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Raises for Georgia Teachers and More Highlights from the State of the State

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 5:43am

Education was the focus of Governor Nathan Deal’s State of the State address yesterday. Deal proposes raising teacher pay and state education funding overall, a single year increase totaling nearly $8 billion dollars....

Your Students and Dennis Rodman Should Watch Frontline’s Documentary on North Korea

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 2:00am

Perhaps Dennis Rodman would not be in such trouble for his visit to North Korea and insensitive comments about political prisoner Kenneth Bae had he watched the new Frontline documentary “Secret State of North Korea.”...

Actress Mayim Bialik plays and is a real neuroscientist. Image from nbcbayarea.com

Free Webinars This Week and Mayim Bialik on Cool Scientists

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, January 13, 2014 - 9:50am

This week is all about livening up your science, engineering and math teaching. One way is by taking part in a free math literacy webinar, another is learning how to teach NGSS engineering design through media and still...

Photo courtesy Ryan Lash

A Year in Review: Top Five Education Posts of 2013

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 7:47am

What stories resonated with educators in 2013? I reviewed our blog archives and turned up these top five posts. A famous singer’s education Ted Talk television special drew a lot of readers, so did a student's angry...

PBS & GPB Are Looking for the Next Big Digital Innovator

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, December 16, 2013 - 5:48am

While other networks choose singing “idols” and “voices”, we’re looking for someone more significant to the classroom - the next big digital innovator - a digital rockstar who can integrate technology into lessons in a...

VIDEO: The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela and Other Resources

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 10:35am

Former South African President and freedom fighter Nelson Mandela who died last Thursday at age 95, was honored in a stunning memorial service today. You can watch the service here. Last night we aired Frontline’s...

Why is a Snowflake Unique? The Science of Winter

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 6:50am

What makes a snowflake a snowflake and is it really unique? Why are some parts of the country grey and a bit nippy this time of year, while others experience bone chilling temperatures? You can pose these questions to...

How a Fourth Grade Teacher Uses PBS Learning Media

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, November 25, 2013 - 2:00am

PBS Learning Media has been available for two years now. How are you using it in the classroom? Need some ideas? Here is how fourth grade teacher Elizabeth Slifer, a PBS Learning Media Teacher Core from Illinois uses...

Sequoyah created a Cherokee syllabary, making reading and writing in Cherokee possible.

A Georgia Stories Thanksgiving

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, November 22, 2013 - 6:29am

Students would be remiss to celebrate Thanksgiving without reflecting on Georgia’s Native American Indian Heritage. They can use Georgia Stories to do that. I pulled seven stories from the story collection that...

Try Your Hand at Being a Scientist at the Fernbank

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, November 8, 2013 - 4:08am

The concept behind the Fernbank Museum's Science at Hand Day which takes place Saturday, November 9 is to put students in touch with the professionals involved in a variety of scientific careers and let them walk in...

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