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Luis von Ahn: Computer Scientist

posted on December 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Luis von Ahn: Computer Scientist
Meet Luis von Ahn, a computer scientist and a professor at Carnegie Mellon who is already at the top of his field at age 30! Learn about one of his most successful ideas—CAPTCHA—a test that humans can pass but computers cannot, which has been used to improve the security of Internet sites. Click here to explore our PBS LearningMedia resource and discover how he comes up with his innovative ideas, and how CAPTCHAs have been... Read More

The Art of Creative Coding

posted on December 9, 2013 at 12:00 AM

The Art of Creative Coding
Programming plays a huge role in the world that surrounds us, and though its uses are often purely functional, there is a growing community of artists who use the language of code as their medium. Check out this resource from PBS LearningMedia and view work that includes everything from computer generated art to elaborate interactive installations, all with the goal of expanding our sense of what is possible with digital tools. To simplify the... Read More

Scholarships Now Available to Middle School Science Teachers

posted on January 17, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Scholarships Now Available to Middle School Science Teachers
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... 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

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

Interactive Whiteboard Games from PBS KIDS

posted on January 10, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Interactive Whiteboard Games from PBS KIDS
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... Read More

Why Should You Use Multimedia in the Classroom?

posted on August 30, 2011 at 10:05 AM

Why Should You Use Multimedia in the Classroom?
Why should you use multimedia in the classroom?Multimedia has permeated every part of our society. As the 21st century progresses further, it will be even more important that students understand multimedia and transition from passive consumers to active, thinking users. As a teacher, you have the opportunity to engage your students like never before. Through interactive games, video clips, and podcasts, you can help meet the needs of your... Read More

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