posted on September 18, 2012 at 10:46 AM
Help your students learn what historians actually do: research, analysis, and interpretation. History Detectives takes historical objects and sheds light onto the stories, people, and history of those objects.
Each episode of History Detectives brings a number learning opportunities to directly involve your students in the discovery of their own knowledge through collaboration, cooperation, research, and analysis. Whether you are looking for suggestions on how to help your students sharpen their research skills, help them to conduct their own historical investigations, or adapt lessons that challenge your student to apply skills to real-world...
posted on September 14, 2012 at 2:49 PM
FRONTLINE is an in depth public affairs documentary series covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. The series never shies away from controversial issues or complex stories. Access full documentaries, background information, and interactive features on a number of current event subjects, all of which affect your students in some way. From Martin Smith’s on-the-ground reporting in Obama’s War to Michael Kirk’s investigation into the hidden history of the financial crisis; from Ofra Bikel’s examination of America’s racial divide over the O.J. Simpson verdict, to special reports...
posted on August 21, 2012 at 8:16 AM
How do you get a group of students - who don't like a whole lot about school - excited about English class? This question led Karen Kayser-Kemp, from New Hampton High School, to design a new project for her 10th grade Foundations of English class. "Basically I had students who hated English or had difficulty in it," said Ms. Kayser-Kemp. To combat a growing apathy among her students, she ended up designing a lesson encompassing something she knew many of her students liked:...
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 July 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Summer is here, and between vacations, the pool, and some much needed time off, you may at some point start looking for educational resources for the upcoming school year. The amount of educational content on the Internet is staggering. There is so much out there, that the problem isn't about finding resources, but rather, about saving the resources you do find. Printing everything off seems antiquated and isn’t that green. So rather than keeping a manila folder that you stash the things you want to save, why not use some online tools. Here are eight great ways to save resources today so that you can use them throughout the...
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 May 17, 2012 at 12:00 AM
PBS LearningMedia is the brand new digital library from IPTV and PBS designed for educators to engage students in media-rich learning environments with videos, audio, and interactives. With over 14,000 resources, and more being added every week, LearningMedia is the place to reimagine classroom learning, transform your teaching, and engage your students in new ways.
There are a great number of ways to go about searching for different resources, but what are the most effective ways to use this new service? That being asked, here are ten steps that will make it easier for you to innovate in the...