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Georgia's Mock Trial Team State Champs (via their Facebook page)

Georgia’s National Mock Trial Team Hails From Home

Heather Neal - Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 5:15am

Students from around the country are gathering today for the National Mock Trial competition in Indianapolis, Indiana, which begins tomorrow. Georgia’s representative team hails from the very center of the state in...

Singer John Legend Hosts TED Talks Education on Television

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 5:43am

You may be familiar with TED Talks, the short online video lectures from people of all works of life dedicated to spreading ideas and its separate channel TED Talks Education. Tonight John Legend hosts an hour long...

2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year Announced

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, May 6, 2013 - 5:07am

Since it’s Teacher Appreciation Week, I figured I’d start out by sharing this news: the winner of the 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Award is Jemelleh Coes! She’s a Special Education Language Arts and Reading teacher at...

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Iron Man 3 and Georgia STEM Day

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, May 3, 2013 - 5:15am

How can I possibly make a connection between the movie Iron Man 3 and Georgia STEM Day? Easily! The first connection is obvious: the first annual Georgia STEM Day is today and Iron Man 3 opens in theaters today. Today...

Coursera Offers Free Professional Development to Teachers

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 7:06am

Coursera, which has caused a stir by offering free online courses from Harvard and Georgia Tech known as MOOCs( massively open online courses) to anyone, is making more waves by providing free online professional...

A rendering of what the city may have looked like | Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation, graphic: Yann Bernard

1200 Year Old Egyptian City Discovered Under Sea

Heather Neal - Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 4:56am

Current events can sound sort of flat and droll, especially if nothing very exciting is going on. When something truly thrilling does occur, then, allow the creative port to fully open. One of today’s headlines made...

Tech Thursday: Transform Your Students into Historians with DocsTeach.org

Sandi Holloman Dennis - Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 4:56am

Instead of passively receiving information, teach your students to analyze historical documents and become an investigator and synthesizer of information found in historical images. The National Archives docsteach.org/...

Team Tackling Trash With Tires from Kelly Mill Elementary and their mentor Stephanie Summer win 1st place.

Georgia Students Win 2013 Siemens You Can Change the World Challenge

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 6:57am

We salute the students from Kelly Mill Elementary school in Cummings, Ga and Rockdale Magnet School for Sci Tech in Conyers, Ga. They have such great ideas on how to make the environment better that they were chosen as...

First Georgia STEM Day is May 3

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 4:56am

Friday May 3, 2013 is the first Georgia STEM Day. Established by the Georgia Department of Education and in partnership with the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed), it's a statewide day for schools, students, teachers...

Earth Day in the Classroom

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, April 19, 2013 - 8:34am

Earth Day is Monday April 22. It’s a day for everyone to focus on the environment, conservation and clearing up pollution. There are many ways lessons from Earth Day can be incorporated in the classroom and those...

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