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There's a Printout for That!
Hilda and Henrietta, 05/01/13
Keep this list of printable homework helpers on hand when you need a template for graph paper, a blank map or even the right kind of ruler.

Using Mega Maps
Hilda and Henrietta, 04/01/13
National Geographic’s MapMaker Kits offer free downloading of map pieces that can be put together to create Mega maps. The maps make great displays for reports and projects.

Distracted? Lost Online? No Way!
Hilda & Henrietta, 03/01/13
You know lots about technology, but your teachers may not think you know exactly what you need to know. This article demonstrates how you can be proactive in demonstrating that you know how to use digital devices and the Internet safely and effectively.

Study Right—What Works
Hilda & Henrietta, 02/01/13
Here’s what a new research study says about the best ways to remember what you study. #1 – Learn what it is over a period of time. #2 Test yourself. You’ll also learn what are the worse study methods—like highlighting and underlining.

Great Definitions Online
Hilda and Henrietta, 01/06/13
Why look up a term in a standard dictionary when you can learn more and impress your teachers if you use subject dictionaries? Most contain much more than definitions and many feature both terms and acronyms.

The Many Forms of Word Theft - Part III
Dr. Merle Marsh, Guest Columnist, 12/01/12
In the first two parts of this series we looked at different forms of plagiarism. Here specific actions you can take with your students are offered.

Paranoid About Plagiarism
Hilda & Henrietta, 11/01/12
To be sure that you haven’t accidentally plagiarized anything in a research paper or report, why not use a plagiarism prevention service? These services will help you identify parts of your paper that may be similar to other sources.

Tricks for Avoiding Plagiarism: Part II
Hilda and Henrietta, 10/01/12
Believe it or not, there are all kinds of plagiarism. Knowing more about the less obvious forms of this academic misstep can save you from accidently committing the crime.

Tricks for Avoiding Plagiarism: Part I
Hilda and Henrietta, 09/06/12
Believe it or not, there are all kinds of plagiarism. Knowing more about the different varieties of this academic misstep can save you from accidently committing the crime.

So You Think You Know How to Search?
Hilda & Henrietta, 05/01/12
Google’s tools for helping you search fast and accurately are increasing. Think about searching by time, color, image, and more. Don’t forget to explore all the options Google provides, and if you want a really fast search, be sure to use Google Chrome.

The Teacher's Secrets Series – Student Blogs
Hilda & Henrietta, 04/01/12
Doing a set of blog postings is one way to way to show your progress in a novel you are reading or a homework project you are creating and teachers are beginning to use it as a form of assessment. Here's how to get an "A" for your efforts.

The Teacher's Secrets Series – Podcast Presentations
Hilda & Henrietta, 03/01/12
Doing a podcast for a homework project? Use this list of broadcasting essentials to make sure your presentation has all the elements teachers are looking for.

The Teacher's Secrets Series – PowerPoint Presentations
Hilda & Henrietta, 02/01/12
Does it sometimes seem that when you go to do an assignment, especially one involving technology, you are not sure exactly what your teacher is looking for on the technology side of things? Find out for sure in this new series on what teachers are looking for when you use technology.

Open Up, Listen, and Win - Show Teachers and Parents You Know How to Be Safe Online
Hilda and Henrietta, 01/01/12
The adults in your life worry about your safety when you are using the Internet. Why not share with them what you know and how you keep safe online?


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ELEMENTARY ARTICLES

Write Right: Choosing the Correct Code
Hilda & Henrietta, 11/01/11
You probably have two English languages in your head, one for texting with your friends and one for writing for your teachers. Sometimes these two languages or codes get confused, and then there’s bound to be trouble—with your grades.

Smart Digital Communication - Part II: eMail
Hilda & Henrietta, 10/01/11
It’s easy to send messages online—too easy. To save you and everyone else from overloaded mailboxes, try following the rules of the EMAIL CHARTER, plus extras from Hilda & Henrietta. It will make your life easier if your friends follow the rules as well.

Smart Digital Communication - Part I : Texting & Posting
Hilda & Henrietta, 09/01/11
It’s easy to send messages online—too easy. To avoid the problems that arise when you write your texts and posts, try following some simple rules. It will make your life easier if your friends follow them as well.

Make a QR (Quick Response) Code Poster
Hilda & Henrietta, 02/01/11
Use QR Codes to create your own "square codes" that lead others to websites, podcasts, and text you want them to see. It’s quick, easy, and a great way to put lots of information in a tiny square.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Geography
Hilda and Henrietta, 01/01/11
Using online resources for learning about places and cultures has never been easier or more fun. In this article, you’ll find games, puzzles and activities that will challenge your brain and upgrade your knowledge of our world.

 
MIDDLE SCHOOL ARTICLES

Write Right: Choosing the Correct Code
Hilda & Henrietta, 11/01/11
You probably have two English languages in your head, one for texting with your friends and one for writing for your teachers. Sometimes these two languages or codes get confused, and then there’s bound to be trouble—with your grades

Smart Digital Communication - Part II: eMail
Hilda & Henrietta, 10/01/11
It’s easy to send messages online—too easy. To save you and everyone else from overloaded mailboxes, try following the rules of the EMAIL CHARTER, plus extras from Hilda & Henrietta. It will make your life easier if your friends follow the rules as well.

Smart Digital Communication - Part I : Texting & Posting
Hilda & Henrietta, 09/01/11
It’s easy to send messages online—too easy. To avoid the problems that arise when you write your texts and posts, try following some simple rules. It will make your life easier if your friends follow them as well.

Make a QR (Quick Response) Code Poster
Hilda & Henrietta, 02/01/11
Use QR Codes to create your own “square codes” that lead others to websites, podcasts, and text you want them to see. It’s quick, easy, and a great way to put lots of information in a tiny square.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Geography
Hilda and Henrietta, 01/01/11
Using online resources for learning about places and cultures has never been easier or more fun. In this article, you’ll find games, puzzles and activities that will challenge your brain and upgrade your knowledge of our world.

 
HIGH SCHOOL ARTICLES

Write Right: Choosing the Correct Code
Hilda & Henrietta, 11/01/11
You probably have two English languages in your head, one for texting with your friends and one for writing for your teachers. Sometimes these two languages or codes get confused, and then there’s bound to be trouble—with your grades.

Smart Digital Communication - Part II: eMail
Hilda & Henrietta, 10/01/11
It’s easy to send messages online—too easy. To save you and everyone else from overloaded mailboxes, try following the rules of the EMAIL CHARTER, plus extras from Hilda & Henrietta. It will make your life easier if your friends follow the rules as well.

Smart Digital Communication - Part I : Texting & Posting
Hilda & Henrietta, 09/01/11
It’s easy to send messages online—too easy. To avoid the problems that arise when you write your texts and posts, try following some simple rules. It will make your life easier if your friends follow them as well.

Make a QR (Quick Response) Code Poster
Hilda & Henrietta, 02/01/11
Use QR Codes to create your own “square codes” that lead others to websites, podcasts, and text you want them to see. It’s quick, easy, and a great way to put lots of information in a tiny square.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Geography
Hilda and Henrietta, 01/01/11
Using online resources for learning about places and cultures has never been easier or more fun. In this article, you’ll find games, puzzles and activities that will challenge your brain and upgrade your knowledge of our world.



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