posted on June 30, 2014 at 10:02 AM
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 students to engage with during the peak of June’s sunny...
posted on May 20, 2014 at 12:12 PM
From the youngest learners all the way to high school scholars, every student could use a little more exposure to great art in their lives.
Empower students of all ages to engage in contemporary art and discover new, creative ideas for creativity from a variety of professional artists with PBS LearningMedia’s Art School
posted on May 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Iowa Public Television invites you to register for the Iowa Public Television Teacher Training Institute which will be held June 13, 2014. IPTVTTI will offer networking and professional development opportunities for educators from around the state. Master Teachers, highly qualified educators who have been selected by IPTV, will present model lessons that are cross curricular and STEM based. The opportunity to learn about IPTV and PBS resources, as well as how to submit your own qualifying lesson to IPTV for a stipend, will be offered in June at the Johnston Middle School located at...
posted on April 30, 2014 at 2:21 PM
What do beatboxing and breakdancing have to do with education? As it turns out, a lot more than you might think!
Take a creative turn in your class this week and introduce your students to Rashidi Omari, the co-director of the Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company at the Destiny Arts Center in Oakland, CA. This violence prevention and arts education organization has been serving youth ages 3-18 for 22 years in a mission to end isolation, prejudice and violence in the lives of young people. It achieves this mission through after-school, weekend, and summer programs in dance, theater, martial arts, self-defense, conflict resolution, performance and youth leadership. Destiny’s core curriculum,...
posted on April 9, 2014 at 10:22 AM
Leslie Pralle Keehn is a currently technology integration consultant for Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency out of Blairsburg, Iowa, and previously taught 6-12 grade Social Studies and computer. She became passionate about using technology very early in her social studies classroom after receiving a grant to buy a Nintendo Wii for her classroom. She is passionate about gamification, blended learning, global connections, and student creation and collaboration beyond the classroom...
posted on March 26, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Remember the good old days when you would rush home in time to find out what the top music video of the week was on MTV’s TRL? Remember when Jennifer Lopez was a fly girl on In Living Color and Downtown Julie Brown was the queen of the VJs? And raise your hand if you know what VH1’s Pop Up Video is?
The music industry certainly has evolved and it’s not easy to keep up with! As the 90s came to a close, the business of music began to change. Technology allowed artists to produce their own music and the internet became a free-for-all for musicians to promote themselves. The result was an influx of artists and audiences were left wondering how to sort through them. Many of the chart-topping artists of today got their start on YouTube as opposed to enlisting an entire marketing team from the start and bursting onto the scene with a ground-breaking music video...
posted on March 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM
As Music in Our Schools Month comes to a close, end it on a high note by taking your class behind the scenes of The Electric Company to learn about the pivotal role music plays in the hit series. Music Director Bill Sherman describes his role and the people that he works with, while the rest of the cast describes their experiences with music on the show and their relationship to music. Your students will be fascinated to learn about how some of the musicians are self-taught, while some have taken lessons for years, but all are bonded by a love of performance and creativity. And for the grand finale, students will walk away with an exposure to several different genres of music from rap to rock to jazz to lounge, inspiring them to broaden their horizons and to be creative across all aspects of their lives. Keep your eyes peeled for cameo appearances by Grammy and Tony Award winner...