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…)
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In “Harvest of Fear,” FRONTLINE and NOVA explore the intensifying debate over genetically-modified (gm) food crops, interviewing scientists, farmers, biotech and food industry representatives, government regulators, and critics of biotechnology. WGBH, producer of FRONTLINE and NOVA, and PBS LearningMedia offer a range of resources (more…)
Are you a digital superstar at your school? If you are creatively integrating digital media and technology, we encourage you to apply to the 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program. This year-long professional development program is designed to foster and grow a community of 100 digitally-savvy educators through access to virtual trainings and exclusive resources, national recognition and membership into a robust professional learning community. 15 top applicants will also receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to participate in the 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Summit. (more…)
A new study has found that the acquisition of essential early math skills — counting, recognizing numerals, recognizing shapes, and patterning — increased significantly among four- and five-year-old children from economically disadvantaged communities who participated in a 10-week PBS KIDS Transmedia Math Supplement initiative.
Materials featured videos and interactive content from several PBS KIDS programs such as Sid the Science Kid, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, Curious George, and Dinosaur Train, as well as non-digital activities including books and foam shapes. (more…)
While women have come a long way in the United States, they still have a long way to go as do others who can be subjected to violence and injustice. Woman are the focus of several upcoming programs on WGBY. Saturday, September 7 at 7pm, Mary Wilson of the Supremes celebrates the greatest girl groups and solo singers of the 1960s with archival performances. (Watch a Preview.) Monday, September 9, 8pm, viewers can follow the journey of 19thcentury iconic Polish actress Helena Modjeska as she leaves war-torn Poland to become an icon on the American stage through her many commitments. Tuesday, September 10, 8pm, American Masters presents tennis star Billie Jean King, who tells her story in the series’ first profile of a sports figure. (Watch Trailer and check out American Masters site for educators.)
When you go to PBS LearningMedia and search “women,” you’ll many rich, engaging resources aligned to the Common Core such as the following:Single Women Homesteaders (Grades 3-7) This video reveals that despite perceived differences between men and women, women claimed their free land under the 1862 Homestead Act and homesteaded in North Dakota for many of the same reasons that men d. Connections between Texts: Maya Lin and Jane Jacobs (Grades 6-8) In this lesson plan students write and perform a Readers’ Theater script in which two characters, Maya Lin and Jane Jacobs, talk to each other about their ideas about architecture and life. Empowerment (Grades 9-12): This video from Women, War & Peace demonstrates the power of women and suggests that presence of women at peace talks is essential.
WGBH, our sister station in Boston, is looking for 100 digital resources to add to its middle school math collection, which will be showcased on PBS LearningMedia. This challenge is open to students, educators, producers, gamers, programmers and all creative, curious individuals! Winners will receive $1,000 when selected for creating a winning math game, video, info-graphic, or any other creative digital resources.
You can visit www.wgbh.org/innovationfund to learn more about the challenge and submit your application to be considered for $1,000. The challenge runs from August 5, 2013 until November 22, 2013 and seeks math resources geared towards middle school students that are loosely aligned with the Common Core State Standards. While there’s a particular interest in Statistics and Probability, Functions, the Number System, you’re welcome to create and explore any area you’re passionate about.
We hope you and others you know — like your students — will take up the challenge. Just showing up and trying makes this a win-win situation!
Whether you’re a seasoned professional, a new educator or somewhere in between, we hope you trust, value and rely on PBS Education resources. Here are two new and noteworthy ones from Design Squad Nation that may be helpful as you begin to find inspiration for the coming new school year:
Mission Solar System
New Resources | Grades 4-8
NASA and Design Squad Nation have teamed up to inspire a new generation of engineers with this engaging collection of hands-on activities. Explore it here!
Back to School Webinar
Aug. 21 | 10-11AM EST | Free
Looking to incorporate resources from the new Back to School Webinar collection into your classroom or after-school program? Then this webinar is for you! Email Design Squad Nation to sign up (subject: “WEBINAR”).
By staff writers, eSchool News, June 21, 2013 – The “bring your own device” (BYOD) phenomenon has exploded in popularity among K-12 schools, as educators look for cost-effective ways to leverage technology in the classroom.
Developers of audio-visual products are responding to this trend as well, making it easier for students and instructors to collaborate and share their presentations wirelessly from a wide range of mobile devices.
Support for BYOD initiatives was one of the key developments in school AV technology discussed at InfoComm 2013, the world’s largest AV trade show, held in Orlando earlier this month. Here’s more information about this development, as well as two other AV trends worth noting.
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