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Can We Interest You in Teaching?

Can We Interest You in Teaching? | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Teaching can’t compete. When the economy improves and job prospects multiply, college students turn their attention elsewhere, to professions that promise more money, more independence, more respect.

 

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Teens in The Times - The Learning Network Blog

Teens in The Times - The Learning Network Blog | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

For educators who are searching for ways to make their lesson plans vital and relevant to teenagers, Teenagers in the Times is an excellent place to start.

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State's Experiment Offers Promising Solution to Teacher Shortages

State's Experiment Offers Promising Solution to Teacher Shortages | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

In order to keep teachers in the classroom, an experimental program in North Carolina has been increasing leadership opportunities and financial incentives for positive results.

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6 Must-Have Back to School Apps

6 Must-Have Back to School Apps | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
These six apps can help students of all ages make the best of the opportunities that today’s mobile devices provide.
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Today in History: August 4, 2015

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

Today is Tuesday, August 4, the 216th day of 2015. There are 149 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 4, 1790, the U.S. Coast Guard had its beginnings as President George Washington signed a measure authorizing a group of revenue cutters to enforce tariff and trade laws and prevent smuggling.

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Today in History: June 29, 2015

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Today is Monday, June 29, the 180th day of 2015. There are 185 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: n 1880, France annexed Tahiti, which became a French colony on December 30, 1880.

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Summer Brain Drain: Educational Apps Kids Will Actually Use

Summer Brain Drain: Educational Apps Kids Will Actually Use | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

A long break from learning can cause students to lose some skills from the school year, but there are ways to battle that learning loss. 

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Smithsonian Science Education Center Launches Web Series For Teachers

Smithsonian Science Education Center Launches Web Series For Teachers | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Elementary and middle school educators in search of multimedia teaching materials can turn to the Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC). The STEM initiative run by the Smithsonian Institution has launched a web series called Good Thinking! that seeks to clear up scientific misconceptions through its cast of pleasant, colorfully-animated characters.

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3 Science Experiments To Try Outdoors With Kids This Summer

3 Science Experiments To Try Outdoors With Kids This Summer | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Kids love any activity that involves making a big, giant mess. Really, who doesn’t, right? Now that summer is here, it’s a perfect time for kids to get outside, get some fresh air and indulge in some creative, messy fun that not only entertains, but also educates. Here’s a look at three science experiments that should provide oodles of outdoor fun.


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National Geographic Society | Free Online Courses

National Geographic Society | Free Online Courses | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Looking for professional development opportunities this summer? Our free online course will rejuvenate you and give you new tools to spark curiosity and environmental awareness in your students.

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Today in History: May 30, 2015

Today in History: May 30, 2015 | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Today is Saturday, May 30, the 150th day of 2015. There are 215 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 30, 1935, Babe Ruth played in his last major league baseball game for the Boston Braves, leaving after the first inning of the first of a double-header...
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Best STEM High Schools | Science, Technology, and Math Schools | US News

Best STEM High Schools | Science, Technology, and Math Schools | US News | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
STEM Schools Best High Schools
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Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share

Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Make games, stories and interactive art with Scratch. (scratch.mit.edu)

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Teachers Describe Using Online Funding Platform to Help Meet Classroom Needs

Teachers Describe Using Online Funding Platform to Help Meet Classroom Needs | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

It's not new information that teachers are not provided enough funding for all of the school supplies needed throughout the school year. A recent study revealed that teachers spend an average of $500 on supplies annually and educator Carole Damin told IndyStar that she only receives $75 in reimbursement for supplies from her district.

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Today in History: August 5, 2015

Today in History: August 5, 2015 | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Today is Wednesday, August 5, the 217th day of 2015. There are 148 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: In 1884, the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty's pedestal was laid on Bedloe's Island in New York Harbor.

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Annenberg Classroom: Resources for Excellent Civics Classroom

Annenberg Classroom: Resources for Excellent Civics Classroom | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
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Today in History: July 21, 2015

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

Today is Tuesday, July 21, the 202nd day of 2015. There are 163 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 21, 1925, the so-called "Monkey Trial" ended in Dayton, Tennessee, with John T. Scopes found guilty of violating state law for teaching Darwin's Theory of.Evolution

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Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

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The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is a free reading program dedicated to stopping the "Summer Slide" and encouraging kids to read more books during the summer months. 

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​Summer solstice is the longest day of the year, but why?

​Summer solstice is the longest day of the year, but why? | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
The summer solstice arrives Sunday June 21. Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere know it as the longest day of the year. But how exactly does that work?
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Statue of Liberty celebrates 130 years on American shores

Statue of Liberty celebrates 130 years on American shores | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
A gift from the French, Lady Liberty made her way to New York Harbor as an elaborate puzzle on July 17, 1885
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What's the Magna Carta? 10 Surprises on Its 800th Birthday

What's the Magna Carta? 10 Surprises on Its 800th Birthday | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
The document that laid the foundation for democracy was sanctioned by Britain’s worst monarch, "Bad King John."
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40 maps that explain the Roman Empire

40 maps that explain the Roman Empire | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Two thousand years ago, on August 19, 14 AD, Caesar Augustus died. He was Rome's first emperor, having won a civil war more than 40 years earlier that transformed the dysfunctional Roman Republic into an empire. Under Augustus and his successors, the empire experienced 200 years of relative peace and prosperity. Here are 40 maps that explain the Roman Empire — its rise and fall, its culture and economy, and how it laid the foundations of the modern world.

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New Google Kit Set to Provide Classrooms with Virtual Field Trips

New Google Kit Set to Provide Classrooms with Virtual Field Trips | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Google's new 'Expeditions' kit allows for teachers to take their kids on trips all over the world while not stretching the already tight budget.
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The Next Generation of STEM: Students at the Cutting Edge of Innovation

The Next Generation of STEM: Students at the Cutting Edge of Innovation | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
As the U.S. strives to increase interest in STEM, a handful of students are already leaders in their fields.
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