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Teach Civic Engagement Using Social Media with KQED Do Now (An Online PD Module)

Online Training Modules | May 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Teach Civic Engagement Using Social Media with KQED Do Now (An Online PD Module)

Are you interested in having your students debate about current events with other students from around the country? KQED Do Now is a weekly activity for students to engage and respond to current issues using social media tools like Twitter. KQED aims to introduce 21st Century skills and add value to learning through the integration of relevant content and new media tools and technologies.

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Inventing Our Future: Summer Institute for Educators

Arts | May 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Inventing Our Future: Summer Institute for Educators

Join KQED, SFMOMA, the Alameda County Office of Education, local artists and educators for the Integrated Learning Summer Institute, August 13-15, 2013 at Chabot Space and Science Center. All educators are welcome to register. Plenary speakers will include Spark-featured artists Favianna Rodriguez and Rhodessa Jones.

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How to Make Narrated Slideshows for Arts Education (self-paced)

Arts | April 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

How to Make Narrated Slideshows for Arts Education (self-paced)

Nearly every student who is in school today will enter the workforce needing skills in media production. From social media to YouTube videos, many industries will require a knowledge of how to leverage online platforms. In the arts classroom, media production is a dynamic way for students to gain these technical skills, while also practicing aesthetic valuing, design thinking, communication, and creative writing. All of these skills can be cultivated through the use of media-making projects. For this reason, student media-making projects are an excellent way to introduce these 21st century proficiencies.

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Youth Leadership at DML

Community Voices | March 19, 2013 | 2 Comments

Youth Leadership at DML

This post was written by BAVC Factory Filmmaker Buffy Almendares, Sophie Bedecarré Ernst, and BAVC’s Director of Next Gen Programs Ingrid Hu Dahl after presenting about the SFPL Digital Learning Lab initiative at the Digital Media and Learning Conference in Chicago. On our plane ride to Chicago, the three of us had an opportunity to […]

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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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In the Classroom: A SLANT Approach to Learning at the Paul Revere School

In the Classroom | January 31, 2013 | 1 Comment

In the Classroom: A SLANT Approach to Learning at the Paul Revere School

Cynthia Vasquez teaches her Pre-K students at the Paul Revere School in San Francisco with the methodology of learning through play. Her approach is influenced by a group of teachers from the San Francisco Unified School District’s SLANT (Science, Literacy, Arts, and Technology) program where she explores ways of integrating each of these disciplines into […]

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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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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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Four Creative Ways to Teach the Common Core with Public Media

Teacher Trainings | August 31, 2012 | 1 Comment

Four Creative Ways to Teach the Common Core with Public Media

Shifting gears is never easy. But California’s adoption of the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) actually grants educators a good deal of flexibility and creative license in teaching students critical skills for the 21st Century. The introduction to the CCSS states: “Just as media and technology are integrated in school and life in the […]

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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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