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Don Wettrick (middle) has created The Focus Show Online, finding outstanding classrooms using social media.

Tech Thursday: Don Wettrick and The Focus Show Online

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 5:52am

If you don’t love Twitter, you should. Through Twitter you can meet and make contact with some of the most intriguing, energetic and inspiring educators across the country who are doing amazing things worth imitating -...

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Do you like..? There's a STEM Career for That

Lisa M. Zunzanyika - Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 5:39am

Say the words "Science", "Technology", "Engineering", and "Math" (STEM) to some people and the response is either blank stares of incomprehension or looks of abject fear. Now say those same words to today's girls and...

No Name-Calling Week

Heather Neal - Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 7:11am

At times it seems like there really is a day to honor anything – hot dog day, hug day, high five day. Those types of things can be fun reminders to enjoy the mundane, the normal. Then there are week-long honors and...

Students at 4/5 Academy measure their academic progress using programs on Macbooks.

Technology in Action at the 4/5 Academy

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 6:11am

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting The 4 / 5 Academy at Fifth Avenue in Decatur for the day. That’s where our guest blogger Sandi Dennis is the Media and Instructional Technology Specialist. I spent...

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Engaging Exercises for Inauguration 2013

Heather Neal - Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 5:01am

Updated January 18, 2013 by Rosemary Jean-Louis The Presidential Inauguration is January 21, 2013. There several ways you can get students actively involved in the commemoration of the President’s new term....

King Holiday Resources for Classrooms

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, January 14, 2013 - 6:50am

The King holiday has been promoted as a "day on" not a "day off" with organizations, churches and schools encouraging people to perform community service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's legacy. Equally important is...

Teachers in the News You Should Know

Heather Neal - Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 7:52am

Not all news is bad these days. There are a lot of really creative, inspirational teachers out there and we want to be sure you have heard about them. Shawn Rux is the principal at MS 53. When he began his role there...

Amazon Student and a Kindle Fire HD Giveaway

Heather Neal - Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 4:54am

This week all of Georgia’s teachers and students are getting back into the classroom and back into the school year routine. After such a long break, it can be difficult to happily wake and arrive to work while it’s...

The Abolitionists

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, January 7, 2013 - 7:39am

Who were the key figures of the abolitionist movement? How did they band together to transform what was considered a fringe movement into a force that changed society? The three part mini-series The Abolitionists...

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Will.I.Am on Making Tech the New Celebrity

Heather Neal - Friday, January 4, 2013 - 5:39am

Will.I.Am is one member of the pop group The Black Eyed Peas. He’s also a business star in the technology field. Intel Corp. appointed him director of creative innovation a couple of years ago. He recorded “Reach for...

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