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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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Make Engaging Video Lessons with Zaption

Digital Tools | September 11, 2014 | 2 Comments

Make Engaging Video Lessons with Zaption

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, […]

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Innovate, Integrate, and Inspire! KQED at the California STEM Symposium 2014

Events & Conferences | September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Innovate, Integrate, and Inspire! KQED at the California STEM Symposium 2014

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 […]

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Five Ways to Get Your School Year Off to a Stress Free Start

General | September 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

Five Ways to Get Your School Year Off to a Stress Free Start

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 […]

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“Four Things I’ll Do Differently This School Year”

General | August 29, 2014 | 6 Comments

“Four Things I’ll Do Differently This School Year”

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 […]

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Shaking Things Up: Ten Resources for Exploring Earthquakes

General | August 27, 2014 | 2 Comments

Shaking Things Up: Ten Resources for Exploring Earthquakes

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 […]

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New Year, New Look: PBS LearningMedia Resources for Teaching in the Digital Age

PBS LearningMedia | August 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

New Year, New Look: PBS LearningMedia Resources for Teaching in the Digital Age

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 & […]

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Summer Explorer Series: 20 Resources for Trotting Around the Globe

General | July 30, 2014 | 3 Comments

Summer Explorer Series: 20 Resources for Trotting Around the Globe

In the remaining weeks of summer,  take students globetrotting with PBS LearningMedia. From Antarctica to the Farallon Islands, these resources offer students a window to the world by spotlighting cities and customs from around the globe. PBS LearningMedia allows you to search, download and create playlists to support learning anytime, anywhere! Sign up for a […]

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Summer Explorer Series: Marine Animals, Sea Creatures  & Careers in Science

PBS LearningMedia | July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Summer Explorer Series: Marine Animals, Sea Creatures & Careers in Science

  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 […]

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Take a Virtual Road Trip with PBS LearningMedia

General | July 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Take a Virtual Road Trip with PBS LearningMedia

  Invite kids on a virtual trip around the United States to explore the sights, sounds, people, and places that have helped to shape our nation’s cultural heritage. Use these featured resources as your springboard into discussions about culture, geography, music, and science!  PBS LearningMedia allows you to search, download and create playlists to support […]

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Five Works From Art History That Illuminate the Fourth of July

PBS LearningMedia | July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Five Works From Art History That Illuminate the Fourth of July

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.

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