For over forty years, IPTV has broadcast the highest quality educational television programs for learners of all ages. Check out the list of new and returning educational programs scheduled for the 2012-2013 school year and be sure to investigate the companion Web resources such as teachers' guides and student activities.
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STEM or STEAM? When we talk about science, technology, engineering, and math, are there truly four individual, separate subject areas or can there be overlap? Is it advantageous if these subjects are segregated or can education benefit when these four subjects are somehow linked? Now, today, many education experts want to throw an 'a' into the mix, combining arts education with...
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...
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...
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...
April 22 marks Earth Day, and in honor of this special event, IPTV has provided a combination of educational resources to help you broaden, diversify, and promote the environmental movement in the classroom. Although Earth Day is celebrated only one day each year, these resources are meant to be used every day. Help your students take a proactive role in their communities by exploring the concepts of sustainability, ecology, and environmentalism. Help make everyday an Earth...
In celebration of NOVA’s new episode, Hunting the Elements, we thought putting together a list of elemental resources would be appropriate. Here you will find interactives, video shorts, quizzes, and a full list of science programs that deal with the elements, their properties, and a host of fascinating characteristics they share. NOVA’s new program asks the question: Where do nature’s building blocks come from? Host David Pogue takes students through the world of weird, extreme chemistry: the strongest acids, the deadliest poisons, the universe’s most abundant elements, and the rarest of the rare--substances cooked up in atom smashers that flicker into existence for only fractions of a second. Check out this...
(Grade 6-12) Documentary film series that delivers the beauty and wonder of the natural world. The site also provides teachers a great number of educational materials including educator guides and video enhanced lessons.
(Grades 7-12) Market to Market Classroom connects your curriculum with stories about the science, technology, culture, and business of agriculture from the nation's longest-running agribusiness television program.
(Grades 5-12) An award-winning online resource for students to unravel issues and make informed decisions about water quality, genetic energy, environmental sustainability, and future sources of energy.
(Grades 3-8) Increase students' knowledge of engineering and the design process through this series that aims to get its viewers excited about designing, engineering, and using creativity to solve real-world problems. Website offers videos, lesson plans, and activity guides.
(Grades K-3) Wild Kratts helps teach students natural history and age-appropriate science by building on their natural interest in animals while developing and strengthening basic skills of observation and investigation.
(Grades 7-12) Using the latest investigative techniques, forensic science, and historical examination to unearth new historical evidence. Find educator guides, videos, and activities that can help supplement a great number of lessons.
(Grades 7-12) America Revealed is full of engaging learning opportunities for students. The episodes look at four important areas of America’s infrastructure: Food, Transport, Energy and Manufacturing. Use the videos and interactive content tools to delve deeper into the show's thought provoking themes.
The teacher's role in the classroom has dramatically changed the last twenty years. Instead of paper, pencils, and chalkboards, many schools have moved toward 1:1 classrooms, online videos, and apps.
IPTV's Classroom Connection site is an educational service to help teachers work in this new environment making it easier for educators to find and use high quality, innovative resources and gain access to timely, relevant news on the current trends in education.
Contact IPTV to consult with an education specialist about specific resources.
In addition to programs developed specifically for educators, many programs from Iowa Public Television's prime-time schedule are used in classrooms across the state. These programs are made possible by the contributions of Iowa Public Television supporters.