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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...

Veterans Day Content for the Classroom

Heather Neal - Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 7:04am

The holiday immediately following Halloween is, in fact, not Thanksgiving. Though it is appropriate that the two share a month, Veterans Day is the next holiday. For us, it is more than a much-appreciated day off. It...

Georgia Charter Schools Amendment

Yun Mi Park - Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 7:56pm

On November 6, 2012, as Georgia voters cast their ballots for president, they also voted in support or against Amendment 1 - a constitutional amendment that would allow charter schools to be approved by a state...

Election Day Resource Roundup

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 5:03am

We’ve done several blog posts on resources for students that cover the presidential elections that make them interesting and fun. On this Election Day, I want to share a few new ones with you as well as list our past...

A Thanksgiving Quiz

Heather Neal - Monday, November 5, 2012 - 5:10am

How much do our children really know about Thanksgiving? Or how much do we know or remember for that matter? I haven't been a student (in an actual classroom, that is) in quite a while now. While researching for this...

Student Video Competition

Heather Neal - Friday, November 2, 2012 - 5:37am

Last year GPB started a campaign called Stop the Drop! to help improve graduation rates across Georgia. You can view the summit and supporting resources as well as community partner links online. This year we're...

Elmo hobnobs with kids from Sheltering Arms at the science and arts education announcement.

Elmo Announces Boost to Atlanta Pre-K Arts & Science Education

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 6:14am

If you’re going to announce a major initiative that will improve arts and science education for preschoolers, it’s best to get a celebrity to do the honors. That celebrity was Elmo - a fine choice I might add. He joined...

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