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January 31: Today in Science History

January 31: Today in Science History | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
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In 1961, the U.S. launched a 4-year-old male chimpanzee named Ham on a Mercury-Redstone 2 rocket into suborbital flight to test the capabilities of the Mercury capsule.

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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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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.

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Instructional Tech Talk

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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

Today in History: April 8, 2015 | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

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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Empowering parents to inspire first-generation college-goers

Empowering parents to inspire first-generation college-goers | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Parents who have not attended college are at a disadvantage when it comes to talking about higher education with their kids -- yet these are the students who most need a parent's guidance.

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Science Daily

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5 Tech Tools to Improve Classroom Collaboration

5 Tech Tools to Improve Classroom Collaboration | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
The benefits of collaborative learning are many and powerful. Facilitating this collaboration has never been easier than it is now, with tech tools.

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GAFE - some great tools for collaboration in the classroom. 

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collaboration between classrooms

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ActionBioscience: Promoting Bioscience Literacy

ActionBioscience: Promoting Bioscience Literacy | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

There are many websites dedicated to providing the public with information about the biological sciences, but ActionBioScience.org may be one of the best around. Started in 2000 by a group of concerned scientists and educators, the site provides articles by scientists, science educators and students on issues related to seven primary areas, including genomics, biotechnology, evolution, and biodiversity

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Teachers Find Blogs Make it Easy to Stay in Touch

Teachers Find Blogs Make it Easy to Stay in Touch | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Teachers are finding that despite distance barriers, there are plenty of ways to connect with other teachers across the country. Blogging remains a popular outlet teachers use to reflect on their teaching, share their views and educate tech-savvy students.

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Education World

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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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U.S. Department of Labor

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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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Education at Illinois

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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

National History Day Leadership & Legacy | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

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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HotChalk Lesson Plans

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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 5, 2015

Today in History: April 5, 2015 | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Today is Easter Sunday, April 5, the 95th day of 2015. There are 270 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: In 1955, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill resigned his office for health reasons. Democrat Richard J. Daley was first elected mayor of Chicago, defeating Republican Robert E. Merriam

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Celebrate Arbor Day 2015

Celebrate Arbor Day 2015 | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Arbor Day is celebrated in Illinois on April 24, 2015. Across the United States Arbor Day is mostly a spring event, but some states celebrate Arbor Day in other months . The first Arbor Day took place on April 10, 1872 in Nebraska. 

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Global Teacher Prize Winner Plans to Give $1 Million Cash Prize Away

Global Teacher Prize Winner Plans to Give $1 Million Cash Prize Away | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Nancie Atwell, a veteran English teacher from Maine, has won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize, and she plans to use the entirety of her winnings on a school she opened.
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Today in History: April 4, 2015

Today in History: April 4, 2015 | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Today is Saturday, April 4, the 94th day of 2015. There are 271 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: In 1818, Congress decided the flag of the United States would consist of 13 red and white stripes and 20 stars, with a new star to be added for every new state of the Union.

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Teacher’s Sassy Obituary For Herself Is Going Viral for All the Right Reasons

Teacher’s Sassy Obituary For Herself Is Going Viral for All the Right Reasons | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

So…I was born; I blinked; and it was over. No buildings named after me; no monuments erected in my honor

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