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How to Create Funny Memes About Issues That Matter

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How to Create Funny Memes About Issues That Matter

How do you share important ideas in the digital world? This Educast installment examines the relationship between text and image and how you can use humor to make a point on issues that matter.

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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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Should Companies Like Wal-Mart Raise Wages?

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Should Companies Like Wal-Mart Raise Wages?

Starting in April, about half a million full- and part-time U.S. minimum wage Wal-Mart employees will get a pay raise. Should more big retail companies like Wal-Mart raise wages for their lowest paid employees?

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KQED at the California Council for Social Studies 54th Annual Conference

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KQED at the California Council for Social Studies 54th Annual Conference

The California Council for the Social Studies (CCSS) Conference begins on Friday in Oakland. Visit KQED in the Exhibit Hall and check out our session.

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KQED at Annual CUE Conference

Events | March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

KQED at Annual CUE Conference

KQED is gearing up for Annual CUE in Palm Springs this month. Find us in the Exhibit Hall at booth 147 and check out our sessions and CUE Tips.

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Celebrate National Arts Education Month

Arts | March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Celebrate National Arts Education Month

March is National Arts Education Month! To honor and celebrate the importance of arts and culture in education, take a look at our special collection of KQED features on exemplary arts education programs around the Bay Area, and spend some time discovering new artists and activities in videos made for students on KQED Art School.

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Students Discuss the Ethics of Animal Testing

Do Now Round-Ups | March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Students Discuss the Ethics of Animal Testing

Using animals to test for scientific and commercial purposed is a complicated and controversial issue. View what students had to say when asked, When should animals be used for research or industry testing, if ever? Explain your reasoning. Do you think that we should use animal testing in scientific and industry research? When? What kinds of regulations do you think industries should have for using animals in research?

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Information Literacy to be Focus of Summit at CUE Annual Conference

Events | February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Information Literacy to be Focus of Summit at CUE Annual Conference

CUE and California School Library Association (CSLA) are pleased to partner for the second year in a special day long summit in conjunction with the CUE 2015 Annual Conference in Palm Springs, CA. The CUE/CSLA Information Literacy Summit will take place on Saturday, March 21, 2015.

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What’s the Big Deal with Net Neutrality?

News & Civics | February 27, 2015

What’s the Big Deal with Net Neutrality?

The Federal Communications Commission ruled today that Internet service and wireless providers are not allowed to slow down the speed of certain websites or create “fast lanes” for other sites that pay extra. So, what does that mean? We will tell you.

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“Engineering Is” for the Next Generation

6 -12 Science | February 26, 2015

“Engineering Is” for the Next Generation

Explore the connections between engineering and science with KQED’s new, free e-book, Engineering Is Saving the World with Cookstoves. Learn how researchers designed a new, more efficient cookstove to improve the quality of life for families in Darfur.

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How Can We Address Indoor Air Pollution?

Do Now: Science | February 26, 2015 | 2 Comments

How Can We Address Indoor Air Pollution?

Indoor air pollution from from burning solid fuels for heating and cooking is a huge health concern in many parts of the world. How can we best address this problem?

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A Day in the Life of Austin High School [Youth-Produced Short Film]

Arts | February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

A Day in the Life of Austin High School [Youth-Produced Short Film]

A short film produced by the Austin High School media arts program that depicts a day in the life of several different students. The producers capture beautiful visuals of the school using a dolly, drone shots, rack focus, time-lapse, etc.

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Do Police Serve and Protect Your Community? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | February 25, 2015 | 2 Comments

Do Police Serve and Protect Your Community? Students Weigh In

Not many would argue that being a police officer is a difficult and often dangerous task. However, there have been a series of recent incidents across the country where police officers have been implicated in abusing their power and committing violent acts of police brutality. These events highlight the tension between police officers and the […]

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How Do Greenhouse Gases Work?

Science | February 25, 2015

How Do Greenhouse Gases Work?

Climate change is primarily caused by the accumulation of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere. Click on the interactive to explore how greenhouse gases trap heat in the atmosphere.

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