
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Summer reading ideas using authentic learning.

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The Secret to an Awesome Powtoon: Starting with Storyboard by PowToon!

The Secret to an Awesome Powtoon: Starting with Storyboard by PowToon! | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Announcing PowToon's newest feature: Storyboard.
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How to edit the perfect video to meet your needs with Powtoon.  Easy and fun!

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Canada Suffrage – Votes for Women Contest

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Women's History Month is in October.  Participate in this contest if you are between 10-29.  Check out the education guide for critical thinking ideas on democracy and gender equality.

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Homeschool Scheduling 101: Planning Your Year - Only Passionate Curiosity

Homeschool Scheduling 101: Planning Your Year - Only Passionate Curiosity | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
It’s that time of the year. Kids are out enjoying the sunshine, BBQ’s are cranked up, and the Homeschool Mother is stalking the mail, organizing school books, and planning next year’s workload. This new series, Homeschool Scheduling 101, is designed to help you get your scheduling done quickly and efficiently- so you can step away [...]
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Planning your homeschool year with free printables!

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An Australian Homeschool Blog: Inquiry-based Learning

An Australian Homeschool Blog: Inquiry-based Learning | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
An Australian Homeschool Blog: Homeschool following child-led, inquiry-based and Reggio-inspired principles for living and learning.
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Homeschooling from an inquiry based approach.  Follow this blogger with her home school journey.

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Learn Online

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Learn online-- from home and on the go! Learn new software and new languages with your library card.
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Surrey Public Library now offering Lynda.com to all its patrons!

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10 Educational Web Tools That Support Inquiry-based Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Educational Web Tools That Support Inquiry-based Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Some great web tools to support inquiry in the classroom this term.

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Welcome to Tomatosphere! | Tomatosphere

Welcome to Tomatosphere! | Tomatosphere | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Tomatosphere is a research project that involves about over 17,000 Canadian and U.S. classrooms.

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Tomatosphere™ uses the excitement of space exploration to teach the skills and processes of scientific experimentation and inquiry. Students investigate the effects of the space environment on the growth of food that will inevitably support long-term human space travel.

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Tomatosphere™ uses the excitement of space exploration to teach the skills and processes of scientific experimentation and inquiry. Students investigate the effects of the space environment on the growth of food that will inevitably support long-term human space travel.

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Tomatosphere™ uses the excitement of space exploration to teach the skills and processes of scientific experimentation and inquiry. Students investigate the effects of the space environment on the growth of food that will inevitably support long-term human space travel.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, August 25, 2016 3:53 PM

Tomatosphere™ uses the excitement of space exploration to teach the skills and processes of scientific experimentation and inquiry. Students investigate the effects of the space environment on the growth of food that will inevitably support long-term human space travel.

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[Blended Learning] Making Time for Hands-On Experiences in the K–6 Classroom

[Blended Learning] Making Time for Hands-On Experiences in the K–6 Classroom | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
How are technology tools balancing screen time with more traditional learning experiences? Here are four ways edtech can be used to engage different learning modalities.
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Some fun activities to include in your back to school with Reading Eggs this fall!

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Reconciliation In Action | CanadaHelps - Donate to any charity in Canada

Reconciliation In Action | CanadaHelps - Donate to any charity in Canada | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Advocating for reconciliation in Canada and supporting our Indigenous Peoples is vitally important.  Here is a way you can do that.

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Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Ideas for integrating Remembrance Day.  Free physical resources!

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Learning Space Design

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The needs of the 21 st century learner are evolving due to dramatic advances in technology and a growing emphasis on global collaboration."

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Ideas for your learning spaces, including learning commons in this great website.

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Soundtrap - Make music online

Soundtrap - Make music online | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Make music online by recording vocals, guitars and more. Invite friends to collaborate. It’s free and no download is required. Works on Mac, Windows, iPad, Android tablets and phones, Linux and ChromeBooks.
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Music recording site allows friends to collaborate and connect and make music.

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Bring Canada's conflict in the classroom

Bring Canada's conflict in the classroom | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
How to make a paper poppy | Pontiac's War | Rebels and Resisters | The Last Battle of Seven Oaks | Hidden History of the Poppy | Lesson Plan: Influencing Canadians at War | Apocalypse 10 from the National Film Board of Canada | #ThisIsCanadasHistory
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How to make a Paper Poppy and other Remembrance Day activities in Canada.

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BioBlitz 2016

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A BioBlitz is an event in which teams of volunteers work together to find and identify as many species as possible.
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Discover your part of the country with a BioBlitz and have fun learning about animal species.

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Camp Creek Blog | Project Based Homeschooling

Camp Creek Blog | Project Based Homeschooling | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

Project based learning ideas and lessons from Lori Pickert.

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Project Based learning and Homeschooling blog site.

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10 Ways to make your first day Homeschooling extra special

10 Ways to make your first day Homeschooling extra special | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Start the year off on the right foot with these fun ways to make the first day homeschooling extra special.
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Back to homeschool ideas.

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15 Ways to Use Play-Doh in the Junior High or High School Classroom

15 Ways to Use Play-Doh in the Junior High or High School Classroom | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
We share evidence and practitioner-based learning strategies that empower you to improve K-12 education.
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Love this basic but very MakerEdish article on playing with PlayDoh for all ages!

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Webs of Wonder

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Webs of Wonder
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Canadian STEM science learning database.

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STEM based lesson plans for science based on Canadian curriculum.

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Heritage Fairs For Teachers

The revised Seven Steps to a Powerful Heritage Fair Project is now available to download. Seven Steps is a teacher’s guide to the pedagogy of Heritage Fair
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Have your student engage in a historical fair this year as part of the social studies project.  They will have fun and enjoy community learning how to become vibrant researchers!

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