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Before You Fire Up That Grill, Learn About Why We Cook

posted on July 8, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Before You Fire Up That Grill, Learn About Why We Cook
The 4th of July was fantastic and chances are it involved eating and grilling. Ever wonder why we cook our food? We do it because it tastes good, of course, and because our customs and traditions are built around it. But we also cook our food for some basic biological reasons. Some scientists think that figuring out how to cook actually MADE us human. Check out this video from PBS Digital Studios and share with the students in your life. If... Read More

IPTV at United Way of Siouxland's Event

posted on June 30, 2014 at 1:07 PM

IPTV at United Way of Siouxland's Event
The 2nd United Way of Siouxland Active Kid’s Day was held at Cook Park in Sioux City on Friday, June 20, 2014.  Almost 600 children from Kindergarten to grade 5 were present for the celebration.  Participating summer programs included Stella Sanford CDC, Beyond the Bell’s Unity, Spalding Park and Liberty programs, Mary Elizabeth Child Care Center, Mary J Treglia Community House, Girls, Inc. and Boys Club.  IPTV made... Read More

Don't Beat the Summer Heat – Turn it into a Learning Opportunity

posted on June 30, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Don't Beat the Summer Heat – Turn it into a Learning Opportunity
Use the summer heat as a chance to make cooking fun! The sun continuously provides earth with tremendous amounts of solar energy, most of which comes in the form of visible light. Sunlight, when transformed into usable heat, can be a practical source of energy for everyday tasks such as cooking food, heating water, or warming houses. A solar cooker is an insulated box that traps the heat of the Sun for cooking food. What better activity for... Read More

Experience History from the Inside Out with PBS LearningMedia's Past/Present

posted on June 26, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Experience History from the Inside Out with PBS LearningMedia's Past/Present
Now that summer is here, it’s time to get gaming! The time: May 1906. The place: The mythical town of Eureka Falls. Reach into a piece of American history with PBS LearningMedia’s Past/Present, an interactive desktop computer game and website designed to impart decision-making and critical thinking skills. Your students will impersonate one of two protagonists: Anna Caruso, a young Italian immigrant worker, or Walter... Read More

This Summer, Dig Across America with PBS LearningMedia!

posted on June 18, 2014 at 12:00 AM

This Summer, Dig Across America with PBS LearningMedia!
Explore the sights, sounds and history of the U.S.A. in celebration of the July 4th holiday! But, you’ll probably need a virtual tour guide, right? Meet Wilson and Ditch, two funny, energetic and talkative gopher brothers who are in a van – an eco-powered one – driving around America. Wilson, the older brother, loves learning and teaching facts and reading about each new location. He drives the van while Ditch, the younger... Read More

Adult Learning Spotlight: Northwest Iowa Community College

posted on June 5, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Adult Learning Spotlight: Northwest Iowa Community College
The Adult Literacy Department at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon, Iowa offers free classes in the areas of High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) Preparation (formerly known as the GED®), Spanish High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) Preparation and English as a Second Language (ESL) in many communities in NCC’s district (which includes Osceola, O’Brien, Sioux, Lyon and the Marcus part of Cherokee... Read More

Inspire Summer Reading with The Electric Company!

posted on June 4, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Inspire Summer Reading with The Electric Company!
Just because school’s out doesn’t mean that it’s time to put the books down! We challenge you to give students a reason to read over the next few months and come back in the fall with enhanced reading skills. Who better to help than The Electric Company? Over thirty years ago, this educational television show dared to speak to youth in the voice of their generation. The Electric Company turned on the power of possibility... Read More

Did you know that you can contribute to scientific research just by playing a game?

posted on May 27, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Did you know that you can contribute to scientific research just by playing a game?
The latest initiative in the growing NOVA Labs citizen science platform––an online RNA Lab––utilizes puzzles from Eterna, a game that allows players to design RNAs, tiny molecules at the heart of every cell in our bodies. A series of animated videos explains the science behind the game and teaches novices how to play it. The Lab aims to expand the community of participants while giving students and science enthusiasts an... Read More

This Memorial Day, Instill an Appreciation for Service

posted on May 26, 2014 at 12:00 AM

This Memorial Day, Instill an Appreciation for Service
Memorial Day is so much more than just a day to honor those who have served our country. We are grateful every day for the bravery and loyalty they have shown in the face of danger. Use this week as an opportunity to share with your students personal stories of service that will inspire them for years to come and truly engrave in their minds what it means to serve. Start by breaking down D-Day with new PBS LearningMedia content from D-Day... Read More

Take Your Class to Art School!

posted on May 20, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Take Your Class to Art School!
From the youngest learners all the way to high school scholars, every student could use a little more exposure to great art in their lives. Empower students of all ages to engage in contemporary art and discover new, creative ideas for creativity from a variety of professional artists with PBS LearningMedia’s Art School collection. This fun and appealing web video series is produced by California PBS station KQED and introduces... Read More

Registration is Open Through May for the Iowa Public Television Teacher Training Institute

posted on May 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Registration is Open Through May for the Iowa Public Television Teacher Training Institute
Iowa Public Television invites you to register for the Iowa Public Television Teacher Training Institute which will be held June 13, 2014.  IPTVTTI will offer networking and professional development opportunities for educators from around the state.  Master Teachers, highly qualified educators who have been selected by IPTV, will present model lessons that are cross curricular and STEM based.  The opportunity to learn about... Read More

Appreciate Yourself This Week and Learn Something New

posted on May 7, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Appreciate Yourself This Week and Learn Something New
This week, we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week and extend a huge “thank you” to all of the teachers out there who work every day to educate and enrich the lives of future generations. Go ahead – treat yourself to that mocha latte, get that spa treatment you’ve been thinking about and curl up with your favorite book tonight. While you’re at it, why not do a little learning of your own by brushing up on some of... Read More

Adult Learning Spotlight: Iowa Central Community College

posted on May 1, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Adult Learning Spotlight: Iowa Central Community College
The Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Program at Iowa Central Community College began in 1967 with the mission of assisting adults 16 years or older to become literate, to obtain knowledge and skills necessary for employment and self-sufficiency, and to complete secondary school education. The program is funded by the federal government under the Workforce Investment Act, state government, and Iowa Central Community College. Classes are... Read More

Breakdance Your Way Into the World of STEAM Education

posted on April 30, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Breakdance Your Way Into the World of STEAM Education
What do beatboxing and breakdancing have to do with education? As it turns out, a lot more than you might think! Take a creative turn in your class this week and introduce your students to Rashidi Omari, the co-director of the Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company at the Destiny Arts Center in Oakland, CA. This violence prevention and arts education organization has been serving youth ages 3-18 for 22 years in a mission to end isolation,... Read More

This Earth Day, Ask the Tough Questions About America's Food System

posted on April 21, 2014 at 2:57 PM

This Earth Day, Ask the Tough Questions About America's Food System
Consider the environmental impacts of America's current food system. In the 21st century global food economy, why are most foods traveling an average of 1,500 miles from farm to plate? Why does it take twenty calories of fossil fuel energy to produce two calories of food energy today, whereas 100 years ago, it took only one calorie of fossil fuel energy to produce the same amount of food energy? The complexities of our food system and its... Read More
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