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Selfies: Love Them or Hate Them?

Do Now: Art and Popular Culture | March 11, 2014 | 186 Comments

Selfies: Love Them or Hate Them?

Do you think selfies are a form of creative expression that communicate a message? Or do you see them as bad-quality photos posted online by narcissists? Or somewhere in between? Would you consider them an updated version of the artistic self portrait, visual communication, or something else?

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Pop Goes the Zeega, a New Mobile App

Arts | February 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

Pop Goes the Zeega, a New Mobile App

The creators of Zeega, an interactive digital storytelling platform on the web, recently launched their new mobile app, Pop! As explained on their website, Pop is about putting two things together. Capture a photo or video and combine it with anything on the web—an animated GIF, a movie clip—whatever comes to mind. To experience a Pop, press and hold down to reveal what’s underneath. Many Pops are funny—the app is perfect for the art of setup and punchline. But Pop can also be used to tell impactful stories.

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Teachers, Apply for our Do Now Working Group this Fall

Do Now | June 25, 2013 | 15 Comments

Teachers, Apply for our Do Now Working Group this Fall

KQED Education is looking for highly engaged educators who are interested in integrating innovative pedagogical approaches to learning where students can connect, collaborate, and debate with their peers from around the country on current events. KQED Do Now is a weekly activity for high school students around the nation to explore current issues using social […]

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Teach Civic Engagement Using Social Media with KQED Do Now (An Online PD Module)

Online Training Modules | May 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Teach Civic Engagement Using Social Media with KQED Do Now (An Online PD Module)

Are you interested in having your students debate about current events with other students from around the country? KQED Do Now is a weekly activity for students to engage and respond to current issues using social media tools like Twitter. KQED aims to introduce 21st Century skills and add value to learning through the integration of relevant content and new media tools and technologies.

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What Can a Twitter Chat Teach Our Students?

Digital Tools | January 15, 2013 | 9 Comments

What Can a Twitter Chat Teach Our Students?

To some, a Twitter chat can mean endless banter that can cause major distraction. Young people love to use the popular platform to communicate with their friends on what they are doing at any given moment. To educators, this kind of use doesn’t jibe in the classroom…and mobile devices in many schools are outlawed for […]

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Mobile Devices:  When You Can’t Beat ‘Em…

6 -12 Science | January 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mobile Devices: When You Can’t Beat ‘Em…

Embrace them! Mobile devices are ubiquitous and they are here to stay. Instead of banning them from our schools’ classrooms, let’s give educators the support and resources necessary to adopt the notion that mobile devices can be effective learning tools for students. Participants in this year’s QUEST Science Education Institute explored the idea of using […]

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