posted on September 17, 2012 at 4:15 PM
Part detective story, part true-life drama, Secrets of the Dead explores some of the most iconic moments in history to debunk myths and shed new light on past events. Using the latest investigative techniques, forensic science, and historical examination to unearth new evidence, the series challenges prevailing ideas, overturns existing hypotheses, spotlights forgotten mysteries, and ultimately can rewrite history.
Though the primary focus of...
posted on September 14, 2012 at 2:49 PM
FRONTLINE is an in depth public affairs documentary series covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. The series never shies away from controversial issues or complex stories. Access full documentaries, background information, and interactive features on a number of current event subjects, all of which affect your students in some way. From Martin Smith’s on-the-ground reporting in Obama’s War to Michael...
posted on September 14, 2012 at 1:43 PM
American Experience is a fantastic documentary series that analyzes the people and events that have shaped America. The robust website allows you to watch full films online, download teacher guides, and go behind the scenes to enrich your students' learning.
Though the primary focus of American Experience is on American history, the webiste offers tons of additional cross-curricular resources, whether you're wanting to tie your science...
posted on September 7, 2012 at 12:16 PM
Education reform can turn out to be a controversial topic in Iowa. The debate, of course, is not whether schools should change the status quo but rather how school reform should happen. Higher teacher pay, more training, and finding a better means of assessment were just a fraction of what was discussed at the Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium that was held at Drake University on August 3, 2012. During the symposium a number of...
posted on September 2, 2012 at 12:00 AM
STEM education is the point of much discussion and scrutiny in education lately. From districts needing to improve students’ test scores in science and math to many leaders wanting the U.S. to be more globally competitive in technology and engineering, it is clear that improving STEM education will continue to play an important role in U.S. education.
IPTV offers your students ways to explore new ideas related to science, technology,...
posted on August 28, 2012 at 1:50 PM
Congratulations! Your school has gone 1:1. Every student now has a piece of technology in his or her hands. Your school district is getting recognition for taking the right step into the 21st century. The hard part is done, right? But now what?
With these new technologies in your classroom comes the possibility of truly changing the way education is done. Does the iPad connected to your projector just replace your normal whiteboard or is...
posted on August 21, 2012 at 8:16 AM
How do you get a group of students - who don't like a whole lot about school - excited about English class? This question led Karen Kayser-Kemp, from New Hampton High School, to design a new project for her 10th grade Foundations of English class. "Basically I had students who hated English or had difficulty in it," said Ms. Kayser-Kemp. To combat a growing apathy among her students, she ended up designing a lesson encompassing something...
posted on August 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM
For over forty years, IPTV has broadcast the highest quality educational television programs for learners of all ages. Check out the list of new and returning educational programs scheduled for the 2012-2013 school year and be sure to investigate the companion Web resources such as teachers' guides and student activities.
Remember that you can request copies of programs with duplication rights through your local Area Education Agency....
posted on August 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Kirkwood Community College has developed two new programs that focus on meeting the ever-changing needs of adult learners. The GED Academy is an 8 week series of courses designed to assist students in earning a GED Diploma. Classes focus on developing skills necessary to pass the GED official tests, with special emphasis placed on math and writing. Students also receive instruction in career preparation to assist them with future steps after...
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 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!