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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...

Lauren Eckman (left) receives the Georgia Teacher of the Year award from Superintendent John Barge (Courtesy

Georgia Teacher of the Year Teaches Blind

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, June 11, 2012 - 6:32am

Lauren Eckman, a teacher from the Georgia Academy of the Blind, is the 2013 Georgia Teacher of the Year. For Eckman, this means she will be an advocate for public education across the state, addressing groups and...

No One Can Fulfill Your Purpose But You

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, June 8, 2012 - 11:15am

Guest blogger Mavian Arocha-Rowe, who consults with homeschool parents and is editor in chief of Strategy Magazine, shares this post of encouragement for parents. Surely you have looked back from where you stand today...

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Mister Rogers Remixed on YouTube

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, June 8, 2012 - 5:19am

What better way to pay tribute to the much missed and beloved Mister Rogers than by remixing his song "Garden of Your Mind" for YouTube? That's precisely the thought behind PBS Digital Studios' clip that has become one...

Educators go on the hunt for hidden treasure during a day of geocaching.

Summertime is Treasure Hunting Time

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 7:08am

This guest post comes from Sandi Dennis, Media and Instructional Technology Specialist at Fifth Avenue in the City of Schools of Decatur on the wonderful world of geocaching. The Georgia State Historic Sites History...

Tech Thursday: Avoid the Summer Brain Drain with These Apps

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 11:12am

Teachers aren’t immune to the summer brain drain. There are many diversions that crop up during the summer that are designed to turn the mind into mush: the flood of movies, reality shows, holiday sales. If you’ve got a...

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Disney's "Tangled" - An Exercise in Physics and Computer Animation

Chrissy Warrilow - Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 8:51am

As a self-professed nerd, I enjoy regularly checking out to see what new, cool, scientific topic they will discuss at the end of the week. Today, I discovered a lovely gem that involved physics,...

What's Your Favorite Summer Read?

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 5:27am

Guest blogger Charity Kinneer teaches high school reading and literature. Normally she comes up with creative ways to entice students to read over the summer. In this blog post, she ponders and shares her favorite...

PBS Teacherline

Online Professional Development this Summer

Heather Neal - Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 11:36am

New and Updated Summer Courses from PBS Teacherline This summer, expand your professional credentials with PBS TeacherLine's award-winning online professional development. There are 30+ online courses starting June 20,...


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