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BELL PEPPERS with sunscald and fruit decay due to heat stress. Photo by Juan Carlos Diaz-Perez, University of Georgia

Science, Math, and Peppers

Heather Neal - Monday, May 14, 2012 - 8:51am

I grew up in the very rural southeastern corner of Georgia. The geography of my early life was directly impacted by agriculture in a way that my “city friends” in Atlanta just cannot grasp. As a youth, our school...

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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Classroom Content in Honor of Neil Armstrong

Heather Neal - Monday, August 27, 2012 - 4:25am

Neil Armstrong passed away on Aug. 25, 2012 at the age of 82. Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission. In his career at NASA, he held numerous roles, including engineer...

Don Wettrick (middle) has created The Focus Show Online, finding outstanding classrooms using social media.

Tech Thursday: Don Wettrick and The Focus Show Online

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 5:52am

If you don’t love Twitter, you should. Through Twitter you can meet and make contact with some of the most intriguing, energetic and inspiring educators across the country who are doing amazing things worth imitating -...

Everyone is counting on you.

Math can be Boggling

Jeremiah Bratton - Friday, February 15, 2013 - 7:49am

I am not here to pass any judgements…however, I feel safe in assuming that quick mental math is not a strong suit for many people these days. I am not saying people are bad at it or incapable; we are always calculating...

Kenyan teen Richard Turere came up with "lion lights" to save his family's cattle.

Inspiration Kenyan Teen Lion Stopping Light Inventor

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 6:13am

How can you convince your students that there is a future science, technology, engineering and math genius living inside of them and they just don’t know it? Share the story of Kenyan teen Richard Turere with them....

The Best is Yet To Come

Sabrina Thomas - Monday, June 10, 2013 - 12:48pm

There’s something in the air, and I am not referring to the pollen. It’s Emmy season (Fast Forward was recently nominated for 4 Regional Emmy’s) and we are in the home stretch of filming season 2 of Fast Forward. Holy...

Lights, Camera, Meddin!

Parker Branch - Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 10:20am

Hollywood South. That’s what people are calling Georgia. At least they will soon (if I have anything to say about it, that is). With the film and television industry growing faster than ever, more and more...

An Eventful Week for Fast Forward

Sabrina Thomas - Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 11:36am

Fast Forward started the week with The Cogdell Berry Farm and Kia Motors table reads, and I was so excited that I went home and bought some blueberries that same evening. I would have bought a car, but that’s not as...

One if By Land, Two if By Sea

Parker Branch - Friday, June 28, 2013 - 9:51am

Fast Forward recently made a trip to the Georgia Ports Authority in Savannah. And if you’ve ever been shopping in the state of Georgia, chances are you’re familiar with their work. They’re in the business of importing...

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