ETV trainers will come to your school or district to provide free training. Our ETV professionals can assist your teachers with learning about StreamlineSC provider Learn360 and provide valuable training on Web tools and using mobile devices. Your teachers can find out about flipping tools and Edmodo, learn about video editing with Movie Maker (PC) or iMovie (iPad), or receive training on teaching tools on the iPad! We work with PC’s, MAC’s and mobile devices.
Check out content that can be provided in ETV Free PD workshop offerings: http://www.scetv.org/education/streamlinesc/materials/documents/FREE_ETV_Workshops.pdf. Then contact ETV Education to discuss content and…
This week PBS LearningMedia is celebrating Computer Science Education Week by sharing our best Computer Science resources and tech-themed career profiles.
History of the Internet
Do you students know the history of the Internet? The Internet was originally designed to connect large computers at universities, businesses and governments. Growth exploded once personal computers became common in the 1980s. Connecting to the Internet leaves computers vulnerable, however. People can use computers to delete data, spread viruses or even steal someone’s identity. The good news is that there are several ways your students can stay safe online.
Make the most of your holiday down-time with a fast, flexible, and focused mini-course from PBS TeacherLine. These "bite-sized" professional learning opportunities will spark new ideas, expand your skill set, and energize your classroom. You can explore course content, watch videos, complete interactive labs, and take self-assessments at your own pace. Subjects include: social studies, technology, math, leadership, and science.
These 1.5 or 3 instruction hour (NOT credit hour) mini-courses cost only $49, and several Leadership courses are free! See how the courses give you control of your professional learning: http://www.teacherlinesoutheast.org/SelfPaced.htm
Note: These mini courses…
Wish PBS LearningMedia had more holiday content? This week’s theme Celebrate the Holidays! is dedicated to showcasing the new holiday collection, which includes timely resources about Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and more.
Origin of Christmas
Before you know it, Christmas will be here! As this PBS LearningMedia video describes, Christmas originated as a commemoration of Jesus’s birth, and since then, it has evolved to encapsulate many other cultural holiday traditions and celebrations, like decorating trees, festive parties and meals with family, listening to Christmas music on the radio, visits with Santa and giving…
VirtualSC is trying an innovative approach to virtual instruction in South Carolina through use of Double Robots. South Carolina is one of the first states in the nation to make use of a Double Robot as an instructional tool in schools.
The robots will become part of the Virtual Learning Lab projects to assist schools in providing instruction to a group of students enrolled in distance learning courses with VirtualSC. The purpose of a Virtual Learning Lab (VLL) is to provide an interactive, engaging online course solution to South Carolina middle or high schools. With a VLL, students…
SC educators can earn credit by the June 30th renewal cycle deadline through participation in one or more of the ETV Teacher Recertification upcoming sessions--47 courses (plus several new courses TBA) that earn 20 renewal credits offered each session and Rudy Mancke’s Natural History course offered in special session, too!
ETV Teacher Recertification Upcoming Sessions for 20 Renewal Credit Courses:
WINTER 2015: Jan. 26 – March 20 (Registration opens Jan. 7)
SPRING I 2015: March 24 – May 18 (Registration opens Feb. 23)
SPRING II 2015: May 1 – June 15 (Registration opens April 16)
The National WWII Museum is excited to announce a week-long professional development opportunity to take place in the summer of 2015 for middle school (5-8th grade) science teachers. Twenty eight teachers from across the country will come to New Orleans to experience hands-on how necessity, knowledge, perseverance and skill lead to inventions, innovation, and careers in STEM—just like in World War II.
This seminar is supported by a grant from the Northrop Grumman Foundation. Teachers will receive free room and board in New Orleans, a travel stipend, and all seminar materials free of charge.
The museum is…
WGBH Boston has launched a pilot for a new digital project for PBS KIDS to teach media literacy to kids aged 6-11. Ruff Ruffman: Humble Media Genius explores the constantly changing world of media and how kids use technology to help families become more media literate.
Funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the project brings back the much-loved character Ruff Ruffman from WGBH's popular game show FETCH! It employs original animation and interactive features, including videos, quizzes and polls for kids, and also provides resources for parents to discuss both the fun of online discovery and…
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Speaking of Schools Podcast
Supported by the South Carolina Department of Education, this half-hour show is hosted by Doug Keel and features various guests.