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Paralympics 2012

Heather Neal - Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 5:26am

The Paralympics launched last week and continues through September 9. You can watch and share the events with your students on YouTube online and follow WGBH’s programming Medal Quest. The Paralympic games started...

What Do Students Want?

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, August 31, 2012 - 6:03am

We often talk about what teachers want from students and parents. But we don’t often turn that question over to students. What DO students want? I stumbled upon a few posts on Twitter on that topic when I followed the...

Tech Thursday: Four Easy Video Editing Tools From YouTube

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 4:32am

Many teachers are either teaching video production classes or including video creation as part of class assignments. Cellphone cameras make capturing the video easier. But how to edit it is another story. YouTube has...

Supertintendent Barge Needs Your Students' Input

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 6:12pm

Do you know a student who has a passion for learning and an interest in government? That student may just be the type that Superintendent Barge is after. Barge wants students to have a say in the education decisions...

Takeaways from the Digital Media & Common Core Webinar

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 5:01am

Last week we gave a webinar in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Education on how to integrate and find digital resources to complement the Common Core. In case you missed it or would like to review it again,...

Behind the scenes at the Republican Presidential Convention.

Getting Teachable Moments out of the Presidential Conventions

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, August 27, 2012 - 12:04pm

I realize the phrase “teachable moment” is overused. But I must whip it out in connection with the Republican National Convention in Tampa and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte next week. Those events are...

Take a Dip into History: Find Family Fun this Labor Day

Patrice Weaver - Monday, August 27, 2012 - 6:28am

In 1921, an aristocratic up-and-coming young New York politician, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, contracted polio. Fearing his political future over, and desperate for a cure, FDR journeyed to Warm Springs, GA., on the...

image from nasa.gov

Classroom Content in Honor of Neil Armstrong

Heather Neal - Monday, August 27, 2012 - 4:25am

Neil Armstrong passed away on Aug. 25, 2012 at the age of 82. Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission. In his career at NASA, he held numerous roles, including engineer...

Elmo The Musical is a new segment that focuses on solving problems using math.

Sesame Street: New Season Focuses on S.T.E.A.M.

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, August 24, 2012 - 7:17am

The new season of Sesame Street that premieres on GPB Kids September 24 will focus on the S.T.E.A.M. curriculum. What's that? Sesame Street explains it like this: The cornerstone of the curriculum remains the...

Tech Thursday: Put Your Kids on a Digital Diet

Daniel Sieberg - Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 5:09am

Normally on Tech Thursday, we're promoting new technologies. But in the post, guest blogger Daniel Sieberg discusses how to help kids strike a balance between technology and real life. A father of three teenage boys...

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