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This page contains information for students and parents about education.

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Selling Textbooks Online
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Online Textbook Trade-in Tips

Do you ever plan on using Amazon's trade-in program to get rid of old textbooks. Before you send in a book, cancel your trade-in submission and wait a couple of days to see if they will raise the price. I did this recently and the company added $8.00 to the trade-in value.

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Science Experiments for Kids
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Black History Month Program Ideas
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Student Needs Laptop

I am a college student, and really need a laptop for my thesis. I am a 3rd year college student working on a bachelor degree in elementary education.

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Tips for Studying a Foreign Language
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Using Online Accelerated Reading Tests

If I can, where can I login with my school username and password? Will they let me login with my school numbers? Can I login outside of my school's network or not? Thank you for answering my questions.

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Remembering the Order of the Planets

This is a great way to remember the planets to teach to your kids! My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Nachos

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Choosing Community College Over a Four Year...

This guide is about choosing community college over a four year school. There are ways to reduce the cost of your higher education.

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Name Ideas for My Interior Concept Design

I'm working on a school project to design a new interior for Karl Lagerfeld's retail store. My concept is inspired by the movie Tron, but I'm having trouble coming up with a name for my concept.

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High School Band Fund Raiser Prize Ideas

I am the chair of our high school band's annual fruit sale fundraiser. For the past several years we have given cash prizes to the top sellers, but the same kids seem to win every year (or their siblings).

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Packing for Your First Year in College
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Learning Spanish
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Reusing Styrofoam Peanuts For Students

While teaching visual arts and elementary math, packing peanuts were desirable freebies from my students' parents. They served as visual counters for math operations.

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Finding a Study Abroad Program
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Taking Online College Courses
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University of Phoenix Online Reviews
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Free Educational Materials
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School Fundraiser Ideas
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Becoming a Certified Medical Transcriptionist
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Free Online Accelerated Reading Tests
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Tips for Doing College Homework
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Educational Opportunities On Line

I was actually looking out for career options which are available for military spouses. I am mainly looking for online courses which could help to get a certificate.

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Resources for Learning Orthodontics
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Encourage Students To Be Frugal In College

Some of my daughters' friends ran up huge debts at university. Their parents had said "We will pay your college bills". This sounds practical, but the students had carelessly charged everything to their college accounts, thinking that it did not matter, parents would pay.

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Making a College Survival Kit

This guide is about making a college survival kit. Make sure your young scholar is well equipped when heading off to college.

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How is Hail Formed?

My grandson asked me about how hail appears in storms. I wasn't sure and told him I would find out. I would like the right way to explain of how hail is made.

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Studying Abroad

How can I study abroad? Any suggestions for how I can arrange this experience?

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Summer Learning Tips
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Writing a Speech for Winning a Writing Competition

I have won a first prize in the essay writing competition and I'm supposed to make a speech after receiving it. What do I say? Please advise.

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Check Into Employer Tuition Assistance Programs

Any national business may have a program that helps with higher education. The trick is to ask when you are interviewed for the job or talk to some of the employees before applying.

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Using Tennis Balls on Chair Legs

A lot of people take a tennis ball, cut it in 4 directions and put it on the bottom of a walker to prevent dragging the legs of the walker. This also keeps the walker from damaging hard wood floors.

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Inexpensive Recipe Ideas for a College Student

I live in China and am an international medical student. Can anybody suggest any quick energy giving meal recipes that are fairly cheap that I could cook? Thank you. I'm open to all suggestions.

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Books on Nano Technology

I am 17 years old. I am studying in high school. I want to know which is the best book for advanced nano technology. Thank you.

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Classes for the Indian Economic Service

I am now studying for the Indian economic service exam. Where are the best classes in India?

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Styrofoam Cup Science Lesson
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Saving Money on College Textbooks

When going back to college after years, I discovered the college bookstore is a big rip-off. If you go online, like Amazon, amongst others, you can get brand new editions, sometimes called international versions, (same exact book, just looks different on the outside) for a fraction of the price.

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Getting a Free Online GED

Is there a way to get my GED for free, online?

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Saving Money on Textbooks
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Teaching High School Students
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Spelling Tips and Tricks
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Making a Thermal Container for School Project

I am in high school and am looking of information on making a homemade thermal container. It needs to be made without using foil. Any suggestions? Thank you.

