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Inventure Prize: A New Kind of Science Fair

Tonight is the night that the Inventure Prize winner will be chosen in a live competition show at Georgia Tech, broadcasted by GPB at 7PM. You can watch and encourage your students to watch online and join in the chat discussion, too.

Take a Dip into History: Find Family Fun this Labor Day

In 1921, an aristocratic up-and-coming young New York politician, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, contracted polio. Fearing his political future over, and desperate for a cure, FDR journeyed to Warm Springs, GA., on the advice of his friend, George Foster Peabody. There, FDR found the naturally soothing mineral water helpful in his physical therapy. FDR purchased the property and turned it into a polio treatment center. Eventually, FDR reentered politics and was elected, first Governor of New York, then four times President of the United States.

How Families Can Help Curb Summer Brain Drain!

Summer brain drain exists. Research shows that children and young adults can lose up to two months of math and reading skills over their summer break. For students in poverty, the numbers are even more staggering. So, how can we combat this loss of information without sacrificing the desire to break from all things educational? As a parent of two children, I have found using reading challenges and technology helps promote my children’s engagement!

Something Seriously Silly for the Whole Family

Bunnies and elephants and pigeons, oh my!  The High Museum of Art has something seriously silly coming to Atlanta starting May 23 through January 2016.

Top 10 EdTech Tips: Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a non-profit organization that provides instructional videos and practice exercises primarily in the area of K-12 math.  However, it also offers content in science, computer programming, history, art history, economics and more.  With a mission that aims to “provide a free, world-class education, for anyone, anywhere,” it is no wonder why this website is helping students excel in and outside of the classroom.  

Here are 10 ways that Khan Academy can help you in your classroom!

Judson Women's Leadership Conference Takes Place on June 24

The annual Judson Women’s Leadership Conference will take place at Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavillion, Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The conference was created as a part of the JCI Foundation’s mission to help young women achieve greatness in their lives through positive mentorship, education, and sport.

Dear My Future Self...

Hectic. That is the best way to describe the end of the school year. Every person in the school building is in survival mode for the month of May; teachers are trying to fill the day with activities students enjoy but aren’t too time-consuming to grade.

Summer Camp Search: Keeping Students Active Through the Summer

Summer is right around the corner and can be a time when you are scrambling, trying to find constructive and meaningful activities for your children.  Enrolling your children in a summer camp is a great way to keep children active and thinking throughout long periods away from school. Below is a list of some great summer camps throughout Georgia.  Hopefully, it can help you find the perfect place to address your child’s needs and interests.

STEM Summer Programs

Dig Into Mining with Discovery Education

We all want to inspire students to be curious and explore the world around them - that's how they learn! To encourage exploration, Discovery Education and Freeport-McMoRan have partnered to create an interactive program for grades 6-8 that uncovers the use of transition metals such as copper, gold and molybdenum in our everyday life and provides students a deeper understanding of today's hard rock mining industry.

Top 10 EdTech Tips: Edmodo

Edmodo is a website that blends social networking and education. It allows us to connect with students in a format that is very similar to Facebook: we create posts that coordinate with our instruction, and students can then comment back to us and complete teacher-assigned tasks that are linked right in the posts.

Here are 10 ways that Edmodo can help you in the classroom: