Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September Calendar of Events

Time Management for the AP Student 
Advisory, September 4th 
Yummy snacks will be served 

Grant Writing Workshop 
Monday, September 8th 
After School 3:45 - 4:30 

 Book Club 
Tuesday, September 9th 
After School 3:30 - 4:30 

Library Card Registration Drive 
Tuesday, September 16th 
Treats will be provided

Voter Registration Drive 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Science Fair Starters

Start your Science Fair Research here with this handy set of links that will help you research and creatively sketch out your ideas for the perfect project.

The Big Read

ATLANTA, Georgia – The Atlanta History Center - in partnership with the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System - presents the Atlanta Metro campaign, The Big Read. A program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, The Big Read is designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. The Big Read is the largest reading program in American history and a multi-faceted initiative uniting communities across the nation through great literature. This is the Atlanta History Center’s fourth time participating in The Big Read.
The Atlanta History Center selected Luis Alberto Urrea’s Into the Beautiful North for the 2014 Big Read and encourages the public to get involved by reading the book, attending free programs, and promoting the initiative in their community.
 The Big Read launches on September 3, 2014, with a variety of free programs, including a ‘Taste of Mexico’ kick-off party, a keynote lecture with Luis Alberto Urrea, a StoryCorps event, dedicated discussions and lectures at various Atlanta-Fulton Public Library locations, and a film festival.


The year is off to a great start and to get you off on the right foot you can earn a prize pack full of fantastic goodies like free books, candy, earbuds and college penants. All you have to do is:

Snap a pic of you or a friend reading a library book and tag us on twitter or instagram @satlantahigh

Get Caught Reading
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Grammar Minute!

Are you getting ready for those college essays? Maybe you just want to get a bit better at recognizing when it's okay to use to, two and too. What you need is a grammar refresher. Try the site below to bone up on all of the ins and outs of using there, their and they're, as well as the infamous accept and except. You might also want to check out the Grammar Girl podcast to get tips on the go as you ride the bus. 
Road to Grammar: Road to Grammar is also among the best website where people can learn advanced level of grammar. You can find many amazing and interactive quizzes as well as lesson that deficiently help you to nourish your grammar skills.
During my curation, I felt that these additional resources might also help you:
Learning grammar is not a big deal; it just needs constant practice and dedication. Please provide your feedback in the comment box whether these resources are useful or not for you.
Happy Learning!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Forensic Career and Interview Tips

Take a look at all of these great resources to get your Forensic Career search started. We have interview tip videos, job search sites and resume templates. Start at GACollege411 to get the ball rolling.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Top 5 Ways to Integrate Technology

To ensure that students are immersed in 21st Century learning there is usually a knee-jerk reaction where teachers believe that they'll have to always be in the computer lab or have an iPad cart at the ready at all times. Untrue! Check out these simple ideas to make your room tech savvy.

   Backchanneling - This refers to online feedback from your class. Using post-it notes as exit tickets are a low-tech version of back channeling. Use technology to get feedback from your students during or after class utilizing sites like Socrative.com or Padlet.com. This allows the student to use an iPad, an in class computer or their smartphone to answer questions, post questions or make comments. 

   Collaborative Note Taking - While the Sage on the Stage may be losing traction in US classrooms, we still need lecture and students still need to take notes. You can streamline the process by using just one of your computers in the classroom or a laptop. Designate a student as the note-taker for the class and allow them type the notes in a Google Document. Google Docs will allow multiple users to edit a single document. All you need to do is send the link out or post on your website for students to review later. Check out this video tutorial on how to get started. https://vimeo.com/102131378 

   Audiobooks - "Listen and Learn" is a new initiative at South Atlanta and by assigning or using podcasts and audiobooks in your classroom you can help students who may not be reading at grade level engage with great texts. You'll also be able to assign them individually or as group work by accessing them through the catalog and utilizing a few iPads.

   QR Codes - Post videos, instructions, your syllabus or other materials around the classroom. Students or visitors can use their smartphones to access the line. Check out this video tutorial on how to get started .https://vimeo.com/102131234