Last week, students across the country discussed the effectiveness of longer prison sentences in our #DoNow3Strikes post. We asked students Do lengthy prison sentences help deter crime? Should voters or legislators be part of determining prison sentences?
Last week, students from all around the nation debated on the issue of gender equality in education in our #DoNowMalala post. We asked young folks why is it important for boys and girls to receive equal opportunities in education? What societal problems can be caused by an inequality in educational opportunities? Do you think there is inequality in educational opportunities in America? If so, what do they look like?
Why is it important for boys and girls to receive equal opportunities in education? What societal problems can be caused by an inequality in educational opportunities? Do you think there is inequality in educational opportunities in America? If so, what do they look like?
For several years now, the practice of making things has really turned into a cultural phenomenon. Referred to as Maker Culture or the DIY Movement, self-sufficiency through completing tasks without the aid of a paid expert (aka do-it-yourself), usually involving technology and online sharing has truly exploded around us, especially in the Bay Area. Why is this happening?
PBS LearningMedia, a digital library of media content contributed from public media producers and partners from around the country, has thousands of free assets and is a resource that can serve as a valuable tool for educators to engage students. This new series offers strategies for navigating and making use of this growing repository. Watch […]
Today, science demands sophisticated skills not generally taught as part of standard science curricula. Ideally, science instructional strategies teach a body of knowledge and cultivate other abilities required for the practice of science. For example the scientific community values collaboration and teamwork, critical and focused observation, the use of technology for data collection, evaluation of […]
Rashidi Omari is a performance artist, writer and educator at Destiny Arts Center, a violence prevention and arts education organization in Oakland. Growing up, hip-hop was an outlet that helped Rashidi deal with life’s challenges, and he works to provide today’s Bay Area youth with the same creative opportunities. We stopped by his dance studio […]
The following videos are a 9 part series on how to use Windows Movie Maker. Movie Maker is a proprietary video editing software application which allows Windows operating system users to edit their own videos. There are nine videos in this series although you can only see one player. The single player hosts all nine […]
by Robyn Bykofsky I have been facilitating media literacy and video production workshops with Bay Area youth and educators for over 12 years and the Youth Film Lab was the experience of a lifetime. It was the first workshop I taught in which teens produced and edited their videos within 4.5 hours and then an […]
This past school year, 50 eleventh- and twelfth-graders at San Francisco’s Burton High School started tweeting in class for the first time. Many were familiar with Twitter and some use it on a daily basis, but never for school. As in most instances, there’s a major disconnect between the role of social media in their […]
MythBusters host Adam Savage has a thing or two to say about the importance of tinkering — even if that means it gets messy. “If you don’t get a chance to fail, if you don’t get a chance to try things and not get them right the first time, and you keep on doing it […]