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Coursera Offers Free Professional Development to Teachers

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 7:06am

Coursera, which has caused a stir by offering free online courses from Harvard and Georgia Tech known as MOOCs( massively open online courses) to anyone, is making more waves by providing free online professional...

A rendering of what the city may have looked like | Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation, graphic: Yann Bernard

1200 Year Old Egyptian City Discovered Under Sea

Heather Neal - Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 4:56am

Current events can sound sort of flat and droll, especially if nothing very exciting is going on. When something truly thrilling does occur, then, allow the creative port to fully open. One of today’s headlines made...

Tech Thursday: Transform Your Students into Historians with DocsTeach.org

Sandi Holloman Dennis - Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 4:56am

Instead of passively receiving information, teach your students to analyze historical documents and become an investigator and synthesizer of information found in historical images. The National Archives docsteach.org/...

Team Tackling Trash With Tires from Kelly Mill Elementary and their mentor Stephanie Summer win 1st place.

Georgia Students Win 2013 Siemens You Can Change the World Challenge

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 6:57am

We salute the students from Kelly Mill Elementary school in Cummings, Ga and Rockdale Magnet School for Sci Tech in Conyers, Ga. They have such great ideas on how to make the environment better that they were chosen as...

First Georgia STEM Day is May 3

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 4:56am

Friday May 3, 2013 is the first Georgia STEM Day. Established by the Georgia Department of Education and in partnership with the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed), it's a statewide day for schools, students, teachers...

Earth Day in the Classroom

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, April 19, 2013 - 8:34am

Earth Day is Monday April 22. It’s a day for everyone to focus on the environment, conservation and clearing up pollution. There are many ways lessons from Earth Day can be incorporated in the classroom and those...

Watch the Falconcam

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 5:20am

For more than five years a family of peregrine falcons have been nesting atop the Suntrust Tower in downtown Atlanta. What do the falcons do all day? How does the mother falcon nurture her eggs? And if we put a camera...

Former New Englands Patriot Joe Andruzzi helps a bombing victim.  Photo courtesy Twitter.

How Students Can Help the Boston Bombing Victims

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 6:12am

My heart goes out to all of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and their families and friends. Like many people who don’t live in Boston, I feel helpless but want to do something to assist. Your students...

This is a photo from the new "Much Ado About Nothing" movie from "Avengers" director Joss Whedon.

Much Ado About Shakespeare

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, April 15, 2013 - 6:03am

When this photo from the new movie version of Much Ado About Nothing was recently released, the interwebs went nuts. It’s partly because Avengers director Joss Whedon directs this iteration of the classic and he casts...

Let’s Arm Educators With Information

Dr. Mariam Azin - Friday, April 12, 2013 - 4:28am

Can guns in the classroom prevent the next school shooting tragedy? The National Rifle Association has proposed arming teachers as a deterrent to the next Adam Lanza or T.J. Lane. While school districts will need to...

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