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Titanic: How She Sank

Heather Neal - Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 5:56am

April 15th 2012 is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic, advertised as the “unsinkable ship.” Sadly, we know that statement turned out to be false when over 1500 passengers perished when the ship sank, but...

We Have Come a Long Way Since OREGON TRAIL

Patrice Weaver - Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 11:33am

For me the best educational games allow a player to take on an identity and try life in another time/place. The really good ones actually teach you something. I have been playing one that does all these things and...

NOVA's Hunting the Elements

Heather Neal - Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 11:14am

Helping students understand what the elements are exactly can be complicated as it isn’t very feasible to show students what they are in your classroom. That was true until NOVA’s newest episode Hunting the Elements....

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Teaching "The Hunger Games"

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, March 19, 2012 - 12:12pm

Guest blogger Charity Kinneer, a high school reading and literature teacher for the Cherokee County School District, shares how to introduce the mega-popular Hunger Games series into the classroom. The widely...

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End of an Era: Encyclopaedia Britannica Ends Print Edition

Patrice Weaver - Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 10:49am

The big news this week was that after 244 years, the publishers of the Encyclopaedia Britannica will no longer produce a print version. Is there anyone who grew up in the United States that did not have a set of...

DIY Science: How to Extract Your DNA

Heather Neal - Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 6:11am

Yes. You read that right: “How to extract your DNA." NOVA has produced a step-by-step video showing how, in 8 simple steps using 4 basic household ingredients in about 6 minutes, you can look at a strand of your own...

Juliette Gordon Low in her Girl Scouts gear.

Happy 100th Birthday to the Girl Scouts

Patrice Weaver - Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 12:25pm

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts in America by Georgia’s own Juliette Gordon Low. Here is an episode from GPB’s Georgia Stories about her life and the founding of the Girl Scouts...

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QR Creativity

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 7:53am

This guest post comes from Sandi Dennis, Media and Instructional Technology Specialist at Fifth Avenue in the City of Schools of Decatur. We’ve all seen them- the little alien-ish QR (“Quick Response”) codes on...

Inventure 2012

Heather Neal - Friday, February 17, 2012 - 4:37am

Spring is almost here. While that may have you longing for a luxurious Spring Break, I’m chomping at the bit to find out more about this year’s Inventure Prize Competition! The Inventure Prize is a joint effort between...

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Happy 200th Birthday, Mr. Dickens!

Heather Neal - Monday, February 6, 2012 - 11:19am

February 7 marks Charles Dickens' 200th birthday. An English author from the Victorian period, Dickens continues to be widely popular for his iconic novels and characters. His great works were not written merely as a...

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