Education

April 2020 on Knowitall

By Mimi Wortham-Brown

Images from content featured in April 2020 on Knowitall.orgThis Month on Knowitall.org: At-Home Learning resources and instructional materials are available from South Carolina ETV and the SC Department of Education. Find more information and links below. For School Library Month and National Poetry Month, literacy, storytelling, poetry and journalism resources abound in our Libraries, Literature & Learning Collection! Please see the list of specific dates to keep in mind all through April! Try out our resources for National Public Health Week and World Health Day. We hope you will not only view them but also act on them! View our resources for International Day of Human Space Flight, Earth Day, Yom HaShoah, International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day, Dance Day, International Jazz Day and many more! Dates and resources for additional subject areas are listed below our Libraries, Literature and Learning resources. Scroll down to Dates for Your Calendar and Knowitall Resources In Other Subject Areas.

Distance Learning Resources from PBS LearningMedia

By Bette Jamison

PBS LearningMedia image of teacher on laptop As teachers, students, and families deal with school closures, PBS LearningMedia producers and educators have come together to curate a special collection of resources organized by grade and subject area. Find videos, lesson plans, and activities that support learning at home. Create a free account to save and organize content.

PBS LearningMedia resources available now!

By Bette Jamison

Graphic from Nature Cat from PBS LearningMediaCelebrate Spring with Elementary Education Resources from Nature Cat Fred the house cat dreams of exploring the great outdoors. Once his family leaves for the day, Fred transforms into Nature Cat, "backyard explorer extraordinaire!" Enjoy looking through these clips, story segments, interactives, and readers as you do your own exploring with the Nature Cat crew! Explore the Collection! Strategies to Build Engaging Digital Lessons for High School Students As you work to transition from your classroom to distance learning, use these tips and tricks on clarity, choice, and engagement to keep...

April 2020 ETV program highlights

By Jonathan Faulk

Image from The RooseveltsETV presents programs of interest to teachers and students! PBS KIDS provides holiday-themed episodes for Easter, Earth Day and Arbor Day. Don’t miss premieres of the Wild Kratts special and the World on Fire series on Masterpiece , all in April!

179 History specials you can watch right now!

By Andrew Davis

The S.C. State HouseCalling all history enthusiasts! South Carolina’s history is arguably one of the richest in the United States – from the prehistoric era to the present day, our state has so many stories to tell. One way to learn more about South Carolina’s history is to physically visit historical sites and museums. Another way is to watch any of the 179 locally-produced historical documentaries listed below. South Carolina ETV is pleased to bring you historical content, on-demand with the convenience of your computer and/or smart device! The program links below are categorized by time period and available...

#TeachersUnited

By Chanda Jefferson

Dign that reads I Teach, Whats Your Superpower Dear Teachers, We've Got This! The 2020 State Teachers of the Year want to share a message with all educators during these uncertain times. "We live and we work together. We do more than just teach. We deliver hope and inspire. We dream and we believe. We care." We’re teachers. We've got this!!! #teachersunited

Ashley Ridge High School Teacher Cadets

By Victoria Merritt

Ashley Ridge High School Teacher Cadets and teachers children Victoria Merritt teaches Teacher Cadets at Ashley Ridge High School in Dorchester School District Two. She shared these pictures of her students, and says: "My Teacher Cadets were in the middle of their field experience, where they spend several weeks in Dorchester District 2 schools teaching and being mentored by teachers at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. They were sad that their experience was cut short but are still strengthening their teaching skills from home ... reading children’s books to their classes; working on being engaging, voice inflection, and making learning...

Stephanie Haecherl’s 2nd Grade Students

By Karen Hermann and Stephanie Haecherl

Teacher on ZoomWe ‘re almost through our first month of eLearning in South Carolina. It hasn’t always been smooth and easy, but as lesson plans move from classrooms to living rooms, bedrooms, and even laundry rooms, you can count on South Carolina teachers to come up with creative and innovative ways to reach their students. Stephanie Haecherl teaches second grade at Mamie P. Whitesides Elementary School in Mt. Pleasant. She's created assignments with the unique situation and her students' emotional reactions in mind. “We have been busy navigating through the virtual learning. My class is using a color-...

Why verification might be THE most important word you teach your students in 2020

By Frank Baker

"Verify" imageFrom our Educator Guest Blogger Series Not enough of us, including our students, are verifying what we consume. There, I said it. That’s incredibly important now that, in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, more and more fake news and disinformation is being shared via social media and beyond. During a talk I gave recently to school librarians, I recommended that verification be considered as THE 2020 word of the year. The Oxford dictionary defines verification as “the process of establishing the truth, accuracy, or validity of something.” Do your students know HOW to verify what they read...

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