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The Best Resources for STEM Educators

posted on September 2, 2012 at 12:00 AM

The Best Resources for STEM Educators
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,... Read More

Going 1:1. What's Next?

posted on August 28, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Going 1:1. What's Next?
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... Read More

Student Created Documentaries

posted on August 21, 2012 at 8:16 AM

Student Created Documentaries
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... Read More

New Education Programs through IPTV

posted on August 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM

New Education Programs through IPTV
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.... Read More

Adult Learning Spotlight: Kirkwood Community College

posted on August 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Adult Learning Spotlight: Kirkwood Community College
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... Read More

Choosing Quality Educational Apps for Kids

posted on July 19, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Choosing Quality Educational Apps for Kids
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,... Read More

When Science and Art Collide

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... Read More

Education, Technology, and Iowa

posted on July 2, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Education, Technology, and Iowa
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... Read More

Eight Great Ways to Save and Share Resources

posted on July 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Eight Great Ways to Save and Share Resources
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... Read More

Interactive Learning

posted on May 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Interactive Learning
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... Read More

10 Ways to Use PBS LearningMedia in the Classroom

posted on May 17, 2012 at 12:00 AM

10 Ways to Use PBS LearningMedia in the Classroom
PBS LearningMediaâ„¢ 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 LearningMediaâ„¢ is free for educators. Register today! Read More

Teacher Appreciation Week

posted on May 7, 2012 at 9:16 AM

Teacher Appreciation Week
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... Read More

Everyday is Earth Day

posted on April 16, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Everyday is Earth Day
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... Read More

Social Media in Education. Is it a Good Thing?

posted on April 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Social Media in Education. Is it a Good Thing?
"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... Read More

Elemental Resources

posted on March 27, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Elemental Resources
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... Read More
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