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

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

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

Pearltrees

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,

Ever bought the same book twice? There’s an app for that!

This past weekend I spent the morning at the used book sale at my local library.  I brought in a large box and proceeded to fill it within five minutes with treasures.  I started wondering how many of my treasures were “repeats”– books I’d read in the past or tucked away somewhere and couldn’t remember

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

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

Weebly in the Media Center

   I recently purchased a yearly subscription to Weebly (www.weebly.com)  for several reasons– 1-  to allow my students to submit library book suggestions to me via email, 2- to give my students a place to ask technical questions via email, 3- to create an online “form” for staff members to submit purchasing requests. What I

Introducing Sandi Dennis from the GA DEN BLOG team!

  Hello Georgia DEN blog readers!  I’d like to introduce myself and let you know that I will be posting to the GA DEN blog on “Technology Tuesdays” this year!   Name: Sandi Hollomon Dennis, Ed.S.   Colleges Attended: University of Georgia/ University of West Georgia- Degrees in Media nd Instructional Technology   Current Employer:

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