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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.

7 Free Sesame Street Apps for Kids!

Just in time for summer are 7 free Sesame Street apps for your young kids! Each Sesame Street app targets a different situation for helping kids, and all of the apps are available on both Apple and Droid devices. 

 1. Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame

Summer Bridge: Keeping Students Engaged Over the Summer Break

Summer is a great time to keep kids actively learning by having them participate in fun, educational activities. Check out this awesome list of educational websites for families by the Georgia Department of Education.

Becoming a Seamless Technology Integrator

Seamless. Transparent. Purposeful. Three words that should come to mind when we think about incorporating technology in the 21st century classroom. Today’s teachers have the latest and greatest educational technology tools right at their fingertips. However, that doesn’t always mean it’s easy to integrate technology to engage students and improve learning outcomes. There are often organizational, administrative, and personal barriers that get in the way.

Top 5 EdTech Tips: NearPod

Teachers can create multimedia presentations that are INTERACTIVE and provide feedback to teachers based on student results. Here are 5 ways NearPod can benefit you in your classroom:

1. Create Engaging Classes:

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.