posted on November 19, 2013 at 9:02 AM
“Four score and seven years ago…” Often referred to as the most important 272 words in American history, November 19, 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s landmark Gettysburg Address. PBS LearningMedia has a wealth of content available to help commemorate this event, including this clip from Lincoln@Gettysburg, which explores how in a troubled time...
posted on November 15, 2013 at 1:22 PM
Iowa Public Television and THIRTEEN announce the launch of “A Cheyenne Odyssey,” the third interactive game in the Mission US series of captivating, digital role-playing games created to engage middle grade students in the exploration of U.S. history. “A Cheyenne Odyssey” debuted on October 16, 2013, and supports the study of westward expansion in the middle grade American history curriculum. The game engages...
posted on November 14, 2013 at 12:25 PM
Map This! History of Geography
Discover what experts have found out about the history of geography from clay tablets during Babylonian times to mapmaking from horseback in the 1800's to digital maps produced by computers in the 60's! Jack Dangermond, the co-founder of a Geographic Information Systems notes that digital geography has enabled people to think about geography in abstract ways using databases and visualization. Click here to...
posted on November 7, 2013 at 12:33 PM
Power of the Pen: PBS Kids Writing Contest!
Check out the PBS Kids writing contest and enter your students to write and illustrate their own stories. You can read stories by other students and have students use the story creation tool to write new stories! Support materials include a comprehensive Writing Guide and handouts that teach students the elements of story writing. Click here to start writing today and enter for a chance to win...
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...
posted on November 1, 2013 at 9:16 AM
Adult Learning Spotlight—Kirkwood Community College
Kirkwood Community College offers Adult Education and Literacy programming to students in the Kirkwood Service Area. No student in the Kirkwood Service area is more than thirty minutes away from Adult Education opportunities.
Beginning January 2, 2014, Iowa will begin to offer the HiSET® assessment for high school equivalency, replacing the...
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...
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...
posted on September 16, 2013 at 3:33 PM
Virtual Pre-K is a hands-on learning resource developed for preschool teachers, parents and their children. Created by an award-winning team of Chicago Public School teachers, Virtual Pre-K demonstrates concepts and skills taught in a preschool classroom and offers ways for parents to extend them at home and out in the community.
The virtual in Virtual Pre-K signifies that, with the right support, learning for a young child can happen...
posted on September 16, 2013 at 10:32 AM
Iowa Public Television is launching a new Ready for School initiative with the goal of working with Iowa communities’ efforts to strengthen the math and literacy skills of children ages 2-8. This work is focused on serving children from low-income families. Ready for School communities identified are: Belmond, Burlington, Chariton, Clinton, Columbus Community, Davenport, Denison, Des Moines (2), Eagle Grove, Fort Dodge, Hampton,...
posted on September 13, 2013 at 11:18 AM
Looking for a good way to connect your child to learning activities? Look no further than your local library!IPTV and 25 libraries across Iowa are partnering together to host Ready for School Library Corners which will be placed during the 2013-2014 year. These library corners give children the opportunity to strengthen math and literacy skills through fun, engaging multimedia platforms. Building on their love of favorite characters...
posted on September 13, 2013 at 7:11 AM
You can turn anytime into learning time for a child, even those few minutes when you are on the go or waiting for an appointment. That’s the idea behind IPTV’s Ready for School Learning Centers, which are often located in the waiting area of a health facility. Learning Centers consist of a book cart or shelf of age-appropriate children's materials such as books, activity books, toys, puzzles and more. They can include a...
posted on August 28, 2013 at 10:16 AM
PEG + CAT is a new preschool series that follows the adorable, spirited Peg and her sidekick Cat as they embark on adventures, solve problems and learn foundational math concepts and skills. PEG + CAT arrives to PBS KIDS this fall and follows these best friends as they find themselves in the middle of a messy, funny challenge. As obstacles test their problem-solving skills, they improvise, brainstorm, make mistakes, and never give up. As...
posted on August 28, 2013 at 9:50 AM
NOVA has released its newest interactive lab: The Cloud Lab. The Cloud Lab gives a hands-on approach at studying meteorology, including reconstructing your own storm! At http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/labs/lab/cloud/ you can explore Cloud Typing, Clouds up Close, Clouds and Weather, and Clouds and Climate.
NOVA provides this great resource with outstanding images and photography for educators and those interested in clouds and meteorology....
posted on July 31, 2013 at 11:22 AM
Iowa Public Television is launching a new Ready for School initiative with the goal of working with Iowa communities efforts to strengthen the math and literacy skills of children ages 2-8. This work is focused on serving children from low-income families. IPTV will provide access to high-quality educational media resources to families, care providers and educators as well as training to support the effective use of those resources.