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How to Build a Wall Using Padlet

Digital Tools | December 16, 2013 | 2 Comments

How to Build a Wall Using Padlet

Welcome to the video tutorial about the visual authoring tool Padlet. The basic idea of Padlet is simple, yet powerful – it gives you a blank ‘wall’ where you can assemble all kinds of visual media. It’s a great way to create visual arguments, presentations, timelines or more.

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Science Educators: Participate in our Online Focus Group!

6 -12 Science | August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Science Educators: Participate in our Online Focus Group!

KQED Education is looking for science educators to participate in a study of our online professional development materials. These online training modules are designed to teach educators how to use and create media in their secondary science classrooms. We would like to refine and expand these online training offerings, and need your feedback to do […]

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How PBS LearningMedia Can Strengthen Students’ Media Literacy for Common Core

PBS LearningMedia | May 22, 2013 | 2 Comments

How PBS LearningMedia Can Strengthen Students’ Media Literacy for Common Core

PBS LearningMedia, a free destination for instant access to tens of thousands of classroom-ready, digital public media resources including videos, games, audio clips, photos, and lesson plans, provides core subject area resources. Included in this resource library are resources that address media literacy skills underlying the basic tenants of Common Core State Standards. The introduction […]

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Do Now Round Up: Video Game Violence (from students at Berkeley High School)

Do Now Round-Ups | January 29, 2013 | 1 Comment

Do Now Round Up: Video Game Violence (from students at Berkeley High School)

This week’s Do Now Round Up focuses on one particular Storify project from Berkeley High School’s Arts & Humanities Academy Fall 2012 Senior Interdisciplinary Project. For their final papers, students were assigned to explore the multiple narratives surrounding a variety of socio-political issues, with particular attention to how these narratives are developed, articulated, and perpetuated. […]

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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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The impact of video in education (infographic)

Digital Tools | November 9, 2012 | 3 Comments

The impact of video in education (infographic)

Earlier this week, Ed Tech Times posted an insightful infographic about the power of video in education. It was produced by Cisco to accompany their recently published white paper.

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Do Now #31: Are LOL Cats and Internet Memes Art?

Arts | May 13, 2012 | 8 Comments

Do Now #31: Are LOL Cats and Internet Memes Art?

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 #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now Do you think creative, funny internet memes could be considered artwork? If not, how you would […]

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Furthering Media and Online Tools for Teaching and Learning

Conferences | April 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Furthering Media and Online Tools for Teaching and Learning

This week, KQED’s Arts & Media education team descended upon the University of California’s Arts, Media & Entertainment curriculum institute (UCCI), which “brings together educators from around the state to collaborate on the creation of model high school courses that anchor traditional academic learning in real-world experience.” We are working with teachers, observing their curriculum […]

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Search Savvy: What to Trust and What to Dismiss

New Ideas with Digital Tools | February 29, 2012 | 2 Comments

Search Savvy: What to Trust and What to Dismiss

Caitlin Barry poses an important question about using media and technology in the classroom in her article in the Huffington Post, Defining ‘Media Literacy’ (2/7/12). Her question hinges on the skill-set we seek to offer students through the integration of media and media making in the curriculum. “Most teachers want to do cool activities with […]

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Can I Use This in My Media Project?

Digital Tools | January 25, 2012 | 2 Comments

Can I Use This in My Media Project?

One of the most common questions that I encounter during media production trainings with educators is, “Am I allowed to use copyrighted material in my project?” From using John Williams’ classic “dark side” theme music in Star Wars for the opening credits of a digital story about the Hayward Fault to bringing in an excerpt […]

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