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Create Visual Social Media With Instagram

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Create Visual Social Media With Instagram

Instagram is a very popular social media platform for taking and sharing photos and video. Launched in 2010, Instagram is available for iOS, Android and Windows mobile operating systems.

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Apply to Be a Part of KQED Education’s Teacher Working Groups

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Apply to Be a Part of KQED Education’s Teacher Working Groups

Are you a Bay Area middle- or high-school social studies, science or arts teacher interested in deepening your work with media and technology? Would you like to impact the resources developed by KQED for educators? Join KQED’s Educator Working Groups! You will have the opportunity to: Join the KQED Education think tank. Influence media and […]

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When is a Remix Stealing from the Original?

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When is a Remix Stealing from the Original?

Appropriation is the intentional borrowing, copying, and alteration of preexisting images and objects. How do you determine what is considered artistic appropriation and what is considered “stealing?”

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10 Resources for Exploring the Roots of Resistance

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10 Resources for Exploring the Roots of Resistance

Over a thousand educators will gather this weekend to network, explore empowering learning environments and develop a professional learning community at the 14th Annual Conference: Teaching for Social Justice– The Roots of Resistance taking place Saturday, October 11th at Mission High School in San Francisco. KQED News Education Editor Mathew Green will be facilitating a […]

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Re-thinking Fast Fashion

Do Now | October 3, 2014 | 356 Comments

Re-thinking Fast Fashion

Fall is here, which means colder weather and, for some teens, a reason to buy new clothes. But purchasing a new wardrobe can be problematic if you’re looking to balance style, affordability, and ethics. How should teens balance affordability, style and ethics when it comes to buying clothing?

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Your Legal Rights and Responsibilities with the Police [An Illustrated Guide]

News & Civics | October 3, 2014

Your Legal Rights and Responsibilities with the Police [An Illustrated Guide]

In August, riots erupted in Ferguson, Mo. after a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old. The incident underscored the importance of people knowing what their rights are when stopped by the police, and how to act appropriately during these interactions to best avoid potentially dangerous confrontations. Cartoon journalist Andy Warner explains the rules of engagement.

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#TeachDoNow: Students & Their Teachers Discuss Building Civic Discourse with Social Media

Events | October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

#TeachDoNow: Students & Their Teachers Discuss Building Civic Discourse with Social Media

As technology becomes increasingly present in the classroom, teachers’ roles as mentors & learning facilitators continue to grow. How do educators make sense of what youth are producing today — driven by interests & passion — and mediated by digital tools & openly networked platforms? This outstanding webinar, hosted by Jon Barilone of the Connected […]

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PBSstudents.org + Teacher Productivity Tools Join the PBS Family

General | October 1, 2014 | 2 Comments

PBSstudents.org + Teacher Productivity Tools Join the PBS Family

PBS LearningMedia now offers a student learning portal and a suite of productivity tools for teachers. These new features make it easy to create personalized learning experiences for students to explore inside or outside of the classroom. Digital productivity tools also make it easier than ever for students to connect with curriculum concepts. The Lesson […]

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How Do We Prioritize Protecting Species in the Face of Climate Change?

6 -12 Science | October 1, 2014 | 55 Comments

How Do We Prioritize Protecting Species in the Face of Climate Change?

Plants and animals are responding to climate change in different ways, altering ecosystems all over the world. How do we balance protecting species with human interests in dealing with and adapting to climate change? What do we prioritize?

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The Inequalities of Climate Change Visualized

News & Civics | September 29, 2014

The Inequalities of Climate Change Visualized

The Carbon Map was created by Duncan Clark and Robin Houston from the design firm KILN as an entry to the World Bank’s Apps for Climate competition. Recently updated and featured on The Guardian, the map resizes the world’s geography to reflect the nations most responsible for climate change and those most vulnerable to its impacts.

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The Art of the Skratch: DJs Celskiii + Deeandroid

Arts | September 29, 2014

The Art of the Skratch: DJs Celskiii + Deeandroid

DJs Celskiii and Deeandroid have been staples of the Bay Area hip-hop scene for over 15 years. Products of the fertile turntablism movement of the late-90s, they have been tour DJs for KRS-One and have twice competed in the US DMC Team Battles.

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Should the Members of a Police Force Reflect the Larger Population?

Do Now | September 26, 2014 | 570 Comments

Should the Members of a Police Force Reflect the Larger Population?

he issue of race and law enforcement was thrust into the national spotlight last month when a white police officer in Ferguson, MO shot and killed an unarmed black 18-year-old named Michael Brown. Is it important for police departments to be as racially diverse as the communities they work in?

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The Global Community Can Do More to Fight the Ebola Outbreak

Civics in the Community | September 26, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Global Community Can Do More to Fight the Ebola Outbreak

In the past, diseases have had the ability to wipe out entire civilizations, and it’s still going on today. With the Ebola epidemic in West Africa becoming more of a menace, there are a lot of questions to be answered. Why should nations help fight against the outbreak? What are some challenges, and how can we, as an international community, overcome this? Last week, students from around the country shared their thoughts on what should be done in the fight against Ebola.

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Yell Fire: California Wildfire Resources for the Classroom

News & Civics | September 25, 2014

Yell Fire: California Wildfire Resources for the Classroom

California is feeling the burn big time. As of September 18, about a dozen major wildfires were raging across the Golden State. That includes the massive King Fire near Lake Tahoe, which burst out of control this week just as firefighters began to contain another formidable blaze north of Redding.

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