Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
September 4, 2007
Thomasville-- Freshman Jaocob O'Hern is like most students. "I don't really like getting up in front of class that much," he says. The new activslate technology in Thomas County Central classrooms makes working a problem for the class a lot less stressful. O'Hern says he enjoys, "Sitting in my seat, being able to work it from there."
Teachers can write an equation on the slate, and hand it off to a student to solve, while the screen is projected for the entire class to see. "That keeps the student from having to get up in front of the class and it also cuts down on distractions that happen when you transition from one activity to another," explains Assistant Principal Dr. Laine Reichert.
Its just one tool the school is equipping their science classrooms with thanks to $96,000 21st Century Technology Grant. "Science is a critical area as far as standardized testing is concerned. We want our students to have every tool at their disposal that could possibly make this testing a less stressful situation for them," says Reichert.
Another new gadget students will get to try out is a personal response system. The handheld device allows each student to answer quiz questions with the click of a button, and teachers immediately see their answers. Reichert says, "It allows them to get immediate feedback as to what students understand and what they don't understand."
"Kids can learn with hands-on, then the teacher can tell them if it was wrong or right without having to go to their desk or anything," adds O'Hern. And that makes getting help in weaker areas not only less painful, but a lot more efficient too.
The eight science classrooms will also be wired with amplified sound, and each teacher is getting a Dell laptop that works as a hub for the new technology. There will also be 25 student laptops that will be mobile so each classroom can use them.