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Summer Workshop Series: A Walk Down Sensory Lane

In-Person Trainings | June 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Summer Workshop Series: A Walk Down Sensory Lane

Young children love learning about the natural world. And, as educators, we want students to care about the world by studying and learning from it. But a nature study may only happen on a field trip or through the lens of a class-made biosphere. The schoolyard itself or a walk along the school boundaries doesn’t […]

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Earthquake! A New eBook and iTunes U Course

6 -12 Science | September 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Earthquake! A New eBook and iTunes U Course

What are earthquakes? Gain a new perspective on these powerful phenomena with a Multi-Touch eBook and iTunes U course co-produced by the California Academy of Sciences and KQED.

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Back to School with PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia | August 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Back to School with PBS LearningMedia

“Digital media is a way to reach students. This is what they live, eat, and breathe… digital media everyday…so I already have an audience before I even start.”- Michelle Pickett, 5th Grade ELA Teacher PBS LearningMedia, a free digital media service from PBS, is helping teachers connect the dots between students’ lives and classroom learning. […]

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Bringing Out the Builder (and Tech User) in All of Us

K-5 Science | August 27, 2012 | 2 Comments

Bringing Out the Builder (and Tech User) in All of Us

As the Early Childhood Coordinator at Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS) in Berkeley, Ellen Blinderman has been inspiring educators and students to love science, engineering, and math for the past 22 years, but describes herself as a ‘reluctant tech-user’. Through a collaboration with KQED Education, Contra Costa County Office of Education and LHS, at a […]

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PBS LearningMedia Fall Webinar Trainings

PBS LearningMedia | August 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

PBS LearningMedia Fall Webinar Trainings

KQED and PBS are facilitating a free webinar training, “Educating with PBS LearningMedia” the third Thursday of each month at 4:30 PM.  Participants will explore how to engage students in media-rich learning experiences with the next generation digital media service, PBS LearningMedia. In a 30 minute training, educators will learn the ropes around this robust library of […]

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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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Work Voices 5 – Carlos Garcia, Health Interpreter

Post-Secondary ESL | June 20, 2012 | 2 Comments

Work Voices 5 – Carlos Garcia, Health Interpreter

Download Educators’ Activities Here Transcript (English) Transcript (Spanish) Meet Carlos Garcia, from Nicaragua, who works as a certified health interpreter. Carlos Garcia describes how he chose his career. While in hospital undergoing treatment, he helped translate for a fellow patient who did not speak English and couldn’t communicate with the doctors and hospital staff. He […]

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International Orange: Celebrating the Golden Gate Bridge

Art School | May 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

International Orange: Celebrating the Golden Gate Bridge

For the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, Spark-featured artist Stephanie Syjuco created an expansive shop of souvenirs produced in a monochrome palette: the memorable orange hue of the Golden Gate Bridge. Working with the same paint used to keep the bridge looking fresh, Syjuco’s installation features all things reddish-orange: teacups, jewelry, postcards and […]

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Work Voices 4 – Jose Puzon, Dialysis Technician

Post-Secondary ESL | May 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Work Voices 4 – Jose Puzon, Dialysis Technician

Download Educators’ Activities Here Transcript (English) Transcript (Spanish) Meet Jose Puzon, from the Philippines who works as a dialysis technician. Jose Puzon is from the Philippines and decided to train as a dialysis technician, deeply moved by the death of his grandmother from kidney failure and inspired by his cousin who was working in the […]

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Work Voices 3 – Rita Cai, Dental Assistant

Post-Secondary ESL | May 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Work Voices 3 – Rita Cai, Dental Assistant

Download Educators’ Activities Here Transcript (English) Transcript (Spanish) Rita Cai is from China and describes how she learned English at Milpitas Adult School, and then went on to train as a medical assistant, eventually finding work as a dental assistant. She explains that she made this choice because she could not find work as a […]

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