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Students’ Creative Responses to KQED-featured Artist Michael Arcega

Arts | June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Students’ Creative Responses to KQED-featured Artist Michael Arcega

I heard through the grapevine that arts educator Caren Andrews initiated a creative classroom project and included one of my favorite KQED Spark videos on Michael Arcega as inspiration for her students, so I tracked her down and asked her to share the project with us.

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Math at the Core: Middle School Collection in PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia | January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Math at the Core: Middle School Collection in PBS LearningMedia

By Laura Robeldo Looking for new ways to spark students’ interest in math? Explore Math at the Core: Middle School, a growing collection of interactive math resources in PBS LearningMedia. Aligned with CCSS in mathematics for grades 5-8, these engaging media resources explain a wide range of mathematical concepts, from fractions to geometry, in real […]

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Number Crunching: Four Resources That Use Food to Teach Middle School Math

PBS LearningMedia | April 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Number Crunching: Four Resources That Use Food to Teach Middle School Math

By Katie O’Mahoney As a middle school math teacher, I was constantly looking for ways to incite my students’ interests in math.  Unsurprisingly, and without fail, my students were always the most engaged when the lesson felt relevant and meaningful to their life, and when it centered on food.  However, I often found that such […]

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Three Innovative Arts Education Resources

Arts | January 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Three Innovative Arts Education Resources

Check out three of our favorite resources focused on visual arts in education: Red Studio is the Museum of Modern’s Arts interactive and collaborative project with high school students in New York City. Exploring “issues and questions raised by teens about today’s modern art, working artists, and what goes on behind the scenes at a […]

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We’ve Got A Crisis Here: Teachers Weigh in on High School Dropouts

News & Civics | March 14, 2012 | 2 Comments

We’ve Got A Crisis Here: Teachers Weigh in on High School Dropouts

Let’s begin with some numbers: Every year, roughly 1.3 million students in the U.S. drop out of high school. That’s 7,000 students each day. More than 20 percent of California high school students drop out of school before graduation* More than one third of California’s African American public high school students didn’t graduate* Roughly 27 […]

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PBS LearningMedia: Top California Clicks

PBS LearningMedia | March 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

PBS LearningMedia: Top California Clicks

I got caught up in a mob scene, became an indentured servant and helped Phillis Wheatley write a poem with the top resource being viewed by California educators in PBS LearningMedia: Mission US is a multimedia project featuring free interactive adventure games set in different eras of U.S. history. The interactive, “For Crown or Colony?” […]

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KQED Science Youth Media Festival

6 -12 Science | February 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

KQED Science Youth Media Festival

Applications are now open for the 1st Annual KQED Science Youth Media Festival, hosted at California Academy of Sciences on June 10, 2012, 3-5pm. Deadline for submission: April 15, 2012 The theme for this year’s festival is Nature and Environmental Science. We are looking for videos produced by youth who are either in middle school […]

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Quest Institute — Slideshow Workshop

6 -12 Science | July 28, 2011 | 46 Comments

Quest Institute — Slideshow Workshop

There are a number of necessary skills that are essential to learning the process of making slideshows with audio. Like most multimedia productions, we can organize these skills into a common workflow.

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