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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...

Raising Adam Lanza

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 8:38am

What caused Sandy Hook Elementary Schol shooter Adam Lanza to go on his killing rampage? In new details, investigators say Lanza may have been in “direct competition” with Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian man...

New Law Criminalizes Bullying of Teachers

Heather Neal - Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 5:16am

The state of North Carolina has passed a law that makes it a crime for students to bully teachers online. There are already anti-bullying laws about student-to-student cyberbullying. This law is the first to make it a...

Photo courtesy NASA.

Watch That Asteroid Flyby Right Here

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, February 15, 2013 - 6:17am

Space seems to be pelting the earth with stuff. Earlier this morning a meteor hurdled past Russia’s Ural Mountains, causing explosions and hurting hundreds. This afternoon a small asteroid named 2012 DA14 will flyby...

2005, then-new moons Nix and Hydra are the dots on the right. Credit: NASA, ESA, H. Weaver (JHU/APL), A. Stern (SwRI), HST Pluto

Vote to Name Pluto’s Moons

Heather Neal - Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 5:29am

The SETI Institute has provided educators with a way to engage the Common Core's integrated subjects approach and multimedia in the classroom. They recently discovered two more “tiny” moons orbiting Pluto, now a “dwarf...

Love to Teach? Like PBS Learning Media

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 5:00am

As you may know, PBS Learning Media is our digital media resource center that pools the best PBS shows, games and lessons in one place for you to use in the classroom. If you are doing a lesson on Black History month...

Five Lesson Plans You Can Use on the State of the Union

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, February 11, 2013 - 8:49am

President Obama is scheduled to give his State of the Union address to congress and the nation tonight at 9 p.m. eastern time. You and your students may watch the speech live on GPB at that time. Here are five lesson...

Today’s “Kindness Idea” is to smile at 10 strangers.

Random Acts of Kindness Week

Heather Neal - Monday, February 11, 2013 - 4:56am

Random Acts of Kindness Week It is officially Random Acts of Kindness Week. Sponsored by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation (RAKF), the goal is to “inspire people to practice kindness and pass it on to others.”...

Skype uses internet connection to communicate.

Tech Thursday: Skype on a Sick Day

Krystyn Busby - Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 5:11am

Recently, one Georgia teacher’s child fell victim to the flu, so she did what was necessary and stayed home with her son. Fortunately, a substitute teacher was available to continue the lesson plans that were...

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