Reading high-quality fiction may serve a larger purpose than preparing students for college and tests. Several recent studies show that reading great literature makes individuals more empathetic. Here’s a great list of fiction books for kids of all ages, recommended by those who know best — librarians.
It has truly begun to blur — the line between science fiction movies and what we can actually do on our cell phones. In this short video on The Parent Show, PBS Kids resident expert Jeremy Roberts explains how augmented reality games can teach complex ideas like gravity and fiction. How can this technology be [...]
The International Society for Technology in Education held its annual conference and exhibition this week in Philadelphia. While the official headcount has yet to be released, early estimates pegged the number of attendees at over 20,000. In lieu of our typical weekly review of ed-tech news, we’ve opted to focus instead on some [...]
Teachers and parents now have a huge multimedia resource to help educate kids about a wide range of subjects. It’s called PBS LearningMedia, and it’s a treasure trove of high-quality content from public broadcasting stations from around the country. The new resource, a merger between Teachers Domain and the PBS Digital Learning Library, holds more [...]
PBS is calling out to enterprising teachers to enter the PBS Teachers Innovation Awards! From math and science to music and the arts, your inventive thinking continuously fuels, inspires and engages young minds. Whether you teach your students physics with rocket launchers, social studies by re-enacting historical events, or literature by inviting kids to create [...]
On Sunday, Feb. 13, PBS will air “Digital Media – New Learners Of The 21st Century,” a look at how technology is being integrated into the learning process. One huge shift in the new learning process: Going from the current focus on learning content to “learning tools and the skills to be creator of remaking [...]
PBS Kim Storey is an educator, designer, and producer who specializes in creating innovative educational media for children, parents, and educators. By Kim Storey, Ed.D. Teaching science to preschoolers? When I first entered the field of education—and children’s television—no one thought that you could or should teach science to children that young. Today we know [...]