Recess Helps You Think

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If you asked your students if they’d like to have more P.E. time, do you think they’d say “yes”? Of course, they would! Explain to them how active learning, which incorporates dance and play, is good for the mind AND body. 

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The Night Sky: Past and Present

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Venus and Jupiter made the news recently for their unusually close alignment in the night sky. Learn about the history of astronomical photography, discover  what can be learned from looking at old photographic plates, and understand the role scientists and citizen scientists can play in such research with this video from Quest and Florida PBS LearningMedia.

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Biogeography: Where Life Lives

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Why do places that are far apart sometimes have similar species? In this video from NOVA’s Evolution Lab, students will learn about biogeography, the study of the geographic distribution of organisms. 

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Think Garden: The History of Food

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Do you have a garden? Although most people are far removed from basic food production, the history of food cultivation is also the history of mankind, as this video from KET’s Think Garden collection describes.

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Is Photoshop Remixing the World? | Off Book

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PBS Digital Studios' "Off Book"  shows students how creatives use Photoshop to design innovative images & how it's left a mark on pop culture. 

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SciGirls | Passion for Pixels

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When you look at a photo of a planet in space, did you know that you're really looking at a set of numbers? Have your students play with data transmission using this SciGirls activity as you guide them through encoding messages into digital signals they send each other. 

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Roadtrip Nation Joins Florida PBS LearningMedia

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WUCF welcomes the popular PBS series, Roadtrip Nation, to our digital classroom resource library with a series of interviews featuring inspiring professionals from all walks of life who expose students to careers they can love. 

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Youth Action Guide and More Resources from "The Homestretch"

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Check out newly released educational content and resources based on the award-winning Independent Lens documentary, "The Homestretch."

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Integrating Disciplines in Project-Based Learning

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Effective planning starts with considering the course outcome—what students should be able to do outside the classroom with the information they have learned in the classroom. Learn more with this professional development video from Florida PBS LearningMedia.

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Welcome to the Summer Safari!

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School's out for the summer! Check out these resources from WUCF and PBS for an educational and entertaining summer. 

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UCF student takes part in Roadtrip Nation program that will air in June

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Roadtrip Nation's new one-hour special, Why Not Us? confronts the issue of support for children to be the first in their families to get a college education.

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United States on track to hit 90% graduation rate by 2020

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The United States is on pace to hit a 90 percent graduation rate by the year 2020, according to the 2015 Building a Grad Nation report released Tuesday.

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American Masters: Harper Lee: Hey, Boo

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Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” is still as relevant today as it was when it was published in 1960. …Or is it?

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NEW RESEARCH SHOWS PBS LEARNINGMEDIA’S IMPACT ON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

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PBS’ unique learning portal leverages public media content for significant gains with students.

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Developing Empathy Through Retold Fairy Tales

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In this lesson, students watch a video that explores how a Native American saying, “walk a mile in someone else’s moccasins,” relates to the practice of empathy. As a class and in small groups, students examine a well-known fairy tale, Cinderella, to try to “walk a mile” in the shoes of each character.

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