Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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STEM Learning Resources from PBS Learning Media

PBS Learning Media has abundant #STEM resources to take your students on a learning adventure and inspire a lifelong love of science!

Wild Kratts follows the adventures of Chris and Martin Kratt as they encounter incredible wild animals, combining science education with fun and adventure as the duo travels to animal habitats around the globe!   Explore Collection

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Animal Adaptations / Grades: PreK-3

How are some birds able to survive winter weather while others have to fly North? Why are Polar Bears and Walrus’ able to survive on land and water? Discover Wild Alaska with the Kratt Brothers! Students will learn about animals in Alaska and how they adapt, survive, and thrive in the wild.  Discover More

Ready Jet Go! / Grades: PreK-3

This space-themed collection includes fun, educational video clips about planet Earth, the other major planets in our solar system, and the characteristics that set them apart. Discover More

Earth Science / Grades: K-2

From different weather patterns to land formations, help your students learn more about how the Earth works and how it was formed with this collection from NASA. Discover More

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Solar Eclipse Resources from PBS Learning Media

 

 

Solar Eclipse Resources from PBS Learning Media

 

 

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Celebrate Women’s History Month with PBS Learning Media

PBS Learning Media

Get to know the original “Wonder Women”- including prominent leaders of the women’s movement from the 19th century like Susan B. Anthony, Carry Nation, and Lucretia Mott.

 

 

Beginning in 1978, celebrations of women’s contributions in all areas of life began to take place. This video from Crash Course can be used to spark classroom discussion on how women transformed America as they fought for prison and education reform, abolition, equal rights, universal suffrage, temperance, and fair pay. Standards and instructional guidelines included. View Resource

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Holiday Themed Math Resources & More from PBS Learning Media

Help your class get into the holiday spirit!

Familiar traditions have fascinating and sometimes surprising origins. Get to know the history and significance behind Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and more with our All About the Holidays video collection. View Collection

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7 Resources To Get Your Tech On

http://blogs.kqed.org/education/2014/11/12/seven-resources-to-get-your-tech-on/

Link source: http://blogs.kqed.org/education/2014/11/12/seven-resources-to-get-your-tech-on/

 

PBS is a great resource and this post,  “7 Resources To Get Your Tech On” from the Mind/Shift blog highlights a number of their best resources. The grade range spans Grades 2 – 12, with a focus on Grades 6 – 12. Several also include professional development opportunities available online to help with a specific resource. What are the resources? 

* How to Make an Interactive Timeline
* Technology and You
* How to Make a Prezi
* The Art of Creative Coding
* Engaging Students in Lecture and Labs
* Teaching Civic Engagement Using Social Media
* Educaching
* Changing Students Lives Through Tech

To access these materials you will need to join PBS (which is free).
There are also many additional resources available on the PBS website.

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Our PBS Course Calendar

Our PBS Course Calendar:

Week 1 July 9 – July 15
Week 2 July 16 – July 22
Week 3 July 23 – July 29
Week 4 July 30 – August   5
Week 5 August 6 – August   12
Week 6 August 13 – August 19

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PBS Learning Media Resources for Black History Month

Let PBS LearningMedia help you prepare your lessons for Black History Month with an outstanding collection of resources spotlighting the African American thinkers, artists, educators, and innovative figures that have shaped our nation’s history: Deconstructing the DocumentaryGrades 9-12 | Media Gallery | Education & Race
Bordentown was an educational experiment that managed to succeed despite social and political challenges. Get to know this school’s extraordinary story through the eyes of its first students.
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Grades 7-13+ | Collection | History & Timeline
Join Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. as he explores the trajectory of the African American experience from the 1500s through the present day.
A Raisin in the Sun Revisited: Introduction

Grades 6-12 | Video | Theater & Society
Invite your class to take a closer look at the lead characters in “A Raisin in the Sun” and determine how this play has advanced the discussion of race in America.

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Happy Digital Learning Day from PBS Learning Media

Celebrate Digital Learning Day w/ PBS LearningMedia
Kick off Digital Learning Day on 2/5 with a dynamic NEW resource collection, a downloadable infographic, and two awesome events that you won’t want to miss. Click here to Learn more!

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Celebrate National Robotics Week April 6-14 with PBS Learning Media

nationalroboticsweekCelebrate National Robotics Week (April 6-14) by bringing the incredible world of robots, rovers, and bots into your classroom!

Link to Press Release and Teaching Resources

PBS LearningMedia has a collection of featured resources below. Establishing a free account allows full access to the site!

What is a Robot? Grades 3-5 | Lesson Plan | Application of Technology-Customize this three-part lesson plan to deepen your students’ depth of knowledge as it relates to the world of robotics.

Robot Race, Grades 3-12 | Video | Autonomous Robots-Follow two teams of engineers as they put their robots to the test in a 132 mile race through the Mojave Desert.

Wearable Robots, Grades 5-13+ | Video | Innovation and Invention- Although the idea of a “wearable robot” is not new, your students will be fascinated to see how far this technology has advanced.

The Intelligent Robot,Grades 6-12 | Video | Life Science and Technology- Invite students to hear from researchers at NASA as they discuss the Mars Rover and demonstrate its ability to learn through touch.

RoboSnail, Grades 6-12 | Video | Design Inspired by Nature See how this M.I.T. student used the movement of a snail as inspiration for a new machine.

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November Resources from PBS Learning Media

November is brimming with teachable moments! Use PBS LearningMedia as a springboard for classroom discussions around historically significant moments like Election Day, (Nov. 6), Veterans Day, (Nov. 11), and the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, (Nov. 19) – as well as themes that tie to Native American Heritage Week and Bullying Awareness Week. To search for additional resources designed to support your social studies, language arts, science, and math curriculum, register on PBS LearningMedia – it’s free!

Examining the Presidential Campaign Map Grades 9-12 | November 6 is Election Day! Use this opportunity to explore the role of battleground states with your students and help them to better-understand the significance of these states in the presidential election.

Historical Perspectives: Coming Home From War Grades 6-13+ | Lesson Plan + Video Veteran’s Day is November 11. Invite your students to compare and contrast soldiers’ homecomings from World War II and the wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

A City Unites to End Bullying Grades 6-13+ | Video Observe “Bullying Awareness Week,” November 12-17, with your class by examining how students in a California town came together to address bullying in their schools.

Living With the Land Grades 5-12 | Video + Support Materials For Native American Heritage Month, invite your students to follow the trail of North America’s indigenous peoples and learn how Native American tribes embraced the land.

The Gettysburg Address Grades 4-12 | Video + Support Materials Provide your class with context around Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, first delivered on November 19, 1963. Listen to former President Bill Clinton and Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. discusses this historic speech.

Harry Talks Turkey Grades 3-5 | Video Thanksgiving Day presents multiple occasions to talk about math. Watch this video, and then have students estimate their own Thanksgiving menu quantities.

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