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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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Participation Counts For 20 Percent Of Your Grade

Yun Mi Park - Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 12:36pm

Southern Education Desk blogger, Robert Ryshke, explores the concept of class participation as a factor in a student's achievement grade. Robert Ryshke is the Executive Director of the Center for Teaching at The...

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Virtual Field Trip: Ecosystems and Ecotourism in Kenya

Heather Neal - Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 6:06am

Discovery Education and The Nature Conservancy invite you on October 19 at 1:00 PM ET to take your classroom on an amazing Virtual Field Trip of Kenya. You can register online for the free excursion. You and your...

Tech Thursday: Getting Flipped Out With LearnZillion

Daniel Rock - Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 11:20am

What if we could “outsource” direct instruction? Instead of standing in front of thirty students trying to explain how to revise an essay, we could pass that job to someone else, freeing the teacher to provide feedback...

What You Need to Know about the Charter School Amendment

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 6:57am

Polling places are open for early voting in Georgia and one of the most important decisions voters are being asked to make is on a charter school amendment. Voters are being asked to say yes or no to this ballot...

Democracy Prep Kids sing "Vote for Somebody!"

Democracy Prep: Vote for Somebody!

Heather Neal - Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 6:53am

Democracy Prep fourth graders get the idea. Whatever side you're on, whatever your political stance, VOTE. The group parodies Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" with memorable new lyrics like, "Vote for Obama, or vote...

How Einstein and Social Media Can Inspire a Passion for Learning

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 5:46am

The title of our blog is Passion for Learning . But what does that mean to you as an educator? Does that mean that you have a fire for amassing knowledge? Does that mean you have a zest for sharing information with...

President Carter continues working on global issues/ cartercenter.org

Q&A With President Carter

Heather Neal - Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 4:14am

The Carter Center is celebrating its 30th anniversary. To help celebrate, its founder, former President Jimmy Carter, is taking questions through the center’s website, Facebook and Twitter. President Carter and his...

Advice to Students on How to Find Summer Jobs

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, October 15, 2012 - 6:40am

It’s October, so why am I talking about summer jobs? Because most students start their summer job or internship searches too late - in April or May when most other students are looking for one too. The competition is...

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