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IPTV's Best Educational Resources of 2012

posted on December 18, 2012 at 8:22 AM

IPTV's Best Educational Resources of 2012
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... Read More

The Dust Bowl: A Film By Ken Burns

posted on November 29, 2012 at 12:00 AM

The Dust Bowl: A Film By Ken Burns
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... 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

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