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Awesome Activities for Earth Day

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Activities that teach about recycling, plant growth and more.
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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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Districts Nationwide Report Shortage of Substitute Teachers

Districts Nationwide Report Shortage of Substitute Teachers | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
School districts across America are struggling to find substitute teachers for their classrooms, and in some extreme cases, are having older students teach younger ones for a day.
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Happy First Day of Spring!: 12 Lesson Resources for Teachers

Happy First Day of Spring!: 12 Lesson Resources for Teachers | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
March 20 is the First Day of Spring, and Education World has you covered when it comes to finding the right lesson plans and activities to welcome the Spring Equinox. Here are some lesson plans and activities teachers can use in the classroom:
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President Obama Announces $240 Million For STEM Education

President Obama Announces $240 Million For STEM Education | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
During the White House Science Fair on Monday, March 23, President Barack Obama announced more than $240 million worth of pledges to focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. The $240 million will come from private businesses, schools and foundations.
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Today in History: March 22, 2015

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Today is Sunday, March 22, the 81st day of 2015. There are 284 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 22, 1765, the British Parliament passed the Stamp Act to raise money from the American colonies, which fiercely resisted the tax.

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Classroom Management Basics: Twelve teacher-tested tips for behavior management

Classroom Management Basics: Twelve teacher-tested tips for behavior management | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Learn the basics of classroom management from fellow teachers.
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Why Creativity in the Classroom Matters More Than Ever

Why Creativity in the Classroom Matters More Than Ever | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
In his popular TED talk, Ken Robinson made the powerful point that most of the students doing work in your classrooms today will be entering a job force that none of you can visualize. That talk is from almost ten years ago, so we already know he was right and can only assume he’ll continue to be so in the years to come.

Learning a specific skill set doesn’t have the value in today’s world that it once did. Learning how to be more creative (and thus adaptable) – now that’s what prepares students for life beyond the classroom.

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ClaireM's curator insight, March 24, 1:23 PM

Promoting creativity is important for students and is useful for them in the future. Using different programs can allow students to obtain skills that will be good for them in the future.

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Learn to Read with Phonics, Learn Mathematics

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Starfall.com opened in September of 2002 as a free public service and has been teaching children to read with phonics ever since. 

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10 Ways to Use Google Maps in the Classroom

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10 Ways to Use Google Maps in the Classroom
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20 Top Pinterest Tips for Educators

20 Top Pinterest Tips for Educators | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Are you Pinteresting? Well, lots of educators are. The PEW Research Center has found that 28 percent of online users are using Pinterest (compared to only 23 percent using Twitter). Women dominate Pinterest with 42 percent of women online using the site. With over 80 percent of teachers being women, it makes sense that teachers are all over Pinterest sharing ideas for lesson plans, centers, and resources.

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NASA Women of STEM

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NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind.
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Students Show Improvement With 'Read&Write for Google'

Students Show Improvement With 'Read&Write for Google' | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
J.W. Harris, an eighth-grader at Schroeder Middle School in Grand Forks, North Dakota, has dyslexia, and has struggled in class until he began using Texthelp's Read and Write for Google, a program for the Chrome browser - See more at: http://www.educationworld.com/a_news/students-show-improvement-read-and-write-google-1257250367#sthash.niJTlctm.dpuf
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Today in History: March 16, 2015

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Today is Monday, March 16, the 75th day of 2015. There are 290 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 16, 1915, the Federal Trade Commission, created in 1914, began operations. 

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The Reason for the Seasons: How Does the Sun Cause Earth's Seasons?

The Reason for the Seasons: How Does the Sun Cause Earth's Seasons? | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Students use polystyrene foam balls and light bulbs to investigate the sun's intensity on the surface of the Earth.
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Today in History: March 25, 2015

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Today is Wednesday, March 25, the 84th day of 2015. There are 281 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 25, 1965, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 people to the Alabama state capitol in Montgomery after a five-day march from Selma to protest  the denial of voting rights to blacks.

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Today in History: March 24, 2015

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Today is Tuesday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2015. There are 282 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 24, 1765, Britain enacted the Quartering Act, requiring American colonists to provide temporary housing to British soldiers. 

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A Beautiful Timeline on The History of Education

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A beautiful visual timeline that chronicles the major epochs that marked the history of education.


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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, March 21, 1:40 AM

This is an interesting timeline that stretches from the past and then the present on to the future. What is interesting is that it makes an interesting prediction about how open content would be the need of the hour. What is encouraging to see is that technology will not replace the human factor, at least not the teacher although the roles will change, I guess with the teacher doning the garb of the facilitator and not the lecturer. As far as tablets are concerned, well it is interesting to note that tablets were first discovered by the Ancient Greeks and the Romans. In some ways at least, the future can only be a variation on the present, just like the present has been a variation on the past.

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Wonder what Maryanne Wolf would say!

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Earth Day Lesson Plans and Activities

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Students will love these Earth Day lessons and activities.
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20 Fundamentals: What Every Teacher Should Know About Learning

20 Fundamentals: What Every Teacher Should Know About Learning | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Aside from comprehending the curriculum content, teachers should have a basic understanding of how people acquire and absorb knowledge. The following list highlights 20 principles of learning every teacher should know.


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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 15, 1:54 PM

We'd think know what they need to know about learning. But teachers seek professional development for reasons other than hanging out with their bffs. They want to refresh their learning about learning, to learn new strategies, to learn about new research, and to have their instincts affirmed. These fundamentals do much of that.

Pearson Australia's curator insight, February 15, 4:53 PM

I think this is a great post for Academy. I think I could probably write some content around classroom learning and the practice of telling children why they are learning what they are learning.

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The fundamentals listed in this article are easy to do. I suggest trying to incorporate 1 or 2 a month Into your teaching.

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Today in History: March 20, 2015

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Today is Friday, March 20, the 79th day of 2015. There are 286 days left in the year. Spring arrives at 6:45 p.m. EDT. Today's Highlight in History: In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte returned to Paris after escaping his exile on Elba, beginning his "Hundred Days" rule.

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Earth Day History

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Find out more about the history of Earth Day, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com
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Teachers: Weekly Deals & Freebies Roundup: Vacation Getaway Deals and Tools for Creating Mementos

Teachers: Weekly Deals & Freebies Roundup: Vacation Getaway Deals and Tools for Creating Mementos | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Deals and freebies come and go, but memories last forever. This week, enjoy educator discounts on vacation packages and memory-making classroom tools.
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Tools for Teaching: Managing a Large Class Size

Tools for Teaching: Managing a Large Class Size | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Do you have more students this year? Education budget cuts across the country are one cause of class-size increase in public schools. If you've found yourself with larger class sizes, or you're a new teacher still grasping the often overwhelming experience of one of you and many of them, here's some helpful tips:

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Women's History Month Lessons

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Each March, Education World -- and the rest of the world -- recognizes Women's History Month. Following are lessons, activities, and resources to involve your students in the study of women's contributions to the world.

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Today in History: March 17, 2015

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Today is Tuesday, March 17, the 76th day of 2015. There are 289 days left in the year. This is St. Patrick's Day. Today's Highlight in History: On March 17, 1762, New York held its first St. Patrick's Day parade. 

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Smithsonian Education: Lesson Plan: The Universe: An Introduction

Smithsonian Education: Lesson Plan: The Universe: An Introduction | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Astronomy is a science that asks fundamental questions about the very fundament of things, the universe. How big and how far away are the planets and stars? How did they form and when? How do they move and why?

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