Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Resources from PBS Learning Media

School’s Out But Learning’s In with these Independence Day Resources from PBS Learning Media

Here are a few of the many favorites available from PBS Learning Media 

Prelude to the Revolution
Grades: 9-12
The American Revolution isn’t a straight path; it’s a complex timeline with twists and turns! Did you know the war didn’t start in 1776, but almost a year earlier?  Explore More

 

Thomas Jefferson
Grades: 3-5
Watch this 60-second video to learn a little more about our third president, Thomas Jefferson. He helped to shape America’s future geographical and political landscape with decisions he made in office and with the Founding Fathers. Explore More

 

What is Liberty? Lesson Plan
Grades: 4-8
In this lesson plan, your students can discover what the concept of liberty means, how it can be personified in an object, and how the concept of liberty has impacted different groups in America. Explore More

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Customize your Canvas LMS course experience using Notifications

In your Canvas LMS courses, look for the notification options to customize your course experience.  They can be found by clicking “Account” along the left hand side of any Canvas page.

Notifications In Canvas

Source: Teague Canvas Course Files

These notifications are explained in many places available by searching, in the Canvas community, and in this Canvas Notifications PDF *

Source: Teague PBS Course Screenshot

 

 

Source: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10624

 

Source: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10624

 

 

*This tip provided by Reed, PBS Assistant Learning Director at PBS Learning Media

 

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Summer Learning Resources from PBS Learning Media

Summer is here! And PBS Learning Media is ready with lots of lessons and activities when you need a break from the pool, the beach, the lake, the basketball court, or the mall!

Don’t see what you like here? Search the vast resources at PBS Learning Media

 

Go Outside and Kick a Curveball
Grades: 6-12
Ever seen a ball curve or bend in the air during a soccer game and wondered what exactly makes it curve? Have your students watch this video and test it out themselves! Explore More
Go Outside and Garden!
Grades: 3-6
Creating a sustainable garden is great way for students to get outside! In this video, they will explore plant choice, companion planting, composting, water conservation, and more. Explore More

 

Go Outside on a Summer Adventure!
Grades: PreK-2
These five-day, thematic, multimedia activity plans can be implemented in just about 20 minutes each day. Practice and build math skills with PBS KIDS daily or weekly. Explore More

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Free professional development events for PreK-1 teachers!

Free professional development events for PreK-1 teachers!

Learning with PBS Kids

 

Learning with PBS KIDS is a virtual PD series specially designed with PreK- 1st grade teachers in mind. With an emphasis on fun, engaging, accessible, and free tools for early childhood classrooms, this series will highlight key themes including the arts, social and emotional learning, playful learning, and meaningful screen time. PBS will provide a certificate of attendance for each 1 hour virtual PD event. Explore Webinar Series.

Learning More at this link: http://www.pbs.org/education/blog/learning-with-pbs-kids-professional-development-for-early-childhood-educators?

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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

Additional Resources

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

Women's History Month PBS Learning Media

 

 

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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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