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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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All About the Holidays: Three Videos Exploring Winter Holidays

General | December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

All About the Holidays: Three Videos Exploring Winter Holidays

‘Tis the season to celebrate. Hanukkah is here! The Christmas countdown continues.  Kwanzaa begins the day after Christmas. Use these PBS LearningMedia videos to spark a discussion with the kids in your life about the history, traditions and cultural roots of these holidays. Find these videos and more holiday videos in All About the Holidays,  […]

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PBS LearningMedia and KQED at the CSBA Education Conference

Events & Conferences | December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

PBS LearningMedia and KQED at the CSBA Education Conference

By Julianna Cecere Are you gearing up for the California School Board Association Education Conference and Trade Show beginning this weekend? Be sure to stop by the PBS LearningMedia/ KQED booth (#420) in the exhibit hall at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. There you can explore some of the thousands of education resources PBS […]

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Catch the Wave: NSTA Conference STEM Career Resources

General | December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Catch the Wave: NSTA Conference STEM Career Resources

Headed to the NSTA Long Beach Area Conference this week? Be sure to visit the KQED/ Science Friday booth (#526) in the exhibit hall and explore science resources from public media producers, many found in PBS LearningMedia.  Here is a sample list of some of our favorites PBS LearningMedia STEM careers resources for exploring with […]

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Teen Health Resources: Focus On Addiction

General | November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Teen Health Resources: Focus On Addiction

By Dr. Leslie Farmer Dr. Leslie Farmer, a Professor at California State University Long Beach, coordinates the Librarianship program. A frequent presenter and author of 30 books for the profession, she won American Library Association’s 2011 Phi Beta Mu Award for library education. Dr. Farmer is also the President of the California School Libraries Foundation. […]

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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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