posted on January 23, 2015 at 12:00 AM
We are living in the information age. The development of networked computer technology has created a world in which information flows freely, and children are growing up in a digital world where such technology is second nature to them. In the field of education, this is an exciting time to find ways to harness the power of computers and the networked environment to better educate students.
posted on January 16, 2015 at 12:00 AM
PBS LearningMedia announced that it now offers more than 100,000 digital resources available to PreK-13+ educators nationwide. Since its launch in 2011, PBS LearningMedia has continued to actively expand its offerings of education content that appeals to digital native students. Resources are available in English and Spanish, and are aligned to National and Common Core State...
posted on January 9, 2015 at 12:00 AM
Everyone knows that foods like vegetables, grains, meat and fruits are grown or raised on farms. Most of us, however, get our food from a grocery store rather than from a garden or farm. If a refrigerator or supermarket is our main experience of food, then it’s easy to think that food is always plentiful and instantly available.
Urban gardening, which can occur in backyard gardens, small-scale community gardens, and larger-scale urban farm undercuts this common misconception, helping people realize that food takes time, care and resources to...
posted on January 6, 2015 at 1:32 PM
How do we develop and support theories about historical events using primary and secondary research sources? In this lesson based on PBS’s History...
posted on December 22, 2014 at 9:07 AM
What does innovation look like, and how can one generate innovative ideas in the classroom? This collection from NOVA Education built around "design thinking" is aimed at helping your students explore the invention of real-world, practical solutions to some of the world's most pressing...
posted on December 8, 2014 at 1:34 PM
Do your students know the history of the Internet?
The Internet was originally designed to connect large computers at universities, businesses and governments. Growth exploded once personal computers became common in the 1980s. Connecting to the Internet leaves computers vulnerable, however. People can use computers to delete data, spread viruses or even steal someone’s identity. The good news is that there are several ways your students can stay safe...
posted on November 4, 2014 at 9:11 AM
How can we leverage digital media in schools? That is one of the central questions in the film Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century, which explores how exceptional instructors are increasingly using digital media and interactive practices to ignite their students’ curiosity, help them become civically engaged, allow them to collaborate with peers and empower them to direct their own...