posted on February 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Seeing women who have succeeded in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) helps inspire and motivate girls, especially when they can relate to these mentors as people with lives outside of their job. Twin Cities Public Television brings us the SciGirls, whose bold goal is to change how millions of girls think about STEM. Research shows that, for a variety of reasons, some girls begin to lose interest (and confidence in their abilities) in math and science in middle...
posted on February 17, 2014 at 11:23 AM
Everyone’s favorite monkey and The Man with the Yellow Hat are here to help your students learn all about engineering, building and design! The Curious George STEM Collection is a great way to help young children understand science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts, such as measuring, building and simple machines. This collection of lesson plans with Curious George videos offer hands-on investigations and exciting new learning opportunities that will inspire children to explore the world around them. Take your class on a series of journeys with George as he blasts off into space, builds a wall, sails a boat and more! Watch your students establish the science skills and “habits of mind” that lead to academic success and lifelong learning as they ask questions, predict outcomes, share observations and formulate theories of their own - all with...
posted on January 29, 2014 at 3:12 PM
Apply to become a 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator by telling us how you are using digital media and technology to lead innovation in your school. Whether you are flipping your classroom or integrating tablets and mobile devices, we want to hear your story and share it with like-minded innovators. Submit an application and you could receive one year of FREE professional development, including virtual trainings, and an all-expense paid two-day trip to Washington, D.C,. for hands-on learning! Hurry and apply today! Check out this exciting opportunity
posted on January 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM
PBS LearningMedia is looking for 100 of America’s most innovative educators that use digital media/technology in the classroom to become one of the 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators. Selected applicants will receive:
All-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., for hands-on training at the 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Summit.
One year of free professional development opportunities including virtual trainings and access to exclusive...
posted on January 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Teach students to understand how modernization may impact society, politics, the economy and the environment in places like China and India. In the year 2008 China hosted the Olympics, now China is a member of the WTO (World Trade Organization), these two factors set in motion a Communist country to transition to a market economy. Meanwhile, foreign investments by multinational companies to India's technology sector have had rippling effects. The drive for increased technology, communication, and commerce has created a push for modernization that seems unstoppable. Join PBS LearningMedia and teach students to identify and evaluate the challenges and transformations brought on by modernization. (Grades:...
posted on January 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Iowa Public Television can help your educators use multimedia resources including mobile, audio, video, and interactive whiteboard resources. Our resources come from programs, internet, video, and additional ways that IPTV and PBS have presence within the educational community. Great for 1:1 schools!
- Resources for PreK-12
- Presentations can be any length
- IPTV travels to ANY school in...
posted on January 20, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Have you ever found yourself short on cash at the wrong moment? PBS LearningMedia can help you get serious about planning a budget with this featured resource from Cyberchase. Help Harry figure out his budget for the evening. In the video clip, Harry takes Jenna on a date. When his cousin Harley shows up without his wallet, Harry must change his budget for the evening. Students record the changes to figure out the final amount left in Harry's wallet. The assessments provide more practice adding numbers in columns, and students are asked to troubleshoot an error in misaligned decimal addition. Moreover, students practice column addition and lining up decimal points in the context of money. (Grades: 3-5) Check out this