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Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -
Students at one Valdosta school are learning through a non-traditional instrument... iPads.
Every single student at Valdosta Early College Academy now has his own Apple tablet, as the school is taking learning to new heights.
Valdosta Early College Academy is the first school in South Georgia to give all 174 students their own iPad. These 8th graders are discussing poetry through their tablets.
"It's pretty cool because I think we're allowed to take our own learning into our own hands," said 8th grader Austin Blanton.
Donated by Valdosta State University, these iPads are now the main instrument teachers use to conduct class. And the teaching applications are endless.
"Hikodet is a very innovative app that allows students to create a presentation and they're able to present that to their classmates," said Teacher Johnnie Marshall.
14-year-old Austin Blanton recently taught his class about refraction. "It's the bending of a wave as it enters a new medium at an angle other than 90 degrees. And we got up in front of the classroom and we were allowed to like teach others about this and they took notes about it."
Through the Edmoto app teachers can assign quizzes right here in the classroom and students can get their results instantly.
Marshall says through the iPads teaching has gone to new heights. "Now we get an opportunity to think totally different, and were able to utilize different strategies while using the iPads."
Marshall says at the rate modern technology is progressing, he's glad his students are ahead of the game.
The high schoolers are even allowed to take the tablets home to work on projects and homework.