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Discover Adaptive Technologies Used by Paralympic Athletes

posted on December 26, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Discover Adaptive Technologies Used by Paralympic Athletes

Ring in the New Year with the PBS LearningMedia staff and some of their favorite digital resources! As we look forward to Sochi in 2014, explore how science, technology, engineering and math can support athletes with physical disabilities as they compete at elite levels. These standards-based resources increase students’ awareness of Paralympic sports; highlighting the adaptive technologies used by Paralympic athletes and showcasing the engineering design process used to create...

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Spend or Save? Two Cents on Financial Planning

posted on December 23, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Spend or Save? Two Cents on Financial Planning

Check out this PBS LearningMedia collection of resources from Thirteen/WNET designed to engage students in financial awareness, economic empowerment and personal responsibility. The 25 resources that comprise the collection conceptually illustrate lessons regarding savings, investment, creditworthiness, entrepreneurship, and commerce. 

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Posted on December 23, 2013 at 12:00 AM Comments

Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century

posted on December 16, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century

Looking for a FREE and informative professional development resource that can help you better engage with students in the 21st Century? Learn how to ignite students' curiosity and ingenuity with this collection of PBS LearningMedia resources from the documentary Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century, produced by Twin Cities Public Television. Explore how exceptional instructors are increasingly using digital media and interactive practices and help your students become civically engaged, allow them to collaborate with peers worldwide and empower them to direct their own learning. Click Read More

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Luis von Ahn: Computer Scientist

posted on December 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Luis von Ahn: Computer Scientist

Meet Luis von Ahn, a computer scientist and a professor at Carnegie Mellon who is already at the top of his field at age 30! Learn about one of his most successful ideas—CAPTCHA—a test that humans can pass but computers cannot, which has been used to improve the security of Internet sites. Click Read More

Posted on December 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM Comments

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Starts Off the 25th Season

posted on December 10, 2013 at 9:38 AM

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Starts Off the 25th Season

The New Year is just around the corner and with it comes new AMERICAN EXPERIENCE films premiering in January and February. Continuing its 25th anniversary season, new episodes kick off on January 7th with The Poisoner's Handbook—an in-depth look at how New York’s first medical examiner transformed forensic chemistry, followed by 1964 on January 14th—an exploration of a year that defined an era (Beatlemania, the passage of the Civil Rights Act, the birth of the Women’s Movement and the transfer of the presidency to...

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The Art of Creative Coding

posted on December 9, 2013 at 12:00 AM

The Art of Creative Coding

Programming plays a huge role in the world that surrounds us, and though its uses are often purely functional, there is a growing community of artists who use the language of code as their medium. Check out this resource from PBS LearningMedia and view work that includes everything from computer generated art to elaborate interactive installations, all with the goal of expanding our sense of what is possible with digital tools. To simplify the coding process, several platforms and libraries have been assembled to allow coders to cut through the complicated aspects of programming and focus on the creative aspects of the project. These platforms all share a strong open source philosophy that encourages growth and experimentation, creating a rich community of artists that share their strategies and work with unprecedented openness.  This engaging lesson is intended for students in grades 9-12. Start coding...

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Curious George Celebrates the Holiday Season

posted on December 5, 2013 at 7:45 AM

Curious George Celebrates the Holiday Season

Celebrate the holiday season with Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas! In this heartwarming hour-long special, George and The Man with the Yellow Hat worry about what to give each other for Christmas and in the process and discover the true spirit of the holiday season.

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