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Students Respond to How We Should End Violence Against Women

Civics in the Community | April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Students Respond to How We Should End Violence Against Women

A report from the United Nations states that nations have made only limited progress in gender equality worldwide, and high levels of violence against women still persist. According to the report, 35% of women that have survived physical violence were most commonly inflicted by an intimate partner. And according to the World Health Organization (WHO), […]

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Using Layer Masks in Pixlr Editor

Digital Tools | April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Using Layer Masks in Pixlr Editor

Today we’re looking at the use of Layer Masks in the free, web-based photo editing tool Pixlr Editor. This post is part of a series. Layer Masks might seem a little tricky at first, but once you understand their basic concept, you’ll find they can be a great way to achieve some powerful effects and control over […]

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Limited English [Youth-Produced Short Film]

Bay Area Youth Media Network | April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Limited English [Youth-Produced Short Film]

“Limited English” features a group of public school kids who lack the opportunity to excel due to their schools inexperience in teaching English to non-native speakers. This video was an official selection of BAYMN FEST 2014. BAYMN FEST is an interactive showcase of media produced by youth ages 12-24 sponsored by Hive Bay Area.

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Bay Area Educators Selected As 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators

PBS LearningMedia | April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bay Area Educators Selected As 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators

KQED is pleased to announce that, after a nationwide search, Amanda Haughs of San Jose and Cheryl Morris of San Rafael have been selected as two of 100 educators nationwide to join the 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators program.

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Visualization: Now that California’s “Rainy Season” is Over, How Do Those Reservoirs Look?

News & Civics | April 14, 2015

Visualization: Now that California’s “Rainy Season” is Over, How Do Those Reservoirs Look?

After the driest winter on record, California is bracing for another hot, thirsty summer. Deep into the fourth year of its historic drought, with no relief in site, the state is frantically trying to figure out how to cope with a lot less water. View this map that shows fluctuations since 2010 in California’s 30-largest reservoirs.

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Should We Allow Apps to Collect Private Health Data for Research?

Do Now | April 14, 2015 | 9 Comments

Should We Allow Apps to Collect Private Health Data for Research?

On March 9, 2015, Apple announced the release of a new tool that enables researchers to build iPhone apps for collecting health data directly from iPhone users. Should we allow apps to collect private health data for research?

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Visualization: A Blueprint of Police-Involved Homicides Since 2011

News & Civics | April 14, 2015

Visualization: A Blueprint of Police-Involved Homicides Since 2011

This visualization, produced by San Diego design firm 1 Point 21, shows all 2,695 verifiable officer-involved homicide nationwide since 2011, as reported and cataloged by crowdsourced database Fatal Encounters. Select any of the lines to see incident information at top.

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Students Talk Art: The Seven Elements of Art in Everyday Life

Arts | April 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Students Talk Art: The Seven Elements of Art in Everyday Life

Many artists recognize the seven elements of art as being line, space, texture, form, color, value, and shape. Artists consciously or unconsciously, use a combination of these elements in their artwork. Read what students said when asked, Where do you notice the seven elements of art in your daily life?

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How Much Precious California Water Did You Just Eat? Finding the Water Footprint of Your Food

News & Civics | April 13, 2015

How Much Precious California Water Did You Just Eat? Finding the Water Footprint of Your Food

Looking to minimize your water footprint at the dinner table? According to a new Los Angeles Times data analysis, the raw ingredients in that meal require less water to produce than almost any other combo plate of a protein, a fruit/veggie, a starch and a beverage. Use the site’s new interactive tool to build a combination of meals and see how much water is needed to produce California’s most commonly consumed foods (sources and methodology listed at the bottom of the graphic).

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Do You Feel Safe at School?

Do Now: Government and Civics | April 10, 2015 | 161 Comments

Do You Feel Safe at School?

Schools are constantly grappling with how to keep students safe. Do you feel safe at school? How does your school prepare for disasters?

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