posted on January 6, 2014 at 12:11 PM
Iowa Public Television is celebrating 45 years of service to Iowans and educators. IPTV would like to see how you, as an educator, use IPTV and PBS resources to engage students and enhance their learning. Send a photograph and caption showing how IPTV and PBS helps you be a more effective teacher and have a chance at being featured by IPTV on our social media pages, as well as in print and electronic newsletters. Send entries to Angela Hiatt, the Educational Outreach Specialist at
posted on January 2, 2014 at 1:58 PM
This 2014 get ahead of the game! Tackle your professional development credits by taking a PBS TeacherLine course and learn the skills you need to lead a winning class! PBS TeacherLine offers an assortment of online development courses trusted by thousands of PreK-12 educators from 15 to 45-hour facilitated courses to 3-hour self-paced courses you can take on your own time.
posted on January 2, 2014 at 12:00 AM
As we approach the New Year, now is a great time for you to catch up with FREE professional development resources that address many of the digital trends in the classroom. If you are a teacher or homeschooler who wants to use more technology with your students, but don’t know where to start, then PBS LearningMedia has the answer for you in this easy to digest recorded webinar all about integrating tablets, smart phones, laptops and whiteboards into curriculum. Join K-12 tech expert Leslie Fisher as she explores how to successfully integrate mobile technology into the classroom. Learn about top applications, practical tips and solutions for overcoming barriers along the way. Click
posted on December 31, 2013 at 12:54 PM
IPTV’s Ready for School Math Mentorship Curriculum serves as a model for mentoring Kindergarten students in an afterschool setting. Based on Common Core Standards for Kindergarten, which have been adopted in Iowa, Kindergarten students practice math skills with their older mentors in two ways: computer-based games and hands-on activities. Students play math skills games from PBS KIDS LAB,
posted on December 23, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Check out this PBS LearningMedia collection of resources from Thirteen/WNET designed to engage students in financial awareness, economic empowerment and personal responsibility. The 25 resources that comprise the collection conceptually illustrate lessons regarding savings, investment, creditworthiness, entrepreneurship, and commerce.
posted on December 16, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Looking for a FREE and informative professional development resource that can help you better engage with students in the 21st Century? Learn how to ignite students' curiosity and ingenuity with this collection of PBS LearningMedia resources from the documentary Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century, produced by Twin Cities Public Television. Explore how exceptional instructors are increasingly using digital media and interactive practices and help your students become civically engaged, allow them to collaborate with peers worldwide and empower them to direct their own learning. Click
posted on December 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Meet Luis von Ahn, a computer scientist and a professor at Carnegie Mellon who is already at the top of his field at age 30! Learn about one of his most successful ideas—CAPTCHA—a test that humans can pass but computers cannot, which has been used to improve the security of Internet sites. Click