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The Star-Spangled Banner: The Flag that Inspired the National Anthem

The Star-Spangled Banner: The Flag that Inspired the National Anthem | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

This permanent exhibition is the Smithsonian’s greatest effort to meet the dual challenge of preserving this treasured flag and communicating to visitors its history and significance. 

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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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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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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

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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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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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250+ Killer Digital Libraries and Archives

250+ Killer Digital Libraries and Archives | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Hundreds of libraries and archives exist online, from university-supported sites to accredited online schools to individual efforts. Each one has something
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'Father of Head Start' and Zigler Center leader reflect on Head Start at 50

'Father of Head Start' and Zigler Center leader reflect on Head Start at 50 | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
When Edward Zigler — widely known as the “Father of Head Start” and founder of the Yale Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy — celebrates Head Start’s 50th anniversary in Washington, D...

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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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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

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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

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Earth Day Lesson Plans & Resources
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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

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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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Teachers Share Why They Stay in the Classroom

Teachers Share Why They Stay in the Classroom | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
While there is a drop in enrollment at teacher training programs in large states, there are still teachers who stay in the classroom.
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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

Today in History: March 25, 2015 | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

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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