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KQED at CUE to the Core

Science | March 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

KQED at CUE to the Core

Are you attending the CUE Annual Conference in Palm Springs March 14-16? Swing by the KQED booth in the exhibit hall or join us at one of our Saturday sessions: Media Making: Bridging STEM and the Common Core Saturday March 16, 2013 12:00pm – 1:00pm San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel Discover how media-making projects help students […]

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Stop Motion Animation and Scientific Transformations

Science | March 11, 2013 | 4 Comments

Stop Motion Animation and Scientific Transformations

A group of educators recently completed a KQED workshop, stop motion animation in the elementary classroom. Our focus was on creating stop motion animation films to demonstrate scientific concepts and transformations. While some teachers used animation to represent plant growth and weather patterns, others created videos for use in other subject areas, such as Spanish […]

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Science Educators!  Free KQED/CSTA Online Trainings

Science | February 15, 2013 | 2 Comments

Science Educators! Free KQED/CSTA Online Trainings

Join KQED and CSTA for one of four area specific science webinars and learn the ropes around PBS LearningMedia, a collection of thousands of digital media resources from KQED and other public media stations for the K-12 science classroom. Experienced science educators give an example of a media-rich lesson and present strategies for successfully incorporating […]

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Seven Reasons to Integrate PBS LearningMedia into Science Curriculum

Science | February 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Seven Reasons to Integrate PBS LearningMedia into Science Curriculum

Multimedia as a tool can enhance and strengthen the impact of activities in the field and in the science classroom.  PBS LearningMedia videos, audio and interactives engage students and can be used to effectively demonstrate science concepts as well as to reinforce media literacy technologies as part of a core science curriculum.  Here are 7 […]

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Do Now #62: A Love of Science

Science | February 6, 2013 | 65 Comments

Do Now #62: A Love of Science

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 #DoNow62 For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now What do you love about science? Why is it interesting to you? Introduction There are numerous […]

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PD Module #1: Implementing Science-Based Media Projects

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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Stop Motion Animation in the Elementary Classroom

Science | January 17, 2013 | 13 Comments

Stop Motion Animation in the Elementary Classroom

In the 1950s, Art Clokey created beloved claymation character Gumby and sidekick Pokey for a stop motion claymation television series that ran in the 50s and 60s. Since then, stop motion animation has made it to the big screen with movies like Wallace & Gromit and Fantastic Mr. Fox. Can this digital art form make […]

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Three Resources for Exploring our Solar System

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

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

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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