Category Archives: Students

Computer Programming Resources for Kids

I (Megan BJ’s sister) run an Adobe User Group where each month we get together to talk about various technologies as they relate to design, photography and/or programming.   Last month we had a great presenter, Tamara Eyster, who talked about creating educational games for children.   While her presentation was largely geared towards adult educators, we learned that there’s quite a few good

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Summer Break: Camps!

Summer camps have played a huge role in my life. It’s hard to say how I would have turned out without them. I learned a lot about myself and the world around me by attending camps. I should explain a bit of my personal history with summer camps. When I was pretty young, pre-homework helper age, my parents had me go to “daycare” at

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Celebrate National Library Week!

National Library Week! Reading has always been a big part of our family. Some of my earliest memories are of going to the small library in my hometown with my mom to participate in their children educational classes or just to check out some cool new books and the occasional VHS tape. The American Library Association is celebrating National Library Week this year from April 14th-April

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HH Update: New Links – Music!

HH Update: New Links – Music We’ve been busy adding some new links and sections to the site as fast and as efficiently as we can find them and screen them. One subject that I personally was not very familiar with and upon the relaunch realized was heavily lacking in the homework helper was artistic education links, especially music related subjects. Since I now work full

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Single Serving Subject: Climate Change

97% of scientists agree that climate change is real and it is human influenced, yet 72% of media outlets are reporting on it in a skeptical manner. They are acting as if there are two side to the story and trying to play up a “everyone has a say” argument. This simply isn’t true when it comes to the science of climate change. I

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Site Review: BBC Languages – Spanish

BBC Languages – Spanish I really enjoyed studying Spanish in high school and majored in the language during my first two years of college. Many years have gone by, and unfortunately many of my language skills have faded. My wife and I have decided to vacation in Miami soon which has a prominent Spanish speaking population. I decided that this would be a good

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Site Review: Math Worksheets Land

Math Worksheets Land We were fortunate enough to receive an e-mail recently from Julia Leonard, a retired math teacher. Julia is the creator of Math Worksheets Land, Math Worksheets for All Ages. We are very picky about the links that   we place on our site but this site was an easy decision. Math Worksheets Land contains more than 4,000 quality math worksheets in

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Single Serving Subject: Asteroids and Meteors!

Single Serving Subject: Asteroids and Meteors! “No one should be overly concerned about an Earth impact of an asteroid or comet. The threat to any one person from auto accidents, disease, other natural disasters and a variety of other problems is much higher than the threat from near earth objects. Over long periods of time, however, the chances of the Earth being impacted are

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Single Serving Subject: Valentine’s Day

Single Serving Subject: Valentine’s Day “From your Valentine” – Father Valentine  In preparation for the Valentine’s Day on February 14th, we decided to compile a list of some of the best educational resources to help learn a bit about the holiday and to help you understand what is behind the today’s giving of candy, flowers and cards for your sweetheart on this special day.

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Single Serving Subject: Abraham Lincoln

Single Serving Subject: Abraham Lincoln “I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.” -Abraham Lincoln In preparation for the Lincoln Day Holiday on February 12th, we decided to compile a list of some of the best resources to help learn a bit about the man behind the beard and top hat and the famous executive order,

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