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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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20 Memorial Day Resources Honoring Veterans Past & Present

General | May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

20 Memorial Day Resources Honoring Veterans Past & Present

These resources highlight Memorial Day and the upcoming 70th anniversary of D-Day (6/6) by celebrating the stories of Veterans from across the country; resource list includes rich local content from PBS stations around the country. WWII Prairie Memories | Video | Grades 3-12 Sailor John Beston, army nurse Marcy Korda, RCAF pilot Leonard Jorgenson, navy […]

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Educational Games for Summer Learning

General | May 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Educational Games for Summer Learning

Learning doesn’t have to end when the school year does. PBS LearningMedia has many educational resources that can support children throughout the long summer days. Here is a small sampling taken from this online library offered from PBS. Create a free PBS LearningMedia account for full access to a treasure trove of games and videos […]

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Six Interactive Lessons to Explore the Changing Earth

PBS LearningMedia | May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Six Interactive Lessons to Explore the Changing Earth

These interactive maps and visualizations can engage students with the changing world. Find more media resources for teaching and learning at PBS LearningMedia. Sign up for a free account here. Examine Global Surface Currents This visualization from McDougal Littell/TERC visualizes the relationship between global wind directions and the direction of ocean. When most people think […]

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Digital Tools for Teaching and Learning in PBS LearningMedia

General | April 30, 2014 | 3 Comments

Digital Tools for Teaching and Learning in PBS LearningMedia

In these short video tutorials from KQED learn the basics for how to use free online tools for teaching and learning. The following tools can be incorporated into the classroom to convey information visually, make  persuasive arguments and allow for a variety of collaborative opportunities. How to Create an Interactive Image with Thinglink In this […]

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Meet Your Local PBS Digital Innovators!

PBS LearningMedia | April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Meet Your Local PBS Digital Innovators!

KQED Education is proud to announce that three of the 100 educators selected for the 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators program are local! The program rewards tech-savvy K-12 educators from across the country who are serving as leaders in the education technology space and incorporating digital media in classrooms to promote student engagement and achievement.

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Shake it Up! 17 Resources for Learning Through Dance

General | April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Shake it Up! 17 Resources for Learning Through Dance

Quick Picks: Use these resources to shake up learning across subjects and integrate dance into curriculum. Find more resources for integrating arts at PBS LearningMedia.  For full access sign up for a free account. Caillou’s Dance Party | Video | Grade PreK Miss Martin is throwing a dance party. Caillou is excited, only… he doesn’t […]

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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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