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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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80,000 Media Assets Freely Available Via The Public Domain Project

80,000 Media Assets Freely Available Via The Public Domain Project | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
It's a treasure trove of free resources for designers, artists, filmmakers, and more.
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Natalie Sing's curator insight, February 4, 5:49 PM

Public Doman Video Project 

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Online Science Games, Logic Games, Math Games, Language Arts Games, and more!

Online Science Games, Logic Games, Math Games, Language Arts Games, and more! | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Online learning games featuring math games, science games, logic games, and language arts games. SchoolTimeGames.com - The Smart Place to Be!
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Natalie Sing's curator insight, January 27, 1:13 AM

including 2 games on Dynamic Systems

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Links Library: Valentines Day - Heritage Christian Schools

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Valentines day links for lesson ideas.

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3 Best Educational Apps That Improve Math Fluency | Edudemic

3 Best Educational Apps That Improve Math Fluency | Edudemic | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Math apps for you!  i have heard great things about Dragonbox!

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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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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 30, 6:05 PM

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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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 15, 8:46 PM

Some words of wisdom from famous author Donald Miller who wrote Blue like Jazz.  Thanks Gord for sharing.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 4, 6:31 PM

Devotion from Donald Miller.  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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A Better List Of Ideas For Project-Based Learning

A Better List Of Ideas For Project-Based Learning | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

“ A Better List Of Ideas For Project-Based Learning”


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Great ideas for home educators to explore more projects!

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100 Engineering Projects For Kids - The Homeschool Scientist

100 Engineering Projects For Kids - The Homeschool Scientist | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Here's 100 Engineering Projects For Kids to get that them excited about construction, design, electronics, and more.
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Great ideas for a wide variety of projects

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Buncee Lovin'

Buncee Lovin' | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
With buncee it's a breeze to create and share fun Valentines with your class! #spreadbunceelove
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Spread some love with a handmade Buncee or make your own at Buncee Edu.  These are easy to make and fun!

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PowToon - Brings Awesomeness to your presentations

PowToon - Brings Awesomeness to your presentations | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
PowToon is a brand new presentation tool that allows you to create animated presentations and cartoon style videos just by dragging and dropping.
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Students get started making your next Powtoon video with this easy to follow line of tutorials from Powtoon.

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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...
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

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

NFB | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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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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