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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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HCS Learning Commons News January!!

HCS Learning Commons News January!! | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Hello Everyone, We are very excited to be back in the swing of things and the learning commons in January has tons of awesome literacy tools to share! Beginning towards the end of January 2013 we h...
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 9, 2013 6:36 PM

Learning Commons News January 2013

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Lights out Canada April

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Join Lights Out in April and teach your students about conservation of energy.

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Pippa's Homeschool and Library Blog: Goals 2013

Pippa's Homeschool and Library Blog: Goals 2013 | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Some goals for the new year from Pippa Davies learning commons specialist at HCS Libraries.

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12 Skills That Will Help You Thrive in 2013 - Forbes

12 Skills That Will Help You Thrive in 2013 - Forbes | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
The year ahead will bring continued uncertainty in the economy, continued shifts and displacements in the job market, and continued angst about where it's all going. But there are skills that are in great demand over the coming year.
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Some excellent ideas to apply to educational principles, for the new year.

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, January 3, 2013 2:17 PM

Teacher librarians can lead the way in the learning commons.

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ShelSilversteinBooks's channel

ShelSilversteinBooks's channel | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
www.ShelSilverstein.com is the official Shel Silverstein website for kids.
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 2, 2013 12:10 PM

Listen to the great Shel Silverstein share his poetry on his video channel.  Your kids will love his animated poetry!  

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Tech trends for 2013 that will change the way you live - Today.com (blog)

Tech trends for 2013 that will change the way you live - Today.com (blog) | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Tech trends for 2013 that will change the way you live Today.com (blog) Although we're not yet time traveling or commuting via hoverboard, we've made some impressive technological advances: Robot vacuums, refrigerators with apps, holographic...
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Some cool tools to look forward to this year in technology.

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The Christmas Scale | Igniter Media

The Christmas Scale | Igniter Media | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
It's hard to believe that the greatest message the world will ever hear is contained in one simple scale.
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Musical story about Christmas!

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Stories by Charles Dickens

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A Christmas Carol. Charles Dickens’ tale of the miserable old miser, Scrooge, is turned into a Christmas panto.
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Catch up on Christmas stories with StoryNory, Dickens and other authors with free audio books.  

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Star Wars Snowflakes 2012

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New Star Wars Snowflakes. Nothing screams holiday more than freshly cut Star Wars snowflakes hanging from the ledges.
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Fun to create Star Wars snowflakes with your little ones!

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Christmas Story

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 19, 2012 3:17 PM

Beautiful rendition of art and scripture in the story of Christmas!

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Does 'The Hobbit' unfold a Christian world view? - The Birmingham News - al.com

Does 'The Hobbit' unfold a Christian world view? - The Birmingham News - al.com | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
The Birmingham News - al.comDoes 'The Hobbit' unfold a Christian world view?The Birmingham News - al.comBrown sees Tolkien's Christian worldview in his book in his use of Providence, of calling, of Bilbo's mission for something other than himself.
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 13, 2012 12:41 PM

Eternal hope in Tolkien's book and movie soon to be released is all part of having a Christian worldview.  

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Cell Games - Animal Cell, Plant Cell and Bacteria Cell

Cell Games - Animal Cell, Plant Cell and Bacteria Cell | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Learn about the different organelles in animal, bacteria, and plant cells!

Via Natalie Sing
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

High school students studying the human body will find these games fun and educational.  Assessment with quizzes will help students with reinforcement.

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December Videos and Highlights at AwesomeStories

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Some video clips from Awesome Stories to educate your students on famous history moments!

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Response: The Best Ways To Use Tech In The Classroom

Response: The Best Ways To Use Tech In The Classroom | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

How do teachers make informed decisions in relation to a balanced use of technology in the classroom? Where can new teachers become better informed about best practices for technology use in the classroom without becoming overwhelmed and discouraged by the overload of information?


Via Nik Peachey, Pippa Davies @PippaDavies
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Petra Pollum's curator insight, January 9, 2013 6:58 AM

This is a useful article with some good basic criteria for selecting web based tools to use in learning.

Kent Wallén's curator insight, January 9, 2013 9:55 AM

This is a useful article with some good basic criteria for selecting web based tools to use in learning.

Randy Rebman's curator insight, January 16, 2013 12:38 AM

Some good criteria to assist teachers in evaluating technology's potential for language teaching & learning.

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Young Kids and Technology at Home

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When I was a kid, the main reason my mom limited our television time was x-rays. Back in 1968, when I was seven years old, the same age my daughter is now, a big study on radioactive emissions from c
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 4, 2013 6:29 PM

Create some boundaries with younger student and screen time.  Some great ideas.  What happened to no TV for kids below 2?  

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How To Build A Video Game In Two Weeks (With No Experience)

How To Build A Video Game In Two Weeks (With No Experience) | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
How do you make a video game? Sometimes the answer seems simple: you don't.
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 4, 2013 10:57 AM

Teens here is your chance to learn how to make a video game and be creative, and flexible!  Have fun:)

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XtraMath

XtraMath | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
XtraMath is a free web program that teaches addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts which are critical to success in mathematics.
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 2, 2013 7:47 PM

Free math program for teachers and students!  

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E-book Reading Jumps; Print Book Reading Declines

E-book Reading Jumps; Print Book Reading Declines | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
23% of Americans ages 16 and older read an e-book in the past year, up from 16% the year before. The share who read a print book declined to 67%, from 72%.
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 1, 2013 8:19 PM

E readers are taking over the stats.  Are you loving your e Reader?

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DCCeBooks.com - David C Cook eBooks. Free. Each Week.

DCCeBooks.com - David C Cook eBooks. Free. Each Week. | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
DCCeBooks.com - We give away FREE David C Cook eBooks each week. Come and get yours.
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Enjoy some free Christian E books for your family !

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First Up: A Christmas Podcast over at Desiring God

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More freebies from Ann at Christmas time including your Advent calendar and podcast:)  Merry Christmas Ann.  Bless you for your work which blesses so many!

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Bethlehem (BiblePlaces.com)

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Pictures and text illuminating the biblical site of Bethlehem
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This informative site has photographs and descriptions of places in and around Bethlehem including the Church of the Nativity and a shepherd's field

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Sprint - Sprint Sweets

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Decorate the Gingerbread Man with unlimited resources. Check out the gallery to see some of the different ways you can decorate. You can save, send or share your gingerbread man.

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Tolkien Experts Talk About His Christian Themes

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In advance of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hitting theaters, Crosswalk.com talks with Dr. Ralph Wood, Dr. Michael Ward and Rick Trumbo about J.R.R. Tolkien's faith and how it comes across in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 14, 2012 12:18 PM

Video exploring thoughts on the metaphors behind Tolkien's writing. The power of the ring and the message of evil and greed are just two themes explored in the book and movie. Cannot wait to go and see it!

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Bible League

Free Devotional Day Planner!
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

If you don't have your own devotional the Bible League of Canada will help with sending you a free one!

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 11, 2012 11:32 AM

Get your free planner care of the Bible league of Canada!

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Grammar Ninja

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Via Natalie Sing
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What a fun grammar game!  Thanks Natalie!

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Felicia Tan's comment, January 22, 2013 8:51 PM
It is fun even for me! Thanks.
Felicia Tan's curator insight, January 22, 2013 8:52 PM

A worksheet that works like a game.Thumbs up!