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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....

Jennifer Lawrence stars as 'Katniss Everdeen' in "The Hunger Games." Photo credit: Murray

Teaching "The Hunger Games"

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, March 19, 2012 - 12:12pm

Guest blogger Charity Kinneer, a high school reading and literature teacher for the Cherokee County School District, shares how to introduce the mega-popular Hunger Games series into the classroom. The widely...

A new Encyclopædia Britannica print set will no longer be published. Photo courtesy NPR.

End of an Era: Encyclopaedia Britannica Ends Print Edition

Patrice Weaver - Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 10:49am

The big news this week was that after 244 years, the publishers of the Encyclopaedia Britannica will no longer produce a print version. Is there anyone who grew up in the United States that did not have a set of...

DIY Science: How to Extract Your DNA

Heather Neal - Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 6:11am

Yes. You read that right: “How to extract your DNA." NOVA has produced a step-by-step video showing how, in 8 simple steps using 4 basic household ingredients in about 6 minutes, you can look at a strand of your own...

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