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The STEM of #2

Heather Neal - Monday, June 18, 2012 - 7:07am

What child isn’t fascinated with the hilarity of poop? Since it seems we can’t get them to stop joking about, perhaps we can try to make it educational. Maybe in the process, we’ll remove some of the humor by...

Image from National Geographic

Watch Tonight's Near-Earth Asteroid

Heather Neal - Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 9:29am

Astronomers are predicting that the 2012 LZ1 asteroid will be visible tonight. If you lack the proper fancy equipment for such an adventure, you can also watch it online with SLOOH Space Camera. The site has a handy...

Courtesy the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust

Anne Frank in the World Exhibit

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 8:27am

Anne Frank would have been 83 years old today. Her best read diary isn’t the only way her memory and legacy has been kept alive. The Anne Frank in the World exhibit in Sandy Springs is accomplishing that as well. And...

Image from the Ogeechee River fish kill last fall

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 facebook.com/gadoe

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...

Photo courtesy pdxretro.com.

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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