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The Creativity of Indie Video Games

posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:35 PM

The Creativity of Indie Video Games
The video game industry is now bigger than Hollywood, with hundreds of millions of dollars spent developing these interactive experiences. But there are also small-scale developers working in the indie game realm, creating unique and experimental video games. Working “indie” is all about small teams working on artistic visions and the freedom to explore creative ideas. Many are drawn to indie video game-making because there... Read More

The Design Process

posted on August 20, 2014 at 7:47 AM

The Design Process
What does innovation look like, and how can one generate innovative ideas and strategies – right in the classroom? The collection, called “The Design Process: From Idea to Solution” is produced by NOVA Education. It helps educators and learners explore the process by which innovators seek to make the world a better place through the invention of practical solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. This... Read More

New Year, New Look!

posted on August 12, 2014 at 9:57 AM

New Year, New Look!
Have you heard? PBS LearningMedia is getting an update! Educators will continue to have access to the same fantastic FREE digital media content, but on August 15, the website will debut an all-new look and feel -- just in time for the new school year! When you go to PBSLearningMedia.org in three days, what you’ll find is a bright, colorful and even easier-to-navigate website. Access to more than 87,000 digital learning resources as... Read More

Iowa Agriculture Educators and Students Invited to Free Event at the Iowa State Fair

posted on August 4, 2014 at 7:52 AM

Iowa agriculture educators and students are invited to help celebrate the 40th season of Iowa Public Television's Market to Market program with a free event at the Iowa State Fair. Attendees are invited to participate in a live production of an episode hosted by Mike Pearson from the Iowa State Fair on Friday, August 15.   Details: Friday, August 15 - 4:00 p.m. Doors open at 3:15 p.m. Those wishing to view the production should... Read More

Kid Musician: Mexico's Guitar Town

posted on August 1, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Kid Musician: Mexico's Guitar Town
We are well into summer; and you know what that means – outdoor festival season. Time to get outside and soak up all of the arts, music and culture there is to offer, whether that’s at home or out of town on summer vacation.  As seen in this ZOOM video segment from PBS Kids, Paracho, Mexico is one such city where music, culture and heritage are a major part of city life. Paracho is known for some of the best-sounding guitars... Read More

IPTV Continues to Provide Educators with Mandatory Reporter Training Free of Charge

posted on August 1, 2014 at 11:30 AM

IPTV Continues to Provide Educators with Mandatory Reporter Training Free of Charge
Iowa Public Television is excited to offer the Mandatory Reporter Training for Child & Dependent Adult Abuse online for school administrators, teachers, school support staff, and others who interact with students in Iowa. IPTV is offering this service free of charge.   Iowa Law requires individuals applying for a license, renewing a license, or obtaining an  authorization certificate issued by the Board of Educational Examiners... Read More

Building the Pyramids of Ancient Egypt

posted on July 28, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Building the Pyramids of Ancient Egypt
For nearly everyone, traveling to Egypt and seeing the Great Pyramid – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – is a ‘bucket list’ must-do-and-see. This summer, PBS LearningMedia has your front row ticket! Egypt was one of the first civilizations; a society with a large population that used writing, lived in cities, had a system of religious beliefs and was ruled by a government. In 2700 BCE, the Egyptians built... Read More

Sea Creatures

posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Sea Creatures
The sea covers seventy percent of the earth’s surface. The deep sea below the ocean’s surface, specifically, is the largest and least explored place on earth. The fish and other sea animals of the deep sea employ many strategies to surprise their prey including ambush and camouflage by blending into the sea environment. The deeper you go in the ocean, the more unusual and unique the fish appear to be. At the start of this... Read More

Exploring Cuba's Thriving Coral Reefs

posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:14 AM

Exploring Cuba's Thriving Coral Reefs
Even though at first appearance corals may look like plants or rocks, they are in fact animals, related to sea anemones and jellyfish. Coral reefs the world over are threatened by pollution, rising ocean temperatures and overfishing. In Cuba however, reefs are flourishing. Coral reefs are extremely sensitive to environmental changes and depend on clean, clear saltwater for survival. Pollution and agricultural runoff can have a huge impact... Read More

Iowa Public Television's Ready for School Library Corners

posted on July 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Looking for a good way to connect your child to learning activities?  Look no further than your local library!IPTV and 35 libraries across Iowa are partnering together to host Ready for School Library Corners which will be placed during the 2014-2015 year. These library corners give children the opportunity to strengthen math and literacy skills through fun, engaging multimedia platforms. Building on their love of favorite characters... Read More

IPTV Receives New Ready To Learn Initiative Award to Support Early Childhood Learning in Burlington, Denison and Sioux City

posted on July 11, 2014 at 2:54 PM

IPTV Receives New Ready To Learn Initiative Award to Support Early Childhood Learning in Burlington, Denison and Sioux City
Funding will extend services to more low-income communities, children, teachers and families Read More

Before You Fire Up That Grill, Learn About Why We Cook

posted on July 8, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Before You Fire Up That Grill, Learn About Why We Cook
The 4th of July was fantastic and chances are it involved eating and grilling. Ever wonder why we cook our food? We do it because it tastes good, of course, and because our customs and traditions are built around it. But we also cook our food for some basic biological reasons. Some scientists think that figuring out how to cook actually MADE us human. Check out this video from PBS Digital Studios and share with the students in your life. If... Read More

IPTV at United Way of Siouxland's Event

posted on June 30, 2014 at 1:07 PM

IPTV at United Way of Siouxland's Event
The 2nd United Way of Siouxland Active Kid’s Day was held at Cook Park in Sioux City on Friday, June 20, 2014.  Almost 600 children from Kindergarten to grade 5 were present for the celebration.  Participating summer programs included Stella Sanford CDC, Beyond the Bell’s Unity, Spalding Park and Liberty programs, Mary Elizabeth Child Care Center, Mary J Treglia Community House, Girls, Inc. and Boys Club.  IPTV made... Read More

Don't Beat the Summer Heat – Turn it into a Learning Opportunity

posted on June 30, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Don't Beat the Summer Heat – Turn it into a Learning Opportunity
Use the summer heat as a chance to make cooking fun! The sun continuously provides earth with tremendous amounts of solar energy, most of which comes in the form of visible light. Sunlight, when transformed into usable heat, can be a practical source of energy for everyday tasks such as cooking food, heating water, or warming houses. A solar cooker is an insulated box that traps the heat of the Sun for cooking food. What better activity for... Read More

Experience History from the Inside Out with PBS LearningMedia's Past/Present

posted on June 26, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Experience History from the Inside Out with PBS LearningMedia's Past/Present
Now that summer is here, it’s time to get gaming! The time: May 1906. The place: The mythical town of Eureka Falls. Reach into a piece of American history with PBS LearningMedia’s Past/Present, an interactive desktop computer game and website designed to impart decision-making and critical thinking skills. Your students will impersonate one of two protagonists: Anna Caruso, a young Italian immigrant worker, or Walter... Read More
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