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Using Layer Masks in Pixlr Editor

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Using Layer Masks in Pixlr Editor

Today we’re looking at the use of Layer Masks in the free, web-based photo editing tool Pixlr Editor. This post is part of a series. Layer Masks might seem a little tricky at first, but once you understand their basic concept, you’ll find they can be a great way to achieve some powerful effects and control over […]

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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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Does California’s Agriculture Industry Need More Water Restrictions Due to the Drought?

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Does California’s Agriculture Industry Need More Water Restrictions Due to the Drought?

For the past four years, California has been experiencing an historic drought. Governor Jerry Brown recently mandated a 25 percent reduction in urban water use across the state. While this legislation seems to some to be a long overdue move in addressing the growing water crisis, others criticize it for a lack of attention towards California’s large agricultural industry. What do you think?

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Primary Sources for Memorial Day Reflection

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Primary Sources for Memorial Day Reflection

By Connie Williams Memorial Day is an opportunity to reflect on the past by taking time out to honor those who have fallen in battle and to remember the long difficult wars that develop from the conflict of competing ideas and desires. Memorial Day also offers a rich backdrop for class exploration including discussions about […]

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Moving In [Youth-Produced Short Film]

Bay Area Youth Media Network | April 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Moving In [Youth-Produced Short Film]

A young girl leaves a note explaining her sudden decision to move out of her parents house. This video was an official selection of BAYMN FEST 2014. BAYMN FEST is an interactive showcase of media produced by youth ages 12-24 sponsored by Hive Bay Area.

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Students Find Significance in Everyday Objects

Arts | April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Students Find Significance in Everyday Objects

Artists are inspired by what is around them. Read what students had to say about how everyday objects represent them.

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Interactive Maps: Explore Nepal’s Earthquake and Aftermath

News & Civics | April 27, 2015

Interactive Maps: Explore Nepal’s Earthquake and Aftermath

More than 4,000 thousand people are dead in the aftermath of Saturday’s massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked the landlocked Himalayan nation of Nepal. Mouseover the maps to explore the region’s geography and the locations of where the earthquake and aftershocks hit.

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Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with KQED!

Events | April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with KQED!

Calling all East Side Alliance teachers! KQED Education and the San José Public Library are teaming up to do something special for you!

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What is the Value of a High School Diploma?

Do Now | April 24, 2015 | 87 Comments

What is the Value of a High School Diploma?

For thousands of students across the country, high school graduation day is approaching—but for others, certain roadblocks can make it difficult to obtain a degree. What does high school graduation mean to you?

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Students Tackle Hot Button Issue: Should Teachers Carry Weapons?

Civics in the Community | April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Students Tackle Hot Button Issue: Should Teachers Carry Weapons?

Western lawmakers are weighing proposals to potentially eliminate gun-free zones in places such as public schools. This would allow guns in schools, in hopes of avoiding mass shootings that often happen. Lawmakers who support this proposal are using the Second Amendment of the Constitution, which gives citizens the right to bear arms, in their favor. […]

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The Camera as Connector: Photographer Paccarik Orue

Art School | April 23, 2015

The Camera as Connector: Photographer Paccarik Orue

Photographer Paccarik Orue moved to San Francisco in 2008 after struggling for a handful of years in Miami, Florida as a recent immigrant to the United States. Far from his birthplace in Lima, Peru, Orue found solace in and forged a connection to some of the Bay Area’s most neglected neighborhoods: Bayview-Hunter’s Point and Richmond.

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The Perfect Mayor [Youth-Produced Short Film]

Bay Area Youth Media Network | April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Perfect Mayor [Youth-Produced Short Film]

A group creates a list of characteristics that would make up the perfect mayor for the city of San Francisco. Let’s just say he likes to party. This video was an official selection of BAYMN FEST 2014. BAYMN FEST is an interactive showcase of media produced by youth ages 12-24 sponsored by Hive Bay Area.

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11 Videos for Exploring Tales from History’s Battlefield

General | April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

11 Videos for Exploring Tales from History’s Battlefield

These videos tell stories of soldiers and veterans from across the country and through the ages. PBS LearningMedia is the free public media digital library with trusted quality standards aligned resources for teaching and learning.

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Are Women of Color Represented Equally on Television?

Arts | April 21, 2015 | 57 Comments

Are Women of Color Represented Equally on Television?

Representation of women of color on TV has increased, but how they’re represented and to what extent still leaves questions. What representations of women of color do you see in film and media?

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