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I know many of our teens love this social aspect of writing and this website sure brings the two together!  Thanks Natalie for sharing.

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Natalie Sing's curator insight, December 3, 2013 1:51 PM

Write interactive stories similar to "Choose your Own Adventures"

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 9, 2013 2:42 PM

Interacting writing site brings teens together to write and connect over creative story telling.

 

Ashok Kumar's curator insight, January 2, 2014 7:12 AM

Good tool for learning to write fiction

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RSM June8 2015short - YouTube

This channel features the Immersive Technology employed by Heritage Christian Schools in BC, Alberta, and Quebec in Canada.

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Future of telecommunications, technology and business: futurist speaker Gerd Leonhard - YouTube

This is the complete video from my keynote on learning technology and the future at LT15 in London (Feb 3 2015), discussing the kend trends that will impact ...
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Futurist Gerd Leonhard talks about technology, and business.  Lots to think about with tie in to education and technology.  How are we preparing our students for the future?

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Financial Literacy - Personal Finance Basics

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Annuity.org’s guide to personal finances offers tips for saving, budgeting, paying-off debt, buying a home, starting a business and preparing for retirement
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How to help your student learn some financial literacy with Annuity.org.  

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Brian Marriott's I See Sam Homepage

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SWRL's Begining Reading Program's I See Sam early readers, now available online in PDF for viewing or download.
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Free e books for beginning readers!

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Summertime Lesson Plans

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Explore thepreschooltoolbox's board "Summertime Lesson Plans" on Pinterest, a visual bookmarking tool that helps you discover and save creative ideas
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Summer lessons and craft ideas on Pinterest.

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Etienne Dreyer becomes youngest-known graduate of science program - Abbotsford News

Etienne Dreyer becomes youngest-known graduate of science program - Abbotsford News | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
UFV student completes his bachelor of science at 19
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Former HCOS student making waves in science at a young age.  He attributes his achievement to God and homeschooling.

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Inspire them to keep learning this summer

Inspire them to keep learning this summer | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Visit Magna Carta|Check out the Magazine School|Vote for your favourite Young Citizens videos|Transcribe letters from the Great War|Make your city's list of weird laws!
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The Great Charter of English Liberties turns 800 this year.  Find out more about the celebrations and contests!

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Hidden Behind Chalkboards, This School Found A 100 Year Old History Treasure!

Hidden Behind Chalkboards, This School Found A 100 Year Old History Treasure! | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
I love history — but for me, the magic of the past doesn’t lie in complicated dates, exotic locations, or famous figures. To me, it’s the everyday stuff that’s truly fascinating; the comings and goings of normal people just living life. After all, as our saying here goes, “It’s the little things in life that matter... View Article

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Interesting finds in historic classrooms!

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Erin Duncan's curator insight, June 11, 10:43 AM

For me, History comes alive with the stories of people involved being told, and seeing things that they touched is always fun. Here we see a glimpse of a classroom 100 years ago! 

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The HCOS Weekly: Vol. 2, Ed. 17

The final installment of our 2014-2015 paper! Enjoy. :)
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Lovely last newsletter of the year from our HCOS Weekly team.  So proud of all their journalistic skills!  

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Free Ebooks to Study Japan

Free Ebooks to Study Japan | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Japanese History and Culture As Japan consists of five hundred and eighteen islands it is often called the Island Empire. In the days of mythology and legend it was named The Country in the Midst o...
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Free e books on the study of Japan for grade 5 students.

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The Homeschooling Episode (Feat. Familyman Todd Wilson) (Carnivore Theology: Ep. 39)

The Homeschooling Episode (Feat. Familyman Todd Wilson) (Carnivore Theology: Ep. 39) | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
The 39th episode of “Carnivore Theology”. Homeschooling and Parenting with Familyman Todd Wilson Inspirational speaker and Familyman, Todd Wilson (www.familymanweb.com) talks about the ups, downs a...
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Todd Wilson Homeschooling expert shares parenting advice.

