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Georgia Pre-K Turns 20

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, October 29, 2012 - 6:40am

It’s hard to believe that 20 years has passed since Georgia introduced its popular lottery funded pre-k program. But it’s true. The program is two decades old this week. Along with the politicians, educational leaders...

How to Handle Book Challenges

Kathy Pillatzki - Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 7:06am

This month, many of the state’s media specialists gathered at COMO (Council of Media Organizations) Conference. Kathy Pillatzki, Assistant Director at Henry County Library System was there and is guest blogging about...

To Be Young, Gifted and Bored: Part Two

Yun Mi Park - Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 8:58am

Below is part two of Angelique Fowler's three-part blog series around her experiences with gifted education in the South. Few Americans realize that no strong federal mandate exists for the expected education of gifted...

Tech Thursday: Scholastic’s Ebooks Collection Storia

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 8:39am

Right on the heels of Apple’s announcement of the new iPad mini, Scholastic is making it known that it has a new digital library just for classroom teachers available for tablets. It’s called Storia. What makes Storia...

President Carter Answers

Heather Neal - Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 8:34am

President Carter answers a student question in a town hall series through the end of October. As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, The Carter Center is hosting a Q...

Charter School Amendment Debate

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 4:41am

As you know, one of the amendments featured on the Georgia ballot has to do with charter schools. I identified what the issues are on a post titled “What You Need to Know About the Charter School Amendment.” But the...

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Kindle vs. iPad(mini)

Heather Neal - Monday, October 22, 2012 - 6:18am

In a Gizmodo article last week, Amazon was declared the winner against Apple. That is to say, Amazon has so far done a better job of making its Kindle accessible for classrooms than Apple has done with its iPad....

CEISMC K.I.D.S. Club at Georgia Tech

CEISMC K.I.D.S. Club at Georgia Tech

Heather Neal - Monday, October 22, 2012 - 4:29am

Last week, we interviewed the folks at CEISMC K.I.D.S. (Kids Interested in Discovering Science) Club at Georgia Tech, a program operating for over 10 years, to learn more about the program, how it’s helping students,...

Multi-Media and the Paranormal Meet History Lesson

Heather Neal - Friday, October 19, 2012 - 10:16am

Today’s students are media-savvy digital natives. They enjoy engaging with technology and seek it out in their “time off” outside of school. It makes good sense then, to utilize something we know they’re interested in...

Southern Asian islands are explored in video from SCIS

Historical Context: South Asia

Heather Neal - Friday, October 19, 2012 - 9:59am

The video explores the South Asian countries of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh, plus the island nations of Sri Lanka and the Maldives whose cultures and histories are intertwined and often...

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