posted on January 2, 2014 at 12:00 AM
As we approach the New Year, now is a great time for you to catch up with FREE professional development resources that address many of the digital trends in the classroom. If you are a teacher or homeschooler who wants to use more technology with your students, but don’t know where to start, then PBS LearningMedia has the answer for you in this easy to digest recorded webinar all about integrating tablets, smart phones, laptops and whiteboards into curriculum. Join K-12 tech expert Leslie Fisher as she explores how to successfully integrate mobile technology into the classroom. Learn about top applications, practical tips and solutions for overcoming barriers along the way. Click
posted on December 23, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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.
posted on December 16, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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
posted on December 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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
posted on December 10, 2013 at 9:38 AM
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...
posted on December 5, 2013 at 7:45 AM
posted on December 2, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Earth's polar regions may seem remote, but they are an integral part of the entire Earth system. For example, pollution from other areas affects Arctic and Antarctic ecosystems, and changes in the icy landscapes of the polar regions may influence global ocean circulation patterns and accelerate climate change. The fourth International Polar Year (IPY) was a 2007–2008 international campaign to advance polar science and better understand global climate change through an interdisciplinary approach. Learn about the importance of studying the poles through these media resources, adapted from a variety of sources. Explore the polar regions, the changes they are experiencing, and their connections to the rest of the...