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Teachers in the News You Should Know

Heather Neal - Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 7:52am

Not all news is bad these days. There are a lot of really creative, inspirational teachers out there and we want to be sure you have heard about them. Shawn Rux is the principal at MS 53. When he began his role there...

Amazon Student and a Kindle Fire HD Giveaway

Heather Neal - Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 4:54am

This week all of Georgia’s teachers and students are getting back into the classroom and back into the school year routine. After such a long break, it can be difficult to happily wake and arrive to work while it’s...

The Abolitionists

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, January 7, 2013 - 7:39am

Who were the key figures of the abolitionist movement? How did they band together to transform what was considered a fringe movement into a force that changed society? The three part mini-series The Abolitionists...

image via BBC

Will.I.Am on Making Tech the New Celebrity

Heather Neal - Friday, January 4, 2013 - 5:39am

Will.I.Am is one member of the pop group The Black Eyed Peas. He’s also a business star in the technology field. Intel Corp. appointed him director of creative innovation a couple of years ago. He recorded “Reach for...

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...

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