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Colquitt County High School Teacher Adrienne Smith helps customers at a FFA Plant Sale.  Photo: www.theblackandgold.org

Education Ideas Abound in School Plant Sale

Chrissy Warrilow - Monday, April 30, 2012 - 8:50am

Last March, the Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter at Colquitt County High School organized and hosted an annual plant sale. Colquitt County FFA students prepared for the event by growing and tending the plants...

Caprese Salad, photo courtesy of www.closetcooking.com

Raiders' Culinary Team Wins 3rd Place At State

Chrissy Warrilow - Monday, April 30, 2012 - 7:55am

Alpharetta High School is well known for its strong athletic and scholastic teams, but did you also know that AHS also boasts a strong culinary team? On March 23, 2012, the Raiders took home 3rd Place in the State...

Life After the CRCT

Heather Neal - Monday, April 30, 2012 - 6:06am

If there is a more dreaded acronym in education than CRCT, I don’t know what it is. It has received plenty of criticism for limiting teachers in the classroom, underestimating student intelligence and performance, and...

View of tornado damage at Ringgold High School.  Image at http://www.highschooltabloid.com

A Year After The Storm, We Are Ringold

Heather Neal - Monday, April 30, 2012 - 5:55am

This time last year, Ringgold, Georgia was surprised by a devastating storm system that killed 15 people statewide. Among those were two Ringgold High School students. The tornado that struck Ringgold was especially...

Challenge Your Students With the WorldGirl Definition Contest

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, April 27, 2012 - 8:03am

Can your third grader define the word “slither”? What about the word “devour”? Here’s a fun and no stress way for them to find the definition of those words: the WordGirl Definition Competition. It streams live May 1st...

Intel hopes to take a bite out of the tablet market with its Studybook for schools.

Tech Ed News: YouTube S.T.E.M Channel, Facebook for Educators & More

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 5:11pm

As you may know, technology is my passion. Here are my top education tech stories that I’ve culled from the web for you. 1.) M.I.T. Launches YouTube S.T.E.M. Channel: According to Education Week, it “encourages MIT...

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CRCT Preparation Tips for Teachers, Parents and Students

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 6:00am

This guest post comes from Sandi Dennis, Media and Instructional Technology Specialist at Fifth Avenue in the City of Schools of Decatur. The CRCT (Criterion-Referenced Competency Test) is given to Georgia students in...

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Titanic: How She Sank

Heather Neal - Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 5:56am

April 15th 2012 is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic, advertised as the “unsinkable ship.” Sadly, we know that statement turned out to be false when over 1500 passengers perished when the ship sank, but...

We Have Come a Long Way Since OREGON TRAIL

Patrice Weaver - Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 11:33am

For me the best educational games allow a player to take on an identity and try life in another time/place. The really good ones actually teach you something. I have been playing one that does all these things and...

NOVA's Hunting the Elements

Heather Neal - Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 11:14am

Helping students understand what the elements are exactly can be complicated as it isn’t very feasible to show students what they are in your classroom. That was true until NOVA’s newest episode Hunting the Elements....

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