Daily Archives: May 18, 2011

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Georgia Supreme Court Says Charter School Law Unconstitutional

Georgia Supreme Court Says Charter School Law Unconstitutional

On Monday, May 16,2011, in a 4-3 ruling the Georgia Supreme Court overturned the Georgia Charter Schools Commission Act. This controversial act allowed the commission to create and fund charter schools over the objections of local school boards. The local school boards are given exclusive control of K-12 education and schools by the state constitution.

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Kudos!

A hearty congratulations to two of our very own DEN STAR/LC members who achieved recognition last evening at the annual DENny Awards webinar! Robin Talkowski was recognized (again!) for her creative, informative and thought provoking personal blog, as well as her oversight of the Massachusetts DEN Blog in her capacity as Blog Chairperson!  Way to

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3rd Annual DENny Awards

The 3rd annual DENny Awards were held last night with much fanfare. The blue carpet was rolled out, and everyone was dressed in their finest! What an event it was! The DENny Awards event is one of our most favorite events of the year because it is a night dedicated to recognizing outstanding members of

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Welcome to Cache and Cookies!

Welcome to *Cache and Cookies, the Discovery Education Support Team’s blog! The DE Support Team is the group of individuals that answers your phone calls and emails (yes, that is a real person you are talking to) when you reach out to Discovery Education with a question or comment.  We are here to answer any

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Spring Training 2011 Final Stats

DEN Spring Training came to a close May 13…The results are in!  DEN STARs are really working to keep their STAR status in shape. Here’s the final leader board: Don’t worry if you’re not on the list! If you earned 50 or more Spring Training Points, we’re sending you this nifty canvas beach tote complete

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Backup plans – some tips for teachers

by David Andrade, http://tinyurl.com/edtechguy Every teacher is taught that back up plans are a must. Things change constantly in education and there are a variety of factors that can make plans change – computer breaks, internet goes out, file is corrupted, forgot your flash drive at home, you finish a lesson early with a class, your

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Google Announces Chromebooks – look great for education

by David Andrade, http://tinyurl.com/edtechguy Google recently announced their  “Chromebooks” – notebook computers running Google’s Chrome OS. They will be available in June. There are two models right now. Samsung has one with a 12.1″ screen, 8.5 hours of continuous usage, a mini-VGA port and a weight of 3.26 lbs. Samsung’s WiFi model will cost $429 with the 3G

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Geocaching Day 2011 in NC & Flash Mob Experience

Our very own Mark Case will be hosting an event at Southern Guilford High School in Greensboro, NC on Saturday, May 21, 2011.  If you are interested in attending please CLICK HERE to fill out the registration form. Coordinates:  meet at N 35° 56.952 W 079° 51.430, teacher parking lot of Southern Guilford High School.

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