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Using Layer Masks in Pixlr Editor

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Using Layer Masks in Pixlr Editor

Today we’re looking at the use of Layer Masks in the free, web-based photo editing tool Pixlr Editor. This post is part of a series. Layer Masks might seem a little tricky at first, but once you understand their basic concept, you’ll find they can be a great way to achieve some powerful effects and control over […]

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Custom Professional Learning for Bay Area and California Teachers

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Custom Professional Learning for Bay Area and California Teachers

KQED is pleased to offer a variety of free, customizable trainings and professional learning opportunities for Bay Area and California teachers to support the effective use of digital media in the classroom. Designed for schools, districts, professional learning communities, or other groups of educators, these experiences can take on a number of different forms depending on the needs […]

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What’s Your Favorite Dance Move?

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What’s Your Favorite Dance Move?

You’ve undoubtedly noticed viral videos flying around the Internet featuring dance sensations, trends, and memes like the Harlem shake phenomenon and riffs off of Gangnam Style. Dance crazes have a long history of sweeping the nation, and platforms like YouTube and Facebook foster a worldwide dancing dialogue. Dance crazes are a significant part of American culture and span history, including wildly varying moves, ranging from the 1920’s Charleston to contemporary twerking. What’s your signature dance move?

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Power-Up Project Based Learning with PBS LearningMedia

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Power-Up Project Based Learning with PBS LearningMedia

These featured resources can enhance PBL lesson and inspire creative, new activities.

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What is the Value of a High School Diploma? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

What is the Value of a High School Diploma? Students Weigh In

High School graduation often marks the beginning of a student’s college career and the rest of their life, but for some students, factors come into play that can hinder this opportunity. Read what students had to say about what high school graduation means to them.

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What Is ISIS? Five Multimedia Resources Explaining the Radical Militant Group

News & Civics | May 20, 2015

What Is ISIS? Five Multimedia Resources Explaining the Radical Militant Group

A collection of explanatory interactive resources from around the Web.

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The American Dream: How it Relates to Students Today

Civics in the Community | May 18, 2015 | 3 Comments

The American Dream: How it Relates to Students Today

The American Dream: having a well-paying job, a house with a fence, marriage, children, and maybe a dog. For many millenials, their goals don’t exactly line up with the good ol’ American Dream. Read what students have to say about defining their own “American Dream.”

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How Can Baltimore Recover from the Freddie Gray Case?

Do Now | May 15, 2015 | 5 Comments

How Can Baltimore Recover from the Freddie Gray Case?

The death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray while in police custody in Baltimore has sparked a series of protests and nationwide conversation on the relationship between community and police. How should Baltimore move forward?

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Teacher Feature:  Battle of the Hominids with PBS LearningMedia

General | May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Teacher Feature: Battle of the Hominids with PBS LearningMedia

Cheryl Morris (@guster4lovers) is a sixth grade humanities teacher at Del Mar Middle School in Tiburon, California. Here is an example of how she is using PBS LearningMedia with her students.

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Meet the #iBooksAuthor: The Making of an iBooks Textbook

6 -12 Science | May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Meet the #iBooksAuthor: The Making of an iBooks Textbook

What’s possible with iBooks Author? Join an esteemed Twitter panel, including KQED iBooks Textbook co-author Andrea Aust (@KQEDAust) and discover how educators and organizations are innovating with iBooks Author. Plus get behind the scenes details about the making of KQED’s iBooks Textbook collection. Join #ADEchat on Twitter this Tuesday, May 19 at 6:00pm PST. Find […]

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Does a Nuclear Deal with Iran Make Sense? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Does a Nuclear Deal with Iran Make Sense? Students Weigh In

The United States and some other world power nations including Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia have agreed that it is best to strike a deal with Iran in attempts to reduce it’s nuclear program over the next 15 years. Read what students have to say about whether or not a Nuclear Deal makes sense.

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The Feverish Roots of Today’s Anti-Vaccine Movement

News & Civics | May 15, 2015

The Feverish Roots of Today’s Anti-Vaccine Movement

Explore the feverish roots of the modern anti-vaccine movement.

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Career Spotlight: Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Graduate Student

Science | May 14, 2015

Career Spotlight: Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Graduate Student

Elijah Martin is a graduate student in Dr. Deepak Srivastava’s Lab at Gladstone Institutes where he studies how the heart develops.

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Free Running in Baltimore [Youth-Produced Short Film]

Arts in the Community | May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Free Running in Baltimore [Youth-Produced Short Film]

In this short film it is apparent that free running is more than just a pastime for a young Baltimore native. This video was an official selection of BAYMN FEST 2014. BAYMN FEST is an interactive showcase of media produced by youth ages 12-24 sponsored by Hive Bay Area.

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