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Resources for Students, Parents and Teachers from the University of Illinois Extension
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BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper

BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper was established in April 1996 when BJ was 9 years old. The site is totally redesigned and offers links to many quality education sites for English, Math, Science, Art/Music, etc.

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19 Big and Small Classroom Management Strategies

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19 Big and Small Classroom Management Strategies
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Student Surveys: Using Student Voice to Improve Teaching and Learning

Student Surveys: Using Student Voice to Improve Teaching and Learning | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

When teachers survey their classes at Trinidad Garza Early College High School, students see how their opinions matter and have a direct impact on instruction.

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6 Ways to Help Students Understand Math

6 Ways to Help Students Understand Math | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

The ultimate goals of mathematics instruction are students understanding the material presented, applying the skills, and recalling the concepts in the future. There's little benefit in students recalling a formula or procedure to prepare for an assessment tomorrow only to forget the core concept by next week. It's imperative for teachers to focus on making sure that the students understand the material and not just memorize the procedures.

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GEOGRAPHY 4 KIDS.COM - Earth Science Basics for Everyone!

GEOGRAPHY 4 KIDS.COM - Earth Science Basics for Everyone! | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
This site has an introduction to the earth sciences that includes topics on the Earth's structure, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere (for a start).
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Developing Teachers' Social and Emotional Skills

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Emotions are at the heart of what teachers do and why they do it. Educators come to teaching with dreams of changing the odds for disadvantaged children, inspiring a love for learning, or developing critical thinkers

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How Can High-Poverty Schools Engage Families and the Community?

Families living in poverty often work multiple jobs, may have limited English language skills, and in some cases may have had few positive experiences with their children's teachers or schools. These factors frequently work against a school's attempts to form relationships with families living in poverty and authentically engage them in their children's education.

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Dictionary and Thesaurus | Merriam-Webster

Dictionary and Thesaurus | Merriam-Webster | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
The most trustworthy dictionary and thesaurus of American English, word games, trending words, Word of the Day, Words at Play blog, SCRABBLE, Spanish-English, and medical dictionaries, and audio pronunciations.
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Bring Science Home

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As the old saying (almost) goes, science starts in the home. Try our fun science activities, which parents and their kids ages 6-12 can do together with household items in just a half hour or less. Teachers might like to incorporate them, too.
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Election 2016 | Scholastic News

Election 2016 | Scholastic News | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Get the latest election news, meet the candidates, and learn about the democratic process with this exciting, educational site for grades 1–6.
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This Day in Geographic History: Oklahoma City Bombing

This Day in Geographic History: Oklahoma City Bombing | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
On April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh detonated a bomb at a federal building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, killing nearly 170 in the worst incident of domestic terrorism in American history.
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Today in History: April 19, 2016

Today in History: April 19, 2016 | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Today is Tuesday, April 19, the 110th day of 2016. There are 256 days left in the year.
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Classics For Kids

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Learn about some of world's greatest classical composers and listen to amazing music! This site also includes information about the history of music, games, and materials for caregivers and educators, and lots of multimedia content.
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Periodic table to add four man made elements. What should we call them?

Periodic table to add four man made elements. What should we call them? | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Periodic table to add four man made elements. What should we call them?

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 Stem Teaching Tools

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STEM Teaching Tools, maintained by the University of Washington's Institute for Science + Math Education, is designed to help STEM educators develop a toolbox of instructional approaches that meet the Next Generation Science Standards
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The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources
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NASA For Students

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NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind.
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Personalizing for Teacher Needs

Personalizing for Teacher Needs | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
The idea of personalization in education abounds in so many ways. We want to know and understand our students as individuals, as well as personalize their instruction according to the nuances of their learning. This makes sense because, after all, educators are individuals, too, and just like our students, our unique attributes are gifts.
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8 Ways to Encourage Family Engagement in Secondary Schools

8 Ways to Encourage Family Engagement in Secondary Schools | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
We cannot have a serious talk about student achievement without having a serious talk about engaging our students' families. But this talk needs to go beyond the movie night or spring carnival. It must be about creating an environment where all families feel embraced by a school's culture, not just invited to attend its events.
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Memorial Day History

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The history of Memorial Day
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The Myth of Teachers Having Summers Off

The Myth of Teachers Having Summers Off | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
So you're a teacher, huh?" says the umpteenth Joe Know-It-All. It's late spring, and I know the tone, and I know what's coming. "Must be nice having summers off," he sneers.

I don't know what mythical job this guy thinks I have, but I've never had a summer off.
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Digital Classroom Simulations Signal New Frontier in Teacher Training

Digital Classroom Simulations Signal New Frontier in Teacher Training | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Imagine a student-teacher in front of a classroom, trying to get control of the classroom. A student might pull out his phone or make a comment that disrupts the rest of the class. The prospective teacher will then use classroom-management techniques that she has learned in her own classes to re-engage the students in the lesson.

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Blog on math blogs

Blog on math blogs | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
This blog from the American Mathematical Society (AMS) will bring joy to math aficionados the world over. Recent posts have covered such topics as "How to Celebrate Square Root Day," "All the P-values Fit to Print," and "Algebra: It's More Than Just Parabolas."
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Today's Document from the National Archives

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Document for Today, April 19th:
Deposition of Captain John Parker Concerning the Battle at Lexington, 04/25/1775
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5 Myths Working Against Character Education in Our Schools

5 Myths Working Against Character Education in Our Schools | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Social and emotional learning (SEL) and character education make a lot of common sense. We know that students have to be prepared for college, career, and life success. We also know that families and communities are not reliably providing the kinds of experiences that all students need.

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