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Make Engaging Video Lessons with Zaption

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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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How do you incorporate Do Now effectively into your learning environment?

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How do you incorporate Do Now effectively into your learning environment?

Throughout the #TeachDoNow course we have explored many issues regarding the use of social media and connected learning principles in our diverse learning spaces. How do you incorporate Do Now effectively into your learning environment?

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How is your story represented visually?

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How is your story represented visually?

In a recent episode of KQED Art School, Favianna Rodriguez points out that the world is “hungry for your stories.” What is your personal story, and how would you tell it visually?

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Five Ways to Get Your School Year Off to a Stress Free Start

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Five Ways to Get Your School Year Off to a Stress Free Start

By Jane Lofton Back to school time can be overwhelming for both new and seasoned teachers alike. Here are five things you can do to help alleviate stress and get your year off to a great start: If your school is fortunate enough to have a teacher librarian, go visit him/her, chat about your goals […]

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How can we change things so that there is no “next Michael Brown?”

Do Now | September 5, 2014 | 385 Comments

How can we change things so that there is no “next Michael Brown?”

On August 9, 2014, black teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed by white police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was unarmed at the time of his death. How can we, as students and young people, change things so that there is no “next Michael Brown?”

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Exploring Social Media With #Hashtags

Digital Tools | September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Exploring Social Media With #Hashtags

If you’ve seen the last couple of Educast posts and videos about Vine and Instagram, you may have noticed that we’ve been trying to expand the conversation a little bit and really think about the context in which these sorts of creative social media tools function.  We’ve been looking at similarities and differences amongst social […]

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“Four Things I’ll Do Differently This School Year”

General | August 29, 2014 | 6 Comments

“Four Things I’ll Do Differently This School Year”

By Amy Ridlehuber Kingsley This summer I set out to boost my EdTech IQ. Education has changed so much since earning my teaching credential 15 years ago. Technology allows students to take a much more active role in education and personalize their learning. Students are able to collaborate with one another wherever and whenever and […]

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Shaking Things Up: Ten Resources for Exploring Earthquakes

General | August 27, 2014 | 2 Comments

Shaking Things Up: Ten Resources for Exploring Earthquakes

What a way to start out the school year!  Did the South Napa quake trigger a landslide of questions from your students about why earthquakes happen, what faults are, or if scientists can predict quakes?  Explore the science of earthquakes, from the Bay Area and beyond, with the following resources. Earthquake Explainer This media-rich collection […]

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Contemporary Dance with Lenora Lee

Art School | August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Contemporary Dance with Lenora Lee

From the age of four, Lenora Lee loved how dance allowed her to communicate the way she felt and to share experiences with others. Come with KQED Art school as we learn more about Lee and her dancers as they rehearse for a series of performances at Asia Society in New York City.

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New Year, New Look: PBS LearningMedia Resources for Teaching in the Digital Age

PBS LearningMedia | August 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

New Year, New Look: PBS LearningMedia Resources for Teaching in the Digital Age

A new school year = a new look for PBS LearningMedia! Go to pbslearningmedia.org and experience the best educational resources digital media has to offer, complete with a new, upgraded design and functionality. Check out this selection of resources from PBS LearningMedia to invigorate your teaching and learning in the digital age. Digital Tools & […]

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A Video Explaining the Safety Net

News & Civics | August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Video Explaining the Safety Net

  Presidential candidates argue back and forth about the value of the “safety net”, but what exactly is it? In general, the safety net refers to the various  government funded social welfare programs such as food stamps and subsidized health care that help lift lower income individuals and their families out of poverty. However, liberals […]

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What are your biggest concerns about online safety and digital citizenship in the classroom?

Online Trainings | August 1, 2014 | 2 Comments

What are your biggest concerns about online safety and digital citizenship in the classroom?

You can respond to this Do Now using Twitter, G+, Instagram, or Vine. Be sure to include #TeachDoNow in your response. Follow us on Twitter at @KQEDedspace and join our Google+ Community. For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Click here to go back to the #TeachDoNow course Do Now What are your biggest concerns about online safety […]

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Summer Explorer Series: 20 Resources for Trotting Around the Globe

General | July 30, 2014 | 3 Comments

Summer Explorer Series: 20 Resources for Trotting Around the Globe

In the remaining weeks of summer,  take students globetrotting with PBS LearningMedia. From Antarctica to the Farallon Islands, these resources offer students a window to the world by spotlighting cities and customs from around the globe. PBS LearningMedia allows you to search, download and create playlists to support learning anytime, anywhere! Sign up for a […]

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How do you engage millennials in civic discourse and promote community engagement?

Online Trainings | July 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

How do you engage millennials in civic discourse and promote community engagement?

We know that millennials are online. All. The. Time. Students are simultaneously engaged in multiple conversations in person and across a variety of media. As educators, how do we take the energy and engagement associated with this participation and use it to promote positive thinking, discourse and action around issues that matter to our communities, states, and nations?

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