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Five PBS LearningMedia Resources to Strengthen Students’ Information Literacy

General | March 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Five PBS LearningMedia Resources to Strengthen Students’ Information Literacy

By Sue Heraper Information literacy equips students with the critical skills necessary to become independent lifelong learners. PBS LearningMedia provides resources that address information literacy skills underlying the basic tenets of Common Core State Standards. The introduction of the Common Core State Standards explains, “To be ready for college, workforce training, and life in a […]

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Water Vapor’s Role in Climate Change

Science | March 11, 2015

Water Vapor’s Role in Climate Change

Water covers nearly three-quarters of Earth. It is continuously moving above, on and below Earth’s surface, cycling among ice, liquid water and vapor. Discover how water and climate affect each other using this interactive.

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Should We Modify DNA in Human Embryos? Students Weigh In

Community Created Content | March 11, 2015 | 1 Comment

Should We Modify DNA in Human Embryos? Students Weigh In

There is a lot of controversy surrounding the UK’s February 3rd decision to authorize mitochondrial DNA modification in embryos. This new law has taken on the names “three-person embryo” and “three-person babies” law. There is no doubting the social complications and controversy that this law may bring about. People who support the UK’s decision argue […]

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Do You See the Seven Elements of Art in Everyday Life?

Arts | March 10, 2015 | 8 Comments

Do You See the Seven Elements of Art in Everyday Life?

There are many different ways to consider the elements used to make an artwork. Where do you notice the seven elements of art in your daily life?

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Selma 50 Years Later Shows How Far We’ve Come and How Far We Still Have to Go

News & Civics | March 10, 2015

Selma 50 Years Later Shows How Far We’ve Come and How Far We Still Have to Go

Thousands of marchers joined President Obama and other leaders this weekend in the small city of Selma, Alabama, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, when police violently attacked peaceful demonstrators demanding the right to vote.

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Working With Photos in Pixlr Editor

Digital Tools | March 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Working With Photos in Pixlr Editor

Pixlr Editor is a powerful free, browser based online photo editing tool. It is a robust tool that rivals Adobe Photoshop in terms of its feature set. Here is a three part series of video tutorials that shows you how to use Pixlr Editor.

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Career Spotlight: Water Program Director

Science | March 9, 2015

Career Spotlight: Water Program Director

Heather Cooley analyzes water data to help inform how to manage California’s water supply. Her job involves working with other scientists and agencies to look at water availability and use in California.

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How Does Gun Violence Affect You and Your Community?

Do Now | March 6, 2015 | 67 Comments

How Does Gun Violence Affect You and Your Community?

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 #DoNowGun For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now How does gun violence affect you and your community? How can young people help to reduce […]

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Students Respond to the Reported Rise in Narcissism Amongst Millennials

Civics in the Community | March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Students Respond to the Reported Rise in Narcissism Amongst Millennials

In a time when selfies fill your news feed on practically every social media outlet you’re connected to, there is room to wonder if the narcissism line has been crossed. A lot has been said about millennials and our alleged obsession with technology and the need to always worry about our image and appearance. Is […]

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Bringing Fish Up from the Deep

Science | March 5, 2015

Bringing Fish Up from the Deep

Scientists at the California Academy of Sciences have designed a portable decompression chamber to safely bring new fish species up from the twilight zone.

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