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Nobel Winners 2012

Heather Neal - Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 5:28am

In 1895 a very wealthy man, Alfred Nobel, died and established the prizes in his will. He is described as a scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, author and pacifist. His generous gift has provided recognition and...

Race for the White House 2012 is a game that tests whether you have what it takes to become president.

Tech Thursday: Five Games to Make Election 2012 Fun

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 11:43am

Here is a way to make the Debates and Election 2012 fun for your students. Yes you read that correctly. I used the word “fun” and debates in the same sentence. I took a quick spin through Google Play and found there...

To Be Young, Gifted and Bored: Part I

Yun Mi Park - Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 11:11am

Southern Education Desk friend and blogger, Angelique Fowler, explores some of the challenges surrounding the provision of gifted education for Pre K-12 populations in the South through her own family’s experiences....

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National Hispanic Heritage Month and NASA

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 5:06am

National Hispanic Heritage month is typically observed September 15 to October 15. It gives a deserved nod to the history, culture and contributions of American citizens from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and...

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PBS KIDS Democracy: Teaching Children About Elections

Heather Neal - Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 10:02am

Introducing even more election content for your classroom! PBS Kids has developed an interactive website for young children to make politics relatable and more easily understood to students, PBS Kids Democracy....

Frontline: The Choice 2012 Uncovers Candidates

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 5:25am

How much do we really know about President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney? Campaign ads and political pundits present certain points of view. But if we pour through primary sources like...

World Teachers Day 2012

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 11:55am

Did you know that today is World Teachers' Day? Created by UNESCO and held annually since 1994, this day celebrates the teaching profession worldwide. Every year the day has a theme. This year’s slogan is “Take a Stand...

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World's Newest Dinosaur Is... Small but Creepy

Heather Neal - Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 5:48am

What is the world’s newest discovered dinosaur? Pegomastax africanus One news outlet has described the new creature as a “two-foot long dinosaur with the beak of a parrot, teeth of a vampire and covered in some sort of...

Tech Thursday: Here is What Students Can Do with an iPad

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 5:13am

iPads can be used to house digital textbooks, watch videos, manipulate images, create podcasts and more. The sky is the limit. But how does this actually connect to learning objectives in the classrooms? I came across...

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Election 2012 Classroom Content

Heather Neal - Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 6:02am

PBS Learning Media has made a wealth of Election 2012 resources available for classroom use. These tools will help students better understand the political process, the importance of issues to various groups, and the...

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