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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. (more…)

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Tonight at 8:oo WGBY debuts The Story of the Jews.  The story follows noted historian, author and critic Simon Schama as he explores the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day in this epic five-part series.  PBS LearningMedia is proud to unveil its collection of classroom-ready videos and articles from the series, now live on the service.

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indexCyberchase makes mathematics fun as in this video clip and resources for grades 3-6 where the CyberSquad is attempting to save Sensible Flats from disaster. In order to gain access to the machine they need, the CyberSquad must unlock it by figuring out the correct number code. (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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2EB2B2D51-06E7-6FEB-8C2B511EFBD1BC46We know many of you are on February break, a time for you to relax and refresh.  Without the pressure of daily lessons and the myriad other responsibilities teachers have,  we hope you can also explore new resources to stimulate your learning enjoyment and to motivate  students.  With GREAT PERFORMANCES, produced by WGBH in Boston, you’ll find outstanding works to engage and enlighten you as well as students, especially with the assistance of GREAT PERFORMANCES FOR EDUCATORS. (more…)

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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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indexColorín Colorado, a bilingual site is filled with useful information, strategies, and resources whether for the ESL teacher or content area teacher with one or two English learners in class.  Although many activities have been designed for PreK-3 children, most can be adapted for students through high school, with many strategies applicable to all students, regardless of their primary language. (more…)

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pPBS3-14489712regAn addition to our Video Lending Library is sure to be of interest to English teachers. The Classic English Literature collection (volume 1) contains three classic stories: Great Expectations, by Dickens; Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte; Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte; and Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austin.  You can also find classroom resources (more…)

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imagesOne of the BIG lessons we can teach students is to be confident in their problem solving, especially when they make mistakes or have undesirable outcomes.  Since it’s never too soon to be determined and dauntless in tackling challenges, here are three challenges from Design Squad for budding engineers, even when they don’t think they can be scientists someday.

MAKE A ROBOT: 
Teach your students to build their own mini robot out of a toothbrush head, a coin battery and a pager motor. Follow this link to a how-to video and step-by-step instructions.

SOFT LANDING: 
Challenge your students to design and build an airbag system that can safely land an egg dropped onto the floor. Follow this link to a how-to video and this link to step-by-step instructions.

DANCE PAD:
Students will love building this dance pad that helps them move to the rhythm and step to the beat! Follow this link to a how-to video and this link to step-by-step instructions.

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While a recently posted Design Squad challenge has closed, here’s another with 25 days left to enter!  Design Squad invites students to enter their Build It Better challenge — to design improvements to things that they use everyday.  During the month of November, the series is presenting three themed design challenges along with matching photos to get students started. Students can use their sketch-on-sketch feature to sketch designs and improvements on top of the provided photos to show how they would make the original item better.

Approved designs will be shared on the Design Squad website and kids can use stickers to vote for their favorites. Nate and Deysi, the show’s motivating engineer hosts, will also share their top picks for each theme on the website. At the end of the month, the designs with the most votes, plus a few that Nate and Deysi choose, will get special virtual stickers to use on their website!

Themes Include:

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Watch this video and visit Design Squad’s website to learn more.

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