Explore the history and expansion of 5 major Georgia companies
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Georgia students can read anywhere, anytime, and virtually anything this summer, because Get Georgia Reading partner myON has delivered thousands of free books to your computer and mobile devices. That means every child, teacher, librarian, and parent in Georgia are sharing a single account that provides you with unlimited access to myON’s enhanced digital books, 24 hours a day—every day—through Aug. 31. These enhanced digital books, with flexible reading scaffolds, are the core content of myON’s award-winning personalized literacy environment with embedded tools and metrics to support and track student reading and growth.
Last month the New Georgia Encyclopedia published “On the Stump: What Does It Take to Get Elected in Georgia,” an exhibition written by Jan Hebbard, Kaylynn Washnock, and Ashton Ellett. This digital slideshow features newly digitized photos and original research on the history of elections in modern Georgia, from the turn of the century to the 2012 presidential election. It follows candidates as they decide to run, craft a strategy, win nominations, shake hands, kiss babies, and await the election results.
Savannah and Peaches need your help! They have been invited to participate in a race to find historical artifacts across the great state of Georgia.
School Library Month (SLM) is the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) celebration of school librarians and their programs. Every April school librarians are encouraged to host activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in a student’s learning.
Complimenting GPB’s Regions virtual field trip the Physical Features of Georgia trip is now available on their website and the GPB Education app .This virtual field trip takes students on a journey throughout the state of Georgia, guiding them through twelve of the state’s physical features and explaining the relative location of each, as well as their environmental characteristics, historical connections, and much more.
The Georgia Library Media Association’s (GLMA) Summer Institute will be held June 12 – June 13, 2017, in Peachtree City, Georgia. Future Ready: GLMA Empowering Excellence is this year’s focus. GLMA welcomes Audrey Church, President of the American Association of School Librarians as a featured speaker at the institute. The Georgia Department of Education will offer a workshop on Open Educational Resources. Additionally, Shannon Miller will present Future Ready Libraries and Danny Blitch will offer his expertise on grant writing. Wendy Cornelisen of the Georgia Public Library will facilitate a session and many more exciting sessions will be offered. The Summer Institute will bring educators and innovators together from across the state of Georgia. You will gain practical strategies that will empower to you create and sustain a library program that excels.