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Thursday, March 31, 2011

April Library Links


Welcome to April, and our Lord's resurrection on the cross.  As we prepare for Easter I have compiled some links that share in the celebration, as well as Poetry (April is Poetry month), science fun, math sites and teaching with technology.

BIBLE


Awesome Stories- Easter  Awesome Stories looks at religious stories and comprehensively covers the story with a virtual journey. On this interactive adventure, you will "go" to the important places where the Easter story happened, and you will "see" the events through the paintings of some of the world’s greatest artists.

Free Easter devotional from A Holy Experience.

For further Easter links go to our HCOS Easter Holidays.

Read about the latest archeological finds in Mail Online, which prove an ancient collection of 70 books bound with wire could unlock some secrets of early Christianity.  Please note adult content on adjoining page.

Evidence for Christianity  is an Apologetics blog written by Dr Oakes from the University of Chemistry at Grossmont College in the US.  He has written many books on science and Christianity.

Christian worldview is discussed re Michael Goheen on Jimmy Davis's blog called Cruciform Life. Check out the column articles.

LANGUAGE ARTS- and POETRY



April is poetry month so let us encourage our students to celebrate along with Reading Rockets,  and Edutopia as they explore the many wonderful attributes of writing creatively.

For further great poetry resources, including Christian worldview check out our HCOS library Poetry section.

Children's Books is the Guardian UK daily for catching up on the world of Childrens' Literature.

Students who would like to submit their poetry or creative writing to a Christian magazine look no further than Alatheia Writing Magazine for Teens

EDUCATIONAL GAMES

Kids could have so much fun on this site that it's entirely possible they won't notice how much they're learning in the process

INTERNET SAFETY- HIGH SCHOOL
Do you have a high school student between grade 10-12 who loves making videos?  Here is their opportunity to shine in the What's Your Story video contest. Share your story about cyberbullying, hackers and privacy issues online and educate yourself in the process.

Teach your high school student some web evaluation tools, searching for web authority, bias and objectivity, copyright and plagiarism with this Online Teacher Toolkit from Dennis O'Connor.

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

Commoncraft is a a small company in the US who specialize in making short, 3 minute videos to teach technology.  Many of these videos can be used in the classroom and are useful for teachers when introducing how to link technology tools to what they are doing in the classroom.

Cloud Based Technology and Privacy- A Canadian Perspective  Tony Bates discusses the Canadian Bill of Rights on Privacy for social network users.  Do you have a comment on this issue?  Join in the discussion.

EdTechBCDaily   is a new local daily on educational technology news from Tim Winkelmans.

HISTORY-CANADIAN


Canadian History on the Web is a comprehensive list of history sites drawn up by Dr Susan Neylan Professor of the History Department at Wilfred Laurier University.  Lots of good sites to be found here!

If you have a student who enjoys the Humanities approach, you might want to check out this Historical Fiction for the Classroom blog, which reviews novels, rates them and gives you a reading level as well!


The Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History.  project provides engaging, high-quality materials to schools and universities for the teaching of historical methods and Canadian History. It is also used in a wide variety of other courses including law, language, literature, aboriginal issues and many others. The project, based at the University of Victoria, the Universit√© de Sherbrooke and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, has created a series of instructional websites based on the premise that students can be drawn into Canadian history and archival research through the enticement of solving historical cold crimes.


Further to that the HCOS library, and teaching team is  putting together a list of Humanities resources for grades 10-12.  If you have a resource that you know would benefit others we would love to hear from you in this regard?

MATH
Check out our newest links, including some fun games in our HCOS Math site.

SCIENCE

Creation Science Association of BC.  has many interesting articles which I will be adding to our grad science site.  Thanks Joris for sending on:)

Science Netlinks has lots of great lesson plans and this one covers Electricity and Atoms for grade 9

Grad students who are interested in doing science from a virtual laboratory, check out this list of virtual laboratories.

If you have a site that you would like to recommend to our library don't forget to post in on our site. We really appreciate your contributions!

I pray that you find time to remember Christ this month, and celebrate His greatest gift to us.


Many Blessings to you!
Pippa
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10 comments:

  1. Thank you for this post....it is so very helpful.
    God bless you.
    Donna

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  2. You are welcome Donna! Thank you for visiting my blog! Blessings to you too:) Pippa

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  3. Hi Pippa! Thanks so much for the link to my blog, The Cruciform Life! - Jimmy Davis

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  4. Hi Jimmy, thanks for the correction on my wording for the source. Ooops should have checked my sources correctly. Blessings to you:) Pippa

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  5. Dear Pippa ~ What a blessing it is to know the LORD and belong to HIM! What a blessing that HE came to seek and save HIS people from their sins! Thank you for sharing so many resources/links on your blog...I'm sure many are blessed by your hard work. :)

    Many blessings to you!
    Camille

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  6. Dear Camille
    It is a huge blessing indeed to know the Lord and belong to Him. We can rest knowing that His plan is perfect! Blessings to you from Pippa

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  7. Love the post and all the info. Feel like I'm in a candy shop!

    Jacqueline

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  8. Hi Jacqueline, Thanks for visiting my blog:) I am blessed that you have found some candy! Blessings to you! Pippa

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  9. Hey Pippa and readers. I don't know if this is the right spot for this, but I just came across this link on a friend's facebook page. It is a video about God's design, and how he is a masterful watchmaker. Anyways, I thought I'd pass it on in case anyone wanted to watch it. http://kids4truth.com/Dyna/Watchmaker/English.aspx

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  10. Hey Daniel, I just took a look at the website you suggested and it is amazing! I will definitely highlight it soon on my blog! Thanks so much for dropping in and referring this on so that others can be blessed. Blessings to you today! Pippa

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