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Mock-up of the NEW National Center for Civil and Human Rights, opening 2014

Georgia Gets NEW National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Heather Neal - Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 7:39am

Georgia is getting a new civil rights museum that has just begun its construction phase and is scheduled to open in the spring of 2014. The National Center for Civil and Human Rights will be a valuable nucleus for...

Teachers are using Pinterest with Common Core

Pinterest and Common Core

Heather Neal - Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 11:22am

I know a lot of us are using Pinterest, but in the event that you haven’t yet experienced it (because it is an experience), here’s a brief explanation: Pinterest is a way to organize the internet. That’s it. It’s...

A Recipe for Introducing Multiculturalism - Literally!

Mavian Arocha-Rowe - Monday, June 25, 2012 - 6:12am

When you think of the sophisticated word, multiculturalism, do you often wonder how to define or even express the concept to your young homeschool students? You can start by saying you took a Multicultural...

A screen capture of the Karen Klein from the YouTube video "Making the Bus Monitor Cry."

Making the Bus Monitor Cry: What to do When You’re Bullied

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, June 22, 2012 - 8:50am

What happens when educators are the victims of bullying by students? The story could enfold like Karen Klein’s. She is the 68 year old bus monitor from upstate New York who’s verbal assault by middle school students has...

Tech Thursday: Have you Played D.W.’s Unicorn Adventure?

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 5:02am

WGBH is the Boston PBS station behind the series “Arthur.” In addition to producing the show, they develop some neat games based on the series. I got a personal demonstration of one of them - D.W.‘s Unicorn Adventure...

The STEM of #2

Heather Neal - Monday, June 18, 2012 - 7:07am

What child isn’t fascinated with the hilarity of poop? Since it seems we can’t get them to stop joking about, perhaps we can try to make it educational. Maybe in the process, we’ll remove some of the humor by...

Image from National Geographic

Watch Tonight's Near-Earth Asteroid

Heather Neal - Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 9:29am

Astronomers are predicting that the 2012 LZ1 asteroid will be visible tonight. If you lack the proper fancy equipment for such an adventure, you can also watch it online with SLOOH Space Camera. The site has a handy...

Courtesy the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust

Anne Frank in the World Exhibit

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 8:27am

Anne Frank would have been 83 years old today. Her best read diary isn’t the only way her memory and legacy has been kept alive. The Anne Frank in the World exhibit in Sandy Springs is accomplishing that as well. And...

Image from the Ogeechee River fish kill last fall

Fish Kill: An International Problem

Heather Neal - Monday, June 11, 2012 - 8:27am

This story from Discovery News caught my attention for its shear shock value. The scene below looks just like a pebbly shoreline. But, it isn’t at all. That entire “shoreline” is awash with dead sardines washed...

CHOA changes their logo for healthier childhood image

Making Strides Against Childhood Obesity

Heather Neal - Monday, June 11, 2012 - 7:42am

Georgia ranks in the top five for fattest states in the nation. Our children are not an exception to this ranking. Dr. Mark L. Wulkan says the obesity epidemic in Georgia ranks it second in the nation. And...


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