HCS Learning Comm...
Follow
Find
6.7K views | +2 today
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.
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Pippa Davies @PippaDavies
Scoop.it!

Google Science Fair 2013

Google Science Fair 2013 | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
It's your turn to change the world
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Students enter this science fair on Google and win some amazing prizes including a trip to the Galapagos Islands.  Thanks Kari for sharing!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pippa Davies @PippaDavies
Scoop.it!

Louis Riel Lesson plan. Taylor.pdf

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Louis Riel lesson plan from Canada's History for grades 8/9.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pippa Davies @PippaDavies
Scoop.it!

Homeschool Bible lessons Pinterest.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

A collection of Bible lessons curated on Pinterest for all grades.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pippa Davies @PippaDavies
Scoop.it!

Our Youth Program - Encounters With Canada

Our Youth Program - Encounters With Canada | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Spend a week with Encounters with Canada - Canada's largest youth forum!  Every week of the school year, 120 to148 teens from across Canada (ages 14-17) come to Ottawa, where they discover their country through each other, learn about Canadian institutions, meet famous and accomplished Canadians, explore exciting career options, develop their civic leadership skills and live an extraordinary bilingual experience. Over 92,000 youth have lived the EWC experience, so far! 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Pippa Davies @PippaDavies from Christianity in Education
Scoop.it!

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...
more...
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 7, 2013 12:30 PM

Check out this latest Bible series on the History Channel.

Scooped by Pippa Davies @PippaDavies
Scoop.it!

February Musings!

February Musings! | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
February is here along with cold Winter days, warm Valentine hearts and I LOVE MY LIBRARY MONTH!!   In the virtual commons we are enjoying our Read-A-Thon, with 120 students registered  to meet gre...
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

February musings from the learning commons corner to brighten your day:) 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Pippa Davies @PippaDavies from 21 century education
Scoop.it!

Finding the Right Tech Tools Is Easy, If You Know Where to Look -- THE Journal

Finding the Right Tech Tools Is Easy, If You Know Where to Look -- THE Journal | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Kathy Schrock guides educators through the process of building a personal learning network and organizing a constant flow of information.
more...
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 31, 2013 11:46 AM

Very practical tips for building a PLN and some great iPad apps!!

Scooped by Pippa Davies @PippaDavies
Scoop.it!

Student Challenge | What Tech Tools Play the Biggest Role in Your Life?

Student Challenge | What Tech Tools Play the Biggest Role in Your Life? | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
This is a special edition of our daily question. Answering it by Feb.13 will make students 13 to 19 years old eligible to have their responses posted elsewhere on NYTimes.com.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pippa Davies @PippaDavies
Scoop.it!

Collections : Ri Channel

Collections : Ri Channel | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Ri Channel Collections

The Ri Channel is an online project by the Royal Institution showcasing the very best science videos from the Ri and around the web.

Alongside highlights from recent Ri events, the Channel features re-digitised footage from the Ri archive and a range of high-quality videos from filmmakers and scientific institutions across the UK and beyond.

The project continues the Royal Institution's charitable mission to "connect people to the world of science".

 
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Your students will be very engaged watching these entertaining and well filmed shows bringing science and learning together. *****

more...
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 1, 2013 1:18 PM

21 century education means world class videos bringing science and learning together in an entertaining way.  *****

Scooped by Pippa Davies @PippaDavies
Scoop.it!

This Is Hard

This Is Hard | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
If you are a homeschooler, sooner or later you will hear a child proclaim, “This is hard!” As a matter of fact, you may hear those words coming out of
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Encouraging article on helping your students succeed.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pippa Davies @PippaDavies
Scoop.it!

Homeschool Creations — Resources, free homeschool printables, and encouragement for homeschool families

Homeschool Creations — Resources, free homeschool printables, and encouragement for homeschool families | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
A resource of homeschool activities for children ages preschool through elementary including free printables, crafts, product reviews, encouragement for families, and more. Home of the editable Weekly Homeschool Planner.
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Lots of great freebies and encouragement on this homeschooling site,

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Pippa Davies @PippaDavies from 21 century education
Scoop.it!

