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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…)
We hope you’re as enthusiastic as these teachers and know what they do about PBS LearningMedia. If you’ve yet to discover its full range, this summer could be the time to explore the media-on-demand service. PBS LearningMedia surveyed thousands of educators to understand how they’re using digital media and technology, as well as what future classrooms will look like. A recent study conducted by Education Development Center’s Center for Children and Technology investigated the potential impact on student performance when PBS LearningMedia resources were integrated into existing curriculum. Teachers in the study overwhelmingly reported that (more…)
“Whether we’re a preschooler or a young teen, a graduating college senior or a retired person, we human beings all want to know that we’re acceptable, that our being alive somehow makes a difference in the lives of others.” Fred Rogers People from celebrated actors to parents who grew up watching Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood testify to the power of this gentle teacher. This video clip captures some of his countless teaching moments and reminds us of early educational media’s impact, which today extends far beyond television. Fred Roger’s legacy of teaching about subjects like acceptance, friendship and gratitude continues with Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, its main character an animated rebirth of the Daniel Tiger puppet on Mr. Roger’s original show. Resources for the program (more…)
This DESIGN SQUAD video is just one example of Project Based Learning (PBL), an important instructional strategy that many teachers use to engage students. This week PBS LearningMedia has been featuring resources to help PreK-13+ teachers enhance their PBL lessons and inspire creative, new activities. From A School Project with a Purpose! and Integrating Disciplines in PBL to Learning Environment from PEEP and the Big Wide World, you’ll find scores of resources with real-world relevance
This PBS preview, which aired for the 2014 Mark Twain Prize, reveals how Jay Leno and other comedians can “choose words and phrases for effect” — a National Standard — and enable students to analyze “how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor” — a Common Core Standard.
You’ll find Leno’s entire acceptance speech and learning standards (more…)