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Organizing Your Classroom
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Educational Worksheets

I have found some excellent sites for parents to get the worksheets that they need or want, and most of them are free to print.

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Agriculture Among the Olmecs

What crops did the Olmecs grow?

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TI-nspire Calculator

How do you graph a piecewise function on the TI-nspire?

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Teaching Middle School Students
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Becoming a Teacher
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Teaching Grade School Students
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Teaching Kindergarten Students
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Project to Make a House Out of Waste Materials

I have to make a house made of waste materials and it must be in tomorrow. What materials should I use and how do I use the materials?

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Distinguishing Specific Metals Still in Ore
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Planning Senior Events

I am currently in leadership in my school and I wanna know if anyone has any ideas for events we can do for seniors, something we can look back on and remember?

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Scientific Definition of Parental and Organic Materials

What are parental materials? What are organic materials?

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Free Educational Materials on the Internet

Whether you are a teacher, homeschooler, or interested parent, you can find lots of interesting free educational materials from the internet. My husband, the teacher, just received a whole box of materials from the National Institute for Mental Health.

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Dealing With Exam Fears

How can I remove my exam fear?

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Free Online Education Courses

I found a great place for free online education. It is by the Goodwill Community Foundation. They are online education courses on things such as Math, Reading, and Computers. I have been studying up on math for my child.

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Remembering Science Formulas

I am in 12th in science branch. I am forgetting my formulas or if I learn them by heart, I forget that in the exam hall. My lecturers gave me a suggestion to solve more problems, but I want to know that by seeing the sum we have to practice or learn by heart?

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College Scholarship Tips

May is coming soon. Some schools are very good at helping kids look for scholarships; others are not. Often times home schoolers and adults need guidance for scholarships as well.

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Memory Tricks For Spelling

I always had trouble with these words; super and supper, diner and dinner, desert and dessert. I couldn't remember which words had the double letters in them. My daughter, a 5th grade teacher, told me of a easy way to get the spelling correct.

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Developing Effective Study Skills

I have these big tests known as exams that freak every highschooler out. These are going on my GPA and I really need an efficient and a good method for studying so that I will understand that material and fast.

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Packing For Your First Year in College

My daughter will be starting her first year of college next month. Should she pack her things like bed linens, shower caddy, clothes, etc. in a bag or suitcase? We live in New York and she will be going to school in Oklahoma.

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Fractanation Vs Distillation

What is the difference between fractanation and distillation?

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Kindergarten Science Project: Creating a Diorama of a Community Garden

My kindergarten daughter was asked to complete a science project: Community garden using a shoe box, glue, flowers, and ladybug. She was asked to be creative. Please help with any ideas.

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Where Can I Get Information on Homeschooling Requirements?

I'm wanting to homeschool my kids, but some of the laws are a bit confusing. For example, do you have to teach them 6 hrs/day or just make sure you get in the required number of hours for the year? Where is the best place for me to find these answers?

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Math Homework Help

I need help with math homework.

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Power Outage Survival Kit for College Student

My niece is about to leave for college. In addition to the normal stuff a college bound student requires, I prepared a mini "college survival" kit, all packed within a small tupperware like container

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Suggestions for Finding Educational Scholarships

I am in dire need of an education scholarship, can you help?

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Choosing a Home School Curriculum

My children are still very young, but I've been looking at many different home school curricula and am pretty sure of what I'm getting.

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Help with Homework Assignment Creating Business Names

I need to make two names up and I am absolutely hopeless. First of all, I am doing a school assignment and I am pretending to work for a graphic design company and I need to think of a name for that.

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Online Cooking Courses

Does anyone know of any online cooking courses that are not expensive for housewives or stay-at-home mums?

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Pursuing an Acting or Modeling Career

I live in Wisconsin, I want to be an actress/model, anything in that business. I don't have the money, I wouldn't be able to travel far. How can I make it big time? Thank you so much, I want this so badly. I am 15 years old.

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Looking for Help Working Math Formula Problems

I need help with math, specifically how to do a problem using formulas.

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Help With Speech for Receiving a Business Student Award

I will be receiving an award for being the best business student. What can I say?

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Are There Programs to Help With Tutoring Expenses?