SlideTalk - turn your presentations into engaging talking videos

SlideTalk - turn your presentations into engaging talking videos | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

SlideTalk makes it easy to publish, edit and share PowerPoint presentations, business presentations, tutorials, eLearning material, education material and documentation of events as talking presentations, thanks to using high quality text-to-speech and image processing software to hide from you all boring details of creating a talking video, and leaving you free to focus on the creative and pedagogical tasks.


Via Baiba Svenca, Pippa Davies @PippaDavies
more...
Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 27, 2013 1:47 PM

I wasn't too thrilled with the voice-over, but I can forsee utilizing this tool eventually. 

Karen Dietz's comment, January 31, 2013 4:01 PM
Thank you for all the input Videoworld, Beth, and Mayra!
Robin Good's comment, February 10, 2013 5:29 AM
Baiba, my mistake and my apologies. I mixed up one post of yours with another and got myself confused. I have deleted my comments and I apologize for any inconvenience I may have caused.

Keep up the great curation work.
Rescooped by Pippa Davies @PippaDavies from 21 century education
Scoop.it!

Encyclopedia of Language and Literacy Development

Encyclopedia of Language and Literacy Development | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Language and Literacy Encylopedia Site
more...
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 29, 2013 6:17 PM

"The Encyclopedia is the first comprehensive, evidence-based online resource focused on children's language and literacy development for the Canadian education sector.

The Encyclopedia helps provide answers to questions about children's language and literacy – answers that are based on relevant, reliable and up-to-date research presented in an easily accessible format. A wide range of topics, including the development of oral language, reading, writing and numeracy, are addressed. In addition to articles written by some of the world's leading experts on language and literacy, the Encyclopedia includes key messages for educators, parents and policymakers, as well as commentaries written by front-line practitioners. Many teachers have reported that they use the Encyclopedia to support their daily practices, telling us how informative and user-friendly they find the entries for developing, implementing and supporting literacy programs for their students.

The goal of the Encyclopedia is to bring the best international research on language and literacy development to Canada. Thus, in addition to the many expert Canadian researchers contributing to the Encyclopedia, an increasing number of researchers from other countries are becoming involved in this project, including researchers from the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Finland, New Zealand, Germany, Israel, China, Jordan, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.

As more research is conducted and our understanding of language and literacy expands and changes, the Encyclopedia will grow in parallel. Please visit often, as new entries and commentaries are added regularly.

If you could share this information with teachers, it would be much appreciated. Let us know if you have any questions about the Encyclopedia at jeren@cllrnet.ca."

Rescooped by Pippa Davies @PippaDavies from 21 century Learning Commons
Scoop.it!

Quizlet

Quizlet | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
We make simple learning tools that let you study anything, for free.
more...
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 13, 2013 11:20 PM

Watch this review of this neat website from Edshelf and make a quizz, set of flash cards or find a quizz to meet your classes needs.  http://edshelf.com/tool/quizlet

You can even study on the go with Quizlet apps!  Thanks Kari for sharing!

Rescooped by Pippa Davies @PippaDavies from 21 century Learning Commons
Scoop.it!

celebrating BC's best books for children — Chocolate Lily Awards

celebrating BC's best books for children — Chocolate Lily Awards | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Online students sign up to vote on the Chocolate Lily awards and help choose a winner in picture book illustration!

more...
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 11, 2013 2:06 PM

Register to read the Chocolate Lily awards for best picture book in BC. Get your learning commons involved in helping choose the winner.  Then celebrate with the winners at the June event.  

Rescooped by Pippa Davies @PippaDavies from Christianity in Education
Scoop.it!

Christian Online Bible Game - Try It For Free - BIG Bible Town

more...
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 9, 2013 12:55 PM

Create your own avatar in this bible online game,  which helps younger students learning their bible lessons without realising they are learning, and have fun at the same time.  Sign up for the free trial, and then give us some feedback please from your child's perspective;)

Rescooped by Pippa Davies @PippaDavies from 21 century education
Scoop.it!

