We may know the latest gossip about One Direction or how Beyonce’s sister Solange attacked Jay-Z in an elevator, but is our interest in celebrities a bad thing? Within the past few weeks, students analyzed how our fascination with celebrities impacts society in our #DoNowCelebrity post. We asked students, Given the context of income inequality and changing demographics across the country, is the American obsession with celebrities good or bad for our culture? Why?
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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 & […]
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?
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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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 […]
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?
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 […]
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?
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.