The need for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and proficiency is nothing new. But a movement is growing for STEAM education, in which the “A” stands for Arts. Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, eSchool News, reports in the March 3 edition that cultivating scientific and mathematical viewpoints and experiences through arts education is a critical need in today’s schools, so say STEAM advocates. Read more by clicking here.
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Posted in PBS Resources, Teaching Tools, tagged Benchmarks for Science Literacy, grades 3-5, grades 5-8, learning, NSTA National Science Education Standards, pbs learningmedia, science, seasons on March 5, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
Despite frigid temperatures, our planet is turning to spring. This transition — slow as it now seems — can be a great time to teach students about the seasons, and PBS LearningMedia has a popular interactive for grades 3-8 about Earth’s orbit around the Sun and the tilt of its axis that result in our seasons.
Have you ever seen a rat inside of a snake’s body and wondered how it is ultimately digested? Students have probably seen this image and thought it was SO COOL! Are there certain things that we as humans put into our bodies that take as much effort to transform into energy? This fascinating video excerpt from NOVA scienceNOW — with many support and extended learning materials — addresses these questions and more about the potential energy contained in food. (more…)
Posted in Parent Resources, PBS Resources, Programming Highlights, Teaching Tools, tagged asthma, education, health, nutrition, peanut allergy, PreK-3, resilience on February 28, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
In this lesson for grades 4-7 from Cyberchase – the program that shows kids that math is everywhere and everyone can be good at it! — students are introduced to concepts of fairness in games based on the probability, or odds, of winning and losing a game of chance. It includes media resources, assessment materials, and Common Core State Standards. (more…)
In the February 17th issue of eSchoolNews, Managing Editor Laura Devaney reports that five trends are reaching maximum impact and are about to transform education. Educational futurist Jason Ohler identifies the 5 trends that are changing just about everything as: Big data, Immersion, The Semantic Web, Extreme BYOD and Transmedia Storytelling. (more…)
Posted in PBS Resources, Teaching Tools, tagged classroom, culture, grades 3-5, grades 6-8, grades 9-12, grades K-2, languages, pbs learningmedia, Pre-K, video on February 24, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
World Languages and Cultures, at PBS LearningMedia was adapted from ¡Arte y más! and originally produced by Kentucky Educational Television (KET) as a complete curriculum for primary-level Spanish instruction. The first of these video resources introduces primary students to Spanish by immersing them in the language—all instruction is in Spanish—and by engaging them in participatory lessons addressing arts and humanities content. (more…)