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Student Inventors Compete in The Inventure Prize 2013

Heather Neal - Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 7:03am

This may be education at its finest. Students combine their cumulative knowledge, creativity, and passion for discovery to solve real, current problems. Created and organized by faculty of Georgia Tech, the objective...

Extreme Mammals Stalk the Fernbank Museum

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 10:59am

Did you know that the Indricotherium at 15 feet tall is the largest land mammal that ever lived? Or did you realize that the Batodonoides, with an estimated body weight of 1.3 grams is the smallest? (It’s tiny enough to...

Zoo Atlanta's Teacher Appreciation Day, March 9, 2013

Free Admission to Zoo Atlanta

Heather Neal - Monday, March 4, 2013 - 5:10am

Zoo Atlanta is hosting its biannual Educator Appreciation Day on March 9, 2013 for educators and their families. Educators receive FREE admission and $2 OFF general admission for accompanying guests. Note that you will...

Celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday on Read Across America Day, students explore new Kindles at Georgia school

Introducing New Technology at School

Heather Neal - Friday, March 1, 2013 - 10:39am

As part of a big Read Across America Day celebration, Minor Elementary School in Gwinnett County opened up a Digital Den in the school media center. The “digital” part of the den is that the school was given new...

Attention Higher Ed: MOOCs Have A Message For You

Yun Mi Park - Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 10:20am

Dr. Jason B. Huett is the Associate Dean of Online Development and USG eCore and a tenured Associate Professor of Instructional Technology and Design at the University of West Georgia (UWG). He is also the 2012...

Read Across America Day 2013

Heather Neal - Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 4:41am

Each year National Educator Association (NEA) sponsors Read Across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. This year’s Read Across America Day is tomorrow, March 1. All around the country libraries, schools,...

Kenyan teen Richard Turere came up with "lion lights" to save his family's cattle.

Inspiration Kenyan Teen Lion Stopping Light Inventor

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 6:13am

How can you convince your students that there is a future science, technology, engineering and math genius living inside of them and they just don’t know it? Share the story of Kenyan teen Richard Turere with them....

Lorena Weeks successful sued Southern Belle in 1967 for passing her up for a promotion.

Makers Women Who Made America Georgia Connection

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 5:40am

Did you know that thanks to a Georgian named Lorena Weeks, all women have better opportunities in the telecommunications industry? In 1967, Weeks was passed over for a switchman promotion at the Southern Belle company....

Survey Says Teachers Unsatisfied with Their Jobs

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, February 25, 2013 - 6:29am

How satisfied are teachers with their jobs? According to a new survey by MetLife, not very. Since the last time the insurance company issued the Survey on the American Teacher which was 2008, teacher satisfaction has...

Educational Apps Kids Recommend

Heather Neal - Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 7:32am

Discovery presented a webinar (archived here on our site) presented by students. With some assistance from their teachers, students presented their favorite app to use in the classroom, complete with examples of how...

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