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New Year, New Look: PBS LearningMedia Resources for Teaching in the Digital Age

PBS LearningMedia | August 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

New Year, New Look: PBS LearningMedia Resources for Teaching in the Digital Age

A new school year = a new look for PBS LearningMedia! Go to pbslearningmedia.org and experience the best educational resources digital media has to offer, complete with a new, upgraded design and functionality. Check out this selection of resources from PBS LearningMedia to invigorate your teaching and learning in the digital age. Digital Tools & […]

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How do you incorporate Do Now effectively into your learning environment?

Do Now | August 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

How do you incorporate Do Now effectively into your learning environment?

Throughout the #TeachDoNow course we have explored many issues regarding the use of social media and connected learning principles in our diverse learning spaces. How do you incorporate Do Now effectively into your learning environment?

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A Video Explaining the Safety Net

News & Civics | August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Video Explaining the Safety Net

  Presidential candidates argue back and forth about the value of the “safety net”, but what exactly is it? In general, the safety net refers to the various  government funded social welfare programs such as food stamps and subsidized health care that help lift lower income individuals and their families out of poverty. However, liberals […]

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What are your biggest concerns about online safety and digital citizenship in the classroom?

Do Now | August 1, 2014 | 2 Comments

What are your biggest concerns about online safety and digital citizenship in the classroom?

You can respond to this Do Now using Twitter, G+, Instagram, or Vine. Be sure to include #TeachDoNow in your response. Follow us on Twitter at @KQEDedspace and join our Google+ Community. For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Click here to go back to the #TeachDoNow course Do Now What are your biggest concerns about online safety […]

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Summer Explorer Series: 20 Resources for Trotting Around the Globe

General | July 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

Summer Explorer Series: 20 Resources for Trotting Around the Globe

In the remaining weeks of summer,  take students globetrotting with PBS LearningMedia. From Antarctica to the Farallon Islands, these resources offer students a window to the world by spotlighting cities and customs from around the globe. PBS LearningMedia allows you to search, download and create playlists to support learning anytime, anywhere! Sign up for a […]

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How do you engage millennials in civic discourse and promote community engagement?

Do Now | July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

How do you engage millennials in civic discourse and promote community engagement?

We know that millennials are online. All. The. Time. Students are simultaneously engaged in multiple conversations in person and across a variety of media. As educators, how do we take the energy and engagement associated with this participation and use it to promote positive thinking, discourse and action around issues that matter to our communities, states, and nations?

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Summer Explorer Series: Marine Animals, Sea Creatures  & Careers in Science

PBS LearningMedia | July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Summer Explorer Series: Marine Animals, Sea Creatures & Careers in Science

  Explore the depths of the ocean floor with PBS LearningMedia. Use these featured resources to stimulate classroom discussion about marine animals, aquatic ecosystems, and careers in science. Create a free account for full access to PBS LearningMedia. Cool Critters: Dwarf Cuttlefish | Video | Grades All What’s the coolest critter in the ocean under […]

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Make Short Social Video Loops With Vine

Digital Tools | July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Make Short Social Video Loops With Vine

Vine is a smartphone app for iOS, Android and Windows that allows you to make and share short looping videos. Follow the video to learn how to get started.

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What media making and social learning tools are best at engaging learners?

Do Now | July 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

What media making and social learning tools are best at engaging learners?

Most agree that classrooms need to provide opportunities for students to create and engage with new media technology. However, that realization still leaves us far from the specifics needed to make it happen. What media making and social learning tools are best at engaging learners?

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How can we use Connected Learning principles to promote 21st century learning?

Do Now | July 11, 2014 | 5 Comments

How can we use Connected Learning principles to promote 21st century learning?

Kids are learning everywhere. Today, the traditional school forms a single, albeit important, node in a larger learning environment. The model of Connected Learning acknowledges this shift in where students learn, how they learn, who they learn from, and how they express that learning.

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