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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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Play Ball in PBS LearningMedia: Resources California Educators are Cheering For!

6 -12 Science | June 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Play Ball in PBS LearningMedia: Resources California Educators are Cheering For!

Sports are a hit with kids both on the field and in the classroom. Teachers can bring the ball play inside with these engaging resources from KQED in PBS LearningMedia. Here are two great resources that connect baseball to physics. Take a swing at connections between your curriculum and baseball. Below are two of the […]

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Science Action Clubs: Bringing Technology and Action Into Afterschool Science

6 -12 Science | May 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Science Action Clubs: Bringing Technology and Action Into Afterschool Science

by Courtney Rudd The California Academy of Sciences’ Science Action Clubs ignite the spark for science in middle school youth. These action-filled science clubs occur once per week during the school year in after-school programs at several of San Francisco Unified School District’s Middle Schools. Both students and a select group of afterschool Activity Leaders […]

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Do Now #30: Making a Meal of Mealworms

6 -12 Science | May 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Do Now #30: Making a Meal of Mealworms

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 Would you consider eating insects? What if food resources were scarce? Introduction Ask your friends or […]

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Do Now #26:  Earth Day…Every Day?

6 -12 Science | March 30, 2012 | 2 Comments

Do Now #26: Earth Day…Every Day?

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 Do you make it a regular practice to care for the environment? If so, what do […]

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Computer-Using Educators Visit the Heat to Share What’s Hot

6 -12 Science | March 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Computer-Using Educators Visit the Heat to Share What’s Hot

I occasionally find myself sitting in conference sessions and meetings and have to silently chuckle about the amount of electronic devices in my possession–a laptop, iPad, iPhone and all of the chargers and accessories that accompany them. However, at the Computer-Using Educators (CUE) Annual Conference in Palm Springs last week, I was far from the […]

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