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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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Would You Eat Insects?

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Would You Eat Insects?

The California drought is bringing increased attention to resource use in agriculture–not only within the state, but around the world. With a growing global population, use of land and water resources will have to change to meet future demand for animal protein. Would you eat insects as part of a sustainable, earth-friendly diet?

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Teacher Feature:  Battle of the Hominids with PBS LearningMedia

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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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Students Discuss the Effect of Pop Culture on Feminism

Arts | May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Students Discuss the Effect of Pop Culture on Feminism

Feminism is a term that represents the equality of all people regardless of gender. Read what students had to say about how women of color, such as Beyoncé—who identify as modern feminists— are changing the landscape of pop culture today.

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What Mandatory Water Cuts in Cities throughout California Look Like, in Three Interactive Maps

News & Civics | May 11, 2015

What Mandatory Water Cuts in Cities throughout California Look Like, in Three Interactive Maps

Three interactive maps of California’s unprecedented mandatory water cuts.

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Should Teachers Get Paid More Money?

Do Now | May 8, 2015 | 36 Comments

Should Teachers Get Paid More Money?

Teaching is by no measure an easy job. The hours are long, the demands are high, the working conditions are often challenging … and the pay? Let’s just say, you don’t go into teaching for the money. Should teachers earn more money?

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Students Weigh in on School Safety and Disaster Preparation

Civics in the Community | May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Students Weigh in on School Safety and Disaster Preparation

School districts around the US have been trying to figure out how to keep children safe. Read whether students feel safe at school and if their schools are prepared for disasters.

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East Side Alliance Teacher Appreciation Week Bash Prize Drawing!

Events | May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

East Side Alliance Teacher Appreciation Week Bash Prize Drawing!

• Register for The East Side Alliance Teacher Appreciation Bash online between April, 20 and May, 8 5:30 pm PST • OR in person at KQED’s East Side Alliance Teacher Appreciation Bash (the Bash) on Friday, May 8 To be entered in a random drawing to win one of two (2) prizes! The Rules (Short […]

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