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PD Module #1: Implementing Science-Based Media Projects

6 -12 Science | February 6, 2013 | 1 Comment

PD Module #1: Implementing Science-Based Media Projects

Science media projects that enhance student learning and engagement offer limitless possibilities for creativity in learning subject matter. Below are just a few reasons to incorporate media making projects into the science curriculum: Technology is engaging! Media projects give students the opportunity to connect to real life to concepts learned in class. Students develop relevant […]

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Three Resources for Exploring our Solar System

6 -12 Science | January 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Three Resources for Exploring our Solar System

What does the start of a new year bring besides resolutions? The beginning of another orbit of the Earth around the sun! Use this timely hook to explore the solar system. Not surprisingly, NASA has cornered the market on high-quality, free astronomy teaching resources. Here are just a few of our favorite NASA education sites. […]

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Do Now #56: Concussions in Sports

6 -12 Science | January 8, 2013 | 6 Comments

Do Now #56: Concussions in Sports

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now Should professional and amateur sports have stricter rules to prevent injuries like concussions? Why or why […]

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Four Great Sites for Teaching About the Science of Winter Sports

6 -12 Science | December 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Four Great Sites for Teaching About the Science of Winter Sports

Winter break is just around the corner! And there’s a good chance that some of your students will be watching or participating in winter sports during the break or over the next few months. Engage students with examples of scientific concepts in action! Teach about the science of skiing, ice hockey, snowboarding, ice skating and […]

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PD Module #2: Narrated Slideshows for Science Education (self-paced)

6 -12 Science | December 11, 2012 | 10 Comments

PD Module #2: Narrated Slideshows for Science Education (self-paced)

Today, science demands sophisticated skills not generally taught as part of standard science curricula. Ideally, science instructional strategies teach a body of knowledge and cultivate other abilities required for the practice of science. For example the scientific community values collaboration and teamwork, critical and focused observation, the use of technology for data collection, evaluation of […]

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Do Now #50: Climate Change and Extreme Weather

6 -12 Science | November 14, 2012 | 6 Comments

Do Now #50: Climate Change and Extreme Weather

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now What role do you think climate change played in Hurricane Sandy? Introduction During the last few […]

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Online PD for Media Making

6 -12 Science | October 19, 2012 | 2 Comments

Online PD for Media Making

Today, science demands sophisticated skills not generally taught as part of standard science curricula. Ideally, classroom instructional strategies in the sciences should teach a scientific body of knowledge and cultivate other abilities required for the practice and process of science. There are many connections between the skills used for media making and those required for […]

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Do Now #43: Nuclear Energy

6 -12 Science | October 10, 2012 | 28 Comments

Do Now #43: Nuclear Energy

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #DoNow43 For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now What do you think about expanding the use of nuclear energy in California? Would you support […]

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Earthquake! A New eBook and iTunes U Course

6 -12 Science | September 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Earthquake! A New eBook and iTunes U Course

What are earthquakes? Gain a new perspective on these powerful phenomena with a Multi-Touch eBook and iTunes U course co-produced by the California Academy of Sciences and KQED.

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Map Making in the Classroom @ ISTE

6 -12 Science | August 3, 2012 | 2 Comments

Map Making in the Classroom @ ISTE

Teachers are wild about maps. Students are wild about maps. From watching kindergarteners navigate the world to alternative high school students chomping at the bit to take a turn zooming around their neighborhoods and beyond, I have seen Google Maps take kids places. Have you made your own maps in class? If so, what for? […]

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