Homework Helpers
Follow
Find
4.1K views | +0 today
 
Scooped by Ron Wolford
onto Homework Helpers
Scoop.it!

101 Objects that Made America

101 Objects that Made America | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Pulled from the Smithsonian collections, these items range millennia, from pre-historic dinosaurs to the very first supercomputer
Ron Wolford's insight:

Smithsonian Magazine

more...
No comment yet.
Homework Helpers
Resources for Students, Parents and Teachers from the University of Illinois Extension
Curated by Ron Wolford
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Ron Wolford
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ron Wolford
Scoop.it!

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is a free reading program dedicated to stopping the "Summer Slide" and encouraging kids to read more books during the summer months. 

Ron Wolford's insight:

Scholastic

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ron Wolford
Scoop.it!

​Summer solstice is the longest day of the year, but why?

​Summer solstice is the longest day of the year, but why? | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
The summer solstice arrives Sunday June 21. Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere know it as the longest day of the year. But how exactly does that work?
Ron Wolford's insight:

CBS News

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ron Wolford
Scoop.it!

Statue of Liberty celebrates 130 years on American shores

Statue of Liberty celebrates 130 years on American shores | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
A gift from the French, Lady Liberty made her way to New York Harbor as an elaborate puzzle on July 17, 1885
Ron Wolford's insight:

CBS News

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ron Wolford
Scoop.it!

What's the Magna Carta? 10 Surprises on Its 800th Birthday

What's the Magna Carta? 10 Surprises on Its 800th Birthday | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
The document that laid the foundation for democracy was sanctioned by Britain’s worst monarch, "Bad King John."
Ron Wolford's insight:

National Geographic

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ron Wolford
Scoop.it!

40 maps that explain the Roman Empire

40 maps that explain the Roman Empire | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Two thousand years ago, on August 19, 14 AD, Caesar Augustus died. He was Rome's first emperor, having won a civil war more than 40 years earlier that transformed the dysfunctional Roman Republic into an empire. Under Augustus and his successors, the empire experienced 200 years of relative peace and prosperity. Here are 40 maps that explain the Roman Empire — its rise and fall, its culture and economy, and how it laid the foundations of the modern world.

Ron Wolford's insight:

Vox

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ron Wolford
Scoop.it!

New Google Kit Set to Provide Classrooms with Virtual Field Trips

New Google Kit Set to Provide Classrooms with Virtual Field Trips | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Google's new 'Expeditions' kit allows for teachers to take their kids on trips all over the world while not stretching the already tight budget.
Ron Wolford's insight:

Education World

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ron Wolford
Scoop.it!

The Next Generation of STEM: Students at the Cutting Edge of Innovation

The Next Generation of STEM: Students at the Cutting Edge of Innovation | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
As the U.S. strives to increase interest in STEM, a handful of students are already leaders in their fields.
Ron Wolford's insight:

US News & World Report

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ron Wolford
Scoop.it!

Nature's Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters

Nature's Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Earthquakes. Volcanoes. Tornadoes. Hurricanes. Awesome in their destructive power, these natural events remind us that we are small and vulnerable—and that living on this dynamic planet will always entail risk.
Ron Wolford's insight:

American Museum of Natural History

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ron Wolford
Scoop.it!

Celebrate Growth With a Kinder Garden

Celebrate Growth With a Kinder Garden | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

My students have grown and blossomed so much this year. I wanted to celebrate this in a fun way for the end of the year.

Ron Wolford's insight:

Scholastic.com

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ron Wolford
Scoop.it!

STEM News Roundup: Integrating STEM in the Classroom for All Ages

STEM News Roundup: Integrating STEM in the Classroom for All Ages | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
The school year is coming to a close and many districts are reflecting on what innovative STEM projects have found success with their students in their classrooms. See what classrooms around the country are doing to get kids involved in STEM and how you can adapt the projects for your classroom and grade level.
Ron Wolford's insight:

Education World

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ron Wolford
Scoop.it!

Merriam-Webster's Word Central

Merriam-Webster's Word Central | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Welcome to the new Merriam-Webster's Word Central now reprogrammed for superior word power and language fun.
Introducing…Alpha-bot! The word-spelling robot hosts the latest amazing word game and challenges spellers of all ages.

Ron Wolford's insight:

Merriam-Webster

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ron Wolford
Scoop.it!