Kids Educational Computer Games, Interactive Activities & Online Learning Games By TurtleDiary

  Turtlediary provides exciting online learning games for kids, that takes elementary education to a whole new level, with the use of interactive educational games and activities. Their extensive range of educational computer games, animated lesson plans, skill building and puzzle games, printable worksheets, interactive storybooks and art and craft activities, provides kids with a comprehensive understanding of concepts in Math, Science, Language, Social Studies, Creativity and Logic, and helps them develop the necessary skills needed for progress in school. All kids educational games are suitably conceptualized by a team of educators and child experts who contribute their expertise and knowledge towards making learning an enriching and enjoyable activity for kids. These online kids' games can be easily used for smart-board teaching in classrooms, as well as for home schools.

more...
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 7, 2013 12:41 PM

Under the Basic section (Free) you get access to the games, can create a favorites list and participate in the contests. They do limit how many games you can play.

If you join the membership you can have that and unlimited games, detailed reports, unlimited stories, unlimited worksheets, and NO ADS. This is $79 a year or $9.95 a month.

The free site is easy to use and comes with well laid out expectations of what to find in the games.  

Rescooped by Pippa Davies @PippaDavies from 21 century Learning Commons
Scoop.it!

SID Kit for Schools - Safer Internet Day

SID Kit for Schools - Safer Internet Day | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
more...
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 5, 2013 7:22 PM

Discover some great lesson plans to teach your students about internet safety and download the kit.  February is Online Safety month.  Let us make a difference in our student's lives by teaching them some online safety tips!

Carol Koechlin's curator insight, February 7, 2013 9:52 AM

Great resource to help build a bank of strategies for infusing digital citizenship in the Learning Commons

Rescooped by Pippa Davies @PippaDavies from Christianity in Education
Scoop.it!

Coherence and the Christian Worldview | eChristianNews.com

Coherence and the Christian Worldview | eChristianNews.com | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
At the heart of the Christian worldview is the belief that the universe is a coherent whole.”
more...
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 5, 2013 2:01 PM

A very practical description of the different worldviews and how Christians do need to see things differently.  ****

Scooped by Pippa Davies @PippaDavies
Scoop.it!

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada - Video

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Check out this video on digital privacy from the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.  All teens need to be aware of what they are posting and their need for privacy.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pippa Davies @PippaDavies
Scoop.it!

BC Green Games event. Science World.

Click here to edit the title

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Science World:  How Green is your Team "BC Green Games" event.  Science students here is your chance:  Entries include PowerPoint presentations, videos and pictures of projects such as community cleanups, garbage and recycling programs, energy audits, and idle-free campaigns. All projects that include an energy conservation component will be eligible for our special Energy Prizes. Draw inspiration from last year’s winning projects—head to the BC Green Games online gallery.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Pippa Davies @PippaDavies from Writing Tools Web 3.0
Scoop.it!

how do kids REALLY learn to write, 2.0

how do kids REALLY learn to write, 2.0 | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
photo of T by Mary McHenry Back in January, I wrote a rambling, terribly earnest post titled How Does a Child REALLY Learn to Write? That post generated a slew of thoughtful and heartfelt comments.
more...
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 31, 2013 10:20 PM

Excellent thoughts on the process of writing, and what not to stress as your students progress.  

Scooped by Pippa Davies @PippaDavies
Scoop.it!

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Good Mathematics Feeds for Teachers

I subscribe to roughly 300 blogs (honestly, I stopped keeping track a while ago). Usually, when I say that at conference or workshop the follow-up question I get goes something like this, "can you recommend some good blogs for X?" So this week I'm going to publish a short list each day of the blogs that usually come to mind when someone asks me to make a recommendation for a blog related to teaching a particular subject area. Today, I'm recommending five good mathematics feeds.


Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

If you struggle with teaching math here are some good blogs to follow!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pippa Davies @PippaDavies
Scoop.it!

Emotional Intelligence for Everyday Leadership

Emotional Intelligence for Everyday Leadership | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Check up on your emotional IQ.  This is something we want all of our homeschool students to get 100 %.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pippa Davies @PippaDavies
Scoop.it!

Pippa's Homeschool and Library Blog: Read-A-Thon 2013 and 10 reasons for E Readers!

Pippa's Homeschool and Library Blog: Read-A-Thon 2013 and 10 reasons for E Readers! | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Get inspired for literacy with our read-a-thon this week,  and learn the benefits of reading with digital tools!

more...
No comment yet.