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Our Hero -- Our Example

Patrice Weaver - Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 3:37pm

What would you have done?

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Watch Video: Heroic McNair School Clerk Calms Gunman

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 5:27am

When I learned about how a gunman had slipped into McNair Discovery Learning Academy and fired shots into the air, I was horrified. This was too close to home. McNair is in my neighborhood, a two minute drive from my...

Was she giving a seductive glance or does the physics of her pose make it seem so? James Earle ponders this on YouTube.

The Physics of Seduction and Five Other Super YouTube Lessons You Should Use

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 5:40am

If my science teacher had taught a lesson titled Girl with a Pearl Earring, Physics of Seduction, perhaps I would have paid more attention in class and ventured down a different career path. Luckily math and art loving...

Who's that Girl?: Can your students identify this famous author?

Don't Know Much About History Back to School Writing Prompt

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, August 12, 2013 - 5:41am

The Atlanta History Center has created a couple of clever videos that can be used as writing prompts or start of class quizzes to get students interested in Georgia history. They call them Don’t Know Much About History...

A Haitian student from Project Hope ART holds up his artwork. (Photo courtesy Karen Packer.)

How I Spent My Summer Vacation Teaching Art in Haiti

Karen Packer - Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 2:47am

Guest blogger/teacher Karen Packer shares how she spent her summer vacation: teaching art to students in Haiti and how other teachers can do the same next summer. I’ve always wanted to visit Haiti. As an educator, its...

How are You Preparing to Go Back to School?

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 7:03am

Where did the time go? It seems like summer break just started yesterday. Yet it is the end of July already and many Georgia schools start opening their doors next week. Just like students, teachers have to prepare to...

Applications for Georgia Tech's cheap computer science degree program are being accepted in the spring of 2014.

Here is How to Apply for Georgia Tech’s Cheap Master’s Degree Program

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, July 29, 2013 - 5:44am

In the spring we announced that Georgia Tech is offering a master’s degree in Computer Science online for under $7,000.00. The reason why the tuition is so low for this new program is because it is being offered in...

John Lewis Tells Civil Rights History in Graphic Novel "March"

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 6:49am

Here's a way to educate young people about the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Tell the story in a graphic novel. That is what Congressman John Lewis has done with his new book "March." The graphic novel chronicles...

Zhenan Bao, Professor of Chemical Engineering, is developing self-healing skin just like Wolverine's abilities to heal.

Join the We the Geeks Google+ Hangout Today on Superhero Powers Being Real

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, July 19, 2013 - 5:17am

For those science, tech and just plain geeky teachers who couldn’t spring a ticket to Comic Con going on this week in San Diego, here is perhaps the next best thing: a Google+ hangout at 12 p.m. today on how superhero...

Zee Doehling from Mountain View High School worked on a soccer lifestyle app.

Samsung Mobile App Academy Cultivating Future App Makers

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, July 15, 2013 - 11:19am

Earlier this year I blogged about how to raise your kids to be the next millionaire app makers. Samsung is behind a STEM summer boot camp that may be in the business of doing just that. At their free Samsung Mobile App...

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