posted on December 2, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Earth's polar regions may seem remote, but they are an integral part of the entire Earth system. For example, pollution from other areas affects Arctic and Antarctic ecosystems, and changes in the icy landscapes of the polar regions may influence global ocean circulation patterns and accelerate climate change. The fourth International Polar Year (IPY) was a 2007–2008 international campaign to advance polar science and better understand global climate change through an interdisciplinary approach. Learn about the importance of studying the poles through these media resources, adapted from a variety of sources. Explore the polar regions, the changes they are experiencing, and their connections to the rest of the...
posted on November 27, 2013 at 1:10 PM
IPTV had a great time sharing resources and hosting a hands-on booth at the Cedar Valley Family STEM Festival. Families gathered around to get their hands in the containers of oobleck, a non Newtonian fluid that is made of corn starch and water. Educators often use oobleck to teach their students about states of matter and viscosity. While family members played in the substance, others watched the...
posted on November 21, 2013 at 11:26 AM
Mobile Learning Program
Once again PBS KIDS® and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) have joined forces with
you and other outreach partners across the country to offer apps to children in low-income communities. The goal is to give preschool and early elementary school children access to PBS KIDS apps for free via community organizations like yours. Powered by a Ready To Learn Grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the program is part of an initiative designed to use the power of media to advance early learning and school readiness. The details of the program follow, along with information on the next steps for your organization to take in order to implement...
posted on November 20, 2013 at 12:45 PM
PBS Kids has an exciting new page that offers many resources for parents and educators of young children. PBS Kids Apps is visually appealing and has many offerings, such as those listed below.
Apps lets you sort by show, age, or skill. These apps cover a variety of subject areas such as math, reading, vocabulary, patterns, science, art and...
posted on November 7, 2013 at 12:13 PM
Little Discoverers: Big Fun with Science, Math and More! is a digital destination with interactive Sesame Street games, engaging videos, and fun, hands-on activities aimed to inspire young children ages 3 to 5 and the adults in their lives to incorporate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts and skills into everyday moments. These multimedia experiences, featuring the loveable Sesame Street Muppets, encourage children to investigate and discover as they learn about six STEM...
posted on October 28, 2013 at 2:46 PM
Select IPTV staff have returned to Johnston from Atlanta, GA after attending the 2013 NETA Conference. NETA is the National Educational Telecommunications Association that allows staff members to network with others and learn about current practices and resources. IPTV staff were privileged to listen to guest speakers who shared their positive experiences using those resources that public television can provide and look forward to sharing those experiences and resources with our viewers and educators. See the links below to browse some interactive resources to get you started....
posted on October 14, 2013 at 10:50 AM
Iowa Public Television continues to make stops around the state of Iowa, connecting with educators along the way. IPTV has enlightened educators as they learn about free resources that are captivating, current, and aligned to rigorous standards. In the last few weeks, IPTV has attended and presented at conferences such as the Iowa Technology and Education Connection, Green Hills AEA 21st Century Learners’ Conference, STEM Active Learning Conference, Social Studies Conference, Midwest Environmental Education Conference, and STEM Teacher Educators Conference. IPTV also provides pre-service teachers with the tools and resources they need to be successful in their classrooms as they student teach, and has done so recently at Upper Iowa University, Graceland University and Grandview...