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Grade Calculator  

This is an online weighted grade calculator with fields for up to 10 assignments. It is also printable for inclusion in your student's semester workbook.

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Crossword Puzzles  

Here is a teaching aid for making vocabulary and word meanings a little more interesting than just word and definition hand-outs. Making a crossword puzzle for your students doesn't take much . . .

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My Favorite Education Links

Ancient History Encyclopedia

This site is run by a small non-profit that has put together high quality historical content. Focusing on ancient history, they have provided several helpful tools on the site including a time-line maker that allows you to create your own customized time-line of various events. There are ancient maps & charts, weights and measures converters and many articles and high quality photos.

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With over 50,000 videos in about 5,000 categories, WatchKnowLearn's vision is to provide a world-class, online domain on which educators can store, categorize, and rate the best, K – 12 educational videos on the Internet today. And to make this service FREE so teachers, parents and students everywhere may have access to those videos.

Managed by the non-profit St. Charles Place Education Foundation, WatchKnowLearn's editors are teachers and educational professionals who have spent many years studying their respective fields of interest and possess a strong commitment to providing the highest quality education.

Viewing videos is available without setting up an account, but with a free account, teachers can create "classrooms" with stored video curriculum for continuing use.

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Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)

Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children and to protect family freedoms.

The membership is $120 a year. The legal help that HSLDA provides to its members ranges from legal advice to full court representation. No matter what services are necessary to help you, there are no further charges of any kind beyond your annual membership dues.

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Kahn Academy

Motto: You only have to know one thing: You can learn anything! For free. For everyone. Forever.

Constantly expanding list of subjects taught by professionals. If you create an account you can add your students. Through a partnership with the College Board, Kahn Academy has incorporated personalized practice for PSAT and SAT for your learners.

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Crash Course

This is the extremely popular You Tube channel with nearly 5,000,000 subscribers, of which I am one. The videos are fast paced, humorous and almost make you forget you are learning something. Students love them!

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Critical Past

Fully digitized and searchable, the CriticalPast collection is one of the largest royalty-free archival footage collections in the world. With more than 57,000 historic clips and 7 million stills for immediate download, CriticalPast is your source for imagery of worldwide events, people, and B-roll spanning the 20th century.

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The Purdue Online Writing Lab

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.

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Truman State University - Pickler Memorial Library

A huge collection of databases of all kinds of publications. Free to use for research. Proper citation is necessary.

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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
~Isaac Asimov

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Education must not simply teach work; it must teach Life.
~W. E. B. Du Bois

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On the Web  

The Internet is the trailer park for the soul.
~Marilyn Manson

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I gave in, and admitted that God was God.
~C. S. Lewis

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So many books, so little time.
~Frank Zappa

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Ah, Bach! I'm partial to the fugue.
~Walter Radar O'Reilly

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You can observe a lot by watching.
~Yogi Berra

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The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft agley, An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain, For promis'd joy!
~Robert Burns

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