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NPR's Big Idea video contest ends August 12, 2012

Tell the World Your Big Idea

Heather Neal - Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 7:23am

Are your kids crying “bored” this summer or do you need a way to challenge your upcoming class of students? NPR has a video contest to submit “big ideas,” which could be a more effective way of delivering mail or...

Five YouTube Videos for Professional Development

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, July 9, 2012 - 9:08am

Summer break is not only an ideal time to take a vacation, but it’s an ideal time to slide in some professional development courses. You can take a six week course through PBS Teacherline that starts July 11th. You can...

GA high school students improved this year on end-of-course tests (photo courtesy of igoghost via stockxchng)

Georgia Students Post Test Gains

Heather Neal - Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 6:34am

Last year, Georgia changed the way it does some of its student assessments. In April 2011, the state Board of Education approved a plan to phase out the Georgia High School Graduation tests beginning with the class of...

The White House has a YouTube Channel

Heather Neal - Monday, July 2, 2012 - 6:29am

The White House has a YouTube Channel and you can watch it, share it, and use it in your classroom. Help your students understand the varied roles of the President and Vice President, as well as Congress, by watching...

How to Stop Bullying

Hollande Levinson - Monday, July 2, 2012 - 5:19am

Those four middle school students who taunted a 68 year old bus monitor, recorded it and posted it on YouTube are being suspended for the year. The incident renewed the conversation on how to handle bullying in...

A screenshot of Spencer's winning Curious George Dance contest moves.

Watch This Toddler Show off his Curious George Dance Moves

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, June 29, 2012 - 5:18am

Spencer, a three year old from Ashburn, Virginia is the winner of the first ever Curious George Dance contest for his adorable moves. You can’t get help but crack a smile when you watch him go. Check out his video...

Georgia Lottery

Lottery History in GA Education

Heather Neal - Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 12:19pm

Today in Georgia History, the Georgia Lottery sold its first ticket to support education in the state. But, it wasn’t first time that a lottery had been in place. In the 18th and 19th centuries, Georgia divided Indian...

Kyle Calderwood ‏@kcalderw poses with Moby. Photo courtesy twitter.com/Kyle Calderwood ‏@kcalderw.

Tech Thursday: ISTE 2012 Recap in Tweets, Videos, Posts

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 8:03am

ISTE 2012 wrapped up last night. If you’re like me, you were unable to attend the ed technology conference in San Diego in person. But thanks to Twitter, blog posts and YouTube and other social media outlets, you could...

Mock-up of the NEW National Center for Civil and Human Rights, opening 2014

Georgia Gets NEW National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Heather Neal - Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 7:39am

Georgia is getting a new civil rights museum that has just begun its construction phase and is scheduled to open in the spring of 2014. The National Center for Civil and Human Rights will be a valuable nucleus for...

Teachers are using Pinterest with Common Core

Pinterest and Common Core

Heather Neal - Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 11:22am

I know a lot of us are using Pinterest, but in the event that you haven’t yet experienced it (because it is an experience), here’s a brief explanation: Pinterest is a way to organize the internet. That’s it. It’s...

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