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Beginning in middle school, students can join the MOUSE Squad, which trains them to become technology experts in their schools. As 11th and 12th graders, students can start to design new technologies in the MOUSE Crops. After selecting a service-orientated theme, the MOUSE Corps members design, test, and refine technologies that benefit other people. In this excerpt from American Graduate Day 2013, hear what MOUSE students have to say about the program.

You can find PBS LearningMedia support materials about how MOUSE is engaging middle and high school students in technology and engineering with a mission of learn, lead, create, collaborate with tech projects.  (more…)

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On April 16 from 7-8pm, you can join an educator webinar entitled Cultivate Creators through Coding and STEAM.  (As you may know, STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, ART, and Mathematics.)  PBS LearningMedia is offering this free professional development session on how teachers are coding and technology to introduce opportunities for creative expression across the curriculum to support learning outcomes (i.e., turning STEM into STEAM).  Attendees will learn how (more…)

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This video clip is one of the related teaching materials you’ll find at PBS LearningMedia’s “best-in-STEM,” this week’s content theme that includes career profiles and compelling resources about plants, animals and climate. Here are (more…)

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This video of Packard Fellow Dr. Pardis Sabeti is meant to serve as an introduction to this accomplished Harvard Scientist and the teaching resources about her and her work at PBS LearningMedia.  Students will relate to this young woman who has received numerous awards (just search her on You Tube) and, yes, also happens to be a rock musician.  In a short video adaptation from NOVA scienceNOW, students can view a profile of Sabeti’s life and learn how she developed a system to analyze genetic information through an evolutionary lens, providing new tools that may help eliminate some of the world’s deadliest diseases.  (more…)

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If students you teach are old enough to watch and hear the news, then they’re witness to the extreme violence of terrorist groups in our world today.  It’s important for them and all of us to try to understand this complex and dangerous phenomenon.  You’ll find video and educational resources to explore the root causes of extremism for grades 7-12 from PBS NewsHour on February 18, 2015.  These standards-aligned materials are part of PBS LearningMedia’s Daily News Story collection (more…)

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When Design Squad built the website in this video, they wanted to give kids great ways to be creative in areas such as sports, fashion or music with fun projects, video and games.  Now, if students have trouble deciding what to build, there’s the Stuff Spinner.  This new interactive feature allows students to choose their favorite content (like toys and vehicles) and building materials (like balloons and cardboard).  They then spin the Spinner to see hands-on activities   (more…)

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As we go to Pluto this year for the first time with the New Horizons mission, educators nationwide are invited along for the ride.  A prestigious panel of guest speakers will give an inside look at what lies ahead for Solar System science, with a particular focus on pedagogical changes and new educational resources to help educator’s curriculum stay up-to-date. This FREE educator event tonight pairs perfectly with the NASA Planetary Sciences collection on PBS LearningMedia (more…)

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