Each year, thanks to the generosity of artist Marion Cilker, San Jose State University and the Santa Clara County Office of Education host two days of inspiration for both pre-service and in-service arts educators. KQED will be there to present a workshop about KQED Art School, and other presenters include SFMOMA, AXIS Dance, and TheaterWorks of Silicon Valley.
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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By Renee Bruner Zaption turns online video into engaging, interactive learning experiences. Teachers use Zaption’s intuitive web app to quickly add images, quizzes, and discussions to existing videos from YouTube, Vimeo, and private video libraries. The result is an interactive learning tour that turns passive video into an active learning experience. With Zaption’s rich analytics, […]
We are gearing up for the California STEM Symposium taking place this month in San Diego, September 22-23! We will be at the Exhibit Hall (booth 505) and presenting several sessions. In advance of the symposium, check out a sampling of STEM collections from PBS LearningMedia and get your STEM on! STEM Collections Career Spotlight Career […]
By Jane Lofton Back to school time can be overwhelming for both new and seasoned teachers alike. Here are five things you can do to help alleviate stress and get your year off to a great start: If your school is fortunate enough to have a teacher librarian, go visit him/her, chat about your goals […]
By Amy Ridlehuber Kingsley This summer I set out to boost my EdTech IQ. Education has changed so much since earning my teaching credential 15 years ago. Technology allows students to take a much more active role in education and personalize their learning. Students are able to collaborate with one another wherever and whenever and […]
What a way to start out the school year! Did the South Napa quake trigger a landslide of questions from your students about why earthquakes happen, what faults are, or if scientists can predict quakes? Explore the science of earthquakes, from the Bay Area and beyond, with the following resources. Earthquake Explainer This media-rich collection […]
A new school year = a new look for PBS LearningMedia! Go to pbslearningmedia.org and experience the best educational resources digital media has to offer, complete with a new, upgraded design and functionality. Check out this selection of resources from PBS LearningMedia to invigorate your teaching and learning in the digital age. Digital Tools & […]
Explore the depths of the ocean floor with PBS LearningMedia. Use these featured resources to stimulate classroom discussion about marine animals, aquatic ecosystems, and careers in science. Create a free account for full access to PBS LearningMedia. Cool Critters: Dwarf Cuttlefish | Video | Grades All What’s the coolest critter in the ocean under […]
PBS LearningMedia has thousands of images from the Bridgeman Art Library, one of the largest archives of historical art images in the world. These resources spark interest in works of art and can strengthen cross-curricular learning.