Keypal online exchanges will open a world of cultural awareness, geographic knowledge and language skills for your students. This course will help you design a successful, collaborative keypal project for your own classroom so your students can connect with peers worldwide.
Develop powerful skills for researching, evaluating and using online educational communication tools. Explore Web 2.0 tools such as Wikis, blogs, and social networking and media sites, as well as e-mail, discussion boards, and videoconferencing, while researching several collaborative classroom projects that use these tools.
Learn the Action Team for Partnership (ATP) model and discover how to engage families and communities in children's education. Examine the "connection" issues, acquire tools to integrate partnership programming into your curriculum, and develop a plan that involves parents, family members, and community resources in your own classroom.
This course uses a constructivist teaching model so you can experience this approach firsthand. You'll examine your role as a teacher and that of your students in the legacy model, while reflecting on how these roles may differ from your initial perceptions. You'll become familiar with the principles of constructivism including student-centered, inquiry-based learning, and problem-based learning.
Contemporary Issues - Using Technology for Discussion, Debate, and Problem Solving in the Middle School CurriculumTeacherline Class
Technology can help students develop debate and problem-solving skills. This course introduces new strategies for incorporating current events, controversial issues, and pop culture into the curriculum. If you want to bring contemporary issues into your social studies, humanities, or science classroom, this is your course!
PBS Teachers Live! Webinars feature education technology experts and PBS producers sharing resources and strategies to help teachers use digital media to engage students in rich learning experiences. Recordings of all of our previous events are available on the archive page.
Activity Packs are a growing library of theme-based widgets containing links to high-quality PBS resources and activities for multiple grade levels. If you like one, grab it!
Discover how music, art and words can evoke our emotions and also unify us in protest, joy and sorrow.
Create a musical instrument and learn about rhythm, sound, how music affects mood and the role it plays in our lives.