posted on July 18, 2013 at 12:52 PM
Numbers and Counting Numbers are everywhere you look. Point out numbers you see in signs, on buses and trains and in stores. Have your child count cars, people or items on your grocery list. Compare groups of things that you see. "Are there more babies or grownups waiting for the bus?" "Are there more apples or bananas in the fruit stand?"
Shapes Look for shapes when you're out and about. Make it a game! Play "I Spy" with shapes you spot...
posted on July 8, 2013 at 1:09 PM
You may have heard staff from Iowa Public Television rant and rave about PBS LearningMedia. You may already use Teachers' Domain. Chances are that if you are on our site, then you already know what Teachers' Domain is and likely use it. That's great! You might have heard that Teachers' Domain is transitioning into PBS LearningMedia. If you use either of these services, then the following information is important to you!
What's happening with...
posted on July 8, 2013 at 12:00 AM
What do you get when you mix kids, books, literacy activities and PBS characters together?
Family reading fun at the library!
IPTV and 47 libraries across Iowa have partnered together to host PBS KIDS Raising Readers Library Corners. These library corners give children and parents the opportunity to strengthen literacy skills through fun, engaging multimedia platforms.
Fun-filled activities from PBS KIDS Raising Readers television programs...
posted on June 26, 2013 at 2:19 PM
This summer, use PBS LearningMedia’s “interactives” to experiment, manipulate, and investigate! With over 30,000 free videos, interactive games, audio clips, essays, and lesson plans, PBS LearningMedia helps you to keep learning alive all season long. Invite your students to explore velocity, temperature, fish adaptations, and climate with this collection of featured games:
Cooking with Sugar, Grades 5-8
posted on June 13, 2013 at 2:30 PM
Summer is the perfect time to invest in yourself and tone your teaching muscles! PBS TeacherLine, the premier provider of online professional development courses for K-12 educators, offers a full schedule of more than 80 online courses that span a range of subject areas, grade levels and time commitments. Their newest 3-hour self-paced learning courses give you the training you want in an even more flexible format.
posted on June 4, 2013 at 1:19 PM
The Teaching Channel is an exciting series that highlights some of the best teaching practices that include topics such as: new teacher experience, bullying, Common Core State Standards, digital literacy, and the arts. This series is hosted by Sarah Brown Wessling who was the National Teacher of the Year for 2010. These one-hour episodes air weekly and are connected to a variety of resources that extend beyond the intriguing show itself.
posted on April 9, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Bullying affects many adolescents and teens on a daily basis, and can go unnoticed by other students, teachers, and parents. Unfortunately, recent bullying statistics show that bullying is on the rise among young adults, teens and children. The rise in these bullying statistics is likely due to a form of bullying seen in recent years called cyberbullying. Cyberbullying involves using technology, like cell phones and social media, to bully or...
posted on March 21, 2013 at 11:45 AM
NOVA Labs is a new digital platform where "citizen scientists" can actively participate in the scientific process. From predicting solar storms and designing renewable energy systems to tracking cloud movements and learning cybersecurity strategies, NOVA Labs participants can take part in real-world investigations by visualizing, analyzing, and sharing the same data that scientists use.
Each Lab is unique, and focuses on a different area of...
posted on February 15, 2013 at 2:59 PM
Iowa Public Television has received a grant to produce a new series of online education resources for our nation’s classrooms. The IPTV team will be creating a series of Web-based curriculum resources related to topics and themes introduced within the nationally syndicated television program, Market to Market, produced by IPTV and reaching more than 70% of non-metro, farming-dependent counties in the United States.
By leveraging the...
posted on January 30, 2013 at 12:00 AM
February marks the beginning of Black History month: a time to celebrate the extraordinary African Americans upon whose shoulders an entire people were lifted. It’s also a chance to remember the considerable hardships these pioneers endured in pursuit of equality. This month and beyond, we encourage you to spend some time with your students celebrating the countless contributions of African Americans.
IPTV has hundreds of resources...
posted on January 17, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Iowa Public Television is looking for middle school science teachers interested in a free online course. Through a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, 85 Iowa Middle School Science Teachers have the opportunity to take the course, Global Climate Change Education. The PBS TeacherLine "Global Climate Change Education for Middle School" online course will begin February 27. This is a 6 week (3 credit) online course that...
posted on January 16, 2013 at 1:46 PM
IPTV offers opportunities to explore new ideas and new worlds related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning through television and online content. Online access and digital media are dramatically changing the opportunities available to the teachers improving STEM education. A recent survey indicates that more teachers than ever before are turning to digital media resources to help their students understand...
posted on January 9, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Iowa Public Television offers thousands of educational resources free to all Iowa teachers. However, as a public media service, we have developed partnerships with a great number of media institutions that include other public television stations throughout the country, public radio stations, NASA, museums, and several other organizations. With these partnerships, Iowa Public Television is better able to provide teachers here in our...
posted on January 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM
More than two years after stepping down as chancellor of Washington, D.C's public schools, Michelle Rhee remains one of the most controversial education reformers in the nation. In Washington, Rhee's style helped turn around a struggling district, but her decision to close schools and fire hundreds of teachers and principals also sparked a backlash.
Rhee has since taken her reform agenda nationally, yet supporters and critics alike continue...
posted on December 26, 2012 at 9:17 AM
Four R's. Now it's reading, writing, arithmetic and refuge.
The Newtown, Connecticut, school massacre has focused the nation's attention, and the world's too, on school safety. Most schools in America already forbid guns or anything that looks like a gun and schools also restrict and monitor who gets inside. But leaders and parents too are asking if that is enough. IPTV's Iowa Press asked Iowa Homeland Security...