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 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...
posted on February 14, 2012 at 3:10 PM
PBS LearningMedia is the brand new digital library from IPTV and PBS designed for educators to engage students in media-rich learning environments with videos, audio, and interactives. With over 16,000 resources, and more being added every week, PBS LearningMedia is the place to re-imagine classroom learning, transform your teaching, and engage your students in new ways.
On this post, IPTV has provided you with a toolkit of resources to...
posted on February 2, 2012 at 8:52 AM
If you're a science teacher, the chances are that you know about NOVA. In fact, you may have used either a NOVA program or one of its online resources at some point in your career. NOVA is about curious people exploring interesting questions. The best part about the series, however, is that it can take what can be an often difficult-to-explain topic and produce a film that is as entertaining as it is informative, using the tools of good pacing,...
posted on January 19, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Shakespeare’s ability to summarize the range of human emotions in eloquent verse is perhaps one of the biggest reasons for his lasting popularity. If you struggle to find words to express how you feel about a given topic, it seems Shakespeare is there to speak for you. No other author in Western literature has been quoted more, and his stories and ideas have provided an inexhaustible source of inspiration, fueling creativity and the...
posted on January 10, 2012 at 11:58 AM
It has finally happened. Your school had some extra funds and bought new technology for your classroom. Now you have an interactive whiteboard sitting in front of your students. It seems like a great piece of technology, but how do you use it in the classroom?
Whether it is a Smartboard, Promethean, a Mimio, or one of many other interactive whiteboards out on the market, IPTV and PBS have games, interactives, and the tools you need to...
posted on January 4, 2012 at 10:49 AM
Iowa Public Television is pleased to announce that local graduate credit for PBS TeacherLine courses is now available through Morningside College. PBS TeacherLine offers educators throughout the state ways to keep up-to-date on current technology, study the latest research, find new curriculum resources, and continue on a path of life-long learning.
The focus of the partnership provides Morningside graduate credit for Iowa teachers...
posted on December 29, 2011 at 2:27 PM
www.pbslearningmedia.org PBS LearningMedia, a next-generation digital service that lets students dive deeper! PBS LearningMedia is the destination for easy access to thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources. Explore with ease. Best of all, it's free for teachers.
posted on December 20, 2011 at 2:53 PM
Everyone has a story about a remarkable teacher. Teaching Channel has several. Teaching Channel is a professional development site where teachers can watch educators teach. You can find lesson plans, support materials, create notebooks for your own ideas, share resources with others, and follow teachers who you would like to model. Inspired teaching, like any great art, should be seen. Teaching Channel lifts the curtain on inspiring...
posted on December 15, 2011 at 3:50 PM
Iowa Outdoors focuses on outdoor recreation, environmental issues, conservation initiatives, and Iowa’s natural resources.
From giant caves that sprawl for miles underneath the surface of Iowa, to birds rebounding and thriving from near extinction in the state, to outdoor physical activities that can help promote a healthy, physical lifestyle for your students, Iowa Outdoors offers something for every one. Though the series is meant for...