Last week, students across the country discussed the effectiveness of longer prison sentences in our #DoNow3Strikes post. We asked students Do lengthy prison sentences help deter crime? Should voters or legislators be part of determining prison sentences?
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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Are all snowflakes truly unique? What are the physical forces that drive snowflakes to come in so many shapes and sizes? In this lesson with great resources from PBS LearningMedia, students build an apparatus that creates conditions similar to a winter cloud and produce their own snow crystals indoors. By watching the snow crystals grow, […]
By Laura Robledo Science, technology, engineering and mathematics offer countless opportunities. People with degrees in STEM are at the center of discovering new cures in medicine, exploring the world beyond what we see with our eyes, and creating new technological devices that perhaps will allow us to drive flying cars one day. However, not enough […]
KQED and PBS LearningMedia are pleased to present St. Jarlath Catholic School in Oakland, CA with $10,000 in digital technology for use in the school’s classrooms. Shannon Jordan, a middle school science and religion teacher at St. Jarlath, took home the grand prize for her school. Jordan was randomly selected from over 18K entries in a sweepstakes promoted locally by KQED […]
PBS LearningMedia now boasts over 30,000 assets including video clips, lesson plans, interactive games, animations and audio reports. This robust library offers compelling media to supplement and complement learning. Below is a list of short videos and longer webinar recordings to help bring the resources available in PBS LearningMedia to life in your learning environment. […]
We are gearing up for the California STEM Symposium taking place next week! We will be at the Share Fair, Exhibit Hall (Booth 414) and presenting several sessions. In advance of the symposium check out a sampling of resources and get your STEM on! Curriculum Enhancement, Digital Learning Objects and PBS LearningMedia Monday, November 18th: 11:00am-12:20pm […]
In this educast find a sampling of free special curated arts collections containing media resources around themes and big ideas. Find more free classroom media resources at pbslearningmedia.org Makers This collection of video segments and lesson plans focuses on “making” in science, technology, and the arts. Teachers can use these resources to encourage do-it-yourself and hands-on […]
In this educast explore how video clips found in PBS LearningMedia can strengthen and enhance arts exploration in the classroom. In arts, media can be an effective tool for introducing large concepts, examining aspects of the creative process and connecting students with artists while promoting critical viewing skills and media awareness. This video contains a […]