1. Pop My Video!

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    Creative Writing Teachers REJOICE!  Remember the good times we had watching “Pop Up Video” on VH1 (or am I totally showing my age…?)  The VH1 site has an option to make your own Pop Up Video subtitles to some popular videos-  but that might not work for most (read ‘all’) classrooms…. An alternative I found […]

  2. Georgia Children’s Book Awards 2012-2013– Grades 4-8 with Links to Author Websites / Blogs

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                Here’s the list of 2012-2013 nominees and author or publisher websites/blogs. (N) indicates that the title is available on Nook reader.  Some titles are more appropriate for mature or Middle Grades audiences. Davis, Eleanor  Secret Science Alliance And The Copycat Crook Greenwald, Lisa My Life In Pink & Green […]

  3. Dear Diary 2.0- Penzu and NEW Penzu Classroom

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    Dear Diary 2.0 ~ with PENZU http://penzu.com/ and http://penzu.com/classroom Penzu is an online journaling program with numerous features for you or your students.  Some features are free, such as password protection for journals, and some advanced features (such as mobile device access) are included in the Penzu PRO 19.00 per year fee. After signing up- […]

  4. Now You’re Cooking! Delicious Web Apps

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      Check out these Delicious Web Apps!          Bake up a Time Line                                            Simmer those Keyboarding Skills!           Stir up a STORY w/ Zimmer Twins!                                 Sautee a MOVIE with DVOLVER!                              Share a Delicious Feast of Knowledge w/ Qwiki!     

  5. Join Us for the Georgia DEN Social Learning Summit/Virt Con!

    Georgia DEN Social Learning Summit/Virt Con Register here to  join us at the TELLUS science museum at I-75 Exit 293, Cartersville, Georgia as we collaborate and experience the Discovery Spring Virtual Social Learning Summit with colleagues who share our enthusiasm. Learn also about the DEN and what we have to offer to those of like […]

  6. TED- Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world

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    Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world TED.com–  http://www.ted.com/ “TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in […]

  7. Flip Your Classroom with Discovery Education

    What is the “flipped classroom”? The flipped classroom is when students view lectures and gain information at home for homework, and spend time interacting with the teacher, and practicing concepts in the classroom. This practice is called flipping the classroom because students spend time viewing lectures and taking notes for homework, and practicing concepts with […]

  8. DEAF STEM

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     DEAF Educational Access for Computational Science Are you looking for STEM resources to engage hearing impaired students? The Shodor Education Foundation has what you need to support all of your students in STEM curriculum content. Click here to view the Deaf Educational Access For Computational Science  (DEAF CS) website. Here you can view ASL annotated […]

  9. Qwiki Creator! Show What You Know!

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    Several months ago I created a post about a great site called Qwiki. Qwiki is a talking search engine that tells you about your searches. Back then I though Qwiki was great, but now I know Qwiki is going to revolutionize learning with Qwiki Creator! Soon you, and your students can show what you know […]

  10. Sign Up Genius

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    I’ve started using the free site “Sign Up Genius” http://www.signupgenius.com/ in many areas of my life.  My students can sign up for appointments with me (see a sample) , staff members can sign up for professional learning, parents can sign up for volunteer opportunities, etc.  The site has numerous templates and three types of survey styles: […]

  11. Celebrate Art!

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    March is Youth Art Month!  Celebrate and teach your students about art using the over 526 videos and resources provided by Discovery Education. Teach students to think critically about what art is, learn about the contributions of past and present artists, and help them connect with their inner artist. The following are other sites that […]

  12. Free Teacher Workshop: Storytelling 2.0 in the Classroom- using curriculum materials from the PBS documentary ‘Slavery by Another Name’

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    Slavery by Another Name is a PBS documentary which explores a system of “neo-slavery” that thrived following the Civil War based on forced labor of imprisoned African American men and women through the convict lease system.  A free teacher workshop will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012,  from 9am-3pm at the Atlanta Neighborhood School, 688 […]

  13. Pearltrees

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    Pearltrees is a FREE online collaboration and organizational tool that provides a structure for teachers or students to gather, share, and organize resources.  Your links, or “pearls”, are connected into  “trees” and can be easily embedded onto a website, blog, or Facebook/Twitter account. I quickly searched and found fantastic pearltrees for DISCOVERY EDUCATION, TEACHER TECHNOLOGY, […]

  14. Engage Your Students in Black History

    Engage your students in the study of Black History by attending some of these informative museum sponsored events during Black History Month. View the Atlanta.net Civil Rights museums page (http://www.atlanta.net/civilrights/museums.html?ucid=P2011-004652) to find out where you and your students can see a replica of the Yates & Milton Drugstore which was one of Atlanta’s first black-owned […]

  15. ios5 Support Group

    If you recently updated to ios5 and/or received an iPhone for a gift- here are the top 5 tips I have shared with others. Please feel free to comment and post any additional tips for the greater good! TOP 5 TIPS I HAVE SHARED WITH NEW iOS5 USERS: 1- GRAPHICS IN TEXTS/MESSAGES: You can add […]

  16. Five Ways to Introduce Students to the Georgia Legislature ~ by Patrice Weaver

    This article is from the Georgia Public Broadcasting website and contains information applicable to all U.S. students.  Click here to view the article in its entirety. The Georgia Legislative Session kicks off Monday January 9, 2012 Are you looking for ways to introduce your students to the work of the Georgia legislature? Do you want […]