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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.

STEM Finds Its Way To The Georgia Ballet

As a former social studies educator, I know how difficult it can be to create lessons that incorporate STEM in content areas where science, technology, engineering and math do not seem to easily fit. If you are looking for a little inspiration, then check out The Georgia Ballet’s production of Coppélia.

Save On PBS Teacherline Courses With Fall Promo Code

Make PBS TeacherLine your back-to-school professional development partner this year! Enroll in a fall course by September 9 using the code MYFALLPBS to save 10% on all 15, 30, and 45-hour facilitated courses. Explore eligible courses here. Save the date: PD courses kick off on September 16.

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Great Resource For The Classroom: “When Georgia Howled: Sherman On The March"

"By this, I propose to demonstrate the vulnerability of the South and make its inhabitants feel that war and individual ruin are synonymous. I will push into the heart of Georgia...destroying all. I can make the march and make Georgia howl."
- General William Tecumseh Sherman

The story of Sherman’s March is not only a decisive American historical event, but also one that many teachers cover in class on a yearly basis.

EdTech Tips: Immerse Yourself In Duolingo!

Want to learn Spanish? French? Italian? Dutch? Turkish? Duolingo is the free science-based language education platform to help you make that desire a reality. With over 100 million users, Duolingo has challenged the way people think about language acquisition. It has 40 different language courses and is available on multiple platforms:, Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. While Duolingo is a great way for anyone to learn a language, it also has an education platform called Duolingo for Schools that was created to give educators access to their students’ progress.

Move On When Ready (MOWR) Act: Top 10 Questions Answered!

According to U.S. News and World Report, approximately 1 in 8 juniors and seniors who took any AP exam received a passing score thereby earning them college credit for the course (2014). An alternative for students and parents to consider may be dual enrollment, which has a higher rate of success for earning college credit.

Top 5 EdTech Tips: Quizlet

I was introduced to Quizlet by one of my students. She was studying for my test and had created some virtual flashcards. I found that to be quite resourceful and became more interested in Quizlet and its capabilities. Quizlet is a free online tool that helps students learn and study any subject. Your free account allows you to create up to 8 classes, which makes it easier to distribute subsets to students as well as adjust your privacy settings to only allow your students access to your materials.
1. Create Study Sets for Students

K-12 Teachers Get Hands-On Study Of Georgia's Barrier Islands

Gazing at a million stars above Sapelo Island. Watching a loggerhead sea turtle nest and lay eggs on the beach. All while gaining rich content knowledge in a field-based setting. Doesn’t sound like your typical teacher professional development workshop, right? For eighteen K-12 teachers this one-of-a-kind professional learning experience was the perfect way to spend part of their summer.

Governor Deal To Serve As Keynote For 2015 STEM Education Awards

Governor Nathan Deal and Shan Cooper, VP and GM for Lockheed Martin will serve as keynote presenters for the 4th annual STEM Education Awards at the Carlos Center in Atlanta on August 28, 2015.