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PHOTOS: SFPL’s The Mix Teen Center Now Open

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PHOTOS: SFPL’s The Mix Teen Center Now Open

The Mix is a youth-designed, 21st century teen center equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

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KQED’s Top Takeaways from #DML2015

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KQED’s Top Takeaways from #DML2015

The KQED Education team headed to foggy Los Angeles last week for three days of inspired conversations and workshops about using technology to address educational opportunity gaps in today’s digital world. The largest national gathering of scholars and practitioners in the field, DML links theory, policy, research, and practice. Here are our top 5 takeaways.

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What Ordinary Object Best Represents You?

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What Ordinary Object Best Represents You?

You might be surprised to learn that for many artists, inspiration often comes from ordinary, everyday objects, experiences, and materials. What everyday object or material best represents you?

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Summer Learning Series: The Story of Groundwater

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Summer Learning Series: The Story of Groundwater

This lighthearted animation that tells the story of groundwater, where it comes from and where it goes. Check it out before jumping into a lake, stream or lagoon.

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Should the U.S. Government Spy on its Own People? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Should the U.S. Government Spy on its Own People? Students Weigh In

Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Government spying took on a whole new scope. Read what students had to say about whether or not the U.S. Government should spy on its own people.

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Why Is Summertime in San Francisco So Dang Foggy? [Includes Interactive Explainer]

News & Civics | June 26, 2015

Why Is Summertime in San Francisco So Dang Foggy? [Includes Interactive Explainer]

“The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” OK fine, so Mark Twain may never have actually said it himself. But the statement stands nonetheless.

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Students Show Off Their Favorite Dance Moves

Arts | June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Students Show Off Their Favorite Dance Moves

From old timed moves like “The Twist,” to the more recent wave of “Twerking,” dance moves have swept through pop culture for years. Read what students had to say about what their favorite dance move is.

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Revisiting the Patriot Act and America’s Ongoing Tug-of-War Between Privacy and Security

News & Civics | June 23, 2015

Revisiting the Patriot Act and America’s Ongoing Tug-of-War Between Privacy and Security

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday (June 2) approved legislation scaling back the federal government’s broad surveillance of American phone records.

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How Can Baltimore Recover from the Freddie Gray Case? Students Weigh In

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

How Can Baltimore Recover from the Freddie Gray Case? Students Weigh In

The recent death of Freddie Gray, a 25 year old black male, while in police custody has sparked protests and conversation on the relationship between community and police nationwide. Read what students had to say about how Baltimore can recover from the Freddie Gray case.

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Are Teens Today More Narcissistic Than Previous Generations?

Do Now | June 19, 2015 | 176 Comments

Are Teens Today More Narcissistic Than Previous Generations?

“Millennials are more narcissistic than boomers and gen Xers were at the same age,” said Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University and the author of several books on narcissism. Do you think teens today are more narcissistic than previous generations?

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Would You Eat Insects? Students Chew On The Idea

Community Created Content | June 19, 2015 | 1 Comment

Would You Eat Insects? Students Chew On The Idea

Currently, 80 percent of the world includes insects as part of their diet for their high nutritional value. Read what students had to say about why they would or would not incorporate insects into their daily diet.

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What California’s New Mandatory Water Restrictions Mean for You [Interactive Map]

News & Civics | June 19, 2015

What California’s New Mandatory Water Restrictions Mean for You [Interactive Map]

Better get used to shorter showers,’cause now California’s keeping watch. Well, not literally (we hope). As of June 1, statewide mandatory water cuts went into effect.

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Students Use Their Cameras to Find Beauty and Positivity in Unlikely Places

Arts in the Community | June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Students Use Their Cameras to Find Beauty and Positivity in Unlikely Places

Documentary photographer, Paccarik Orue, worked on a project called There’s Nothing Beautiful Around Here in Richmond, California. Read what students had to say about how they capture beauty and positivity with their camera.

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Teacher Feature: Water Restrictions with PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia | June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Teacher Feature: Water Restrictions with PBS LearningMedia

What is the value of PBS LearningMedia? PBS LearningMedia is easy to use. You can organize media and create assignments in one place. The icing on the cake is that students can create within the site as well.

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