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Furthering Media and Online Tools for Teaching and Learning

Conferences | April 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Furthering Media and Online Tools for Teaching and Learning

This week, KQED’s Arts & Media education team descended upon the University of California’s Arts, Media & Entertainment curriculum institute (UCCI), which “brings together educators from around the state to collaborate on the creation of model high school courses that anchor traditional academic learning in real-world experience.” We are working with teachers, observing their curriculum […]

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How Do You Measure Learning?

Conferences | April 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

How Do You Measure Learning?

By Tina Barseghian It’s not a new question, but it’s certainly a divisive one — how to best measure student learning. As the Department of Education works toward finding a way to assess student learning beyond what most agree are sub-par standardized tests, and movement for opting out of assessments grows, educators and those who […]

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What Will Be Obsolete in 2020?

Conferences | April 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

What Will Be Obsolete in 2020?

by Tina Barseghian Expounding on the ideas of the wildly popular article 21 Things That Will Be Obsolete in 2020, we asked a few of those who attended Big Ideas Fest, a recent gathering of teachers, administrators, entrepreneurs and policymakers, to predict what they think will be obsolete in 2020. Walls around the classroom, said […]

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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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We Live Here: Youth Media Convergence, San Francisco Style

Bay Area Youth Media Network | March 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

We Live Here: Youth Media Convergence, San Francisco Style

Last week, KQED co-presented a workshop at the Digital Media and Learning Conference here in San Francisco about the youth media network that we recently initiated. BAYMN (Bay Area Youth Media Network, pronounced BAM!) is comprised of over 16 organizations with the common goal of working with youth in media production to build civic engagement. […]

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