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.
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...
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...
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...
(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 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.