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Tech Thursday: Math Chimp

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 6:36am

The beauty of the website Math Chimp is that it’s a one stop repository of math videos, games and worksheets, all aligned to the Common Core standards. Many sites boast a common core connection. But they make...

Tom Mather, researcher, captures ticks

Connecting Students to STEM Careers

Heather Neal - Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 5:11am

Do you have a student who spends recess searching out bugs on the playground? While it may be atypical playground behavior, it could also be a great opportunity to plug a little career education. Tom Mather, a...

Holiday Lessons

Heather Neal - Monday, November 26, 2012 - 6:37am

We’re back at it! School is back in session after the Thanksgiving holiday break. Now begins the frantic rush to jam in as much information before the winter holiday break, hoping it sticks. If you’re looking for...

Books for Gratitude

Heather Neal - Monday, November 19, 2012 - 6:49am

PBS Parents has put together a great list of books for the Thanksgiving season. Check with your school’s librarian or your local library to get these in time for the holiday. These books provide a great way to educate...

Twilight Breaking Dawn Writing Prompts and Other Lessons

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, November 16, 2012 - 6:12am

I admit it. I’m a Twi-hard! I’ve read all of the Twilight books. I’ve seen all of the movie adaptations and have a date with a group of Twilight loving female friends to see Breaking Dawn Part 2 this weekend. Go Team...

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Poetry Brain

Heather Neal - Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 7:23am

A health news article from NPR really got me thinking about poetry in the classroom. The report from NPR is about research comparing active regions of the brain while jazz musicians and rappers perform memorized and...

Tech Thursday: There’s an App for the Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 7:03am

Picture this: taking your students on a field trip to the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, telling them to whip out their smartphones and tablets on which they will get a personalized guided tour of the place....

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New-to-You Sea Sponge

Heather Neal - Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 4:15am

A new sea sponge was originally discovered off the California coast back in 2000 with an unmanned exploration vehicle. Scientists have since been back to further investigate the creature, its habitat and habits. It...

STEM Sneak Preview

Heather Neal - Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 5:05am

What BIG, new, incredible project have we all been working on lately? Check out the sneak preview below and stay tuned for more later this week! Check out Fast Forward for STEM Career exploration all over Georgia...

National Salute to Veterans, a PBS Special

Heather Neal - Friday, November 9, 2012 - 6:42am

Honoring the 22 million veterans who have served our country, PBS is once again airing “National Salute to Veterans.” On Nov. 11, “National Salute to Veterans” will bring the nation together to say thank you to...

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