posted on October 22, 2012 at 8:24 AM
America loses one out of four young people to the dropout crisis each year. A high school diploma is an important step in preparing a young person to live an independent, secure and happy life and is an essential component of America’s economic competitiveness to create a more educated, innovative workforce. Dropping out not only makes it harder for these young people to succeed in life, but our economy also loses hundreds of billions of dollars in productivity and our communities suffer enormous social...
posted on September 2, 2012 at 12:00 AM
STEM education is the point of much discussion and scrutiny in education lately. From districts needing to improve students’ test scores in science and math to many leaders wanting the U.S. to be more globally competitive in technology and engineering, it is clear that improving STEM education will continue to play an important role in U.S. education.
IPTV offers your students ways to explore new ideas related to science, technology, engineering, and math through our standards-aligned educational television programs and high-quality, digital resources. Here are some of the best resources connected to STEM...
posted on August 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM
For over forty years, IPTV has broadcast the highest quality educational television programs for learners of all ages. Check out the list of new and returning educational programs scheduled for the 2012-2013 school year and be sure to investigate the companion Web resources such as teachers' guides and student activities.
Remember that you can request copies of programs with duplication rights through your local
posted on May 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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 providing immediate feedback, video games create learning environments that define clear goals, encourage motivation, and scaffold learning to meet the individual needs of each student. The teacher then provides the interpretation and the ability to help the student plan and move forward in their...
posted on August 25, 2011 at 12:00 AM
IPTV is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new multimedia resource for teachers and students. It’s called PBS LearningMedia, and it contains a massive collection of digital content from public broadcast stations from around the country.
In addition to the high quality media content teachers have come to expect from PBS, the new service offers resources from other publicly funded organizations including the National Archives, the Library of Congress, NPR, NASA, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Dept. of Education, and many others. All together there are well over 14,000...
posted on August 25, 2011 at 12:00 AM
What does online education mean? Is it a solitary experience where students sit in front of their computers and complete the tasks asked of them? Is it a student in Clarinda who is taking a virtual course at a distance? Or is it something else?
At least 48 of the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, offer some form of supplemental or full-time online learning to students within their boundaries. In Iowa, as some schools grow and others continue to shrink, the opportunities students have in relation to where they live are diverging greatly. In this sense, online courses can provide some students the opportunity to take classes that were otherwise unavailable. Moreover, distance education can help meet the needs of specific groups of learners from Advanced Placement students to those seeking alternative...
posted on August 1, 2011 at 2:49 PM
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