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...
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...