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Almetria Vaba administers the California edition of PBS LearningMedia, a new digital media service for educators from PBS and WGBH. Check it out at: ca.pbslearningmedia.org.

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Six Fun Education Resources for the Holiday Break

General | November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Six Fun Education Resources for the Holiday Break

Thanksgiving, the holiday of feasting, can spark lots of learning opportunities in the classroom and at the family dining room table. From the life of a turkey to the typical cost of a Thanksgiving meal, these PBS LearningMedia infographics and videos will get students digging into a holiday we can all be thankful for.  Sign […]

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Seven Resources to “Get Your Tech On”

PBS LearningMedia | November 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

Seven Resources to “Get Your Tech On”

PBS LearningMedia wants to give you the tools you need to navigate and succeed in the digital age of learning. We’ve compiled a short list of favorite technology-themed resources from a larger collection designed to enhance your lesson plans and spark discussion in the classroom. Find the complete PBS LearningMedia collection and enter the Get Your Tech […]

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PBS LearningMedia Quick Picks for Veteran’s Day

PBS LearningMedia | November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

PBS LearningMedia Quick Picks for Veteran’s Day

With this short list of resources compiled from a long list of related video clips, lesson plans and images from PBS LearningMedia explore the experiences of veterans. The Way We Get By: Historical Perspectives: Coming Home From War Grades 6-12 | Multiple Resources | Social Studies/English Language Arts Students conduct an investigation that compares and contrasts […]

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KQED at the 2014 Charter Schools Leadership Conference

Events & Conferences | October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

KQED at the 2014 Charter Schools Leadership Conference

Held every fall as charter leaders return to their campuses, CSDC’s annual statewide charter conference, the Charter Schools Leadership Update, is designed to provide California’s charter school movement with the skills and knowledge it will need to thrive during the school year ahead. Join KQED for two sessions on Tuesday, November 4th in Irvine at […]

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Four Spooktacular Halloween Resources

General | October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Four Spooktacular Halloween Resources

Halloween is Friday! In the spirit of the season, bring the various element of Halloween into your classroom with videos from PBS LearningMedia. From a local middleschooler’s efforts to scare for a good cause to an exploration of scary sounds, take your students on a spooktacular journey this week with science and English resources. It’s […]

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Inside the Voting Booth: Six Election Day Animations

PBS LearningMedia | October 22, 2014 | 3 Comments

Inside the Voting Booth: Six Election Day Animations

Election day was Tuesday. Take this opportunity to explore the election process with your students using popular PBS LearningMedia elections animations and interactives. From understanding various tactics of a political campaign to exploring how citizens decide who and what to vote for in an election, step inside the voting booth with PBS LearningMedia. And sign […]

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Where Do You Belong? 20 Videos Exploring Geography

General | October 15, 2014 | 3 Comments

Where Do You Belong? 20 Videos Exploring Geography

By Sarah Bremer My students carry GPS-enabled devices (smart phones) in their back pockets and view paper maps as artifacts from a distant past.  PBS LearningMedia makes it easy for me to engage these “digital natives.”  A quick search turns up high quality, targeted materials that I can easily incorporate into a lesson or homework […]

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10 Resources for Exploring the Roots of Resistance

Events & Conferences | October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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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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Arts Collections in PBS LearningMedia

Arts | September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Arts Collections in PBS LearningMedia

Quick Picks: PBS LearningMedia offers thousands of resources for teaching and learning in arts and arts integration. Check out our quick picks of  PBS LearningMedia arts collections organized by series or special topics. Sign up for a free account to save resources and create folders to organize your own arts collections. And check out these […]

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