Category Archives: Teachers

Site Review: Teachers Pay Teachers.com

Let’s start off with the basics…Teachers work their butts off to get great resources together for class. They create games, worksheets, and lesson plans with almost no financial support outside of a micro budget. In most fields when you create a unique product, you can sell it and get a small financial gain. For example, if I create a photoshop action that enhances photos, I can

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The Science Behind the Fun of Shrinky Dinks

Growing up, I loved when my mom would get out the Shrinky Dinks, let me color them, and watch them bake down in the oven. When I saw a “Jewelry” Shrinky Dinks kit on clearance at a local bookstore, I knew it was time to introduce my daughter to the wonders of shrinking plastic. Shrinky Dinks, for those who may not know, are thin

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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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Kitchen Table Artwork

I haven’t seen my entire kitchen table in weeks, maybe months. Oh, I’m sure it’s there somewhere buried under the kid crafting supplies and finished artwork. The thing is, the chaos of the kitchen table as the arts & crafts area seems like a fair trade off.  At least until dinner time when I’m frantically trying to keep the food from burning while clearing

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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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