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New Social Learning Network To Try Out Flexiguru

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 9:11am

I recently took a test drive of Flexiguru.com. It’s the latest online learning social network for teachers and students. It has more than 10,000 resources for learners to choose from. These include videos, ebooks,...

Georgia Teacher Training Programs Falling Short

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 6:28am

There is a new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) on Georgia teach prep programs and the findings are not good. The study concludes that new teacher training programs in Georgia are not...

PBS Learning Media is Downloadable

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 7:31am

Recently PBS Teachers was folded into PBS Learning Media. This is good news as PBS Learning Media contains thousands of ready to go digital resources like videos, video games and photos free to use in the classroom. It...

Parker Pitisci dances across his graduation stage.

Henry County Student Dances in Graduation Speech

Heather Neal - Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 10:57am

Do you remember your Valedictorian’s speech? What about the Salutatorian’s speech? Do you even remember who they were? I can say with a clear conscience that I have no memories of the content of those speeches, even...

Photo courtesy of Robert Seetzen

GPB News Seeks Teacher Moms

Heather Neal - Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 7:05am

Summer break is here and for many teachers that means taking on a second job, attending continuing education classes or making time to relax after a hectic school year. Some teachers, however, use this time to start or...

This snapshot is from one of the finalist's rap videos on... melanoma.  Yes, really.

PBS Science Rap Finalists

Heather Neal - Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 6:59am

Teachers have tried a lot of fun and crazy strategies to get students interested and connected to classroom content. I remember a middle school teacher dressing up in Civil War era soldier’s uniform. It got the...

NASA Summer of Innovation and Grant

Heather Neal - Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 6:30am

This week's Tech Thursday features NASA’s Summer of Innovation program, which is intended to keep kids engaged in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) throughout the summer by supporting community-based...

Rachael Cundey and Nicholas Poulos are competing in the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

Root for Georgia's Own Competitng at the National Spelling Bee 2013

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 6:40am

Over the next two days, the best spellers will engage in word combat at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. You can watch the competition today and tomorrow on ESPN on television or online. The nail-...

Briarwood Elementary Teachers Heroes During Oklahoma Tornado

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 8:41am

Teachers are superheroes. Need proof? Look at the courageous efforts of teachers at Briarwood Elementary in Moore, Oklahoma in the face of yesterday’s tornado. When the twister swirled their way, Sheri Bittle and Cindy...

Woodlawn Elementary, Chatsworth, National Archery in the Schools Program champs (image via georgiawildlife.com)

Georgia Schools Win First and Third in Archery

Heather Neal - Monday, May 20, 2013 - 6:08am

Two Georgia Elementary schools have won first and third places, respectively, in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP). Of more than 100 schools competing from around the country, two Georgia teams really...

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