I would like to go back to school. But I need private tutoring. Are there any government programs/grants to help with paying for a tutor?

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Creative Ideas for Setting Up a Kindergarten Classroom

I'm a kindergarten teacher. Does anyone have ideas for how to set up my classroom in a creative way?

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Pursuing a Music Career

Music is my life. I am playing piano, guitar, and singing. I am planning on going to music school and I need to make an decision. If I don't get in the music school, I don't know what will I do? I am so scared and I think about it all the time.

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Online Courses Save Money
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Becoming a Medical Transcriptionist

I am thinking of getting into medical transcription. Any suggestions or advice? I would like to take classes online so I can still work while I am in school.

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Science Fair Project: Difficulty of Removing Grape Juice Stains

I'm doing a science fair project on grape juice stains and cleaners. My question is:Why is a grape juice stain so hard to remove, if possible at all?

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Using Dialect and Colloquialism in Writing

In what writing situations is the use of dialect and colloquialism appropriate?

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Low Cost Educational Toys
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Nail Polish Science Fair Project

We are looking ideas for a science fair project on nail polish. Does anyone have any ideas?

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Science Fair Project Ideas

I am looking for some good Science Fair project ideas.

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5th Grade Assignment: Build Simple Machine

I need ideas for a 5th grader to "build a simple machine". Keep it simple. Thanks.

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Finding a Cube Root Without a Calculator

Without using a calculator, how does one find out the cube root of a number? Please explain fully. This is "not" a homework question. I am 79 years old.

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Online Tests Similar to Accelerated Reader Program

Where can I find a free accelerated reading test for second graders?

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Make Flash Cards To Learn New Subjects

Make a set of flash cards using index cards and the glossary in your text book. Review them during commercials, in the car, on the bus, while waiting for text messages, etc.

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Work at Library for Scholastic Knowledge

The thing that really gave me extra knowledge in the classes I was taking in college, was working in the library-books/periodicals. You just pick up on so much stuff by working there that you otherwise wouldn't know about.

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Sell Textbooks Online

If you have college textbooks that the store you bought them from won't take them back, because they aren't going to use them anymore, check online. They were no longer using my husband's math book, so I went online and found a place that would pay me $14 for the book.

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Tips For New College Students

Familiarize yourself with any paperwork or guidelines given to you by your professors. Be certain to introduce yourself to any T.A.s or professors as classes can be quite large.

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Saving Money on College Books

One of the worst "visible" expenses I had to deal with at college was books and supplies. If you're a freshman, you will be knocked directly on your butt at the cost of a semester's worth of "educational materials."

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Birthday Box for College

Our older daughter recently went away to college for the first time, and will not be home until after her birthday to celebrate. So her 18th birthday will not pass by unnoticed while she is at school, I put together a birthday in a box that can be used by her suite mates help her celebrate!

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Improving Second Language Pronunciation

How can we improve our pronunciation in English language?

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Finding Secondhand Textbooks

If you're looking for second-hand textbooks, check out second-hand book stores and library book sales (I've found brand new textbooks for as little as fifty cents at these sales). You can ask former students and teachers if they're getting rid of their old books.

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Get Up Early to do College Homework

I started college the same time my youngest entered K-5. I was having trouble juggling my homework with housework and family obligations. I found that if I took care of my family obligations and did not touch my school work until early morning things went smoother.

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Ideas for Decorating a Door

I would like any ideas on how to decorate the door of the computer room at school please? I like to make the computer room interesting for the children, thanks.

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Christian Preschool Program

I am looking for a Christian preschool program. It needs to be very hands on, not worksheets or seat work.

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Preschool Bible Curriculum

I am looking for a free hands-on preschool curriculum. Can you help me?

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Finding a Job That Will Pay for School

I am looking for a job that will pay for my college. I am interested in finishing my accounting degree, but I am at a point in my life where I need a job as well. Where do I look?

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Life Lessons Graduation Gift Idea

Updated: Our 17 year old daughter, Kara, is graduating from high school in a few months. I wanted to present her with a gift that will have meaning long after she moves into the dorm.

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Tips for College Fairs

Visiting a big college fair is a great way to get a little face-to-face information. I realized, though, that my kids were spending a lot of their time filling out send-me-more-info forms, which reduced the time they had for asking questions and getting a feel for each school.

