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CRCT Preparation Tips for Teachers, Parents and Students

This guest post comes from Sandi Dennis, Media and Instructional Technology Specialist at Fifth Avenue in the City of Schools of Decatur. The CRCT (Criterion-Referenced Competency Test) is given to Georgia students in...

by Rosemary Jean-Louis | April 17, 2012

Titanic: How She Sank

Titanic: How She Sank

by Heather Neal | April 12, 2012

We Have Come a Long Way Since OREGON TRAIL

For me the best educational games allow a player to take on an identity and try life in another time/place. The really good ones actually teach you something. I have been playing one that does all these things and...

by | April 4, 2012

NOVA's Hunting the Elements

Helping students understand what the elements are exactly can be complicated as it isn’t very feasible to show students what they are in your classroom. That was true until NOVA’s newest episode Hunting the Elements....

by Heather Neal | March 27, 2012
Jennifer Lawrence stars as 'Katniss Everdeen' in "The Hunger Games." Photo credit: Murray

Teaching "The Hunger Games"

Guest blogger Charity Kinneer, a high school reading and literature teacher for the Cherokee County School District, shares how to introduce the mega-popular Hunger Games series into the classroom. The widely...

by Rosemary Jean-Louis | March 19, 2012
A new Encyclopædia Britannica print set will no longer be published. Photo courtesy NPR.

End of an Era: Encyclopaedia Britannica Ends Print Edition

The big news this week was that after 244 years, the publishers of the Encyclopaedia Britannica will no longer produce a print version. Is there anyone who grew up in the United States that did not have a set of...

by | March 15, 2012

DIY Science: How to Extract Your DNA

Yes. You read that right: “How to extract your DNA." NOVA has produced a step-by-step video showing how, in 8 simple steps using 4 basic household ingredients in about 6 minutes, you can look at a strand of your own...

by Heather Neal | March 8, 2012
Juliette Gordon Low in her Girl Scouts gear.

Happy 100th Birthday to the Girl Scouts

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts in America by Georgia’s own Juliette Gordon Low. Here is an episode from GPB’s Georgia Stories about her life and the founding of the Girl Scouts...

by | February 29, 2012
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QR Creativity

This guest post comes from Sandi Dennis, Media and Instructional Technology Specialist at Fifth Avenue in the City of Schools of Decatur. We’ve all seen them- the little alien-ish QR (“Quick Response”) codes on...

by Rosemary Jean-Louis | February 23, 2012

Inventure 2012

Spring is almost here. While that may have you longing for a luxurious Spring Break, I’m chomping at the bit to find out more about this year’s Inventure Prize Competition! The Inventure Prize is a joint effort between...

by Heather Neal | February 17, 2012
Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Happy 200th Birthday, Mr. Dickens!

February 7 marks Charles Dickens' 200th birthday. An English author from the Victorian period, Dickens continues to be widely popular for his iconic novels and characters. His great works were not written merely as a...

by Heather Neal | February 6, 2012

Happy Digital Learning Day, February 1st!

Did you know that today is the first annual Digital Learning Day? What's that? Established by the Alliance for Excellent Education, it's a day to focus on technology and innovative learning in the classroom. To get...

by Rosemary Jean-Louis | February 1, 2012

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