posted on December 18, 2012 at 8:22 AM
2012 has been a busy and exciting year for public media. We saw the birth of some really amazing educational video, interactives, and resources that are truly changing the way teachers can access and use media in the classroom.
From a new film from Ken Burns, to interactive periodic tables, to new web series that ask questions to truly challenge your students, there is something here that addresses part of your curriculum and is sure to inspire and engage. Here is a list of the top ten public media resources available through Iowa Public...
posted on October 26, 2012 at 10:27 AM
NOVA ScienceNOW starts a new season with a brand new host, New York Times Tech guru who was host of NOVA Making Stuff and Hunting the Elements, David Pogue. Featuring four stories in each themed episode, the new season of NOVA ScienceNOW, tackles an array of thought-provoking topics including: “How Smart Can People Get?"- in which Pogue finds out how the anatomy of his brain measures up to Albert Einstein’s; “What are Animals Thinking?”- when the tech-savvy host races against a homing pigeon; “What Makes Us Human?”- exploring the characteristics that separate humans from other animals; and “Can Science Stop Crime?”- in which Pogue tries to outsmart computerized lie...
posted on September 20, 2012 at 10:27 AM
NOVA offers a huge catalog of educational content that works for any number of subject areas, including ancient history, biology, earth science, physics, math, linguistics, music, technology, and engineering. NOVA is ideally suited for teachers. You can browse resources by subject areas or topics, narrow your search by media type or search grade level, or perform a basic...
posted on September 18, 2012 at 10:46 AM
Help your students learn what historians actually do: research, analysis, and interpretation. History Detectives takes historical objects and sheds light onto the stories, people, and history of those objects.
Each episode of History Detectives brings a number learning opportunities to directly involve your students in the discovery of their own knowledge through collaboration, cooperation, research, and analysis. Whether you are looking for suggestions on how to help your students sharpen their research skills, help them to conduct their own historical investigations, or adapt lessons that challenge your student to apply skills to real-world...
posted on September 17, 2012 at 4:15 PM
Part detective story, part true-life drama, Secrets of the Dead explores some of the most iconic moments in history to debunk myths and shed new light on past events. Using the latest investigative techniques, forensic science, and historical examination to unearth new evidence, the series challenges prevailing ideas, overturns existing hypotheses, spotlights forgotten mysteries, and ultimately can rewrite history.
Though the primary focus...
posted on September 2, 2012 at 12:00 AM
STEM education is the point of much discussion and scrutiny in education lately. From districts needing to improve students’ test scores in science and math to many leaders wanting the U.S. to be more globally competitive in technology and engineering, it is clear that improving STEM education will continue to play an important role in U.S. education.
IPTV offers your students ways to explore new ideas related to science, technology, engineering, and math through our standards-aligned educational television programs and high-quality, digital resources. Here are some of the best resources connected to STEM...
posted on August 28, 2012 at 1:50 PM
Congratulations! Your school has gone 1:1. Every student now has a piece of technology in his or her hands. Your school district is getting recognition for taking the right step into the 21st century. The hard part is done, right? But now what?
With these new technologies in your classroom comes the possibility of truly changing the way education is done. Does the iPad connected to your projector just replace your normal whiteboard or is there the possibility for you to share information in different ways? Does the video player on each of your students' computers replace the television or can that player change the way your students interact with and consume media content. Does the technology you're using just extend the same, old teaching practices from 1950 or can it reshape the classroom. 1:1 gives your students the opportunity to collaborate with others in ways unimaginable twenty years ago. The entire library is at your students fingertips allowing them to research topics of interest. Most importantly, your students with a computer allows school learning to happen anywhere at...