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...
posted on December 7, 2011 at 9:17 AM
The PBS KIDS Video App is now available on iPhone and iPod touch, bringing more free educational video content to students than any other children’s media app. The app gives students free, streaming access to more than 2,000 videos – including clips and full episodes – from their favorite PBS KIDS series. The PBS KIDS Video App launched on the iPad in May with great success. It has served more than 430 million video...
posted on November 29, 2011 at 9:31 AM
The arts are cross-curricular. An English teacher can show a performance of Patrick Stewart playing Macbeth. A history teacher can tie a rock and roll clip to women’s rights. Likewise, a math teacher can show the deep level of mathematical computer programming skills, in addition to creativity and artistic skills, that are required by independent developers to create video games.
Kids sometimes will have an interest in a particular...
posted on November 22, 2011 at 12:00 AM
Mission US: For Crown or Colony is an interactive game that allows students to step into the shoes of a 14-year-old apprentice who closely experiences the events that led up to the Boston Massacre. The game was extremely successful, and developers plan to launch a second "mission" in January, where students can follow the experiences of Lucy, an escaped slave preceding the Civil War.
While technology and digital media are not the silver...
posted on November 17, 2011 at 8:53 AM
PBS KIDS has announced the release of some new apps for iOS devices: Fetch! Lunch Rush and SUPER WHY Alpha Boost!
Fetch! Lunch Rush is PBS KID's first step into using augmented reality technology. In case you’re not familiar, augmented reality uses the camera on an iOS device to overlay computer-generated graphics on top of the physical, real world environment.
"Augmented reality is becoming a popular marketing tool and a compelling...
posted on November 7, 2011 at 12:59 PM
Helping students see science and engineering as a career possibility can be tricky. Sadly, many students may grow up hearing adults complain about science: "It's too hard. It's for 'geeks.' Why would you want to waste your time with that?" Yet scientists and engineers are more than just scientists and engineers. They are people who have lives outside of the groundbreaking, innovative work they do. Some are musicians or poets, some play...
posted on November 1, 2011 at 12:00 AM
IPTV Raising Readers Learning Centers are located in the waiting area of a health facility. They consist of a cart of age-appropriate children's materials such as books, activity books, toys, puzzles and more. Sometimes they can include a television and DVD player which allows children and parents the opportunity to experience high quality children's programming aired by Iowa Public Television. IPTV Raising Readers Learning Centers provide...
posted on October 31, 2011 at 3:05 PM
Teaching American history can be a daunting task. Each year it seems you’re required to cover more events, but as a skilled educator, you know your students need to get more out of your class than just historical facts. How do you express to your students that history is more than just memorizing dates? How do you communicate the lives, ideas, choices, and consequences of historical figures? How do you help cultivate well-informed,...