Technology

Media literacy and the problem with the term ‘fake news’

Video

DOWNLOAD VIDEO Take a look at one or more of these short videos on media literacy. The full NewsHour piece is here.  Media literacy can…read more

New carbon capture technology may change the future of energy

Video

About 30 percent of our electricity in the United States is produced through coal, but coal-fired power plants produce a large proportion of the greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. As a result, the W.A. Parish power plant in Texas is developing technology called “carbon capture.” Continue reading

Do you control your phone or does your phone control you?

Video

As we turn to our screens more and more, it is important to understand why modern society finds smartphones so addicting and the implications of this worldwide epidemic on our brains. Download a tracking app such as Moment to monitor how many times you engage with your phone daily and how much time is spent on various apps. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Invent an app that helps your community

Lesson Plan

Several young entrepreneurs in California’s rural Salinas Valley are inventing new apps to boost the economy and bring about new jobs. In this PBS NewsHour lesson, students will also have the opportunity to design their own app that helps their community. Continue reading

Student Reporting Labs STEM Lesson Plan: Solar Cars and S’mores

Lesson Plan

Can you think of innovative ways we can use the sun to provide us with energy? In this NewsHour lesson, students will design their own solar cars and research how to make their vehicles ecologically friendly. Continue reading

Submit Your Student Voice

NewsHour Extra will not use contact information for any purpose other than our own records. We do not share information with any other organization.