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Presidents, Plains, Peanuts, and Postcards

Heather Neal - Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 5:34am

The annual Postcard Contest sponsored by The Jimmy Carter NHS Education Program and The Peanut Institute is now underway. This year’s theme is Digging Peanuts in Plains: Home of the 39th President. The contest ends in...

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Robots on Mars and Meteors Over Georgia

Heather Neal - Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 5:03am

The Mars rover Curiosity has landed and is already sending back images and preparing for what is sure to be some fascinating exploration of a far away world. As some Georgia classrooms are back in session this week and...

Back to School Healthy Eating Tips for Teachers

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, August 6, 2012 - 6:42pm

Does healthier cafeteria food mean healthier eating choices for teachers too? Since I’m not in your school lunchrooms, I can’t say. But most teachers bring their own meals to school anyway. But it can still be tricky...

An artist rendering of Mars Curiosity probe's landing. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech.

Mars Rover Curiosity Landing: a Touchdown for Studying Red Planet Life

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, August 6, 2012 - 9:17am

Thanks to the Mars Curiosity rover’s successful landing, the question of whether anything can live on Mars can be answered by science fact not just science fiction. Your students can help NASA figure out whether the Red...

Five Things Teachers Want You to Know About Going Back to School

Charity Kinneer - Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 5:19pm

For many Georgians the school year has already started or is pretty close to beginning. Each new school year for your child is just as daunting as the last and every year I’m asked for advice by parents. Their...

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7000th Amphibian Discovered in Peru!

Heather Neal - Friday, August 3, 2012 - 9:41am

We’re celebrating the 7000th amphibian with a song from amphibiaweb. Amphibian number 7000 is a new glassfrog from Peru, Centrolene sabini (Catenazzi et al 2012), which was discovered at high elevations in Manu National...

Back to School Deals for Teachers

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, August 3, 2012 - 9:04am

It’s estimated that teachers spend more than $1.33 billion of their own money on school supplies. That’s according to an article in the Journal. Like the parents who are scouring for back to school deals for their kids...

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Three Common Core Pinterest Boards to Repin

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 6:51am

In an earlier post, Heather Neal talked about using Pinterest to organize what you like on the internet, particularly subjects dealing with the Common Core. (By the way, if you are not on Pinterest yet? It’s pretty...

Tracking Your Students’ Performance Just Got Easier

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 9:27am

It’s a scenario that teachers face all the time: a new student comes from another school. How did that student perform in his or her former school? Is that student ESL? How did he or she fare on statewide exams? There...

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New GA City for Classroom Inspiration

Heather Neal - Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 6:48am

Last night’s primary elections show that voters have approved a new city in Georgia. In what has been a series of new metro Atlanta cities (Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Milton, and Chattahoochee Hills in recent years),...

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