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Exploring Social Media With #Hashtags

Digital Tools | September 4, 2014 | 1 Comment

Exploring Social Media With #Hashtags

If you’ve seen the last couple of Educast posts and videos about Vine and Instagram, you may have noticed that we’ve been trying to expand the conversation a little bit and really think about the context in which these sorts of creative social media tools function.  We’ve been looking at similarities and differences amongst social […]

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#BringBackOurGirls Brings Awareness Not Action

Civics in the Community | June 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

#BringBackOurGirls Brings Awareness Not Action

Does a hashtag have the power to change the world? Last week, students across the nation discussed the value of utilizing social media for social justice issues in our #DoNowNigeria post.

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We Have a Right to Health Care…But Who Will Foot the Bill?

Community Voices | September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

We Have a Right to Health Care…But Who Will Foot the Bill?

Last week, students from all over the nation debated about Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) through the KQED Do Now project. They were asked if health care should be a basic human right, and whether all people, regardless of wealth, should have access to quality health care. Amongst young folks, the discussion went back and forth on the issue. We received over 1,500 responses from students. Many chose to articulate their ideas through the representation of an internet meme.

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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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Do Now #71: Sexual Cyberbullying: The Modern Day Letter A

Do Now | March 29, 2013 | 143 Comments

Do Now #71: Sexual Cyberbullying: The Modern Day Letter A

These days, many teenagers live half their lives on social media sites, and they’re writing the rules as they go. One online trend 16-year-old Temitayo Fagbenle finds disturbing is something she calls “slut-shaming,” or using photos and videos to turn a girl’s private life inside out. Do you think sexual cyberbullying is a problem?

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KQED at CUE to the Core

PBS LearningMedia Events | March 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

KQED at CUE to the Core

Are you attending the CUE Annual Conference in Palm Springs March 14-16? Swing by the KQED booth in the exhibit hall or join us at one of our Saturday sessions: Media Making: Bridging STEM and the Common Core Saturday March 16, 2013 12:00pm – 1:00pm San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel Discover how media-making projects help students […]

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Do Now Round Up: Minimum Wage

Do Now Round-Ups | March 5, 2013 | 2 Comments

Do Now Round Up: Minimum Wage

Should there be a minimum wage? was last week’s question in our weekly Do Now. The issue addresses a few points: should there be one at all? Should the Federal Government raise the current minimum wage. Who would be affected by this? Students responded with insightful comments covering the full spectrum of this issue. Most […]

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Do Now Round Up: Online Learning

Do Now Round-Ups | February 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Do Now Round Up: Online Learning

The virtual classroom is really catching on in the U.S. with more than two million K-12 students taking classes online as an alternative and flexible way of learning. In California, Governor Jerry Brown strongly supports this move away from the traditional classroom. He sees online college courses as a way to deal with the problem […]

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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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