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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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What is Inquiry-Based Learning?

This video explains the teaching methodology Inquiry-Based Learning. It was created for the Inspiring Science Education Project as part of a series of videos...
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 23, 2015 11:51 AM

Easy to understand the concept behind inquiry teaching in this short video which outlines the role of teacher and the levels of inquiry.

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Workshop 1: Children and Reading

Workshop 1: Children and Reading | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Carole talks about children and reading, making literature the center of your curriculum, how boys and girls learn, and the basics of homeschooling.
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All you need is a diet of great books as a homeschooling parent!

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3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tutorial – Using TedEd for Flipped or Blended Learning Lessons

3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tutorial – Using TedEd for Flipped or Blended Learning Lessons | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Learn how Easy it is to Turn a Video into an Online Lesson for any Class With TedEd's free tool. Would you like to be able to build a quick lesson around an

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Elizabeth Hutchinson
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Thanks for sharing Elizabeth!  Great easy teaching tool using TedEd's free teaching tools.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 24, 2014 4:53 PM

Love some of these ideas. We used Skype to talk to students in Alderney this year after setting up a Skype session with @Pippa Davies @PippaDavies  Last year. the children found it really good fun. 

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The Hour of Code is coming

The Hour of Code is coming | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries and over 40 languages. Ages 4 to 104.
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Hour of code is happening shortly in December.  Sign up now to get your spot!

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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.
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Students get started making your next Powtoon video with this easy to follow line of tutorials from Powtoon.

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