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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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Chicago School Designed With Blended Learning in Mind

Chicago School Designed With Blended Learning in Mind | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

On the first permanent campus of the Intrinsic Schools, the physical design of the building is meant to play an integral part in blended learning.

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Miguel Damiani's curator insight, April 23, 10:30 AM

Una forma distinta de ver las cosas, no solo en la teoría, sino con implicancias prácticas incluso en la infraestructura

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BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine)

BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine) | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
More than 60 mio. scientfic documents from more than 3000 content providers. BASE is one of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic open access web resources.
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April is National Poetry Month

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The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets. For over three generations, the Academy has connected millions of people to great poetry through programs such as National Poetry Month, the largest literary celebration in the world.

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Today in History: April 23. 2015

Today in History: April 23. 2015 | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

In 1616, English poet and dramatist William Shakespeare, 52, died on what has been traditionally regarded as the anniversary of his birth in 1564.

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Green Careers - CareerOneStop

Green Careers - CareerOneStop | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Interest in green careers (those that promote the health of the environment) has been growing for decades. But students are not always clear about what the options are. This U.S. Department of Labor website can help.

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Professor's work offers new approach to early childhood education

Professor's work offers new approach to early childhood education | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

The debate about appropriate curriculum for young children generally centers on two options: free play and basic activities versus straight academics. The latter choice has been adopted by many kindergartens in the U.S., often reducing or eliminating time for play.

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Jane Goodall to Interact With K-6 Students for Earth Week Webinar

Jane Goodall to Interact With K-6 Students for Earth Week Webinar | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
TIME for Kids is hosting a free webinar on Monday, April 20 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EST to kick off this year’s Earth Week celebration. The webinar will be driven by the famous primatologist and humanitarian Dr. Jane Goodall.
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Grade 3 Teacher Reveals Heartbreaking Notes From Students

Grade 3 Teacher Reveals Heartbreaking Notes From Students | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Kyle Schwartz teaches third grade at Doull Elementary in Denver. Although she says her students are a pleasure to look after, the educator of three years adds that many of them come from underprivileged homes

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National History Day Leadership & Legacy

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National History Day began in April 1974 on the campus of Case Western Reserve University. The idea was the brainchild of history professor David Van Tassel, who was worried about the decline of the humanities in general and history in particular in America’s schools.

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37 Ways to Help Kids Learn to Love Reading

37 Ways to Help Kids Learn to Love Reading | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

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Earth Day Lesson Plans, Ideas, and Activities

Earth Day Lesson Plans, Ideas, and Activities | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Earth Day Lesson Plans & Resources
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In Schools Without Janitors, Students Share Cleaning Responsibility

In Schools Without Janitors, Students Share Cleaning Responsibility | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Schools in Oregon and Tennessee are teaching their students accountability by having them be responsible for cleaning their schools.
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Today in History: April 25, 2015

Today in History: April 25, 2015 | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Today is Saturday, April 25, the 115th day of 2015. There are 250 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On April 25, 1945, during World War II, U.S. and Soviet forces linked up on the Elbe (EL'-beh) River, a meeting that dramatized the collapse of Nazi Germany's defenses.

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Google Hangouts on Air: Connecting Teachers With Content Experts

Google Hangouts on Air: Connecting Teachers With Content Experts | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
It’s hard to believe that the Google Hangouts (GHOs) feature has only been around since May of 2013! For many innovative K-12 and higher education teachers, GHOs have become a tool that we can't live without. They allow us to connect with others around the world for impromptu meetings, live podcasts, global edcamps, and school-wide professional development.
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Eisenhower Presidential Library

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For educators teaching about the life and presidency of Dwight Eisenhower, and for history buffs looking for more details about this fascinating figure, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home website offers a wealth of information.

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Educator Describes Implementing Project-Based Learning

Educator Describes Implementing Project-Based Learning | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
One educator finds that project-based learning enhances all parts of the curriculum by taking a "hands-on approach to learning" and gives tips on to how to increase PBL in the classroom.
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Model for World War II 'Rosie the Riveter' dies at 92

Model for World War II 'Rosie the Riveter' dies at 92 | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
As the model for Norman Rockwell's "Rosie the Riveter," Mary Doyle Keefe became the symbol of American women working on the home front during World War II.
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First-Generation College Students Unite

First-Generation College Students Unite | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
These young pioneers, the first in their families in college, are speaking out about who they are, where they come from and the income inequality on campus.
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Administrators: How to Get Out of the Office and Into Classrooms

Administrators: How to Get Out of the Office and Into Classrooms | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

As an administrator, I think about the most enjoyable times I have had at school. Frankly, none of them include sitting in my office doing paperwork, disciplining, or attending meetings. The most enjoyable and productive times I have experienced are when I have been in the classroom observing teachers and interacting with students and teachers.

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Today in History: April 19, 2015

Today in History: April 19, 2015 | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
On April 19, 1865, a funeral was held at the White House for President Abraham Lincoln, assassinated five days earlier; his coffin was then taken to the U.S. Capitol for a private memorial service in the Rotunda.
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YouTube Capture: Easily Record, Edit, and Upload Video to YouTube

YouTube Capture: Easily Record, Edit, and Upload Video to YouTube | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
YouTube Capture, an iOS app by YouTube, is a great tool for recording, editing, and uploading content to YouTube.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Making sharing videos even easier! 

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Sharing Data to Create Stronger Parent Partnerships

Sharing Data to Create Stronger Parent Partnerships | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

By sending home detailed data reports that focus on a specific skill, Humboldt opens a two-way line of communication with parents about their child's learning.

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Today in History: April 9, 2015

Today in History: April 9, 2015 | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Today is Thursday, April 9, the 99th day of 2015. There are 266 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 9, 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia.

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School District Uses Google Apps to Teach Students 'Digital Citizenship'

School District Uses Google Apps to Teach Students 'Digital Citizenship' | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

The Wilton Public School District in Connecticut will be utilizing Google Apps for Education at all four of its schools to allow students to develop and store a running digital profile.

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Today in History: April 8, 2015

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Today is Wednesday, April 8, the 98th day of 2015. There are 267 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: In 1820, the Venus de Milo statue was discovered by a farmer on the Greek island of Milos.

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