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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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Fresh Starts for Hard-to-Like Students

Fresh Starts for Hard-to-Like Students | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Even though your toughest students are just kids at the mercy of emotions they don't understand or can't control, it can be hard for a teacher to stay calm and not take these ongoing behavioral problems personally. My advice: it's time to hit the reset button!

 

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Today in History: May 4, 2015

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

Today's Highlight in History: In 1886, at Haymarket Square in Chicago, a labor demonstration for an 8-hour work day turned into a deadly riot when a bomb exploded.

 

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NRICH enriching mathematics: Student and Teacher Guides

NRICH enriching mathematics:  Student and Teacher Guides | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

This excellent page from the University of Cambridge is packed with resources for math teachers, parents, and students between the ages of six and eighteen.

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Ways to Say Thanks: Teacher Appreciation Week Crafts

Ways to Say Thanks: Teacher Appreciation Week Crafts | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
As Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8) approaches, get a head start on brainstorming ideas on how to make teachers feel special.
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Today in History: May 3, 2015

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Today is Sunday, May 3, the 123rd day of 2015. There are 242 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: In 1933, Nellie T. Ross became the first female director of the U.S. Mint.

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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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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

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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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Welcome to the official website of the British Monarchy

Welcome to the official website of the British Monarchy | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

For educators teaching the past and present of the British monarchy - and for readers fascinated by the House of Windsor and its forebears - this site will provide hours of edifying reading and reams of resources.

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Giveaways and Freebies Roundup: Teacher Appreciation Week

Giveaways and Freebies Roundup: Teacher Appreciation Week | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
There is so much going on in May. This week, we’ve got giveaways, deals, and freebies that celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. There’s also the usual dose of useful classroom freebies.
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Today's Document from the National Archives-May 3

Today's Document from the National Archives-May 3 | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Today's Document: Resident of Roxbury, Vermont, draws off the finished syrup from a homemade evaporator..." 05/1974

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Video Roundup: Art History Resources

Video Roundup: Art History Resources | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Teaching art at any level should far exceed the techniques used to create works of art. It should extend to a history lesson of the originators of such techniques and the time periods and conditions that inspired them.
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Great Ideas for Making Mother's Day Gifts in the Classroom

Great Ideas for Making Mother's Day Gifts in the Classroom | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Student-made gifts are the best kinds of gifts around. Moms of your students will appreciate these easy and cost efficient gifts you and your students can make before Mom's special day.
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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

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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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