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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 ScienceFriday.com 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,...

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,...

Volunteers working with children are now part of the group required to report abuse.

Child Safety: Now the Legal Responsibility of Volunteers, Too

Heather Neal - Monday, June 4, 2012 - 7:57am

GPB News reported today that the law regarding mandatory reporting of child abuse is changing. As part of a criminal justice reform law signed by Governor Deal last month and effective July 1, the bill changes the...

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 Prometheanworld.com.)

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...

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