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Tech Thursday: Getting the Most Out of Math Chimp

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 12:29pm

Previously I did a review of the Common Core aligned math content site Math Chimp. In this post, creator Tom Gaultney, a Walton High School alum, gives more insight on the website. Compared to the many educational...

Tech Thursday: Give Teachers What They Need at Donorschoose.org

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 5:32am

What do teachers really need as gifts this holiday season? Perhaps digital cameras for their students for a journalism project? Maybe art supplies for a student project on marketing? You can find out by surfing to the...

The Hobbit: A Welcome Common Core Aligned Unit

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, December 14, 2012 - 4:50am

While many people will get an introduction to the The Hobbit through Peter Jackson’s big screen adaption of the literary classic, many of us are already acquainted with it because of our English classes. The J.R.R....

Tech Thursday: See the Space Station from Your City

Heather Neal - Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 6:37am

The International Space Station (ISS) has had crew continuously onboard for 12 years. To commemorate the occasion and get everyone else in on the celebration, too, NASA has created a web app that will text or email the...

NASA image of the 2010 Geminids; over one hundred meteors in this snapshot.

Geminid Meteor Shower This Week

Heather Neal - Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 12:17pm

The Geminid meteor shower has given a remarkable annual display around mid-December every year since it was first noticed in 1830. While the meteor shower will be visible from December 10-16, the peak show will be...

Discovery Education is giving a behind the scenes look at Curiosity

Mars Rover Virtual Field Trip

Heather Neal - Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 4:38am

Discovery Education is bringing us a new virtual field trip, Journey to the Extreme: Your VIP Pass to Mars. This time, they’re heading to space to explore the Mars rover, Curiosity, and its journey. Registration is...

Dec. 7, 1941: The USS Shaw explodes during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Pearl Harbor Day

Heather Neal - Friday, December 7, 2012 - 4:40am

Today is Pearl Harbor Day, the anniversary of the Japanese attack on American soil in Hawaii. Incidents like this that happened in America’s relatively recent past can be difficult to explain and difficult to grasp the...

Dave, far right, in a live-action shot on the job.

Fast Forward: Interview with the Executive Producer

Heather Neal - Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 8:20am

Dave Drabik is the Executive Producer/ Director for GPB's STEM career project Fast Forward. In the interview below, Dave shares about his experiences working on the Fast Forward project as well as how he got involved...

How to Improve Georgia’s Graduation Rates

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 6:32am

Last week a new report on Georgia’s graduation rates confirmed what many officials and educators already knew: that the state’s graduation rate dropped significantly. "Georgia’s high school graduation rate is lower...

The Future Files

Heather Neal - Friday, November 30, 2012 - 7:03am

This month, GPB aired an original production highlighting STEM advancements around the state, The Future Files. This exciting, new series looks at the future of science, technology and medicine in a smart and fast-...

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