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Closing Time

Heather Neal - Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 6:05am

In the next week, schools all over the state will be sending students and teachers home for the summer. There are only a few more days to cram knowledge and skills in (and hope it sticks through the summer break), then...

Kim Jeffcoat (left) and Susan Jacobs (right) "anchor" the ELA 1st Grade session.

Five Questions and Answers About Common Core GPS Training

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 12:28pm

For the past five months, we partnered with the Department of Education to deliver training on the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards through a live stream and interactive chat. (You can watch all of the archived...

Teachers are using Pinterest with Common Core

Pinterest and Common Core

Heather Neal - Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 11:22am

I know a lot of us are using Pinterest, but in the event that you haven’t yet experienced it (because it is an experience), here’s a brief explanation: Pinterest is a way to organize the internet. That’s it. It’s...

The White House has a YouTube Channel

Heather Neal - Monday, July 2, 2012 - 6:29am

The White House has a YouTube Channel and you can watch it, share it, and use it in your classroom. Help your students understand the varied roles of the President and Vice President, as well as Congress, by watching...

GA high school students improved this year on end-of-course tests (photo courtesy of igoghost via stockxchng)

Georgia Students Post Test Gains

Heather Neal - Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 6:34am

Last year, Georgia changed the way it does some of its student assessments. In April 2011, the state Board of Education approved a plan to phase out the Georgia High School Graduation tests beginning with the class of...

GA Historical Society Exceeds Industry Standards

Heather Neal - Monday, July 16, 2012 - 6:42am

We would like to offer earnest congratulations to the Georgia Historical Society (GHS) on their recent award of Charity Navigator’s 4-star rating. For those of you new to this particular rating system, Charity...

Use Pinterest to find and share Common Core boards.

Three Common Core Pinterest Boards to Repin

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 6:51am

In an earlier post, Heather Neal talked about using Pinterest to organize what you like on the internet, particularly subjects dealing with the Common Core. (By the way, if you are not on Pinterest yet? It’s pretty...

Free Common Core Content from PBS Learning Media

Heather Neal - Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 6:40am

It’s happening. School is starting back all over the state and teachers are jumping into Common Core with both feet. As I checked Facebook this morning (is it sad that's now part of my morning routine?), I saw a...

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...

Tech Thursday: Getting the Most Out of Math Chimp

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 12:29pm

Previously I did a review of the Common Core aligned math content site Math Chimp. In this post, creator Tom Gaultney, a Walton High School alum, gives more insight on the website. Compared to the many educational...

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