STEM News Roundup: Ideas for Generating Interest in STEM

STEM News Roundup: Ideas for Generating Interest in STEM | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

This week in STEM, African American STEM professionals share their struggles, a city offers free STEM summer learning, an entire community gets involved and a STEM Beyonce parody is made—all in the name of generating interest in STEM studies.

Ron Wolford's insight:

Education World

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ron Wolford
Scoop.it!

Today in History: June 29, 2015

Today in History: June 29, 2015 | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Today is Monday, June 29, the 180th day of 2015. There are 185 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: n 1880, France annexed Tahiti, which became a French colony on December 30, 1880.

Ron Wolford's insight:

ABC News

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ron Wolford
Scoop.it!

Summer Brain Drain: Educational Apps Kids Will Actually Use

Summer Brain Drain: Educational Apps Kids Will Actually Use | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

A long break from learning can cause students to lose some skills from the school year, but there are ways to battle that learning loss. 

Ron Wolford's insight:

NBC News

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ron Wolford
Scoop.it!

Smithsonian Science Education Center Launches Web Series For Teachers

Smithsonian Science Education Center Launches Web Series For Teachers | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Elementary and middle school educators in search of multimedia teaching materials can turn to the Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC). The STEM initiative run by the Smithsonian Institution has launched a web series called Good Thinking! that seeks to clear up scientific misconceptions through its cast of pleasant, colorfully-animated characters.

Ron Wolford's insight:

Smithsonian

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ron Wolford
Scoop.it!

3 Science Experiments To Try Outdoors With Kids This Summer

3 Science Experiments To Try Outdoors With Kids This Summer | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Kids love any activity that involves making a big, giant mess. Really, who doesn’t, right? Now that summer is here, it’s a perfect time for kids to get outside, get some fresh air and indulge in some creative, messy fun that not only entertains, but also educates. Here’s a look at three science experiments that should provide oodles of outdoor fun.


Ron Wolford's insight:

CBS Chicago

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ron Wolford
Scoop.it!

National Geographic Society | Free Online Courses

National Geographic Society | Free Online Courses | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Looking for professional development opportunities this summer? Our free online course will rejuvenate you and give you new tools to spark curiosity and environmental awareness in your students.

Ron Wolford's insight:

National Geographic Society

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ron Wolford
Scoop.it!

Today in History: May 30, 2015

Today in History: May 30, 2015 | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Today is Saturday, May 30, the 150th day of 2015. There are 215 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 30, 1935, Babe Ruth played in his last major league baseball game for the Boston Braves, leaving after the first inning of the first of a double-header...
Ron Wolford's insight:

ABC News

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ron Wolford
Scoop.it!

Best STEM High Schools | Science, Technology, and Math Schools | US News

Best STEM High Schools | Science, Technology, and Math Schools | US News | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
STEM Schools Best High Schools
Ron Wolford's insight:

US News & World Report

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ron Wolford
Scoop.it!

101 Report Card Comments to Use Now

101 Report Card Comments to Use Now | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Four times a year I’m given the monumental task of creating report cards that leave an accurate record of my students’ performance in the classroom without making anybody cry. As a teacher, it is our duty to be truthful, but we also need to be tactful.

Ron Wolford's insight:

Scholastic.com

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ron Wolford
Scoop.it!

Memorial Day Lesson Plans and Activities

Memorial Day Lesson Plans and Activities | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Celebrates this special holiday (May 30) with activities, music and Web-based ideas for the classroom.
Ron Wolford's insight:

Education World

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ron Wolford
Scoop.it!

Today in History: May 21, 2015

Today in History: May 21, 2015 | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Today is Thursday, May 21, the 141st day of 2015. There are 224 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 21, 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh landed his Spirit of St. Louis monoplane near Paris, completing the first solo airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 33 1/2 hours.

Ron Wolford's insight:

ABC News

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ron Wolford
Scoop.it!

Don't Catch Senioritis! It Could Cost You Your College Acceptance

Don't Catch Senioritis! It Could Cost You Your College Acceptance | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

The college application process is over, graduation is approaching and spring is in full bloom, making conditions ripe for a highly contagious phenomenon among high schoolers: "senioritis."

Ron Wolford's insight:

NBC News

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ron Wolford
Scoop.it!

Social Media Tools to Bring Educators Together

Social Media Tools to Bring Educators Together | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Social media can be a great tool for educators to utilize the education community and share/receive ideas for the classroom. Most educators recommend using social media to create a professional network.
Ron Wolford's insight:

Education World

more...
No comment yet.