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Charming, Historical, Famous Savannah

Heather Neal - Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 9:38am

Travel and Leisure magazine recently ranked Savannah in the Top 10 World’s Best Cities. Savannah came in at number 8, beating out Quebec and Honolulu. As a native citizen of Georgia who grew up just two counties away...

Teachers Go to Georgia Tech for Free Online

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 7:10am

You can take Georgia Tech’s Earth Science course Energy 101 or Information Technology class Computational Photography online for free. This is no gimmick and there is no catch. Georgia Tech has joined a growing band of...

Frontline’s Fast Times at West Philly High is Teacher’s Triumph

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, July 16, 2012 - 12:42pm

There are several reasons why teachers should tune into tonight’s Frontline: Fast Times at West Philly High. The first is to study and root for Simon Hauger, the engineer turned math and science teacher turned founder...

GA Historical Society Exceeds Industry Standards

Heather Neal - Monday, July 16, 2012 - 6:42am

We would like to offer earnest congratulations to the Georgia Historical Society (GHS) on their recent award of Charity Navigator’s 4-star rating. For those of you new to this particular rating system, Charity...

Tech Thursday: Facebook’s New Anti-Bullying Tools

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 8:45am

How do you help your students deal with cyberbullies or threatening posts on Facebook? Tell them about this new reporting tool the social network is making available this week. It’s specifically for teens starting at...

Fast Forward filming in Dalton, GA

Students Need Math for Career Success

Heather Neal - Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 6:19am

During a teacher training session last month, we discussed the importance of cross-subject teaching and learning in classrooms, especially as it relates to math skills. That conversation included something we have all...

Cookie Monster Spoofs “Call it Maybe” in Sharing Song

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 6:47am

Cookie Monster is at it again. In an attempt to get others to share cookies, he spoofs Carla Rae Jepsen’s summer hit “Call Me Maybe” in his music video version “Share it Maybe.” In the YouTube video which has gone...

NPR's Big Idea video contest ends August 12, 2012

Tell the World Your Big Idea

Heather Neal - Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 7:23am

Are your kids crying “bored” this summer or do you need a way to challenge your upcoming class of students? NPR has a video contest to submit “big ideas,” which could be a more effective way of delivering mail or...

Five YouTube Videos for Professional Development

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, July 9, 2012 - 9:08am

Summer break is not only an ideal time to take a vacation, but it’s an ideal time to slide in some professional development courses. You can take a six week course through PBS Teacherline that starts July 11th. You can...

GA high school students improved this year on end-of-course tests (photo courtesy of igoghost via stockxchng)

Georgia Students Post Test Gains

Heather Neal - Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 6:34am

Last year, Georgia changed the way it does some of its student assessments. In April 2011, the state Board of Education approved a plan to phase out the Georgia High School Graduation tests beginning with the class of...

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