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Curious George Full Episodes in English - Curious George Season 3 full Long Movie

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Curious George fans collection of videos.

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If you are a Curious George fan then check out this Youtube collection of videos!

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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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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

BioBlitz 2016 | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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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Evaluating - Inspired Writing

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resource for writing
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Teaching students evaluation and research tools early with this great writing and publishing/research site.

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Ideas for research and evaluation from blog Inspired Writing.

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Learning Styles Quiz - SchoolFamily

Learning Styles Quiz - SchoolFamily | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Get insight into how your child learns best.
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Learning styles quizz for you to figure out how your students learn.

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Amazon Launches 'Inspire,' a Free Education Resource Search Platform for Educators (EdSurge News)

Amazon Launches 'Inspire,' a Free Education Resource Search Platform for Educators (EdSurge News) | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Back in February, an EdWeek Market brief reported that Amazon Education was starting to beta-test a new platform with educators, helping teachers navigate the jungles of open educational resources (or OERs, for short).Well, that platform—Amazon Inspire—has officially launched today in tandem with th
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Review of Amazon Inspire educational website here by EdSurge.

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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.

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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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[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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80 Degrees North

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The Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913-1918 represents an epic adventure unique in Canada’s history. A band of intrepid scientists and explorers embarked on a dangerous and compelling journey. Scientists documented flora, fauna, of the North while explorers pushed ahead into new and undiscovered territory. The expedition left a scientific legacy that is still relevant and resonates today.
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, August 10, 2016 12:22 PM

Social studies lesson plan on Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913-1918.  Grade 9-12 students.

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The Great Kindness Challenge

The Great Kindness Challenge | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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This looks like a fun activity to do as a school!

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