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History, Human Rights and the Power of One - Human Trafficking Prevention in the Secondary Classroom

Robert J. Benz - Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 2:31am

Secondary school teachers have a challenging and critically important job: prepare adolescents to take on the world. Considering the dynamics involved with both teenagers and the world, we should hug the teachers we...

The New British Invasion

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, January 27, 2014 - 7:14am

The British Invasion doesn’t only refer to the Beatles’ takeover of American music in the ‘60s, it refers to the content theme being offered by PBS Learning Media this week. British Invasion is a collection of U.K....

Download the Georgia Studies Digital Textbook for iPad

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, January 24, 2014 - 3:00am

It’s finally here, the Georgia Studies Digital Textbook for iPad! We first told you about how we created a digital edition of THE GEORGIA STORIES BOOK: OUR STATE AND THE NATION for Kindles last fall. Now it’s available...

Georgia Tech Accepting More Applications for Its Cheap Master’s Degree Program

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 1:30am

You’re in luck if you are really interested in applying for Georgia Tech’s unbelievably cheap online master’s degree program in Computer Science. The university is accepting more applications for additional sessions...

How to get PLUs Through PBS Teacherline Southeast

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, January 17, 2014 - 5:26am

I often get calls from working teachers looking to get graduate credits or teachers looking to obtain re-certification credit. Both are looking for convenient, affordable ways to take classes. PBS Teacherline Southeast...

Raises for Georgia Teachers and More Highlights from the State of the State

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 5:43am

Education was the focus of Governor Nathan Deal’s State of the State address yesterday. Deal proposes raising teacher pay and state education funding overall, a single year increase totaling nearly $8 billion dollars....

Your Students and Dennis Rodman Should Watch Frontline’s Documentary on North Korea

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 2:00am

Perhaps Dennis Rodman would not be in such trouble for his visit to North Korea and insensitive comments about political prisoner Kenneth Bae had he watched the new Frontline documentary “Secret State of North Korea.”...

Actress Mayim Bialik plays and is a real neuroscientist. Image from nbcbayarea.com

Free Webinars This Week and Mayim Bialik on Cool Scientists

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, January 13, 2014 - 9:50am

This week is all about livening up your science, engineering and math teaching. One way is by taking part in a free math literacy webinar, another is learning how to teach NGSS engineering design through media and still...

Photo courtesy Ryan Lash

A Year in Review: Top Five Education Posts of 2013

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 7:47am

What stories resonated with educators in 2013? I reviewed our blog archives and turned up these top five posts. A famous singer’s education Ted Talk television special drew a lot of readers, so did a student's angry...

PBS & GPB Are Looking for the Next Big Digital Innovator

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, December 16, 2013 - 5:48am

While other networks choose singing “idols” and “voices”, we’re looking for someone more significant to the classroom - the next big digital innovator - a digital rockstar who can integrate technology into lessons in a...

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