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Almetria Vaba

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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Power-Up Project Based Learning with PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia | May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Power-Up Project Based Learning with PBS LearningMedia

These featured resources can enhance PBL lesson and inspire creative, new activities.

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Teacher Feature:  Battle of the Hominids with PBS LearningMedia

General | May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Teacher Feature: Battle of the Hominids with PBS LearningMedia

Cheryl Morris (@guster4lovers) is a sixth grade humanities teacher at Del Mar Middle School in Tiburon, California. Here is an example of how she is using PBS LearningMedia with her students.

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Teacher Feature: Plant Cells, a 3D Printer and PBS LearningMedia

General | May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Teacher Feature: Plant Cells, a 3D Printer and PBS LearningMedia

Amanda Haughs teaches fifth grade at Forest Hill Elementary in San Jose, California. She is passionate about finding the tool, strategy or subject that each student needs in order to feel inspired and motivated to learn. Amanda recently used PBS LearningMedia and a 3D printer to teach plant and animal cells. Share your PBS LearningMedia stories here.

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Primary Sources for Memorial Day Reflection

General | April 29, 2015 | 1 Comment

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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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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Bay Area Educators Selected As 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators

PBS LearningMedia | April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bay Area Educators Selected As 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators

KQED is pleased to announce that, after a nationwide search, Amanda Haughs of San Jose and Cheryl Morris of San Rafael have been selected as two of 100 educators nationwide to join the 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators program.

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I ❤ Earth: 22 Earth Day Resources

General | April 1, 2015 | 2 Comments

I ❤ Earth: 22 Earth Day Resources

Planning for Earth Day 2015 is well underway around the world. Bring environmental issues to your classroom with resources from PBS LearningMedia.

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Science, Nutrition and Medicine: Nine Videos for National Nutrition Month

General | March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Science, Nutrition and Medicine: Nine Videos for National Nutrition Month

Science, nutrition and medicine intersect in a variety of ways. From an exploration of the immune system to investigations in new treatments for diabetes, bring these PBS LearningMedia videos into your classroom during April, National Nutrition Month.

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Five PBS LearningMedia Resources to Strengthen Students’ Information Literacy

General | March 11, 2015 | 1 Comment

Five PBS LearningMedia Resources to Strengthen Students’ Information Literacy

By Sue Heraper Information literacy equips students with the critical skills necessary to become independent lifelong learners. PBS LearningMedia provides resources that address information literacy skills underlying the basic tenets of Common Core State Standards. The introduction of the Common Core State Standards explains, “To be ready for college, workforce training, and life in a […]

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KQED at the California Council for Social Studies 54th Annual Conference

Events | March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

KQED at the California Council for Social Studies 54th Annual Conference

The California Council for the Social Studies (CCSS) Conference begins on Friday in Oakland. Visit KQED in the Exhibit Hall and check out our session.

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