posted on May 7, 2012 at 9:16 AM
Teachers, you make a difference in the classroom. You are the ones who inspire. You share knowledge and a process to thinking that helps students succeed in countless ways. Everyone at IPTV is thankful for what teachers do. To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, we’ve collected a series of resources that highlight what teachers are doing in the classroom. Here you'll find documentaries of teacher and principal success stories, online resources, lesson ideas, and...
posted on April 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM
"This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise it is merely wires and lights in a box."
-Edward R. Murrow
This famous quote by Edward R. Murrow was in reference to television over fifty years ago. It was a new form of media. People were watching hours of programming each week, and many experts wondered what future implications this new technology was going to have on society. The parallels of television to social media today are numerous. Are Facebook and Twitter good things for society? What is the appropriate amount of time one should spend on YouTube? How can this constant distraction serve any educational...
posted on February 14, 2012 at 3:10 PM
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 16,000 resources, and more being added every week, PBS LearningMedia is the place to re-imagine classroom learning, transform your teaching, and engage your students in new ways.
On this post, IPTV has provided you with a toolkit of resources to help you get started with the service. Whether you’re presenting on how to use the service or just want additional information on how to use some of the advanced features, the toolkit will help...
posted on January 4, 2012 at 10:49 AM
Iowa Public Television is pleased to announce that local graduate credit for PBS TeacherLine courses is now available through Morningside College. PBS TeacherLine offers educators throughout the state ways to keep up-to-date on current technology, study the latest research, find new curriculum resources, and continue on a path of life-long learning.
The focus of the partnership provides Morningside graduate credit for Iowa teachers who are seeking online professional...
posted on December 29, 2011 at 2:27 PM
2011 has been an exciting year regarding media. Many students entering high school today were likely born into homes with some sort of access to the Internet. People are consuming more media today than any other time in history. Increasingly, more teachers are seeking professional development through online media than through traditional sources. And cell phones, tablet computers, and other mobile devices offer new ways to access media that are radically changing what students need to know in a 21st century...
posted on December 20, 2011 at 2:53 PM
Everyone has a story about a remarkable teacher. Teaching Channel has several. Teaching Channel is a professional development site where teachers can watch educators teach. You can find lesson plans, support materials, create notebooks for your own ideas, share resources with others, and follow teachers who you would like to model. Inspired teaching, like any great art, should be...
posted on September 30, 2011 at 10:26 AM
Explore the best practices for teaching global climate change to middle and high school students with these free, self-paced professional development modules for teachers. Each module includes STEM resources that will increase your knowledge of climate change concepts and can be used directly with students. Dive into the modules that interest you.
This professional development experience was funded by NASA's Global Climate Change Education initiative. This initiative is designed to improve the quality of the nation's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education and enhance student understanding about global climate and from elementary grades to lifelong learners....