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On Monday we shared THINK WEDNESDAY’S on WGBY.  This Wednesday, April 9, Your Inner Fish explores how the genetic legacy of a fish can be seen in our own DNA. This cutting-edge scientific adventure reveals the startling truth that hidden within the human body is a story of life on Earth and the legacy of animals that lived hundreds of millions of years ago.  To bring these discoveries alive in the classroom, PBS LearningMedia provides a lesson guide for grades 6-12 on Your Inner Fish, which includes National Standards. Continue Reading »

indexAs we posted last month, the new PBS LearningMedia Math is AweSum! Collection was launched on Pi Day, providing robust math resources for teachers.   In addition (pun intended:) hundreds of math resources from the widely popular Khan Academy are now available in PBS LearningMedia are now available as well.  Continue Reading »

imagesJoin WGBY each Wednesday night at 9p — starting on April 9 –  for THINK WEDNESDAY, a dynamic line-up of programs exploring the thrilling world of nature, technology, and science.  This special night of science explores the animal mind, bionic pets, DNA, and human evolution.  PBS LearningMedia is extending THINK WEDNESDAY into the classroom by offering a new resource collection for PreK-12 science teachers packed with videos, infographics, lesson plans, and interactive games.  Watch a preview. Continue Reading »

app-gapThis image of a child playing a PBS KIDS game is growing more common in and out of the classroom, and these educational games extend to students of all ages.  In the March 28 edition of eSchoolNews, Managing Editor Laura Devaney writes that as educational gaming moves from a future technology to a practice found in more and more classrooms, educators are recognizing game-based learning’s (GBL) potential to engage students and help them prepare for future learning. Continue Reading »

Teacher and Student In A Classroom At SchoolWhile technology may be useful to monitor students with special needs, it cannot replace the effectiveness of a skilled educator in the classroom. So says contributing writer Nicole Survis in the March 27 edition of eSchool News. Continue Reading »

pPBS3-16931518dtOn April 15 at 9pm, WGBY airs “The Address,” a 90-minute feature length documentary by Ken Burns that tells the story of a tiny school in Putney, Vermont, where each year students are encouraged to memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address.  WGBY is also hosting an advanced screening of the film in our area this Sunday, April 6.   And, from WGBY’s Lending Library, you can borrow Gettysburg and the Civil War (I.D. 2407), a package containing a documentary film plus photos, documents, maps and other memorabilia relating to that epic event.   Continue Reading »

indexWhat makes us uniquely human? In the three-part series The Human Spark, originally broadcast on PBS in January 2010, Alan Alda visits with dozens of scientists on three continents and participates directly in many experiments – including the detailed examination of his own brain. Through PBS LearningMedia’s The Human Spark collection of lesson plans and video resources for grades 5-12, students join Alda in searching for the answers to many of our most age-old questions.  Continue Reading »

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