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imagesShortly after the new school year began, eSchoolnews shared an invitation from the Library of Congress to students everywhere to touch, draw on and explore some of its most valuable treasures with new Student Discovery Sets that include free interactive eBooks for tablets.  The article provides links to Teacher Guides

 

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Tonight from 6:30 – 7:30 you can join the webinar Finding Your Roots in the Digital Age with Harvard scholar and PBS host Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.  In this live webinar, you’ll see how he uses science to illuminate history and enhance his storytelling about the histories of guests such as the ones you see in this video.  You’ll also learn strategies for integrating classroom-ready social studies and science resources (more…)

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While you may be hearing about 1:1 classrooms, what does effective implementation of technology look like in your real world?  The webinar Tips for Building Successful 1:1 Classrooms on October 28, 2014 | 7:00 – 8:00pm brings together a prestigious panel of 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators who will share practical tips and tools for using new platforms and technologies to support student learning and collaboration.  A second webinar, (more…)

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Regardless of how many lesson plans you may write, guideposts can help to ensure lessons are comprehensive and effective.  At PBS LearningMedia you can find The Top Ten Questions to Ask Myself as I Design Lessons, the framework for the book Instruction for All Students by Paula Rutherford. These questions can be used to promote thinking about teaching and learning during the planning process, while teaching, and again when reflecting on the impact of the lesson (more…)

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In May we shared information about the STEM TEACHER CHALLENGE, which invites Massachusetts’ educators to submit 1-5 minute educational videos that demonstrate STEM concepts, experiments, or best practices.

While the thought of videotaping might initially cause anxiety for some, this challenge can be a great way not only to share your practice but to reflect on your teaching and celebrate your creativity, energy (and, yes, courage) to experiment with new concepts in innovative ways.  And WGBH has resources to help and inspire your video making (more…)

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While PBS TeacherLine courses begin today, enrollment remains open until Friday.  These online courses are innovative and engaging and, for busy educators, provide a flexible learning schedule.  Facilitated and self-paced professional development courses are designed to benefit both beginning and experienced teachers in science, reading, social studies, math, instructional strategies, and instructional technology.  (more…)

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imagesAs you and students start this new school year, PBS LearningMedia welcomes you back with a new look, new resources, and the return of its successful “Get Your Tech On” initiative to help teachers better integrate digital media and technology in the classroom. Through November 30, teachers can  access free tech-themed content collections, how-to guides on building digital classrooms, professional development webinars, and enter to win weekly tablet giveaways.

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