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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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Psalm 27 ESV | The New Bible.com

Psalm 27 ESV | The New Bible.com | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

Bible.com is all new! Enjoy a free online Bible from YouVersion. Now, the simple, ad-free Bible experience loved by millions is available at Bible.com.

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Magic School Bus Videos on You Tube

Magic School Bus Videos on You Tube | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

50 + Magic School Bus espisodes


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Teachers Corner

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Do you need to supplement your social studies resources on Canada?  From the Government of Canada you can find tons of ideas in their teachers corner! 

 

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Canadian Citizenship Challenge

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The Canadian Citizenship Challenge asks youth to put their national knowledge to the test, by studying for and writing a citizenship exam. Do you believe all Canadians should be ready to answer the same questions about their country as new Canadians?Historica Dominion.

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Okanagan Area Library Workshops - Google Documents

Okanagon Learning Commons Workshops with Shandra Wiebe.  Just click on the title and register for the different events.

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Journal Writing – Unleashing the Writer Within

Journal Writing – Unleashing the Writer Within | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

The purpose of this article is to hit a nerve—a place deep down inside. You may or may not be aware of it, but I want to touch your journaling nerve. I’m going to poke and prod and help you find the writer within, and the writer within your child. If you don’t like to write or don’t like the methods or curriculum you’ve tried, I hope to persuade you that family journaling can be fun and rewarding. And if you already write with or about your family, I hope to encourage you to continue because “now” is the time to record your life experiences while they’re happening.  Heart of the Matter online.

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Junior Book club (grade 6-8) Launch 2012/2013

Junior Book club (grade 6-8) Launch 2012/2013 | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

Are you interested in having your students join a book club?  Come and hear what happens at the Junior Book club for grades 6-8 at HCS Learning Commons!  This is what 21 century learning looks like at HCOS!

 

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Inspire Financial Learning

Inspire Financial Learning | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

Lesson plans on financial literacy from grades 4-12 for students wanting to learn how to budget and learn financial terminology in Canada.

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Pippa's Homeschool and Library Blog: 10 Reasons why Library Newbies can love the Learning Commons!

Pippa's Homeschool and Library Blog: 10 Reasons why Library Newbies can love the Learning Commons! | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

Are you a "newbie" to HCOS/HCS and want to find out more about our learning commons?  Perhaps the word "learning commons" is a new Greek term to you, and you shy away from taking that first step;) 

Well to all our "newbies",  I welcome you to the learning hub of the school where students, teacher and families can get acquainted over literary and learning events. The "learning commons" term is the new buzz word in libraries.  Gone are the days of sterile corridors with unused encyclopedias,  and stern librarians peering down at you from their horn rimmed glasses!  Welcome to service with a smile, from a virtual and physical realm of literary bonanza!

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Khan Academy Intros Free Programming Lessons -- THE Journal

Khan Academy Intros Free Programming Lessons -- THE Journal | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
The Khan Academy has introduced a new computer science platform that teaches users the basics of programming by allowing them to manipulate code and see the effects of their changes side by side.
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Letter to an Incomplete, Insecure Teenager

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Letter to an Incomplete, Insecure Teenager...
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Discover Your Child's Learning Style « Homeschool Blog

(from Awakening Your Child's Natural Genius by Thomas Armstrong, 1991) Each child has unique gifts to contribute to the learning process. It is our job, as parents and teachers, to help kids know what their gifts are and how ...
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Birth to Six - The Most Important Developmental Years

Birth to Six - The Most Important Developmental Years | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

The Neurodevelopmental Approach is like no other approach to human development. It is unique in its way of looking at the whole individual, not the separate pieces. Taking the individual pieces and understanding how they interrelate so you can look at the whole individual will greatly enhance what you do as you work with your child.

The outcome of any individual is based upon the opportunities presented them. If appropriate, specific opportunities are presented, there will be greater level of progress.  When enhanced, specific stimulation is offered in the earliest years you can avoid the mistakes which have far reaching consequences.  Linda Kane: Hope and a Future. 

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Pippa's Homeschool and Library Blog: Autumn colours!

Pippa's Homeschool and Library Blog: Autumn colours! | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

HCS Learning Commons fall themes.

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Top Tools for Learning 2012

The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 as voted for by 500+ learning professionals worldwide...
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True North: Our Canadian Homeschool: Our First Middle Ages Co-op

True North: Our Canadian Homeschool: Our First Middle Ages Co-op | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

Natalie Sing shares about the life and times of being a co-op mum!

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KidsTV123 - YouTube Video Channel - for primary aged children

KidsTV123 - YouTube Video Channel - for primary aged children | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

Songs for children. Kids songs. Educational songs and videos for children including a variety of Geography Songs.


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The Canadian Encyclopedia

The Canadian Encyclopedia | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

Socials students here is your first stop when looking for socials facts.

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Shipping Information for borrowers at HCOS Learning Commons.

Kelly Wiebe shares how shipping works for materials that are shipped to your house from Canpar.  Read to learn more.

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Pippa's Homeschool and Library Blog: Webinar on Overdrive our new E library

Learn more how to access our HCS E library on Overdrive with Pippa Davies at a Blackboard Collaborate meeting.  Read how to go about joining this session.

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What is Classical Christian Education? | Intoxicated on Life

What is Classical Christian Education? | Intoxicated on Life | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

Last week I was asked to speak to the parents involved in our homeschooling co-op, Coram Deo, about what Classical Education is. Below is the text of my brief explanation.

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Pippa's Homeschool and Library Blog: Parents and Students' Resources, including Contests and Fun Activities!

September updates to learning commons information for all staff and families.

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Pippa's Homeschool and Library Blog: SpongeLab- Techie Site of the Week!

Pippa's Homeschool and Library Blog: SpongeLab- Techie Site of the Week! | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

Learn more about an interactive platform for science, Spongelab,  that will encourage collaboration and awesome sharing of resources as well as analytics!  Pippa Davies blog.

 

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CraigMarlatt.com

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CanadaInfo is more than 500 pages of information about Canada - its government, history, facts, people, security, geography, provinces, symbols, and more. Browse through statistics, maps, and photographs and then choose from dozens of fact sheets to download to your computer.

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LifeLearners: Gifted & Creative

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Carmen Timmerman's blog (Heritage Christian Online School) on gifted students.  Lots of great resources on gifted students.

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