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