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How can you put structures in place in your classroom that build a culture of learning together, making and critiquing arguments and persisting in problem solving when students have varied math backgrounds? You can see how one ninth grade geometry teacher in Brooklyn, NY does it in this WGBH Education video that shows how you might differentiate instruction while encouraging argumentation and critique, supporting the Common Core Standard for Mathematical Practice. (more…)

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What does innovation look like, and how can one generate innovative ideas and strategies – right in the classroom? This collection, produced by NOVA Education, helps educators and learners explore the process by which innovators seek to make the world a better place through the invention of practical solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. (more…)

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engamerica_film_large_thumbStudents can explore America’s greatest engineering feats through American Experience’s interactive map, and teachers can also find accompanying educational resources.  Television’s most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that have shaped America’s past and present. This collection offers you quick access to videos, interactives, and articles (more…)

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We recently shared that PBS LearningMedia™ has gotten an update.  The website has debuted an all-new look and feel for your access to more than 87,000 free digital learning resources to inspire your classes. In addition, the entire site has been optimized for mobile devices and tablets, with more new features coming.  Educators will soon have the ability to (more…)

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Bullies have been a problem in schools for a long time, but only recently have we come to realize just how pervasive the problem is. Rosemary Allen, in the July 17th issue of eSchool News, identifies the steps that schools and educators need to consider (more…)

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face smilingIn spite of the fact that WGBY’s free Lending Library website is still inaccessible on line, the library staff is ready and eager to answer any questions you might have regarding the collection, topics, shipment, etc. (more…)

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PBS LearningMedia is getting an update.  Educators will continue to have access to the same amazing FREE digital media content, but this week, the website will debut an all-new look and feel — just in time for the new school year!  (more…)

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I’ve long been drawn to Eleanor Roosevelt.  Whether you’re an admirer, an historian, or simply curious about this influential American family, you can sample the upcoming Ken Burns documentary THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY on WGBY tonight at 8pm in an exclusive PBS Preview. Patricia Clarkson hosts this behind-the-scenes look at the seven-part series, as filmmaker Burns describes how he brings the story of Theodore, Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt to life. (more…)

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Almost every teacher can face the problem: getting students to write well, whether they’re being asked to write an essay, a book report or “what I did over summer vacation!”  Leslie Vos, in the August 6th issue of eSchool News, offers 27 valuable online resources for research, literacy and writing instruction, books, and (more…)

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This activity for grades 7-12 can prove a fine transition into the new school year given the many troubled places around our world that cause the United Nations to be on the nightly (and daily) news. The lesson provides students with (more…)

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