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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.   (more…)

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WGBY provides you with financial advice from America’s most recognized expert in personal finance with the new PBS special, Suze Orman’s Financial Solutions for You, which will air on Saturday, March 22, at 5p and 11p and Sunday, March 23, at 9p.  Equally important, PBS Learning Media provides a wealth of resources on finance, including 10 lesson plans. (more…)

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Mind-power-300x231Last week was Brain Awareness Week, and an article in the March 12th eSchool News, 7 intriguing facts about the brain, by managing editor Laura Devaney contains new information about how brains work that might be of special interest to educators. When it comes to student learning, many stakeholders focus on important learning supports, such as classroom technology, reliable high-speed internet access in schools, and educators who use technology as a tool to increase student achievement.  (more…)

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ess05_int_seasonsgame_lDespite 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.

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5TechTrends_ResizedIn 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…)

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tumblr_mi7t86cHcw1qd4fqho3_500On this day that celebrates, here are some lovely PBS LearningMedia resources to help you and students of all ages embrace the spirit of Saint Valentine:

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THE ADDRESS, Ken Burns’ 90-minute documentary, airing on WGBY April 15, 2014, tells the inspiring story of the Greenwood School in Putney Vermont, where students are encouraged each year to practice, memorize, and recite the Gettysburg Address.  To celebrate the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s oration and remind us of its principles, WGBY challenges everyone in our region — especially students — to join others across our country who are video recording themselves as they read or recite these enduring words.


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PBS Learning Media takes a behind-the-scenes look at the daily life of actual scientists and engineers for grades 4-8 and 6-12.  As well as spending “A Day in the Life of a NASA Engineer,” you and students might be surprised to see some familiar faces, including television star turned neuroscientist Mayim Biyalik.  There’s also a companion collection from NOVA. (more…)

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alien-planets-revealed-viOn Wednesday, January 8, at 9pm, WGBY airs NOVA:  Alien Planets Revealed where viewers explore strange worlds and possible creatures in the thousands of exotic new worlds far beyond our solar system that NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler Telescope has discovered.  You can see a preview and find classroom resources at NOVA’s website and at PBS LearningMedia. (more…)

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fin10_int_bankit_lThis vast collection of resources, including lesson plans and professional development,  is from Thirteen/WNET in New York.  It’s designed to engage students in financial awareness, economic empowerment and personal responsibility. The 25 resources for grades 7-12  that comprise (more…)

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