posted on July 19, 2012 at 2:09 PM
As kids become more tech-savvy in today's world of mobile devices, parents can find themselves overwhelmed with choices and unsure how to judge what’s appropriate for their kids. Iowa Public Television's educators, in conjunction with PBS Parents, offer tips to help guide parents' decisions when selecting educational and appropriate mobile applications (apps) for their kids.
"When kids are engaged, they learn," said Terry Rinehart,...
posted on July 5, 2012 at 9:34 AM
STEM or STEAM? When we talk about science, technology, engineering, and math, are there truly four individual, separate subject areas or can there be overlap? Is it advantageous if these subjects are segregated or can education benefit when these four subjects are somehow linked? Now, today, many education experts want to throw an 'a' into the mix, combining arts education with STEM.
Not many would agree that the arts in STEAM should be...
posted on July 2, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Recently, IPTV Education attended the Keystone AEA Technology Integration for Classrooms (TIC) Conference at Upper Iowa University in Fayette. It was a great conference, and it was equally amazing to see so many teachers doing such good in their classrooms.
Technology, cell phones, and computers are all commonplace in today's world. Go to any office, coffee shop, or even a grocery store, and you will undoubtedly see people who are...
posted on July 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Summer is here, and between vacations, the pool, and some much needed time off, you may at some point start looking for educational resources for the upcoming school year. The amount of educational content on the Internet is staggering. There is so much out there, that the problem isn't about finding resources, but rather, about saving the resources you do find. Printing everything off seems antiquated and isn’t that green. So rather than...
posted on July 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM
In our commitment to lifelong learning, Iowa Public Television regularly highlights adult learning centers across Iowa.
This month the featured center is Hawkeye Community College Metro Center. The Metro Center is located in downtown Waterloo at 844 W. 4th Street. The Metro Center's urban location brings services to the heart of the community. Outlying sites for ABE/GED are located at Hawkeye's satellite centers in Cedar Falls,...
posted on May 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Schools have found an alternative way to equip children with flexible and adaptive skills by allowing them to learn through playing interactives and videogames. In the hands of a skilled teacher, interactives can engage students in ways that a textbook cannot. A great amount of research has gone into the effectiveness of using video games in the classroom. From giving students the ability to deeply analyze and interact with material to...
posted on May 17, 2012 at 12:00 AM
PBS LearningMedia™ is your destination for easy, instant access to thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos and interactives perfect for the Interactive Whiteboard, plus audio and photos, and even in-depth lesson plans. You can search, save, and share with ease. Best of all, PBS LearningMedia™ is free for educators. Register today!
posted on May 7, 2012 at 9:16 AM
Teachers, you make a difference in the classroom. You are the ones who inspire. You share knowledge and a process to thinking that helps students succeed in countless ways. Everyone at IPTV is thankful for what teachers do. To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, we’ve collected a series of resources that highlight what teachers are doing in the classroom. Here you'll find documentaries of teacher and principal success stories, online...
posted on May 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Lifelong learning is essential in today’s changing world, and Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) is dedicated to helping individuals achieve their personal and professional goals. Whether students need to refresh math skills or obtain their GED, IVCCD offers courses to help in Tama, Grinnell, Marshalltown and Iowa Falls. English as a Second Language is also available in several communities to assist in reducing language...
posted on April 16, 2012 at 2:46 PM
April 22 marks Earth Day, and in honor of this special event, IPTV has provided a combination of educational resources to help you broaden, diversify, and promote the environmental movement in the classroom. Although Earth Day is celebrated only one day each year, these resources are meant to be used every day. Help your students take a proactive role in their communities by exploring the concepts of sustainability, ecology, and...
posted on April 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM
"This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise it is merely wires and lights in a box."-Edward R. Murrow
This famous quote by Edward R. Murrow was in reference to television over fifty years ago. It was a new form of media. People were watching hours of programming each week, and many experts wondered what...
posted on March 27, 2012 at 10:47 AM
In celebration of NOVA’s new episode, Hunting the Elements, we thought putting together a list of elemental resources would be appropriate. Here you will find interactives, video shorts, quizzes, and a full list of science programs that deal with the elements, their properties, and a host of fascinating characteristics they share. NOVA’s new program asks the question: Where do nature’s building blocks come from? Host David...
posted on March 20, 2012 at 2:31 PM
PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS Go have released several new resources for students and teachers. From new episodes of Arthur and the Wild Kratts, to interactives from WordGirl, to teacher guides and lesson plans, these new resources are sure to help you innovate in your classroom, engage your students in new ways, and meet the needs of teaching and learning in a 21st century classroom.
Be sure to continue following iptv.org/classroom throughout the...
posted on March 2, 2012 at 9:42 AM
How do you help your students develop stronger math and problem solving skills? How do you create a positive environment about math? And how can you make math fun?
Cyberchase can help. If you haven’t heard of or used Cyberchase before, it is a research-based adventure series and website that helps kids develop their problem solving skills around a huge variety of mathematical concepts. The series is designed for kids ages eight to...
posted on February 27, 2012 at 3:10 PM
How do you encourage girls to find a love of science and engineering? Women have made tremendous progress in education and the workplace during the past 50 years. While breaking down the gender barrier has seen some positive improvement, even in historically male fields such as business, law, and medicine, there is still an uneven gap between men and women in STEM careers. Even though women make up half the country's work force, they...