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Resources for Students, Parents and Teachers from the University of Illinois Extension
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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.

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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.
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Merriam-Webster's Word Central

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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.

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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.

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Researcher: Re-Think Bullying

Researcher: Re-Think Bullying | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Susan Swearer, an educational psychologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, says four decades of research conclude that policies to handle the problem of bullying in schools is largely ineffective, and says that because of the dire life-long consequences bullying can have on students, better research should be done to fix the problem.

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For Teachers | Whitney Museum of American Art

For Teachers | Whitney Museum of American Art | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

The Whitney website boasts an excellent page dedicated to teachers. Here, educators will discover Activities focused on works of art and special exhibitions, Teacher Guides to be used before and after a Museum visit (for Grades K-5 and Grades 6-12), and Teaching Tips more generally.

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Welcome to the official website of the British Monarchy

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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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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.
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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.

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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."

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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.
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Journal of the American Revolution

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This engaging free journal brings late 18th century America to life, with articles, columns, and shorts all dedicated to the foment and inspiration that birthed American democracy and culture.

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Today in History: May 17, 2015

Today in History: May 17, 2015 | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
In 1792, the New York Stock Exchange had its origins as a group of brokers met under a tree on Wall Street.
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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

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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

Today in History: May 3, 2015 | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

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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