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How to Create Funny Memes About Issues That Matter

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How to Create Funny Memes About Issues That Matter

How do you share important ideas in the digital world? This Educast installment examines the relationship between text and image and how you can use humor to make a point on issues that matter.

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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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How Can We Address Indoor Air Pollution?

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How Can We Address Indoor Air Pollution?

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #DoNowFire For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now What are the challenges of addressing indoor air pollution caused by solid fuel fires for cooking […]

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10 Resources for National Engineers Week

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10 Resources for National Engineers Week

It’s National Engineers Week! From growing plants in space to innovations in the building designing process, these resources will bring real-world applications of physics and engineering into your teaching and learning. Use videos to illustrate how engineering touches every aspect of life. Ramp-n’Roll: Curious George | Grades PreK-1 How is Curious George going to get […]

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Information Literacy to be Focus of Summit at CUE Annual Conference

Events | February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Information Literacy to be Focus of Summit at CUE Annual Conference

CUE and California School Library Association (CSLA) are pleased to partner for the second year in a special day long summit in conjunction with the CUE 2015 Annual Conference in Palm Springs, CA. The CUE/CSLA Information Literacy Summit will take place on Saturday, March 21, 2015.

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What Song Celebrates Black History Month?

Arts | February 24, 2015 | 7 Comments

What Song Celebrates Black History Month?

On Sunday night, America watched Common and John Legend win an Academy Award for their song “Glory,” which was part of the film about Dr. Martin Luther King, Selma. As Pitchfork described, Common and Legend accepted the award with a speech “connecting the struggles of the film with modern conflicts of police brutality, mass incarceration, and voting rights,” and both the performance of the song and the artists’ speech moved the audience to tears. Is there a contemporary artist or song that you think celebrates or honors Black History Month?

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Why Does Diversity in Film Matter to Teens?

Arts | February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Why Does Diversity in Film Matter to Teens?

As a result of the 2015 Oscars nominations, the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite has spread like wildfire all through the Twittersphere. View what teens had to say when asked, “Why does diversity in film matter? Is diversity in films and other forms of entertainment important to you?”

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The Five Elements of Dance

Art School | February 23, 2015

The Five Elements of Dance

How fluent are you in the language of dance? Follow along with us as we detail the five elements that all forms of dance and creative movement have in common.

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In Raising Its Minimum Wage, Wal-Mart Joins Growing National Shift

News & Civics | February 23, 2015

In Raising Its Minimum Wage, Wal-Mart Joins Growing National Shift

About half a million Walmart employees are getting a much needed pay raise. Starting in April, full- and part-time U.S. employees of the company will earn at least $9 an hour, a full $1.75 more than the federal minimum wage, the company announced this week.

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Should We Require Vaccinations?

Do Now | February 20, 2015 | 96 Comments

Should We Require Vaccinations?

Measles is a highly contagious but also preventable disease. Recently there’s been an outbreak of measles that has spread to 17 states and affected more than 140 people. Should we require vaccinations?

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For Millions of Undocumented, Fate Still Foggy After Judge Halts Immigration Programs [Interactive Population Map]

News & Civics | February 20, 2015

For Millions of Undocumented, Fate Still Foggy After Judge Halts Immigration Programs [Interactive Population Map]

Things got all the more confusing for America’s 11 million-plus undocumented immigrants when a federal judge on Monday blocked President Obama’s recent executive actions to defer millions of deportations.

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He Don’t Make Junk [Youth-Produced Short Film]

Bay Area Youth Media Network | February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

He Don’t Make Junk [Youth-Produced Short Film]

A boy is unsure of his worth after his foster mother tragically passes away and leaves him with an abusive foster father. 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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What Happens When Wood Burns?

Science | February 19, 2015

What Happens When Wood Burns?

What happens when wood burns? In this animated explainer, learn about the chemistry of combustion.

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How Do We Stop Terrorism? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

How Do We Stop Terrorism? Students Weigh In

Terrorist groups of many origins are proliferating all around the world. We are periodically reminded of this threat when tragic events occur like the recent attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in France. View what students had to say when asked, “As terrorist groups grow, fragment and proliferate, how do we stop terrorism? “

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