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Create Visual Social Media With Instagram

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Create Visual Social Media With Instagram

Instagram is a very popular social media platform for taking and sharing photos and video. Launched in 2010, Instagram is available for iOS, Android and Windows mobile operating systems.

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Apply to Be a Part of KQED Education’s Teacher Working Groups

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Apply to Be a Part of KQED Education’s Teacher Working Groups

Are you a Bay Area middle- or high-school social studies, science or arts teacher interested in deepening your work with media and technology? Would you like to impact the resources developed by KQED for educators? Join KQED’s Educator Working Groups! You will have the opportunity to: Join the KQED Education think tank. Influence media and […]

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Is Studying the Arts in School Important?

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Is Studying the Arts in School Important?

In recent decades, American schools have been pressured to increase standardized test scores, causing them to make cuts to programs like visual art, music, dance and theater. Is arts education important to you?

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Arts Collections in PBS LearningMedia

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Arts Collections in PBS LearningMedia

Quick Picks: PBS LearningMedia offers thousands of resources for teaching and learning in arts and arts integration. Check out our quick picks of  PBS LearningMedia arts collections organized by series or special topics. Sign up for a free account to save resources and create folders to organize your own arts collections. And check out these […]

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The Global Community Can Do More to Fight the Ebola Outbreak

Civics in the Community | September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Global Community Can Do More to Fight the Ebola Outbreak

In the past, diseases have had the ability to wipe out entire civilizations, and it’s still going on today. With the Ebola epidemic in West Africa becoming more of a menace, there are a lot of questions to be answered. Why should nations help fight against the outbreak? What are some challenges, and how can we, as an international community, overcome this? Last week, students from around the country shared their thoughts on what should be done in the fight against Ebola.

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Yell Fire: California Wildfire Resources for the Classroom

News & Civics | September 25, 2014

Yell Fire: California Wildfire Resources for the Classroom

California is feeling the burn big time. As of September 18, about a dozen major wildfires were raging across the Golden State. That includes the massive King Fire near Lake Tahoe, which burst out of control this week just as firefighters began to contain another formidable blaze north of Redding.

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Elements of Art: Shape

Arts | September 24, 2014

Elements of Art: Shape

Continue gaining fluency in the language of the Arts with the second installment in our Elements of Art series. Shape is one of the seven basic building blocks of art along with Line, Form, Texture, Value, Space, and Color.

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BAYMN FEST 2014 – Oct. 17 & 18

Bay Area Youth Media Network | September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

BAYMN FEST 2014 – Oct. 17 & 18

On October 17 & 18, the Bay Area Youth Media Network (BAYMN) in partnership with KQED will present BAYMN FEST, a FREE two-day interactive showcase of media produced by young folks ages 12-24, hosted at the San Francisco Public Library. Join us!!

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Understanding the Ebola Outbreak: A Multimedia Resource Guide

News & Civics | September 22, 2014

Understanding the Ebola Outbreak: A Multimedia Resource Guide

Since the Ebola outbreak claimed its first victim more than nine months ago, an estimated 5,000 people in five West African nations have been infected, and nearly half of them have died. It’s the worst Ebola outbreak on record.

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How Should We Address Illegal Immigration?

Do Now | September 19, 2014 | 621 Comments

How Should We Address Illegal Immigration?

The border between the United States and Mexico is about 2000 miles long. About a third of has fencing to prevent illegal immigration. Is this an effective strategy to address illegal immigration?

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Are Consumers or Corporations Responsible for Reducing Carbon Emissions?

Do Now | September 16, 2014 | 7 Comments

Are Consumers or Corporations Responsible for Reducing Carbon Emissions?

Scientists have long known that reducing greenhouse gas emissions can help mitigate climate change, but that is easier said than done. Who is responsible for curtailing emissions? Is it carbon-emitting industries and businesses who manufacture consumer goods, or us, the consumers of those goods?

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How Can We Help Fight the Ebola Outbreak?

Do Now | September 12, 2014 | 656 Comments

How Can We Help Fight the Ebola Outbreak?

The recent spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa has left the international community scrambling to handle what has become its largest outbreak ever. What are the challenges of fighting Ebola, and how can the international community overcome them?

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The Annual Arts Education Resource Fair

Arts | September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Annual Arts Education Resource Fair

Join KQED at The Arts Education Resource Fair, an annual opportunity for teachers, artists, organizations, parents, and students to connect and learn from each other.

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Make Engaging Video Lessons with Zaption

Digital Tools | September 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

Make Engaging Video Lessons with Zaption

By Renee Bruner Zaption turns online video into engaging, interactive learning experiences. Teachers use Zaption’s intuitive web app to quickly add images, quizzes, and discussions to existing videos from YouTube, Vimeo, and private video libraries. The result is an interactive learning tour that turns passive video into an active learning experience. With Zaption’s rich analytics, […]

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