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Matthew Henson

Matthew Henson

Born to sharecroppers on a farm in Nanjemoy, Md., Matthew Alexander Henson became the first African-American Arctic explorer, and is credited by many as the first man to reach the North Pole, in 1909. Henson was an associate of the American explorer Robert Peary on seven voyages over […]
Claudette Colvin

Claudette Colvin

On March 2, 1955, a full nine months before Rosa Parks’ famous arrest, Claudette Colvin was dragged from a Montgomery bus by two police officers, arrested and taken to an adult jail to be booked. She was only 15 years […]
Dr. Alexa Canady

Dr. Alexa Canady

In 1981, Alexa Canady became the first female African-American neurosurgeon in the United States. Dr. Alexa Canady was born on November 7, 1950, in Lansing, Michigan. While she was in college, a summer program inspired her to pursue a medical […]
Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela became the first black president of South Africa in 1994, serving until 1999. A symbol of global peacemaking, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, in Mveso, Transkei, South […]
Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes was an American poet, novelist, and playwright whose African-American themes made him a primary contributor to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri. He published his first poem […]
Mae C. Jemison

Mae C. Jemison

Mae C. Jemison is the first African-American female astronaut. In 1992, she flew into space aboard the Endeavour, becoming the first African-American woman in space. Mae C. Jemison was born on October 17, 1956, in Decatur, Alabama. On June 4, […]
Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Media giant Oprah Winfrey was born in the rural town of Kosciusko, Mississippi, on January 29, 1954. In 1976, Winfrey moved to Baltimore, where she hosted a hit television chat show, People Are Talking. Afterward, she was recruited by a […]
Berry Gordy

Berry Gordy

Berry Gordy Jr. founded Motown Records, the most successful black owned music company in the history of the United States. Born in 1929 in Detroit, Berry Gordy Jr. founded Motown Records in 1959. The 1960s and ’70s saw popular artists […]
Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges

Born on September 8, 1954, in Tylertown, Mississippi, Ruby Bridges was 6 when she became the first African-American child to integrate a white Southern elementary school, having to be escorted to class by her mother and U.S. marshals due to […]
Prayers – PDF Format

Prayers – PDF Format

Inclusive Community Project: Prayers for Black History & Heritage – 2016 – Prayers gathered by Lukas Jimenez – Smith and the Student Committee.  These prayers are available as a resource for prayer before class or for personal prayer and reflection […]
10 Tech Skills Every Educator Must Have in 2015

10 Tech Skills Every Educator Must Have in 2015

10 Tech Skills Every Educator Must Have in 2015 This article is from the January/February issue of T|H|E Journal.

How do I insert student comments in a progress reports?

To insert a comment in a student progress report, do the following: 1. In Gradebook, select the class for which you want to enter comments. 2. In the scoresheet, select the reporting term the comments are for 3. In the […]

How Do I Create Student Groups in PowerSchool Gradebook?

You can create groups of students to help you create reports, track intervention groups, etc. You can modify the student groups you create at any time. Your student groups are listed in the left pane of the PowerTeacher Gradebook window, below the […]

How do I add extra credit without penalizing the students who don’t do it?

Q. How do I add extra credit without penalizing the students who don’t do it? A. You need to enter extra credit as a new assignment and leave the total points at zero. In the Scoresheet tab, enter points for […]
Maploco

Maploco

MapLoco is a free website that allows you to map the places you have been. There is a world countries map, a European map, a US States map and a Canadian Provinces map to choose from. Simply pick a map […]
UCTV – University of California

UCTV – University of California

UCTV delivers documentaries, faculty lectures, cutting-edge research, symposiums, and artistic performances from each of the ten Universities of California campuses. Categories include: UCTV Main Website: http://www.uctv.tv/ UCTV iTunes U (opens in iTunes): https://itunes.apple.com/us/institution/uctv/id382079682 Categories (click link to visit webpage) Arts […]
Mobile & Web-Based Assessment eBook

Mobile & Web-Based Assessment eBook

Assessing students and monitoring comprehension is often a difficult and time consuming task. Digital tools can help teachers enhance their methods of assessment and expand the possibilities from using traditional paper and pen testing. There are a variety of web-based […]
WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson

WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson

With Where Good Ideas Come From, Steven Johnson pairs the insight of his bestselling Everything Bad Is Good for You and the dazzling erudition of The Ghost Map and The Invention of Air to address an urgent and universal question: […]
Easily Turn a Google™ Spreadsheet Into a Quiz Show

Easily Turn a Google™ Spreadsheet Into a Quiz Show

Flippity.net’s Quiz Show is a free resource for teachers that allows you to create a Jeopardy type game board using a Google Spreadsheet. The steps are simple and are outlined on their website and in the video below. You can […]
Earth and Environmental System Podcast Lectures

Earth and Environmental System Podcast Lectures

Dr. Christian Shorey Professor Christian Shorey of the Colorado School of Mines has podcasted his course lectures for “Earth and Environmental Systems” (SYGN101). These podcasts cover a wide range of environmental science topics from rock types, plate tectonics, climate change, […]
Lectures – Yale Religion

Lectures – Yale Religion

Yale Divinity School presents 14 lectures where theologians, scholars, educators and clerics share their views on religion and faith as a world force and as a guiding principle in everyday life. Eight Decades of Women at Yale Divinity School Released […]
Star Trek Actress Nichelle Nichols and the Civil Rights Movement

Star Trek Actress Nichelle Nichols and the Civil Rights Movement

“Nichelle Nichols made television history in the 1960s with her portrayal of “Star Trek” character Lieutenant Nyota Uhura — a breakthrough role that showed an African American woman in a position of power as the fourth in command of a […]
Werner Herzog Documentary About Texting While Driving

Werner Herzog Documentary About Texting While Driving

Filmmaker and documentarian Werner Herzog (Aguirre: The Wrath of God, Grizzly Man) has directed a short film on the dangers of texting and driving. From One Second to the Next looks at how four lives have been impacted by texting-related accidents. Created for […]
Article – NJ Students Design 3D Printed Handle to Enable a Disabled Classmate to Open Her Locker

Article – NJ Students Design 3D Printed Handle to Enable a Disabled Classmate to Open Her Locker

by TE Edwards · December 26, 2014 From: 3DPrint.com Sometimes physical activities which might seem like simple, everyday tasks are more difficult than they appear for some people. A senior at Newton High School in New Jersey, Justin Hermann, is […]
App – Evernote Peek

App – Evernote Peek

Developer: Evernote Free Available for iPad Turn your notes, audio and image in Evernote into study materials with Evernote Peek. Prepare for a quiz or brush up on a language by simply lifting your iPad’s Smart Cover, or by using […]