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IPTV and ICN Partner to Support Education with PBS LearningMedia

posted on March 3, 2014 at 1:45 PM

IPTV and ICN Partner to Support Education with PBS LearningMedia

Iowa Public Television (IPTV) and the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) are looking forward to working together via PBS LearningMedia to support enhanced educational opportunities for educators and students in Iowa. PBS LearningMedia has over 35,000 digital resources available for educational use. This effort builds on the ICN’s dedication to education that the ICN has demonstrated by providing high-speed Internet and data to schools where the Network is connected. Likewise the effort builds on IPTV’s reputation as a producer and distributor of highly trusted and high quality educational content. PBS LearningMedia is a free, on-demand service for educators that provides easy access to classroom-ready learning resources based on multiplatform educational media developed by IPTV and other PBS...

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Is Genealogy the Key to Understanding U.S. and World History?

posted on February 26, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Is Genealogy the Key to Understanding U.S. and World History?

Did you know that genealogy can help your students build an emotional connection not only to their past, but to our nation’s history? Take your classroom on a revealing journey back in time with this collection of resources from the PBS program Genealogy Roadshow. Resources include an introduction to genealogical research from two prominent genealogists, clips from the show demonstrating how personal stories connect to larger events in history (such as slavery and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln), and brief historical introductions to key people, places, and events in U.S. and world history. Who knew that genealogy could reveal so much? This Read More

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 12:00 AM Comments

Getting to the Roots of Family Trees

posted on February 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Getting to the Roots of Family Trees

Family trees can be more than just a grid displaying who your relatives are. In this activity created by WETA and drawing on material from the PBS documentary series Latino Americans, students are challenged to reflect on their own family’s arrival to America and learn new facts about their cultural history. Inspired by clips from the documentary, students research and fill in as much information as possible on the names and birthplaces of themselves, their parents, grandparents and so on. Next, they plot the names and birthplaces on a world map. More important than establishing the exact detail of their family tree is the process of understanding the migration/settlement story of those that came before them, making this activity inclusive of students who are adopted as well as those who are biologically connected to their parents. Your students will be intrigued as they complete reflective questions that compare and contrast their family’s story of arrival with the rich arrival stories of characters from the documentary. And to top it all off, they’ll be sure to carry these conversations home to the dinner table, making for some quality learning both in and out of the classroom. Their parents will thank you! This Read More

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM Comments

Educating the Whole Child in a Segregated Society

posted on February 7, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Educating the Whole Child in a Segregated Society

The demands of the 21st century require a new way of approaching education policy and practice; a “whole child” approach to learning, teaching, and community engagement. What if policymakers made decisions about education policy by first asking: what works best for children? Answering that question pushes us to redefine what a successful learner is and how we measure success. For a 70-year period, when America cared little about the education of African Americans and discrimination was law and custom, the Bordentown School was an educational utopia that WAS answering this question and creating “whole child” learners in a segregated society. Analyze how the Bordentown community fostered a well-rounded education for African American students with this resource from Hudson West. This Read More

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 12:00 AM Comments

Celebrate Black History Month with the Cultural Contributions of the Harlem Renaissance

posted on January 30, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Celebrate Black History Month with the Cultural Contributions of the Harlem Renaissance

February is Black History Month and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than by enjoying the groundbreaking artistic and cultural contributions that came out of the Harlem Renaissance. Writers such as Counted Cullen and Langston Hughes, painters including Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden, and musicians and composers such as Duke Ellington and Bessie Smith, became widely known during this time as leaders of artistic innovation within the African American community. Put on your dancing shoes and check out this collection of primary resources from the Library of Congress, which provide a window into the Harlem Renaissance with portraits of the artists and treasured gems such as the original sheet music to the Charleston Rag! Visit this Read More

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 12:42 PM Comments

Discover the Secrets of Underground London

posted on January 29, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Discover the Secrets of Underground London

Are you as obsessed with the new seasons of Downton Abbey and Sherlock as we are? Then join PBS LearningMedia in unveiling aspects of London’s past which are now hidden underneath the city in Secrets of Underground London. From the ruins of a Roman amphitheater to human bones preserved under the foundation of the Museum of London, you will not believe your eyes! Uncover the past of one of the world’s most famous cities and share with your students. Check out this Read More

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2/14 Application Deadline: Time is Running Out to Become One of 100 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators

posted on January 29, 2014 at 3:12 PM

2/14 Application Deadline: Time is Running Out to Become One of 100 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators

Apply to become a 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator by telling us how you are using digital media and technology to lead innovation in your school. Whether you are flipping your classroom or integrating tablets and mobile devices, we want to hear your story and share it with like-minded innovators. Submit an application and you could receive one year of FREE professional development, including virtual trainings, and an all-expense paid two-day trip to Washington, D.C,. for hands-on learning! Hurry and apply today! Check out this exciting opportunity Read More

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