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The Creativity of Indie Video Games

posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:35 PM

The Creativity of Indie Video Games

The video game industry is now bigger than Hollywood, with hundreds of millions of dollars spent developing these interactive experiences. But there are also small-scale developers working in the indie game realm, creating unique and experimental video games.

Working “indie” is all about small teams working on artistic visions and the freedom to explore creative ideas. Many are drawn to indie video game-making because there isn’t a lot of money at stake, which gives them the flexibility to try new...

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Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:35 PM Comments

The Design Process

posted on August 20, 2014 at 7:47 AM

The Design Process

What does innovation look like, and how can one generate innovative ideas and strategies – right in the classroom? The collection, called “The Design Process: From Idea to Solution” is produced by NOVA Education. It helps educators and learners explore the process by which innovators seek to make the world a better place through the invention of practical solutions to some of the world’s most pressing...

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Posted on August 20, 2014 at 7:47 AM Comments

New Year, New Look!

posted on August 12, 2014 at 9:57 AM

New Year, New Look!

Have you heard? PBS LearningMedia is getting an update! Educators will continue to have access to the same fantastic FREE digital media content, but on August 15, the website will debut an all-new look and feel -- just in time for the new school year!

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Posted on August 12, 2014 at 9:57 AM Comments

Iowa Agriculture Educators and Students Invited to Free Event at the Iowa State Fair

posted on August 4, 2014 at 7:52 AM

Iowa Agriculture Educators and Students Invited to Free Event at the Iowa State Fair

Iowa agriculture educators and students are invited to help celebrate the 40th season of Iowa Public Television's Market to Market program with a free event at the Iowa State Fair. Attendees are invited to participate in a live production of an episode hosted by Mike Pearson from the Iowa State Fair on Friday, August 15.

 

Details:

  • Friday, August 15 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Doors open at 3:15 p.m. Those wishing to view the production should arrive no later than 3:45 p.m. to be...
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Posted on August 4, 2014 at 7:52 AM

Sea Creatures

posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Sea Creatures

The sea covers seventy percent of the earth’s surface. The deep sea below the ocean’s surface, specifically, is the largest and least explored place on earth.

The fish and other sea animals of the deep sea employ many strategies to surprise their prey including ambush and camouflage by blending into the sea environment. The deeper you go in the ocean, the more unusual and unique the fish appear to be. At the start of this Read More

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:16 AM Comments

Exploring Cuba's Thriving Coral Reefs

posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:14 AM

Exploring Cuba's Thriving Coral Reefs

Even though at first appearance corals may look like plants or rocks, they are in fact animals, related to sea anemones and jellyfish. Coral reefs the world over are threatened by pollution, rising ocean temperatures and overfishing. In Cuba however, reefs are flourishing.

Coral reefs are extremely sensitive to environmental changes and depend on clean, clear saltwater for survival. Pollution and agricultural runoff can have a huge impact on the health of a coral reef. In this sense, Cuba’s Communist government may have inadvertently helped protect the Cuban reefs for many years by preventing the flow of fresh water to the sea, as well as limiting the availability and use of fertilizer and pesticides. However, as Cuba begins to open its doors to the rest of the world, increased commercialism and tourism is once again increasing levels of pollution, sedimentation and development in coastal areas, which creates a negative effect on the...

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Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:14 AM Comments

Before You Fire Up That Grill, Learn About Why We Cook

posted on July 8, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Before You Fire Up That Grill, Learn About Why We Cook

The 4th of July was fantastic and chances are it involved eating and grilling. Ever wonder why we cook our food? We do it because it tastes good, of course, and because our customs and traditions are built around it. But we also cook our food for some basic biological reasons. Some scientists think that figuring out how to cook actually MADE us human.

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Posted on July 8, 2014 at 8:48 AM Comments

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