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Ideas for Senior Class Activities

I am running for senior class president next year and I was wondering if anyone has done any really fun or cool senior activities? Anything will work, even if it's not just for seniors. Thanks!

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Dorm Room Necessities

Sending our oldest away to college was going to be difficult enough as she selected a college 4.5 hours away. In order to provide some basic DORM ROOM necessities, I began collecting items last September to present to her upon graduation from High school.

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New York University FIT School

I have a question about the FIT school of New York University. I am concern, I have a daughter that wants to study there. I am from Puerto Rico and I don't know what to do, I have never been in NY and I don't know where to start. She filled out the application form, but I want to know what help is available for economical matters there. I am a disable woman and need help so my daughter can study fashion marketing. Thanks.

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Games to Use for Homeschooling

I'd like to get some of the games like Diner Dash and such for my kids to use as part of their homeschooling. I was wondering if anyone knew what I could use them as subject-wise. Math, Economics, etc.

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Making an Inertia Mobile for School

I'm making an inertia mobile for school and I'm putting an egg in it. Could someone please give me some tips? Please! Thank you.

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Getting Prepared To Homeschool

I would love to eventually homeschool my 2 year old daughter and 2 month old son. Does anyone have any suggestions for organization, projects, curriculum, etc. I was homeschooled for 3 years, 7th-9th, but I don't know much about how to get started. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Sending Coupons To College Student

My daughter is away at college and she loves to get mail. Whenever I send her a card I like to enclose a little surprise, something that will fit inside a card like a bookmark, flat decorative magnet, stickers, shampoo samples, etc.

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Get Dishes That Fit Your Microwave

I bought my nephew a microwave to take to college with him. At the store I gathered up some plates, cups and bowls of varying sizes to be sure they fit in the microwave. No need to return the microwave for a different size.

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Office In A Bag For College Students

I am a mom/college student who commutes 30 minutes to campus - thus, if I forget something at home, I am out of luck! So, I created an "Office in a Bag" in case I need something.

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Tips for Parents Sending Kids to College

A few tips as your student goes away to college. Send an umbrella. They may never have used one in high school, but they will to walk all the way across campus in a downpour.

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Budgeting for Teaching Supplies
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Link: Buy Individual Chapters Of Your Textbook

I am currently attending college and found that the teachers will usually give reading assignments from just a few chapters of the expensive textbooks; however, they are usually known ahead of time when the teacher hands out the syllabus.

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Online Resources For Teaching Preschool

I teach preschoolers. I would really appreciate any help with some internet addresses that may help me with handwriting, alphabet, number work etc. Even craft ideas to go with these subjects. I have looked at some, but seem to go back to the same ones all the time, so I would love any other suggestions any one out there has been on. Thanks for your help

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Where Can I Sell Used Textbooks?

Does anyone know where I can sell used college textbooks? They are used but are in like new condition. I paid $85.00 for my text book which I would like to sell. I have listed it on half.com but it does not seem to be moving. The buy back sites are quoting me the max $6.00-$7.00. I do not want to sell at this price. I would be willing to sell it at around $50.00. Any ideas would appreciated. Thanks.

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Buying Textbooks Online

My Son is going to college and we are on a tight budget. We found a site that has used books that are cheap.

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Educational Customizable Game Shows

Found a great web site for teachers. Templates of many popular game shows (example Who Wants to Be a Millionaire) that you could add your own questions.

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Summer Class Suggestions for Twelve Year Olds

I want to take a summer class or lesson with my friend. We are twelve years old and need some suggestions on what to take.

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How Do You Say "Word Problems" in Spanish?

In Spanish, how would you say, 'word problems'? As in "I am having difficulty in math class with word problems".

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Teaching a Preschooler Piano

I want to teach my preschooler piano. He's three - should I wait until a bit older to have lessons? I've seen the program you can buy that puts numbers on the keys and the music notes are the numbers - has anyone tried this? He knows his numbers so that would work. Thanks!

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How Do I Tell A Guy I Like Him

I like a guy in class, and he is really good friends with my ex. I think he likes me back, what should I do, I'm terribly confused.

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Organize College Subjects In Separate Drawers

A helpful hint to help a college student keep from getting buried: get a 5 drawer rolling file cabinet. One drawer per subject; easy get at and keeps subjects separated.

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