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Snigda Nandipati (left) won the 2012 Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee. Stuti Mishra (right) came in second.

Kudos to the National Spelling Bee Winners

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, June 1, 2012 - 11:28am

I realize that one student emerged victorious in the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee: 14 year old Snigdha Nandipati from San Diego who nailed the word “guetapens.” In my eyes all of the competitors are champs...

Phillipe Cousteau is one of the guest speakers in the upcoming webinar on June 7 at 1pm.

Discovery Education's Water Planet Challenge

Heather Neal - Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 12:06pm

Nearly all of Georgia’s schools are out for the summer. While the students are gone, it doesn’t mean that Georgia’s educators have stopped working. I know several of my friends are setting up classrooms for next year...

ActivTable is an Interactive Table from Promethean. (Photo courtesy

Tech Thursday: Say Hello to my Little Interactive White Table

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 12:05pm

Interactive whiteboards are standard for many classrooms now. Be prepared to potentially meet their younger, hipper siblings - the Interactive Table this upcoming school year. Interactive tables are great for...

Water is important to Georgia's ecology and economy. Image from Georgia Outdoors.

Water Conservation Education through Smithsonian's New Online Badge Program

Heather Neal - Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 7:45am

Educators can participate in SHOUT, a joint project of the Smithsonian, Microsoft Partners in Learning and TakingITGlobal, through the online archive of the conferences and supplemental resources, and extend student...

Photo courtesy @revger from Flickr.

Bible Study vs. Studying the Bible in Public Schools

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 6:50am

The Columbus City Council is making headlines for considering a request to resurrect Bible study in public schools. That request is raising the ire of separation of church and state groups because it apparently diverges...

Fernbank Science Center in danger of closure.

The Museums Fernbank

Heather Neal - Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 11:36am

Fernbank Museum has been in the media a lot in the past couple of days. Which is to say, one of them has. There seems to be some confusion here. That place in Decatur with the giant fossils and several floors of...

A scene from "On the Altamaha"

Georgia Outdoors Awards!

Heather Neal - Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 11:00am

If you weren’t convinced of Georgia Outdoors’ excellence in content and showmanship, you can be now. The show that Georgia’s citizens have loved to watch and teachers have used countless times in science and social...

Simola Nayak (left) and Rachael Cundey (right) are Georgia's representatives to the National Spelling Bee.

But Can They Spell Octogenarian? We'll See at the National Spelling Bee

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 6:00am

Because they could spell “insidious” and “flamboyant” Simola Nayak and Rachael Cundey are Georgia’s representatives competing in this week’s three day National Spelling Bee. The fierce word battle starts tomorrow. It’s...

A Tribute to the 35th Birthday of "Star Wars" with Fun Lessons

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 11:55am

Thirty five years ago in movie theaters far and wide, “Star Wars” made its debut. In addition to spawning two sequels, three prequels, TV specials and cartoons, it has inspired teachers to mine the saga for teaching...

More than 58% of GA students are eligible for free or reduced lunch.

Feeding Georgia's Children this Summer

Heather Neal - Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 11:52am

According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, more than half of Georgia’s students are eligible for free and reduced lunch at school. (For a break-down by county, view this document from the Department of Early Care and...


All volunteers receive training, free parking and a catered meal provided by Carole Parks Catering.

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