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The 2015 IEW Writing Contest | Institute for Excellence in Writing

The 2015 IEW Writing Contest | Institute for Excellence in Writing | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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HCOS student Marcus Coetzee wins second place in writing competition.  Well done Marcus!!

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A Complete Classical Christian School Reading List: Grades 1-8 | TGC

A Complete Classical Christian School Reading List: Grades 1-8 | TGC | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, May 24, 11:12 AM

Great list of books K-12.

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IMT Conference Centre 2 - YouTube

IMT's newest design for large conference audiences
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Thanks Scott Miller for both the build and the guided tour. This is a game-changer for education and business. Amazes me how some cannot see that. Nice to see this coinciding with the 20 year anniversary of Active Worlds.

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Gord Holden's curator insight, June 22, 12:26 PM

Thanks Scott Miller for both the build and the guided tour. This is a game-changer for education and business. Amazes me how some cannot see that. Nice to see this coinciding with the 20 year anniversary of Active Worlds.

Gord Holden's curator insight, June 22, 12:31 PM

Thanks Scott Miller for both the build and the guided tour. This is a game-changer for education and business. Amazes me how some cannot see that. Nice to see this coinciding with the 20 year anniversary of Active Worlds.

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Educational programs

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The City and Financial Basics are a financial education gateway created by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada in collaboration with its partners.
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Financial Literacy lesson plans for Canadian students.  Free resources including online modules from Govt. Canada.

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Free Children's Ministry Ideas, Bible Lessons, Christian Crafts, Bible Games and Skits

Free Children's Ministry Ideas, Bible Lessons, Christian Crafts, Bible Games and Skits | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Providing faith-building resources for children's ministry, children's church, Free Sermons for Kids, Children's Sunday School Activities, Bible Games for Kids, Sunday School Crafts, free Christian Skits, free VBS & Bible Clubs, free sunday school lessons, free hands-on Bible curriculum.
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Father's Day ideas for Sunday.

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Help Kids to P.I.C.K. the Right Books

Help Kids to P.I.C.K. the Right Books | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
P.I.C.K. will help your child learn how to determine whether a book is the best for his abilities or whether it's not a good fit.
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Teach your student how to find the right book with this easy acronym.

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More Canadian parents opting for home schooling their children; 29 per cent increase between 2007 and 2012 | Fraser Institute

More Canadian parents opting for home schooling their children; 29 per cent increase between 2007 and 2012 | Fraser Institute | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Fraser Institute results in regards to homeschooling stats.

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25 Killer Sites For Free Online Education

25 Killer Sites For Free Online Education | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
25 incredible sites for high quality, free online education.
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Take a free online course this summer and boost your education!

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Magna Carta

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, June 11, 4:57 PM

Downloadable teaching online resources on the Magna Carta from grades 1-12.

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How To Tackle Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School | Edudemic

How To Tackle Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School | Edudemic | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Digital citizenship is not a one time discussion. It is an ongoing process that needs to be taught to all grade levels and to all stakeholders.
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Ideas for teaching digital citizenship first week back at school!

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, June 10, 1:31 PM

Ideas for formulating digital citizenship lessons for the Fall.

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OverDrive updates: Dyslexic font options and improved waiting list displays | OverDrive Blogs

OverDrive updates: Dyslexic font options and improved waiting list displays | OverDrive Blogs | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Now readers with Dyslexic tendencies have even more reason to read with an e reader!

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A Day With Keats

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A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet...
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Free E books from Project Gutenberg on "A Day with Keats", and other famous authors.

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Digital Bytes | Common Sense Media

Digital Bytes | Common Sense Media | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.
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Digital Bytes teaches teens about digital citizenship through media rich activities and collaborative projects.  Get your teens to work through this cool site in the summer to glean more about being a 21st century student.  CommonSense Education.

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Literacy Learning on the Author's Corner - buncee blog

Literacy Learning on the Author's Corner - buncee blog | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
The new Author's Corner features dynamic ways to teach literacy learning by featuring key authors and songwriters.
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, May 29, 10:57 AM

Have fun with Buncee and summer reading and authors!