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Make Unique Media Mixes with Meograph

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Make Unique Media Mixes with Meograph

Meograph is a media making tool that you can use online for free in your web browser. It allows you to create unique mixes of media content, including photos and videos you find on the web, as well as your own media assets. Follow along with this video to learn how to make unique media mixes.

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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 Cold Sufferers Wear Medical Masks?

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Should Cold Sufferers Wear Medical Masks?

Every year, millions of Americans come down with a case of the common cold, resulting in many missed days of school and work. Should cold sufferers wear medical masks to help prevent spreading germs? Would you wear one the next time you have a cold?

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Four Resources for Exploring Media Literacy Through the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Four Resources for Exploring Media Literacy Through the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Examine the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement with hundreds of PBS LearningMedia resources.

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Despite Hottest Year on Record, Congress’ 170 Climate Deniers Not Breaking A Sweat

News & Civics | January 19, 2015

Despite Hottest Year on Record, Congress’ 170 Climate Deniers Not Breaking A Sweat

Frozen hair and polar vortexes aside, 2014 was the hottest year on record worldwide, according to recently released data from the Japan Meteorological Agency. In fact, 14 out of the 15 hottest years on record have occurred since 2000. Bottom line: climate change is happening; it’s as real as gravity.

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When Should Free Speech Be Protected?

Do Now | January 16, 2015 | 310 Comments

When Should Free Speech Be Protected?

Wednesday’s attack at the Paris office of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo is thought to have been the work of killers who believe cartoons can be so offensive that they justified the murder of 12 people. When should free speech be protected and why?

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Elements of Art: Color

Art School | January 16, 2015

Elements of Art: Color

Brush up on your knowledge of color in the sixth installment of our “Elements of Art ” series. By considering the vital and vibrant work of the Color Field painters of the 1950s and 60s, we can see how color is a worthy subject for an artwork all on it’s own.

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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement?

News & Civics | January 16, 2015

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement?

Although Monday is officially recognized as Martin Luther King Day, today is the civil rights leader’s actual birthday. Born in Atlanta on January 15, 1929, King would have turned 86 today. How much do you actually know about him and the movement he led? (Article continues below quiz.)

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A Different Kind of Love [Youth-Produced Short Film]

Bay Area Youth Media Network | January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

A Different Kind of Love [Youth-Produced Short Film]

“A Different Kind of Love” is a story that centers around the Reyes family and their journey to acceptance. The touching documentary short focuses on not just the gay rights movement but also an individual’s journey to equality.

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How is Waste Converted Into Energy?

Science | January 14, 2015

How is Waste Converted Into Energy?

One way to generate electricity is to burn solid waste, like the material found in landfills. Instead of a traditional landfill, a community might have a waste-to-energy facility that incinerates garbage, transforming chemical energy to thermal energy.

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Map: How Many Bay Area Police Officers Live in the Cities They Serve?

News & Civics | January 14, 2015

Map: How Many Bay Area Police Officers Live in the Cities They Serve?

2014 marked a heightened public scrutiny of police departments around the country igniting deep racial tensions and putting a sharper focus on police racial demographics. A less addressed factor, though that may impact police-community relations is officer residency rates. Here’s a map that illustrates the percentage of cops who actually live in the communities they serve in the Bay Area.

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What Could a Superhero Do in Your Community?

Arts | January 13, 2015 | 546 Comments

What Could a Superhero Do in Your Community?

What are the real issues in your community that could use a superhero’s help? In collaboration with a superhero team like the Justice League, what kind of action could you take to help your neighbors and classmates, or improve your local landscape? Explore the art of Amy Franceschini.

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Do High School Students Need Recess? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | January 12, 2015 | 3 Comments

Do High School Students Need Recess? Students Weigh In

It may seem like an odd concept to offer recess to high school students, but growing research shows that people will learn better and stay focused when given breaks during the day. Hear what young folks had to say when asked if recess could help students reduce stress while still preparing them for higher education.

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7 Billion and Counting: How the World Got So Crowded So Quickly [Videos]

News & Civics | January 12, 2015

7 Billion and Counting: How the World Got So Crowded So Quickly [Videos]

Roughly 1 billion people lived on our planet in 1800. And that was a pretty major milestone, considering it took all of human history — at least 50,000 years — to reach that point. But today, a little more than 200 years later, our population is more than 7.2 billion strong.

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