In this personalized and integrated computer science, English Language Arts, and mathematics unit, students learn to code using Python via the programming software, Code Combat. Using a series of unique strategies, including call and response and journaling, the unit seamlessly pairs culturally responsive pedagogy with content standards to engage all students as they learn to code. Throughout the unit, the class transforms into an internet café, where students choose the place and pace of their learning to complete coding asks.
In this unit, fifth grade students learn social studies and technology standards simultaneously. First, in partners, students research a 19th century immigrant group of their choice. Then, using their research and coding knowledge, partners code a kiosk with information about the immigrant group that could be displayed at the Ellis Island museum.
Entertaining, educational and inspiring, these virtual concerts from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra are a great resource for students and educators alike.
This integrated unit challenges students to think critically about environmental conservation while applying English language arts, science, and social studies standards. Students learn about habitats, community development, and environmental agencies and their roles in influencing conservation efforts and the environment. Additionally, students conduct experiments on plant life to understand and observe various influences on natural habitats. With the help of community members, students conclude the unit with a 24-hour BioBlitz and collect data on and classify all of the animals and plants around the school. Students capture their findings with iPads and other devices and create an eBook for the school.
Join Chef Asata as she explores a friend's chicken coop. Then learn how to cook different meals using farm fresh eggs!
PBS LearningMedia provides a free digital resource library and suite of productivity tools, with lesson plans and self-directed modules that can be used for differentiation. After setting up a free account, learn how to locate and explore engaging STEAM content, organize it into folders, and integrate it into instruction via your teacher dashboard. Highlighted STEAM resources include thousands of teacher support materials built around excerpts from familiar PBS shows along with grab-and-go interactive lesson plans for immediate use.
Educator Helen from Tellus Science Museum shows the relative distance of planets from the sun by creating a pocket solar system in this episode of Camp GPB!
Join GPB Education and Clayton County Schools for an online discussion about Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in Mathematics Instruction, including an introduction to the CCPS “I’m W.O.K.E. Project” (Widening Options Through Knowledge and Empowerment) and an exploration of free supportive digital content from GPB and PBS LearningMedia.
Cyberchase is the Emmy award-winning animated math mystery show featuring a team of curious kids who use their math and problem-solving skills to outwit and outsmart the villain Hacker in...
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Videos iinclude the history and elements of dance. Through live performances and interviews, the collection represents a wide variety of cultures, periods, and styles of dance.
Découverte is a collection of resources for teaching French. The collection includes a variety of video segments and animations.
The goal of Design Squad Nation is to give students a stronger understanding of the design process, and the connection between engineering and the things we all use in everyday...
This unit incorporates differentiated instruction and technology to help students master the fifth grade standard on adding, subtracting, and multiplying decimals. Following a pre-test at the start of this unit, the teacher forms groups based on each student’s ability and readiness. Throughout the unit, students engage in rigorous and authentic learning tasks, including: small-group instruction, math journaling, Khan Academy, Edmodo math discussions, Mathcasting (student-created math videos), and QR code scavenger hunts. These activities both encourage students to work collaboratively, and allow students to work at their own pace.
It's important to think critically and practice good behaviors when using technology. In this episode of Things Explained, we talk about what it means to be a good digital citizen and important ways to engage in our technology-driven world.