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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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Summer Learning Series: Bay Area Graffiti

PBS LearningMedia | July 1, 2015 | 1 Comment

Summer Learning Series: Bay Area Graffiti

Summer is a great opportunity to take a closer look at the art around us. With this summer series, entice students to engage with a variety of popular videos from KQED and PBS LearningMedia.  These graffiti and street art videos highlight pioneers of Bay Area graffiti, the most popular places to paint, and different styles […]

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Summer Learning Series: The Story of Groundwater

PBS LearningMedia | June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Summer Learning Series: The Story of Groundwater

This lighthearted animation that tells the story of groundwater, where it comes from and where it goes. Check it out before jumping into a lake, stream or lagoon.

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Teacher Feature: Water Restrictions with PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia | June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Teacher Feature: Water Restrictions with PBS LearningMedia

What is the value of PBS LearningMedia? PBS LearningMedia is easy to use. You can organize media and create assignments in one place. The icing on the cake is that students can create within the site as well.

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KQED at Digital Media and Learning Conference

Events & Conferences | June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

KQED at Digital Media and Learning Conference

KQED will be presenting an Ignite Talk and a panel discussion at DML 2015.

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Summer Reading and Exploring with PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia | May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Summer Reading and Exploring with PBS LearningMedia

The long days of summer offer excellent opportunities for engaging in reading. From graphic novel creating to bolstering literacy skills across subjects, these resources can support reading all summer long.

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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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