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10 Things Your Students Should Know About Their Digital Footprints | EdReach

10 Things Your Students Should Know About Their Digital Footprints | EdReach | Homeschooling High School | Scoop.it
Building a digital footprint is an issue I believe doesn’t garner enough attention in our personal and professional lives.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Important reminders and considerations. Sent this to my teens.

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Coolwired's curator insight, December 11, 2012 9:41 AM

Thanks for this insightful post, Tom!

Arlene Bonsma's curator insight, December 11, 2012 1:05 PM

A good reminder of how our actions can have consequences later in life.

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New Collection of Open Educational Resources in Calculus Now Available - T.H.E. Journal

New Collection of Open Educational Resources in Calculus Now Available - T.H.E. Journal | Homeschooling High School | Scoop.it
The nonprofit Curriki has just released a new collection of calculus materials for students, parents and teachers.
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Elements 4D for Augmented Reality Chemistry

Elements 4D for Augmented Reality Chemistry | Homeschooling High School | Scoop.it
Elements 4D by DAQRI is a fantastic app for students exploring the Periodic Table of Elements.  Using augmented reality technology, users can scan a trigger and see one of 36 elements come to life on their screen.
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E-Curriculum: Exploring 24 Free Open Education Resources- Digital Curriculum

E-Curriculum: Exploring 24 Free Open Education Resources- Digital Curriculum | Homeschooling High School | Scoop.it

Free, quality resources, great for home ed.

 

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7 Popular Sayings and What They Really Mean

7 Popular Sayings and What They Really Mean | Homeschooling High School | Scoop.it

The Bee's Knees, Pleased as Punch, Paint the Town Red ... have you ever wondered why we say such odd expressions? What, exactly, do they mean, and where did they originate from? 

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9 Life Skills Every Teen Needs

9 Life Skills Every Teen Needs | Homeschooling High School | Scoop.it
Teens can accomplish more with their phones in an hour than most people can accomplish in a week. While technology moves us forward, basic life skills are slowly fading into the background.
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Online education company edX expanding to offer free courses aimed at high school students - The Boston Globe

Online education company edX expanding to offer free courses aimed at high school students - The Boston Globe | Homeschooling High School | Scoop.it

edX, a partnership between Harvard University and MIT, is expanding its reach beyond college campuses and will begin offering free high school courses.

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Help Students Find Credible Sources using Google Scholar

Help Students Find Credible Sources using Google Scholar | Homeschooling High School | Scoop.it
Google Scholar is one of the most useful but often overlooked research and academic tools available to students and educators online.

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Claudia Estrada's curator insight, November 4, 2014 11:50 AM

Would be a good tool to add to our students toolbox.  

 

ATweetsville's curator insight, November 4, 2014 12:24 PM

Not just for teaching kids to properly cite sources- hopefully it creates a habit of checking the validity of information you find on the internet (aka, no more blindly reposting/retweeting inaccurate info masquerading as fact).

Mark Treadwell's curator insight, November 4, 2014 1:22 PM

This is 'one of those essential skills'

 

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Four New Homeschool Online Writing Courses at 25 Percent Off Available Now

Each new Essay Rock Star short course by Fortuigence trains middle and high school students in a different essay form -- a personal statement, a persuasive essay, an expository essay, and a textual analysis essay. This is done via a five step writing process that breaks down essay composition into smaller manageable pieces.


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Getting In: What Do Colleges Really Want?

High school students should pursue leadership opportunities and develop the "soft" skills sought by college admissions boards.

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5 ways to teach kids about the Declaration of Independence |

These apps, videos, and activities will teach your students about their roots for the 4th of July Independence Day holiday.
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Science Lessons Learned From Everest - Discovery News

Science Lessons Learned From Everest - Discovery News | Homeschooling High School | Scoop.it

Studying people who live or climb that high offers insights into how the body works – and how it doesn’t in cases of illnesses that deprive the body of oxygen, including congestive heart failure and sleep apnea.

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5 STEM Apps for Homeschooling Mathematics - The Wired Homeschool

5 STEM Apps for Homeschooling Mathematics - The Wired Homeschool | Homeschooling High School | Scoop.it

While these apps won’t necessarily teach certain math topics, they will help reinforce what your child is learning.

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St. Paddy’s (Not Patty’s) Day Grammar Fun

St. Paddy’s (Not Patty’s) Day Grammar Fun | Homeschooling High School | Scoop.it

Happy St. Patrick's Day! 10 Phrases and Slang of the Irish


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7 Awesome Posters for Language Teachers

7 Awesome Posters for Language Teachers | Homeschooling High School | Scoop.it
January 23, 2015
Today I brought you a collection of some interesting infographics and posters particularly useful for English language teachers. I curated this collection from Larry Ferlazzo’s...
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Announcing Test Room – Online Assessment Platform

Announcing Test Room – Online Assessment Platform | Homeschooling High School | Scoop.it
Help Teaching now offers Test Room, an online assessment platform designed for teachers, parents, tutors, and trainers. Test Room gives educators the power to administer assessments online. It also provides statistical data to help educators quickly monitor and assess student and class performance.
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College admissions

College admissions | Homeschooling High School | Scoop.it

Khan Academy has created resources to help students and parents navigate the college admissions process. These resources include video interviews and conversations with successful students from all walks of life and admissions officers and counselors at some of the nation's top schools.

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Learning Never Stops: 9 Science Centered YouTube Channels for teachers and students

Learning Never Stops: 9 Science Centered YouTube Channels for teachers and students | Homeschooling High School | Scoop.it
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Free Online Ancient World Civ eTextbook

Free Online Ancient World Civ eTextbook | Homeschooling High School | Scoop.it
We are in our fifth year of using an online textbook with our students and so it never ceases to amaze me that Pearson still isn't ready for prime time.
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50 Unschooling Quotes About Education Outside The Box

50 Unschooling Quotes About Education Outside The Box | Homeschooling High School | Scoop.it
Thought-provoking quotes on the school system, education and learning that will inspire unschoolers of all ages.
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CK-12 Review

CK-12 Review | Homeschooling High School | Scoop.it

We've used CK12 for middle school level physical science, and Earth science, and have been very pleased with its scope, content, and functionality. 

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Will Sub-Par SAT’s Keep My Daughter out of Top-Choice Colleges?

Will Sub-Par SAT’s Keep My Daughter out of Top-Choice Colleges? | Homeschooling High School | Scoop.it

SATs are still important, but there are other strengths that could be emphasized. 

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Free Tool For Assessing and Achieving College Math Readiness

Free Tool For Assessing and Achieving College Math Readiness | Homeschooling High School | Scoop.it

The National Repository of Online Courses (NROC) recently launched a site, called EdReady.org, designed to help students measure college math readiness and prepare for placement exams, such as COMPASS, or the ACT and SAT, using NROC’s vast library of free, online video and interactive lessons. 

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How can I help my students plan their careers?

How can I help my students plan their careers? | Homeschooling High School | Scoop.it
"When I was in high school, I had no idea what jobs were even out there, apart from the basic list of doctor, lawyer, teacher, police officer, etc. How can I help my students explore their options more thoroughly than I did? Do you know of any good career resources I can point them to?" [...]
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Thousands of new math resources from Khan Academy

Thousands of new math resources from Khan Academy | Homeschooling High School | Scoop.it
Khan Academy unveiled a comprehensive set of free, interactive, online math exercises meant to support the new Common Core State Standards in grades K through 12.

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