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Tracking Your Students’ Performance Just Got Easier

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 9:27am

It’s a scenario that teachers face all the time: a new student comes from another school. How did that student perform in his or her former school? Is that student ESL? How did he or she fare on statewide exams? There...

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New GA City for Classroom Inspiration

Heather Neal - Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 6:48am

Last night’s primary elections show that voters have approved a new city in Georgia. In what has been a series of new metro Atlanta cities (Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Milton, and Chattahoochee Hills in recent years),...

Apprenticeships for Skilled Labor, Education

Heather Neal - Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 11:22am

Teachers around the state are putting their heads down and leaning in, delving into the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards. These standards have been accepted and will be implemented incrementally beginning this...

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Heather Neal - Monday, July 30, 2012 - 11:00am

In How People Learn, John Bransford and his colleagues at University of Washington, Seattle suggested that using real cases, embedding questions that help learners connect old and new knowledge, providing resources, and...

Comments on the New Common Core Standards

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 10:58am

In addition to new classrooms, students and new staff members, teachers in Georgia have another “new” “new” to adapt to: the Common Core Georgia Performance standards. These standards emphasize literacy across subjects...

Use the 2012 London Olympics to Teach English and Math

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, July 27, 2012 - 11:20am

The London Olympics are underway and the games offer several teachable moments. Not just the standard history lesson on ancient Greece or the games themselves, but in English and Math . Here is a list of several that...

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Bob Ross Autotuned Happy Little Clouds

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, July 27, 2012 - 5:42am

It’s Bob Ross’ turn to be autotuned and remixed! The same people who remixed Mister Rogers for a YouTube video - PBS Digital and the Symphony of Science's John D. Boswell - also put together this tribute. It's called...

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Teaching with Mosquitoes

Heather Neal - Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 12:19pm

Mosquitoes are a pervasive nuisance, though not just in the tropics. However, especially in tropical locations, mosquitoes are more than just a nuisance, they are also a serious health hazard. Mosquitoes carry a...

Tech Thursday: Use Go Mo to Create A Mobile Friendly Site

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 6:04am

Google has just issued a gift to the tech savvy and tech curious. It’s called the Go Mobile or Go Mo for short.  It allows you to create a mobile friendly version of your website. This is a great tool for educators, who...

Augusta State University

Dual Enrollment for Academic and Career Success

Heather Neal - Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 6:11am

A tough economy is a great time to remember and make use of systems in place to save time and money, and a college or technical education for current high school students is no exception. We all know about Georgia’s...

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