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Resources for Students, Parents and Teachers from the University of Illinois Extension
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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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Awesome Activities for Earth Day

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Celebrated worldwide every April 22, Earth Day was established in 1970 and inspires events that help communities protect Earth. People learn “green” strategies to preserve the environment and conserve natural resources. Use the day to teach students ways in which they can make a difference.

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6 new free Google tools to upgrade your classroom

6 new free Google tools to upgrade your classroom | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Presentations look much sharper with the right slide template and eye-catching photos. These tools will improve your slide shows and more.

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Saginet - Distance Learning and Technology in Education's curator insight, March 12, 2015 9:05 AM

6 new FREE Google tools to upgrade your classroom!

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

When a Teacher’s Job Depends on a Child’s Test | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

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

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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

Women's History Month: Favorite Mighty Girl Biographies | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
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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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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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Pi Resources for Pi Day

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Pi Day is March 14! Here are five resources educators can use to find lesson plans, games, apps, activities, books, and more.
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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

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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

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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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