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The Achievement Gap Extends Beyond Gender in the U.S.

Community Voices | October 31, 2013 | 11 Comments

The Achievement Gap Extends Beyond Gender in the U.S.

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?

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Is There a Gender Gap in Education?

Do Now: Government and Civics | October 18, 2013 | 245 Comments

Is There a Gender Gap in Education?

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?

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PBS LearningMedia Educast Series: Video Tutorials

PBS LearningMedia | January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

PBS LearningMedia Educast Series: Video Tutorials

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 […]

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PD Module #2: Narrated Slideshows for Science Education (self-paced)

6 -12 Science | December 11, 2012 | 10 Comments

PD Module #2: Narrated Slideshows for Science Education (self-paced)

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 […]

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In the Studio with Rashidi Omari

Art School | November 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

In the Studio with Rashidi Omari

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 […]

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Windows Movie Maker Educast Series

Video Educasts | July 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Windows Movie Maker Educast Series

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 […]

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Oakland Innovation Film Lab – Youth Mobile Media Workshop

Bay Area Youth Media Network | July 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Oakland Innovation Film Lab – Youth Mobile Media Workshop

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 […]

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Permission to Make: Adam Savage

Arts | May 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Permission to Make: Adam Savage

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 […]

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What Will Be Obsolete in 2020?

Conferences | April 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

What Will Be Obsolete in 2020?

by Tina Barseghian Expounding on the ideas of the wildly popular article 21 Things That Will Be Obsolete in 2020, we asked a few of those who attended Big Ideas Fest, a recent gathering of teachers, administrators, entrepreneurs and policymakers, to predict what they think will be obsolete in 2020. Walls around the classroom, said […]

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