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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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Apply for KQED Do Now Working Group for this Spring

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Apply for KQED Do Now Working Group for this Spring

KQED Education is looking for highly engaged educators to join our KQED Do Now working group. If you are interested in integrating innovative pedagogical approaches to learning where students can connect, collaborate, and debate with their peers from around the country on current events.

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Are Women of Color Represented Equally on Television?

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Are Women of Color Represented Equally on Television?

Representation of women of color on TV has increased, but how they’re represented and to what extent still leaves questions. What representations of women of color do you see in film and media?

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Bay Area Educators Selected As 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators

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Bay Area Educators Selected As 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators

KQED is pleased to announce that, after a nationwide search, Amanda Haughs of San Jose and Cheryl Morris of San Rafael have been selected as two of 100 educators nationwide to join the 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators program.

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A Brief History of Earth Day

News & Civics | April 21, 2015

A Brief History of Earth Day

Here’s a quick quiz about the history of Earth Day.

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What’s the Best Path to a Sustainable Future? Students Weigh In

Community Voices | April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

What’s the Best Path to a Sustainable Future? Students Weigh In

There is no doubt that human consumption can have a negative effect on our environment. Read what students had to say when asked, What’s the best way to create a sustainable future in a changing climate — through government regulation, or through changing people’s habits and attitudes?

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Does a Nuclear Deal with Iran Make Sense?

Do Now | April 17, 2015 | 298 Comments

Does a Nuclear Deal with Iran Make Sense?

The United States and 5 other world powers are trying to rein in Iran’s ability to make a nuclear weapon. And they’ve agreed the best way to do that is to strike a deal that reduces Iran’s nuclear program over the next 15 years. Does a nuclear deal with Iran make sense?

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Now that You’ve  Finished Your Taxes (Hopefully), See What They’ll Actually Pay For

News & Civics | April 17, 2015

Now that You’ve Finished Your Taxes (Hopefully), See What They’ll Actually Pay For

Let’s be blunt: paying taxes sucks. After all, that’s your hard-earned cash siphoned out of every paycheck. And for what, exactly? Where does it all go?

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Students Respond to How We Should End Violence Against Women

Civics in the Community | April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Students Respond to How We Should End Violence Against Women

A report from the United Nations states that nations have made only limited progress in gender equality worldwide, and high levels of violence against women still persist. According to the report, 35% of women that have survived physical violence were most commonly inflicted by an intimate partner. And according to the World Health Organization (WHO), […]

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Limited English [Youth-Produced Short Film]

Bay Area Youth Media Network | April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Limited English [Youth-Produced Short Film]

“Limited English” features a group of public school kids who lack the opportunity to excel due to their schools inexperience in teaching English to non-native speakers. 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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Visualization: Now that California’s “Rainy Season” is Over, How Do Those Reservoirs Look?

News & Civics | April 14, 2015

Visualization: Now that California’s “Rainy Season” is Over, How Do Those Reservoirs Look?

After the driest winter on record, California is bracing for another hot, thirsty summer. Deep into the fourth year of its historic drought, with no relief in site, the state is frantically trying to figure out how to cope with a lot less water. View this map that shows fluctuations since 2010 in California’s 30-largest reservoirs.

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Should We Allow Apps to Collect Private Health Data for Research?

Do Now | April 14, 2015 | 9 Comments

Should We Allow Apps to Collect Private Health Data for Research?

On March 9, 2015, Apple announced the release of a new tool that enables researchers to build iPhone apps for collecting health data directly from iPhone users. Should we allow apps to collect private health data for research?

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Visualization: A Blueprint of Police-Involved Homicides Since 2011

News & Civics | April 14, 2015

Visualization: A Blueprint of Police-Involved Homicides Since 2011

This visualization, produced by San Diego design firm 1 Point 21, shows all 2,695 verifiable officer-involved homicide nationwide since 2011, as reported and cataloged by crowdsourced database Fatal Encounters. Select any of the lines to see incident information at top.

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Students Talk Art: The Seven Elements of Art in Everyday Life

Arts | April 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Students Talk Art: The Seven Elements of Art in Everyday Life

Many artists recognize the seven elements of art as being line, space, texture, form, color, value, and shape. Artists consciously or unconsciously, use a combination of these elements in their artwork. Read what students said when asked, Where do you notice the seven elements of art in your daily life?

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