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7000th Amphibian Discovered in Peru!

Heather Neal - Friday, August 3, 2012 - 9:41am

We’re celebrating the 7000th amphibian with a song from amphibiaweb. Amphibian number 7000 is a new glassfrog from Peru, Centrolene sabini (Catenazzi et al 2012), which was discovered at high elevations in Manu National...

Back to School Deals for Teachers

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, August 3, 2012 - 9:04am

It’s estimated that teachers spend more than $1.33 billion of their own money on school supplies. That’s according to an article in the Journal. Like the parents who are scouring for back to school deals for their kids...

Use Pinterest to find and share Common Core boards.

Three Common Core Pinterest Boards to Repin

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 6:51am

In an earlier post, Heather Neal talked about using Pinterest to organize what you like on the internet, particularly subjects dealing with the Common Core. (By the way, if you are not on Pinterest yet? It’s pretty...

Tracking Your Students’ Performance Just Got Easier

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 9:27am

It’s a scenario that teachers face all the time: a new student comes from another school. How did that student perform in his or her former school? Is that student ESL? How did he or she fare on statewide exams? There...

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New GA City for Classroom Inspiration

Heather Neal - Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 6:48am

Last night’s primary elections show that voters have approved a new city in Georgia. In what has been a series of new metro Atlanta cities (Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Milton, and Chattahoochee Hills in recent years),...

Apprenticeships for Skilled Labor, Education

Heather Neal - Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 11:22am

Teachers around the state are putting their heads down and leaning in, delving into the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards. These standards have been accepted and will be implemented incrementally beginning this...

NETQ Mentor Modules is a free course to support new mentor developing and training.

New, Free Mentoring Modules Online

Heather Neal - Monday, July 30, 2012 - 11:00am

In How People Learn, John Bransford and his colleagues at University of Washington, Seattle suggested that using real cases, embedding questions that help learners connect old and new knowledge, providing resources, and...

Comments on the New Common Core Standards

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 10:58am

In addition to new classrooms, students and new staff members, teachers in Georgia have another “new” “new” to adapt to: the Common Core Georgia Performance standards. These standards emphasize literacy across subjects...

Use the 2012 London Olympics to Teach English and Math

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, July 27, 2012 - 11:20am

The London Olympics are underway and the games offer several teachable moments. Not just the standard history lesson on ancient Greece or the games themselves, but in English and Math . Here is a list of several that...

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Bob Ross Autotuned Happy Little Clouds

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, July 27, 2012 - 5:42am

It’s Bob Ross’ turn to be autotuned and remixed! The same people who remixed Mister Rogers for a YouTube video - PBS Digital and the Symphony of Science's John D. Boswell - also put together this tribute. It's called...

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