posted on February 26, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Did you know that genealogy can help your students build an emotional connection not only to their past, but to our nation’s history? Take your classroom on a revealing journey back in time with this collection of resources from the PBS program Genealogy Roadshow. Resources include an introduction to genealogical research from two prominent genealogists, clips from the show demonstrating how personal stories connect to larger...
posted on February 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Family trees can be more than just a grid displaying who your relatives are. In this activity created by WETA and drawing on material from the PBS documentary series Latino Americans, students are challenged to reflect on their own family’s arrival to America and learn new facts about their cultural history. Inspired by clips from the documentary, students research and fill in as much information as possible on the names and...
posted on January 13, 2014 at 10:15 AM
Have you ever pondered how NASA ensures what they send into space is really safe for the environment? Erick Ordoñez is a materials engineer at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, who does this every day and has truly mastered a work-life balance. His story is sure to entice any student who has ever had aspirations of becoming an astronaut or being involved in the exciting world of NASA and outer space in...
posted on December 2, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Earth's polar regions may seem remote, but they are an integral part of the entire Earth system. For example, pollution from other areas affects Arctic and Antarctic ecosystems, and changes in the icy landscapes of the polar regions may influence global ocean circulation patterns and accelerate climate change. The fourth International Polar Year (IPY) was a 2007–2008 international campaign to advance polar science and better understand...
posted on November 21, 2013 at 11:26 AM
Mobile Learning Program
Once again PBS KIDS® and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) have joined forces with you and other outreach partners across the country to offer apps to children in low-income communities. The goal is to give preschool and early elementary school children access to PBS KIDS apps for free via community organizations like yours. Powered by a Ready To Learn Grant from the U.S. Department of Education,...
posted on November 7, 2013 at 12:13 PM
Little Discoverers: Big Fun with Science, Math and More! is a digital destination with interactive Sesame Street games, engaging videos, and fun, hands-on activities aimed to inspire young children ages 3 to 5 and the adults in their lives to incorporate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts and skills into everyday moments. These multimedia experiences, featuring the loveable Sesame Street Muppets, encourage children to...
posted on August 28, 2013 at 9:50 AM
NOVA has released its newest interactive lab: The Cloud Lab. The Cloud Lab gives a hands-on approach at studying meteorology, including reconstructing your own storm! At http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/labs/lab/cloud/ you can explore Cloud Typing, Clouds up Close, Clouds and Weather, and Clouds and Climate.
NOVA provides this great resource with outstanding images and photography for educators and those interested in clouds and meteorology....
posted on July 8, 2013 at 1:09 PM
You may have heard staff from Iowa Public Television rant and rave about PBS LearningMedia. You may already use Teachers' Domain. Chances are that if you are on our site, then you already know what Teachers' Domain is and likely use it. That's great! You might have heard that Teachers' Domain is transitioning into PBS LearningMedia. If you use either of these services, then the following information is important to you!
What's happening with...
posted on June 26, 2013 at 2:19 PM
This summer, use PBS LearningMedia’s “interactives” to experiment, manipulate, and investigate! With over 30,000 free videos, interactive games, audio clips, essays, and lesson plans, PBS LearningMedia helps you to keep learning alive all season long. Invite your students to explore velocity, temperature, fish adaptations, and climate with this collection of featured games:
Cooking with Sugar, Grades 5-8
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 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 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...