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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.

Top 5 EdTech Tips: instaGrok

The vast amount of information found on the Internet can make it difficult for students to narrow their scope on a topic for a research paper or select credible sources. Well, never fear, instaGrok is here!  InstaGrok is a multimedia search engine that helps students and teachers with research tasks and overall learning. Here are five features of instaGrok that can help you implement it in your classroom.
 
1. Completely Interactive

Back To School: Georgia's Tax Free Weekend Starts Tomorrow!

The first day of school is just around the corner. For most Georgia families, that means it's time for some back to school shopping. Luckily, Georgia shoppers can shop Friday and Saturday without paying sales tax on most items. The tax-free weekend runs from Friday at midnight to Saturday at midnight. The exemptions apply to purchases made in store and online as long as the purchases are made within the allotted time frame.

The exemption will apply to:

Virtual Field Trip Series: Behind the Scenes

The GPB education team is on the road again! We are traveling all over Georgia to gather content for our upcoming Virtual Field Trip series. We understand how important it is for students to learn about our rich state history and culture. As it becomes increasingly difficult for teachers to take students on class field trips due to the high cost of transportation and high demand for limited instruction time, virtual field trips have become an appealing alternative.

Getting Back to School in the Best Frame of Mind!

June is a memory, and July is quickly fading away. With the start of August, one thing is on everyone’s mind: BACK TO SCHOOL! Starting back to school means different things to different people. Parents are looking forward to the structure that comes with their children’s school days.

I Flipped my Classroom the Hard Way - But You Don’t Have To!

I began creating my flipped classroom in 2009. The way I did it was to build over 500 online learning tools that students interact with at their own pace. Most of this work is done in the classroom with me, but sometimes they also work from home.

Top 5 EdTech Tips: Socrative

 

Celebrate 45 Years with Sesame Street at Tellus Science Museum!

 

Top 10 EdTech Tips: Seesaw

Seesaw is an online learning journal that gives students the ability to digitally showcase what they are learning about in school. Here are five facts about Seesaw that will help you use it in your classroom.

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