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Resources for Students, Parents and Teachers from the University of Illinois Extension
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Teachers: Weekly Deals & Freebies Roundup: Math Contest, LEGO Ed Materials

Teachers: Weekly Deals & Freebies Roundup: Math Contest, LEGO Ed Materials | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
This week our deals and freebies roundup brings you a math challenge to motivate your students, grants for sustainability-related projects, free LEGO Education samples and other good things that you might not have known existed!
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Today in History: Thursday, March 12, 2015

Today in History: Thursday, March  12, 2015 | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
On March 12, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered the first of his radio "fireside chats,"
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Two Great Resources for Science Teachers

Two Great Resources for Science Teachers | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Here are two interesting science websites we learned about from Graphite. Both teachers and students can use them to access a wide variety of science resources including: project ideas in different areas of science, interactives, games, activities, lessons and many more.

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Connecting to Math in Real Life

Connecting to Math in Real Life | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Who needs math games when a world of meaningful real-life fun is beckoning? It's easy and rewarding to connect to the real world in math class.

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Teachers: Weekly Deals and Freebies Roundup: Vocab Worksheets, Nat'l Craft Month Giveaway

Teachers: Weekly Deals and Freebies Roundup: Vocab Worksheets, Nat'l Craft Month Giveaway | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
It's time for another round of our deals and freebies in our weekly roundup. This week we’re featuring craft and storage container giveaways for teachers looking to get creative and organized in spring. W - See more at: http://www.educationworld.com/a_news/deals-freebies-roundup-vocab-worksheets-nat%27l-craft-month-4317489137094#sthash.MmUO0dNs.dpufIt's time for another round of our deals and freebies in our weekly roundup. This week we’re featuring craft and storage container giveaways for teachers looking to get creative and organized in spring. W - See more at: http://www.educationworld.com/a_news/deals-freebies-roundup-vocab-worksheets-nat%27l-craft-month-4317489137094#sthash.MmUO0dNs.dpuf
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Good Education Helps Girls Grow Into Strong Women

Good Education Helps Girls Grow Into Strong Women | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
There's more than enough evidence to show that educating girls is transformational not only to girls themselves but to everyone around them.

Via Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Today in History: March 7, 2015

Today in History: March 7, 2015 | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
On March 7, 1965, a march by civil rights demonstrators was violently broken up at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, by state troopers and a sheriff's posse in what came to be known as "Bloody Sunday."
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Empathy, not Expulsion, for Preschoolers at Risk

Empathy, not Expulsion, for Preschoolers at Risk | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

 A few years ago, a boy here was on the verge of being expelled because his teacher felt he was a danger to his classmates.

He was 4 years old, in preschool....

 

No one had talked with Danny about the event. As with many children, what was thought to be A.D.D. was actually a result of trauma.

 

Danny needed his teacher to empathize with him, to give him warmth and a sense of safety — not to wish to be rid of him.

 

After the intervention, she warmed to him, and gradually he warmed to his time spent in the classroom.

 

By SARA NEUFELD

 


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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, March 2, 2015 5:39 AM

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8 Tips for Reaching Out to Parents

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Edutopia blogger David Cutler offers eight tips for engaging with parents, from avoiding confrontation and communicating clearly, to earning their trust on back-to-school night and coaching their children's after-school activities.
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The cheat sheet to choosing effective education apps

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FacebookTwitter Getting students active in the classroom is a tough task for any teacher. But there’s a silver bullet that is, quite literally, silver. It’s the Apple iPad and this expensive, silver, and engaging device is making its way into classrooms around the world. Since there’s such a push to bring apps into the classroom, …

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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, March 4, 2015 7:17 PM

handy...could be good for faculty PD resourses. Answer these questions for the devices favoured in your organization. Make it easier for faculty to deploy. iPAD or whatever, this is useful.

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St. Patrick's Day Lessons and Activities

St. Patrick's Day Lessons and Activities | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Find many fun classroom ideas for celebrating Irish culture and St. Patrick's Day.
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Daylight Savings Time: Five Resources for the Classroom

Daylight Savings Time: Five Resources for the Classroom | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 8 2015.

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When a Teacher’s Job Depends on a Child’s Test

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If it’s March, it must be test-prep season: next month, New York students in grades three through eight will take the state’s standardized English Language Arts and Mathematics tests: three days of exams devoted to both subjects, lasting for upward of seventy minutes a day.

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Google Announced A Free Online Education Conference

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Google has recently announced Education on Air which is a free online conference about leading for the future and shaping today’s classrooms. This event which will take place on May 8-9 is open to anyone with an interest in education: teachers, administrators, students,parents, school leaders…
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8 Good YouTube Channels for Teachers

8 Good YouTube Channels for Teachers | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Popular Culture has this wonderful list  featuring a wide collection of some useful YouTube channels that you could probably recommend for your students. The channels suggested in this list cover various content areas and are arranged into two main categories: general and university collection.


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camille's curator insight, March 12, 2015 4:24 AM

youtube channel for teachers

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, March 13, 2015 12:56 AM

Some of these channels will be familiar to you, and unfortunately a couple no longer exist. Do check out YouTube EDU and The American Museum of  Natural History. They could be useful for your students and classes.

ASU ESL Innovation Lab's curator insight, March 14, 2015 11:21 AM

Big Think, Google Talks, American Museum of Natural History, Edutopia, Library of Congress, YouTube EDU, and, of course, TED Talks.

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5 Simple and Colorful Art Projects for the First Day of Spring

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5 Simple and Colorful Art Projects For The First Day of Spring
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Today in History: Monday, March 09, 2015

Today in History: Monday, March  09, 2015 | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

On March 9, 1933, Congress, called into special session by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, began its 100 days of enacting New Deal legislation.

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NYC public school to students: Homework stinks. Stop doing it.

NYC public school to students: Homework stinks. Stop doing it. | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

PS 116 in Manhattan is eliminating traditional homework assignments and telling students to instead play. It's resulted in outraged parents claiming they may yank their kids from the school.

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Women's History Month: Favorite Mighty Girl Biographies

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Steps to Creating the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning | Infographic

Steps to Creating the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning | Infographic | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Many school administrators, teachers and parents want the education provided to children to be high quality, rigorous and connected to the world outside the classroom. Teachers are trying to provide these elements in various ways, but a group of schools calling themselves the “Deeper Learning Network” have codified some of what they believe are essential qualities of deep learning (check out how students lead parent teacher conferences in this model).

 

Some of these qualities include learning designated content, critical thinking, communication skills, collaborating effectively and connecting learning to real-world experiences.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 


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James J. Goldsmith's curator insight, February 26, 2015 1:09 PM

A primer on the "Deeper Learning Network."  None of this is new but it is integrated as a practical solution. 

Sue Alexander's curator insight, February 27, 2015 9:08 AM

Our school is working hard on these goals...a great resource to help spread the word.

Tasia Thompson's curator insight, February 27, 2015 10:31 AM

This really speaks to the focus of the East Zone AP's on how can we enrich  our school's culture and climate in particular areas as related to improved student growth and learning.  

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Today in History: March 15, 2015

Today in History: March 15, 2015 | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Today is Thursday, March 5, the 64th day of 2015. There are 301 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 5, 1770, the Boston Massacre took place as British soldiers who'd been taunted by a crowd of colonists opened fire, killing five people. 

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Presidential Oral History Program

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The Miller Center's Presidential Oral History Program has systematically and comprehensively debriefed the principal figures in the administrations of Presidents Carter, Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and Clinton, with on-going work on George W. Bush and plans to do the same for future presidents.
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Lessons on Spring

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The Vernal Equinox is one of the four great seasonal changes every year. Day and night are equal, and the changing weather can lift the spirits of young -- and old -- alike. Don't miss this opportunity to have some fun and educate at the same time.
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10 Reasons Schools Should Still be Using iPads

10 Reasons Schools Should Still be Using iPads | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

After its launch the iPad quickly became the darling of the K-12 education community. Schools and teachers quickly saw the opportunities that it afforded students and jumped to get them into their hands. Fast forward a few years and it seems that a lot of schools have relegated the iPad to a supporting role or ditched them entirely.


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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, March 3, 2015 9:07 AM

I think that while you do get quality for your money with the iPad, you can also get good Android tablets for a lot less. The biggest reason I am still a proponent of iPads in school instead of  Android tablets(our school has both) is that at present, the quality and availability of apps  for the iPad, in particular those that focus on creative multimedia is by far greater than for Android.