Education Matters
August 2015

Introducing the Web Version of our FREE Georgia Studies Digital Textbook!


The Georgia Studies digital textbook tells the story of Georgia - its history, culture, and geography. This updated version is presented digitally with interactive capabilities and multimedia enhancements. It contains interactive maps and diagrams, embedded quizzes, a note-taking function, and discussion prompts. This creative, cutting-edge platform is a breakthrough resource that will change the way students and teachers experience Georgia history. The textbook is aligned to the Georgia Performance Standards for 8th grade Social Studies and is now available for iPad and Web. A teacher's guide is coming soon!  


Click here to sign up. For more information, email [email protected]

Help Us Get Books to Children in Georgia...
By shopping at Kid Zone until August 15th 

For many children, summer break can mean losing up to two months of learning while away from formal education. Join our mission! GPB, PBS Kids, and are partnering to make books available to children in need. Now until August 15th, proceeds from your purchase at the Kid Zone will help support this mission.
 Click here to start shopping! 

EdTech Tips: Seesaw

Seesaw is a free online tool that helps students take ownership of their work by uploading it into a journal. Seesaw's user-friendly features make it easy for young children to manipulate which makes it great for elementary classrooms. Students upload their work by simply taking a photo and can add voice explanations, drawings or text to the uploaded image. They can also create original drawings and videos or access their camera roll to view or add additional documents. For more information on Seesaw, visit our Education Matters Blog. 

We Want to Hear From You! 

Do you have a great classroom management strategy? Send us a short description of your strategy to [email protected] with your name, title, and school. Put "Classroom Management" in the subject line. 

You could be featured in next month's newsletter as we highlight classroom management strategies that work in the classroom!

Join Us for Educator Appreciation Day at Zoo Atlanta

Mark your calendars! Zoo Atlanta is hosting Educator Appreciation Day on Saturday, August 29th. GPB will be there to celebrate educators. Zoo Atlanta is offering free admission to educators, homeschool educators, Ga PTA members, and a $2.00 discount for their family and friends.

Please note that educator identification is required. Types of ID include an employee ID with a photo; a pay stub or name badge imprinted with school name or county along with a state-issued photo ID; or a homeschool declaration of intent and a state-issued photo ID. Only one free admission per person.

Members can preregister here.

Zoo Atlanta's Educator Appreciation Day is presented by PNC Bank and sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and Macy's. For information go to

New Look to the GPB Education Website!

We are currently undergoing a redesign of our entire GPB website. The education page will have a better way to search for resources by age level and subject area. We are also adding a school spotlight section to highlight Georgia's schools and teachers. We'd love to hear from you. What would you like to see on the redesigned GPB Education page?

Email us and let us know: [email protected]