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...
posted on December 18, 2012 at 8:22 AM
2012 has been a busy and exciting year for public media. We saw the birth of some really amazing educational video, interactives, and resources that are truly changing the way teachers can access and use media in the classroom.
From a new film from Ken Burns, to interactive periodic tables, to new web series that ask questions to truly challenge your students, there is something here that addresses part of your curriculum and is sure to...
posted on December 7, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Off Book explores cutting edge arts and the artists that make it. Breaking the mold of the definition of art, Off Book explores the avant-garde, the experimental and the underground art forms that are supported by online communities. The bi-weekly, web exclusive series includes episodes on typography, steampunk, internet culture, video game art and more. All of these videos may help support a variety of interests your students could...
posted on November 29, 2012 at 12:00 AM
A new film by Ken Burns airs on IPTV November 18 and 19. The film chronicles the environmental catastrophe that--throughout the 1930s--destroyed the farmlands of the Great Plains, turned prairies into deserts, and unleashed a pattern of massive, deadly dust storms that for many seemed to herald the end of the world. It was the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history. The Dust Bowl is also a story of heroic perseverance against...
posted on November 14, 2012 at 9:34 AM
November is full of teachable moments. From Thanksgiving to the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address (Nov. 19), to themes that tie to Native American Heritage Week, this month houses a wealth of historical significance. Use IPTV as a springboard for classroom discussions. To help you share the importance of this holiday and the relevance of other parts of November with your students, here is a list of resources that highlight the history,...
posted on October 26, 2012 at 10:27 AM
NOVA ScienceNOW starts a new season with a brand new host, New York Times Tech guru who was host of NOVA Making Stuff and Hunting the Elements, David Pogue. Featuring four stories in each themed episode, the new season of NOVA ScienceNOW, tackles an array of thought-provoking topics including: “How Smart Can People Get?"- in which Pogue finds out how the anatomy of his brain measures up to Albert Einstein’s; “What are...
posted on October 22, 2012 at 8:24 AM
America loses one out of four young people to the dropout crisis each year. A high school diploma is an important step in preparing a young person to live an independent, secure and happy life and is an essential component of America’s economic competitiveness to create a more educated, innovative workforce. Dropping out not only makes it harder for these young people to succeed in life, but our economy also loses hundreds of billions of...
posted on October 18, 2012 at 9:07 AM
Teachers, do you need material about the elections? Explore our collection of classroom-ready content to help your students become more civically aware. Check out the variety of content available concerning the election. Whether it is the PBS LearningMedia Election 2012 collection, interactive maps, news stories from PBS NEWSHOUR or rarely seen artifacts of the candidates lives from FRONTLINE, we hope you’ll find something to...