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Five Great Sites to Teach K-5 the Science of Weather

K-5 Science | December 20, 2012 | 2 Comments

Five Great Sites to Teach K-5 the Science of Weather

Most of us talk about the weather at least once a day. It affects us in many ways.Weather guides the way we dress, what we do, and in some cases, how we feel. We’re lucky here in the Bay Area that we don’t get a lot of variation on weather conditions. When it rains or […]

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Five K-5 Resources for Exploring Weather

K-5 Science | December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Five K-5 Resources for Exploring Weather

K- 5 educators can connect learning with what is going on inside and out. Weather can be used in science and in english language arts or as a bridge between the two. Explore the phenomenon of weather with these 5 multimedia resources from PBS LearningMedia. What’s the Weather? Lesson Plan, Interactive and Videos: Grades K-12 […]

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Gearing up for CA Science Education Conference 2012!

Conferences | October 17, 2012 | 2 Comments

Gearing up for CA Science Education Conference 2012!

KQED Education and Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS) are working together to present a workshop at this year’s California Science Education Conference on October 19 – 21 in San Jose. We’ll introduce open-ended, creative activities that explore K-2 students’ understanding of physical science and math concepts in structures they see everyday, such as buildings, playgrounds, […]

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Bringing Out the Builder (and Tech User) in All of Us

K-5 Science | August 27, 2012 | 2 Comments

Bringing Out the Builder (and Tech User) in All of Us

As the Early Childhood Coordinator at Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS) in Berkeley, Ellen Blinderman has been inspiring educators and students to love science, engineering, and math for the past 22 years, but describes herself as a ‘reluctant tech-user’. Through a collaboration with KQED Education, Contra Costa County Office of Education and LHS, at a […]

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In the Classroom: Live Oak Elementary School Students Produce Audio Podcasts

In the Classroom | August 17, 2012 | 4 Comments

In the Classroom: Live Oak Elementary School Students Produce Audio Podcasts

At teacher training workshops, the question always comes up, “What grade can you begin to teach students how to produce their own digital media?” Of course, this is a loaded question as there are several different types of media, each with its own set of learning curves. But, in general, I default to fourth grade […]

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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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Science Lab in San Mateo County – Classroom by the Bay

K-5 Science | July 30, 2012 | 38 Comments

Science Lab in San Mateo County – Classroom by the Bay

Just a few weeks before the start of another school year, 22 teachers across San Mateo County gathered at Marine Science Institute, located in Redwood City. This group of Pre-K to 3rd grade teachers registered for KQED Science Lab and were excited to plunge into four days of professional development. The teachers came dressed in […]

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Science Lab: Partnership with Purpose

K-5 Science | March 21, 2012 | 4 Comments

Science Lab: Partnership with Purpose

Building partnerships with local science museums, such as California Academy of Sciences and Lindsay Wildlife Museum, can add great value to the development of meaningful educational programs. As the project coordinator of Science Lab, I enjoy collaborating with museum education specialists to construct educational content for educator trainings. My role is to provide educators training […]

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K-5 Science Teachers Create their own Narrated Slideshows for Teaching

Community Voices | February 13, 2012 | 2 Comments

K-5 Science Teachers Create their own Narrated Slideshows for Teaching

KQED Teacher Tech Trainings are a series of free workshops offered to K-5 teachers interested in learning how to use digital media tools to enhance science learning. The trainings are designed to focus on a specific digital media tool, such as slideshow or audio recording, and build the confidence of educators to use and create […]

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Teacher Tech Trainings 2.0: Slideshows

K-5 Science | November 19, 2011 | 16 Comments

Teacher Tech Trainings 2.0: Slideshows

Hello, educators. Welcome to the KQED Education K-5 Teacher Tech Trainings. After today’s workshop, you should be familiar with the concept of slideshows in the elementary science classroom. You should also know the basics of PowerPoint via Google Presentation, some design ideas for structuring and creating a slideshow, and how to navigate the web for […]

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