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Shake it Up! 17 Resources for Learning Through Dance

General | April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Shake it Up! 17 Resources for Learning Through Dance

Quick Picks: Use these resources to shake up learning across subjects and integrate dance into curriculum. Find more resources for integrating arts at PBS LearningMedia.  For full access sign up for a free account. Caillou’s Dance Party | Video | Grade PreK Miss Martin is throwing a dance party. Caillou is excited, only… he doesn’t […]

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Where Are All the Green Spaces?

Do Now | April 22, 2014 | 16 Comments

Where Are All the Green Spaces?

Today is Earth Day and the global theme of this year’s activities is “Green Cities”. Right now more than half of the world’s population lives in cities and by 2050 that number is expected to rise to at least 67%. As more people move into urban areas, buildings, highways and other structures are built to accommodate the growth. Green spaces and other natural environments that once flourished are pushed out to make room for man-made structures. Not only is space for plants and wildlife compromised but often they have to fight to exist at all. Are there areas in your neighborhood that could or should be transformed green spaces?

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We Need to Find Flight 370 To Give Families Closure

Do Now Round-Ups | April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

We Need to Find Flight 370 To Give Families Closure

Last week, students across the nation discussed the mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 in our #DoNow370 post. We asked students, Why is it important to find answers to what happened to the Malaysian Airlines Flight 370? Do you think the media’s coverage helps the search? What questions does this mystery raise?

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Should Donors to Political Campaigns Be Allowed to Give in Unlimited Amounts?

Do Now: Government and Civics | April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Should Donors to Political Campaigns Be Allowed to Give in Unlimited Amounts?

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 #DoNowCampaign For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now Is money a corrupting influence on politics, or merely an expression of free speech? Should there […]

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A Venn Diagram Can Be Art Depending On How You See It

Do Now Round-Ups | April 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

A Venn Diagram Can Be Art Depending On How You See It

Can a Venn Diagram be classified as art? The past couple of weeks, students discussed this question in our #DoNowVenn post. We asked students, Can a Venn diagram become art? What transforms a data collection tool into fine art? What are the elements needed to allow for this transformation?

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Should E-Cigarettes Be Regulated?

Do Now | April 15, 2014 | 21 Comments

Should E-Cigarettes Be Regulated?

A new type of cigarette that some claim to be a harmless alternative to regular combustion cigarettes has entered the playing field: e-cigarettes. Should they be regulated in the same way as traditional tobacco cigarettes?

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Women Have the Right to Choose

Do Now Round-Ups | April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Women Have the Right to Choose

Last week, students across the nation tackled one of the most controversial topics in America: abortion. In our #DoNowAbortion post, we asked students Should the government (federal or state) be able to stop a woman from getting an abortion? If so, why? If not, should there be at least some restrictions on abortion procedures? Why or why not?

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How Can We Address The High Cost of Fast Fashion?

Do Now | April 11, 2014 | 324 Comments

How Can We Address The High Cost of Fast Fashion?

In the year since a garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers, small steps have been taken to improve safety conditions. Who should be responsible for the manufacturing of clothing in unregulated and unsafe factories?

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Using Google Forms and Spreadsheets

Digital Tools | April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Using Google Forms and Spreadsheets

Google has a whole host of online document creation tools that are browser based and free to use. You may already be familiar with Google docs for word processing, and if so, you probably know that it can be a powerful tool for collaboration and cloud-based document creation.

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Keystone XL Pipeline Will Cause More Harm Than Good

Do Now Round-Ups | April 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Keystone XL Pipeline Will Cause More Harm Than Good

During the past two weeks, students across the nation discussed whether or not the government should invest their time and money into creating the Keystone XL pipeline in our #DoNowKeystone post. We asked students, Do you think the Obama administration should approve the Keystone XL pipeline? Why or Why not? What information should be considered in making this decision?

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