We may know the latest gossip about One Direction or how Beyonce’s sister Solange attacked Jay-Z in an elevator, but is our interest in celebrities a bad thing? Within the past few weeks, students analyzed how our fascination with celebrities impacts society in our #DoNowCelebrity post. We asked students, Given the context of income inequality and changing demographics across the country, is the American obsession with celebrities good or bad for our culture? Why?
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, […]
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?
The recent spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa has left the international community scrambling to handle what has become its largest outbreak ever. What are the challenges of fighting Ebola, and how can the international community overcome them?
We are gearing up for the California STEM Symposium taking place this month in San Diego, September 22-23! We will be at the Exhibit Hall (booth 505) and presenting several sessions. In advance of the symposium, check out a sampling of STEM collections from PBS LearningMedia and get your STEM on! STEM Collections Career Spotlight Career […]
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Joe Truss is Assistant Principal of San Francisco’s Academy of Arts and Sciences, a small public high school. He’s known as The School Principal Who Raps, and when we heard about his efforts to engage and inspire students through hip hop, we reached out to find out more.
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?”
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 & […]