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What media making and social learning tools are best at engaging learners?

Do Now | July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

What media making and social learning tools are best at engaging learners?

Most agree that classrooms need to provide opportunities for students to create and engage with new media technology. However, that realization still leaves us far from the specifics needed to make it happen. What media making and social learning tools are best at engaging learners?

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KQED Art School & Rashidi Omari at the Integrated Learning Summer Institute

Arts | July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

KQED Art School & Rashidi Omari at the Integrated Learning Summer Institute

This August at Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, join KQED Art School for the Integrated Learning Summer Institute.

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What is the value of social media for your professional learning?

Do Now | July 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

What is the value of social media for your professional learning?

We all know the educational landscape is shifting quickly. What is the value of social media on your professional learning?

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Four Ways to Boost Your EdTech IQ This Summer

Arts in the Community | June 13, 2014 | 3 Comments

Four Ways to Boost Your EdTech IQ This Summer

Read about some amazing resource tips from Amy Ridlehuber Kingsley who was recently awarded the 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator Award. Amy has come up with 4 ways to boost your EdTech IQ this Summer.

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Do You Learn Better Through Making?

Do Now | May 30, 2014 | 97 Comments

Do You Learn Better Through Making?

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?

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Meet Your Local PBS Digital Innovators!

PBS LearningMedia | April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Meet Your Local PBS Digital Innovators!

KQED Education is proud to announce that three of the 100 educators selected for the 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators program are local! The program rewards tech-savvy K-12 educators from across the country who are serving as leaders in the education technology space and incorporating digital media in classrooms to promote student engagement and achievement.

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How to Create an Interactive Image with Thinglink

Digital Tools | November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

How to Create an Interactive Image with Thinglink

Thinglink is an online tool that lets you annotate images with text and media. It’s a simple, easy to use tool that can help you transform a single still image into a rich source of information.

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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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How to Create an Infographic with easel.ly

Digital Tools | October 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

How to Create an Infographic with easel.ly

Infographics can be useful tools whenever you are trying to convey information with a strong visual approach. Infographics are especially good at making numerical data easy to see and understand. By creating an infographic, your information can take on a life, tell a story, and make a more persuasive argument, which is why you encounter infographics in all kinds of situations from advertising and marketing to educational presentations and publications. It used to take a lot of work and graphic design know-how to make effective infographics, but now there are a number of easy to use, mostly free or low cost online tools that you can use to jump into making your own infographics right away. This video focuses on easel.ly, a free website that offers users the tools to make their own infographics.

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Should We Bring Species Back to Life?

Do Now: Science | October 9, 2013 | 6 Comments

Should We Bring Species Back to Life?

In recent years, scientists have discovered carcasses of frozen woolly mammoths with intact tissues and preserved DNA. With this DNA, and that from other extinct animals, researchers are trying to actually clone the extinct animals and bring them back to life. Current technologies are on the verge of making this possible. So far, the closest we’ve come is to de-extincting the passenger pigeon, thanks to frozen DNA samples and the DNA of its closest relative, the band tailed pigeon.

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