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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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“Four score and seven years ago…”: Lincoln and Gettysburg Resources

PBS LearningMedia | April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Four score and seven years ago…”: Lincoln and Gettysburg Resources

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, have your class join a national effort to encourage everyone in America to video record themselves reading or reciting the famous speech. Then, on April 15th, tune in for the premiere of The Address on PBS, a 90-minute feature length documentary by Ken Burns that tells the story of the Greenwood School, a tiny school in Putney, Vermont, where the students are encouraged to practice, memorize, and recite the Gettysburg Address each year.

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I <3 Earth: 22 Earth Day Resources

General | April 2, 2014 | 2 Comments

I <3 Earth: 22 Earth Day Resources

Planning for Earth Day 2014 is well underway around the world.  Bring environmental issues to your classroom with resources from PBS LearningMedia.  Highlights include an animated video from Loop Scoop using orange juice consumption to teach about biodegration, a lesson tracking waste in neighborhoods from America Revealed, and a QUEST video transporting viewers to the […]

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What Does it Mean to Be Poor in America?

News & Civics | March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

What Does it Mean to Be Poor in America?

While America is supposedly recovering from the Great Recession in 2008, the American household does not show the same type of growth. The U.S. Census Bureau released a series of 2012 income data that shows the average household income has not changed between 2011 and 2012.

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Resources to Tell the Story of DNA

General | March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Resources to Tell the Story of DNA

What makes us uniquely human? In the three-part series The Human Spark, originally broadcast on PBS in January 2010, Alan Alda takes this question personally, visiting with dozens of scientists on three continents and participating directly in many experiments – including the detailed examination of his own brain. Along the way, he learns why some […]

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CUE the Learning in Palm Springs!

Events & Conferences | March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

CUE the Learning in Palm Springs!

Attending the Annual CUE Conference: CUE the Learning taking place from March 20-22nd in Palm Springs? Stop by the KQED booth and meet producers of our new educational resources. Special giveaways will take place during exhibit hall only times. Find out more by following @kqededspace on Twitter and  like KQED Education on Facebook. CSLA members will be […]

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16 Resources for Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century

PBS LearningMedia | March 14, 2014 | 2 Comments

16 Resources for Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century

Use this PBS LearningMedia quick picks list of resources to get up to speed on teaching and learning in the 21st century. And if you are headed to the Annual CUE conference in Palm Spring next week check out KQED’s sessions. Our CUE sessions will explore several big ideas in teaching and learning in the 21st century including using social media and media making in education.

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Seven Art IS Education Resources

Arts | March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Seven Art IS Education Resources

In celebration of Art IS Education this month here is a list of arts resources from PBS LearningMedia. Use these resources to engage students in arts explorations throughout the month of March.  Also check out the KQED art contest and consider participating. KQED Art School Contest Create a portrait of your favorite person or historical […]

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KQED at Educating for Careers Conference

PBS LearningMedia | March 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

KQED at Educating for Careers Conference

Attending Educating for Careers Conference in Sacramento March 2nd- 4th? Join KQED for one of many sessions at the Educating for Careers: Linking Learning to Life Conference at the Sacramento Convention Center. This annual conference is centered on career technical education (CTE). Energy: Connecting Fundamentals to Practice with Multimedia Sunday, March 2nd 2:30pm to 4:30pm Room: Exhibit […]

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20 Resources for Getting to the Roots of Family Trees

Arts | February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

20 Resources for Getting to the Roots of Family Trees

Genealogy can help your students build an emotional connection not only to their past, but to our nation’s history. Help your students get to know the personal side of history by digging into the roots of their own family tree. Use the PBS LearningMedia resources below to inspire your next lesson plan. Exploring the Past […]

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Engineering Resources for Tinkering, Hammering and Sketching

General | February 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Engineering Resources for Tinkering, Hammering and Sketching

This week is all about tinkering, hammering, sketching, measuring, analyzing, and experimenting. Why? Because it’s National Engineers Week! Use these resources to show your students why engineering matters. Find more resources to engage students at PBS LearningMedia. Making Stuff | Grades 6-12 | Collection | Materials Science What will the future bring, and what will […]

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