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ORCA, the Oil Recovery and Capture Robot, built by the Kell Robotics Team.  (Photo: Popular Mechanics, Hearst Communications)

Kell HS Robotics Team Builds Whale of a Robot

Chrissy Warrilow - Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 12:02pm

Kell High School is well known for its athletics, especially since it is the alma mater to NFL Steeler Jonathan Dwyer. But Kell also has a whale of a robotics team, and their invention have been acclaimed all over the...

Northwest Georgia College and Career Academy host STEM Career Fair  http://www.nwgcca.com/

STEM Careers: Ask Your Questions NOW!

Heather Neal - Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 6:01pm

This week, a team of GPB education and tech-oriented production folks are heading out to gather information from average Georgians. What is truly exciting (we all keep using that word, perhaps too much, but it is...

Where Would Our Children Be Without Spell Check?

Rachel Daniels - Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 12:35pm

So, its obvious that technology is changing the world, as we know it, and most of it starts in the classrooms. However, do you feel as if all of this technology at such a young age is taking away the simple fundamentals...

America Revealed

Heather Neal - Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 4:48am

America Revealed explores the hidden patterns and rhythms that make America work. In tonight’s episode at 10pm on GPB, host Yul Kwon visits the Savannah Port exploring innovations in manufacturing. Throughout the series...

Thomas Suarez created the Bustin Jieber app for iPhones and iPads to learn how to develop apps. Photo from ixwebhosting.mobi.

How to be as App Savvy as a Sixth Grader

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 6:47am

Are you as “app-savvy” as a sixth grader, specifically Thomas Suarez the middle schooler who created the anti-Justin Bieber game Bustin Jieber? Apparently he developed the game himself because he couldn’t find teachers...

And there's more.... Public School Cheating Goes National!

Rachel Daniels - Monday, April 30, 2012 - 12:35pm

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years, by now everyone has heard about the Atlanta Public Schools Cheating scandals. Even though Atlanta appears to be the center of the scandals, slowly but...

Toomsboro Train Depot.  Image from www.billweaver.net/TOOMSBORO/

Toomsboro, Georgia: For Sale By Owner

Heather Neal - Monday, April 30, 2012 - 12:04pm

That’s right, folks. You can own your very own town. And, it’s right here in South Georgia. Located around 24 miles south of Milledgeville in Wilkinson County, the town boasts one convenience store, a florist, a...

Colquitt County High School Teacher Adrienne Smith helps customers at a FFA Plant Sale.  Photo: www.theblackandgold.org

Education Ideas Abound in School Plant Sale

Chrissy Warrilow - Monday, April 30, 2012 - 8:50am

Last March, the Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter at Colquitt County High School organized and hosted an annual plant sale. Colquitt County FFA students prepared for the event by growing and tending the plants...

Caprese Salad, photo courtesy of www.closetcooking.com

Raiders' Culinary Team Wins 3rd Place At State

Chrissy Warrilow - Monday, April 30, 2012 - 7:55am

Alpharetta High School is well known for its strong athletic and scholastic teams, but did you also know that AHS also boasts a strong culinary team? On March 23, 2012, the Raiders took home 3rd Place in the State...

Life After the CRCT

Heather Neal - Monday, April 30, 2012 - 6:06am

If there is a more dreaded acronym in education than CRCT, I don’t know what it is. It has received plenty of criticism for limiting teachers in the classroom, underestimating student intelligence and performance, and...

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