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.
Arts in the Community | June 13, 2014 | 3 Comments
Read about some amazing resource tips from Amy Ridlehuber Kingsley who was recently awarded the 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator Award. Amy has come up with 4 ways to boost your EdTech IQ this Summer.
Civics in the Community | June 6, 2014 | 1 Comment
Does a hashtag have the power to change the world? Last week, students across the nation discussed the value of utilizing social media for social justice issues in our #DoNowNigeria post.
Civics in the Community | May 28, 2014 | 3 Comments
Last week, students questioned what is the most effective way teachers should address disobedience in school in our #DoNowDiscipline post. We asked students, Explain what discipline looks like at your school. Are you more likely to change your behavior after receiving negative punishment or reinforcement and rewards for taking positive steps?
Civics in the Community | May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Americans are instilled with the idea that if you work hard enough, you can move up the social ladder, but is this still true today? Last week, students around the nation discussed income inequality in our #DoNowIncome post.
Civics in the Community | May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
With a simple click, the internet allows us to connect with old friends from high school or maybe even research information about March on Washington for class, but could the internet also be a dangerous place? Last week, students across the nation discussed how the internet can be a useful, but also a dangerous place in our #DoNowInternet post.
Civics in the Community | May 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Do you think money plays a large role in politics? Last week, students discussed how much an individual could donate to political campaigns in our #DoNowCampaign post. We asked students, Is money a corrupting influence on politics, or merely an expression of free speech? Should there be limits on how much individuals and organizations can give to political candidates? Who will benefit the most or be hurt from new rules that do not limit how much money a person can give to candidates?
Civics in the Community | April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Students around the country last week discussed about what needs to be done to improve working conditions in our #DoNowFashion post. We asked students Who should be responsible for the manufacturing of clothing in unregulated and unsafe factories? Would you pay more for clothes if they were manufactured in better conditions? Look at the label of a garment that you recently purchased and find out the brand and where it was made. Take a picture and tweet it with the info.
Civics in the Community | April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Last week, students across the nation discussed the mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 in our #DoNow370 post. We asked students, Why is it important to find answers to what happened to the Malaysian Airlines Flight 370? Do you think the media’s coverage helps the search? What questions does this mystery raise?
Civics in the Community | April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Last week, students across the nation tackled one of the most controversial topics in America: abortion. In our #DoNowAbortion post, we asked students Should the government (federal or state) be able to stop a woman from getting an abortion? If so, why? If not, should there be at least some restrictions on abortion procedures? Why or why not?
Civics in the Community | April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Are American workers in need of a raise? Last week, students across the country debated about whether or not the minimum wage should be increased in our #DoNowWages post. We asked students What is an appropriate minimum wage for where you live? In other words, what is the basic amount of pay per hour that a worker in your city would need to earn in order to make ends meet?