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Write and Read Online With Medium

Medium is a web based platform for reading and creating great writing. It has a beautiful, simplistic interface that’s free of distractions yet has just the right feature set to be a powerful tool.  It also has a nice balance of collaborative and social features to help you connect with others through your work and theirs. […]

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Join #TeachDoNow Summer MOOC

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Join #TeachDoNow Summer MOOC

Student Engagement with Issues that Matter Using Social Media (#TeachDoNow) is a collaborative learning experience open to anyone interested in learning how to use Twitter and other media sharing applications to promote social and civic discourse with students around science, news and the arts.

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Is Income Inequality a Problem in Our Society?

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Is Income Inequality a Problem in Our Society?

Several years have passed since Occupy Wall Street protests flared up throughout the country, and although the issue has largely faded from national debate, the degree of income inequality that sparked the movement remains rampant. Do you think income inequality is a problem in our society?

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Five Works From Art History That Illuminate the Fourth of July

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Five Works From Art History That Illuminate the Fourth of July

PBS LearningMedia has thousands of images from the Bridgeman Art Library, one of the largest archives of historical art images in the world. These resources spark interest in works of art and can strengthen cross-curricular learning.

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In The Studio with Franky Aguiliar

Arts | July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

In The Studio with Franky Aguiliar

Oakland artist Franky Aguilar developed several mobile art apps such as CatWang, Snoopify, Ima Unicorn and Gif Yogurt. Come along with KQED Art School as we talk with Aguilar about how he started his company, 99centbrains, and his widely used apps.

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An Illustrated Guide About Income Inequailty

News & Civics | July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

An Illustrated Guide About Income Inequailty

While the Occupy Wall Street protests have died down, income inequality, the issue that sparked the movement in the first place, still remains a problem. In 2012, more than half of the income in America went to the top 10% of wage earners.

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Get Cooking: Seven Kitchen Activities for Summer

General | June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Get Cooking: Seven Kitchen Activities for Summer

Tie food to science and showcase hands-on cooking activities that can be done at school, at summer camp or at home with these seven resources found in PBS LearningMedia.  Register for a free account to get full access to thousands of resources for summer learning! Cooking Cookies with Solar Power | Grades K-8 In this […]

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Celebrity Obsession Can Be Harmful When You Alter Your Personality

Arts | June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Celebrity Obsession Can Be Harmful When You Alter Your Personality

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?

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Were the The March On Washington’s Demands a Success?

News & Civics | June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Were the The March On Washington’s Demands a Success?

It’s been 100 years since Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, but have the March on Washington’s demands been met?

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How Should We Address Poverty?

Do Now | June 20, 2014 | 178 Comments

How Should We Address Poverty?

Mahatma Gandhi is reported to have said, “The measure of a civilization is how it treats its weakest members.” For weakest members, read poorest citizens. 46 million Americans — 15 percent of the population — are now counted as living in poverty. According to the US Census Bureau this poverty rate has remained roughly at this same level since 2011.

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30 Exploratory Activities for Camp Fun and Summer Learning

General | June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

30 Exploratory Activities for Camp Fun and Summer Learning

Whether you’re running a sleep-away camp, working as a counselor at a day camp, or teaching at a summer program at your school, we salute our teachers who are working with kids this summer! We’ve gathered some fun, exploratory resources for you to use as you plan summer fun. This collection of resources is ideally […]

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Hands On Projects Promote More Thinking in the Classroom

Civics in the Community | June 17, 2014 | 2 Comments

Hands On Projects Promote More Thinking in the Classroom

Would you rather learn about how a computer works by reading about it or building one with your hands? Last week, we asked students to think about how they like to learn in our #DoNowMaker post.

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A Timeline About the History of Immigration in America

News & Civics | June 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

A Timeline About the History of Immigration in America

America, a nation of immigrants, has attracted a large number of people from around the world. Ever since the first Europeans moved here in the 1600s, American has experienced complicated relationships with newcomers.

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Four Ways to Boost Your EdTech IQ This Summer

Arts in the Community | June 13, 2014 | 3 Comments

Four Ways to Boost Your EdTech IQ This Summer

Read about some amazing resource tips from Amy Ridlehuber Kingsley who was recently awarded the 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator Award. Amy has come up with 4 ways to boost your EdTech IQ this Summer.

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