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10 Little-Known Delights of the English Language

10 Little-Known Delights of the English Language | Homeschooling High School | Scoop.it
The English language is wonderfully bizarre, and sometimes rather frightful. It is a composite of the best and worst that ancient languages have to offer,
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Information and resources for home educating during the "high school" years. Read more at http://unsocialized.net">unSocialized
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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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Tracey Vickery's curator insight, September 3, 11:34 PM

Great tool.

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Dada la variedad de fuentes, es necesario saber: Cuales son fidedignas y cómo se pueden identificar, para aplicación en la producción de objetos virtuales o reales.  No es una tarea fácil, pero considero podemos empezar por organizar la búsqueda.    Por ejemplo, en nuestro medio académico, ubicado en Bogotá,  es importante aprender y enseñar métodos que permitan clasificar la información o sitios web inicialmente encontrados en cualquier trabajo de exploración en internet.

  __ . Given the variety of sources, it is necessary to know: What are reliable and how they can be identified, for use in the production of virtual and real objects. It is not an easy task, but I think we can start by organizing the search. For example, in our academic environment, located in Bogota, it is important to learn and teach methods to classify information or websites initially found in any exploration work on the internet.

Karen Dunlap's curator insight, September 5, 6:43 AM

Helping students learn to discern. Good practice.

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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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The 17 Equations That Changed The Course Of History

The 17 Equations That Changed The Course Of History | Homeschooling High School | Scoop.it
From Ian Stewart's book, these 17 math equations changed the course of human history.
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College Prep Skills for Homeschoolers #3: Transcript and Confidence Boosters

College Prep Skills for Homeschoolers #3: Transcript and Confidence Boosters | Homeschooling High School | Scoop.it

College-bound homeschooling high schoolers can do themselves a favor: They add power to their transcripts while building their own confidence. How? By adding power courses and levels.

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Weird College Scholarships

Whacky college scholarships targeted at very specific types of students.

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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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Unions on edge as Arizona lawmakers weigh major expansion of education overhaul

Unions on edge as Arizona lawmakers weigh major expansion of education overhaul | Homeschooling High School | Scoop.it

Lawmakers in Arizona are poised to expand a controversial education program that lets parents divert state funds to virtually any school option they wish. The program does far more than a traditional school voucher system. Here’s how it works: the ESA program transfers money the state would normally pay for a child to attend public school to a private bank account. Qualifying students are given a debit card and have the freedom to spend the money on education-related expenses which include everything from tuition at a private school to books for home-schooled students.

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Middle School & High School Online Homeschool Communities - Something 2 Offer

Middle School & High School Online Homeschool Communities - Something 2 Offer | Homeschooling High School | Scoop.it
So you have a child in High School or Middle School. Have you ever wondered where to connect online? Believe it or not there are TONS of quality places for older students to connect online. Online homeschool communities offer all sorts of learning and socialization opportunities.
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The SAT will return to a 1600-point scale and make the essay optional in a big shake-up.

The SAT will return to a 1600-point scale and make the essay optional in a big shake-up. | Homeschooling High School | Scoop.it

Out are obscure vocabulary words, mandatory essays, a deduction for incorrect answers and the 2400-point grading scale launched in 2005. In are questions that demand more analysis and familiarity with a narrower range of subjects as well as a return to the longtime 1600-point scale.

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ruthschapira's curator insight, March 6, 5:14 PM

Outrun by the ACT, the 'newer' SAT will be more aligned to Common Core standards. #Jteens