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Welcome to the Planets

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This is a collection of many of the best images from NASA's planetary exploration program.

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BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper

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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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National Agriculture in the Classroom: This Little Pig

National Agriculture in the Classroom: This Little Pig | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Students will learn basic information about pigs and the products they provide through reading the book, Pigs, by Gail Gibbons, completing a worksheet, and participating in a class activity.
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Knock Knock, Teacher's Here: The Power Of Home Visits

Knock Knock, Teacher's Here: The Power Of Home Visits | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Ninety percent of students at Hobgood Elementary in Murfreesboro, Tenn., come from low-income households. Most of the school's teachers don't. And that's a challenge, says principal Tammy Garrett.

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ChemMatters Magazine

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ChemMatters, which is published by the American Chemical Society, is specifically designed for chemistry teachers and students, but anyone with an interest in chemistry will find plenty of fascinating material on the website.

 

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New Teacher: Everything You Need

New Teacher: Everything You Need | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Quick tips and ideas, checklists, and unit and lesson plans that will help new teachers excel.

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Brain Facts: Explore the Brain and Mind

Brain Facts: Explore the Brain and Mind | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Looking at the editorial board of Brain Facts, it is no surprise that the site ranks as one of the most accurate and up-to-date web outlets for information about the brain.

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Teacher Resources | MediaSmarts

Teacher Resources | MediaSmarts | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

MediaSmarts is a Canadian not-for-profit that focuses its efforts on digital and media literacy, hoping to help "children and youth have the critical thinking skills to engage with media as active and informed digital citizens.

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Insects and Bugs: Everything You Need

Insects and Bugs: Everything You Need | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Lesson plans, activities, and other resources to teach students about bugs and insects of all shapes and sizes.

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Today in History: August 23, 2015

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

Today is Sunday, August 23, the 235th day of 2015. There are 130 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 23, 1775, Britain's King George III proclaimed the American colonies to be in a state of "open and avowed rebellion." 

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The Plant List: Working List of all Known Plants

The Plant List: Working List of all Known Plants | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

The Plant List is a working list of all known plant species. It aims to be comprehensive for species of Vascular plant (flowering plants, conifers, ferns and their allies) and of Bryophytes (mosses and liverworts).

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Collaboration between the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Missouri Botanical Garden

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The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home

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When I first started teaching and was overwhelmed by the demands and complexity of the job, my survival strategy was simply to take all the advice that came my way and implement it. So when my wise mentor suggested that after the first day of school I call all of my second grader's parents, I did so.

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African American Authors for Children

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This guide provides information about some of the most significant African American authors with direct links to a selection of their books in the San Antonio Public Library catalog. 

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Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators offers teacher resources, including categorized lists of sites that are useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth.

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My American Farm Games

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Free online games for grades K-5 teach children math, reading, science and social studies skills in the context of agriculture

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Today's Document from the National Archives

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Today's Document -- Lyndon Baines Johnson Circa Six Years Old

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MathPapa: the online web app that helps students learn to think through algebraic equations

MathPapa: the online web app that helps students learn to think through algebraic equations | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Most math teachers will agree that the way to learn Algebra is step-by-step. Yet many textbook answer keys offer answers without telling students how to actually solve the problem. Enter MathPapa, the online web app that helps students learn to think through algebraic equations.

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Teachers' Back-to-School Lamentation Sung to 'Les Miserables' Will Have You Laughing

Teachers' Back-to-School Lamentation Sung to 'Les Miserables' Will Have You Laughing | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

In what appeared to be a routine meeting before the beginning of the school year at Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa, a group of about 30 teachers interrupted their superintendent to join together in one of the best back-to-school parodies, ever.

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Today in History: August 27, 2015

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Today is Thursday, August 27, the 239th day of 2015. There are 126 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: In 1908, Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th president of the United States, was born near Stonewall, Texas.

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Today's Document from the National Archives

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On August 24 and 25, 1814, British troops occupied Washington, D.C. and burned the Capitol, the President’s house, and other public buildings during the War of 1812.

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Today in History: August 24, 2015

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Today is Monday, August 24, the 236th day of 2015. There are 129 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 24, A.D. 79, long-dormant Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in volcanic ash; an estimated 20,000 people died. ...

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Resources for Physics Teachers

Five-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Resources for Physics Teachers | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered how the world around you works? Physics can tell you! Check out these ten YouTube creators who are making videos all about the physical world.
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Great Teachers Make a Lasting Difference, Studies Show

Great Teachers Make a Lasting Difference, Studies Show | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
The old adage that having one great teacher can make a big difference in a student’s life is true, research shows – especially for a student struggling with poverty. Not surprisingly, having more than one great teacher can make an even bigger difference
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Magna Carta: Discover the history and legacy of one of the world's most celebrated documents

Magna Carta: Discover the history and legacy of one of the world's most celebrated documents | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Magna Carta is one of the most celebrated documents in history. Examine the British Library's copy close-up and learn more about its history and legacy.
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Back to School Basics: Eliminate Homework Hassles

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Whether it’s simple addition or advanced biology, kids don’t always want to do their homework. Learn tips on how to eliminate those homework headaches by watching the Back to School Basic video series at ParentToolkit.com!

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Today in History: August 21, 2015

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

Today is Friday, August 21, the 233th day of 2015. There are 132 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 21, 1945, President Harry S. Truman ended the Lend-Lease program that had shipped some $50 billion in aid supplies to America's allies during World War II.

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Smithsonian's History Explorer

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Smithsonian's History Explorer was developed by the National Museum of American History to offer hundreds of free, innovative online resources for teaching and learning American history.

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