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Ten PBS LearningMedia Resources to Explore the Impact of Computer Science

General | December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ten PBS LearningMedia Resources to Explore the Impact of Computer Science

Use these resources to introduce your students to the imaginative thinkers, code-savvy scientists, and everyday people impacting the world through computer science. The Art of Creative Coding |  Grades 9-12 | Video | Technology & Art Programming plays a huge role in the world that surrounds us, and though its uses are often purely functional, there […]

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Music, Society, and Culture with PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia | June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Music, Society, and Culture with PBS LearningMedia

Help your students to expand their cultural repertoire with these featured resources centered on music, society, and culture. Register for full access to the free service. Stephen Kent: Music Grades 6-13+ | Video | Musical Creation & Performance Meet a composer and musician who has been playing the didgeridoo – a traditional aboriginal instrument – for […]

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In the Studio with Rashidi Omari

Art School | November 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

In the Studio with Rashidi Omari

Rashidi Omari is a performance artist, writer and educator at Destiny Arts Center, a violence prevention and arts education organization in Oakland. Growing up, hip-hop was an outlet that helped Rashidi deal with life’s challenges, and he works to provide today’s Bay Area youth with the same creative opportunities. We stopped by his dance studio […]

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Museums Rule!

Art School | October 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Museums Rule!

Are you taking your students on a museum field trip this year? Today, we are happy to present the perfect piece of media to help prepare students for a visit to an art museum. This film project was produced in partnership with the de Young Museum and their teen ambassador program, and expertly shot and […]

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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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Home is Where the Art Is

Arts | January 9, 2012 | 14 Comments

Home is Where the Art Is

How do artists interpret personal histories and cultural traditions to create a point of inquiry into current events and contemporary life? How do you create common experiences for all students in a diverse classroom? Is it possible to sail a Spanish galleon made of manila folders to Hog Island? These questions and more will be […]

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In the Classroom: Rooftop School’s 4th Grade Art Film

Arts | November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

In the Classroom: Rooftop School’s 4th Grade Art Film

Since 2009, KQED Arts Education has held workshops in stop-motion animation for both students and teachers. Inspired by Spark artist M.Dot Strange, and partnering with our friends at the Disposable Film Festival, the San Francisco Film Society, and Zeum, we’ve seen filmmakers of all ages produce their own digital animation projects. Stop-motion projects are low-tech […]

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Opera on KQED and in the Classroom

Arts | August 29, 2011 | 4 Comments

Opera on KQED and in the Classroom

Celebrate the Opera this September! KQED will air four performances by the San Francisco Opera, beginning with Puccini’s La Bohème on September 1 at 8pm. Visit our program page for more details and air dates. 19th Century opera composer Richard Wagner described opera as “Gesamtkunstwerk,” or “total artwork,” in which music is combined with theater […]

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