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Kids can create their own interactive stories and games with this creative coding app for children ages 5-8. By snapping together colorful programming blocks, children can make characters move, jump, dance and sing. In the process, kids will learn to solve problems, design projects and express themselves creatively on a tablet. With PBS KIDS ScratchJr, children don’t just learn to code, they code to learn.
To truly support children, we have to consider the health and well-being of the whole family. Physical health is key to quality of life, yet it can greatly depend on access to quality health care and nutritious food – essentials that are not equally available to all families. Mental health is just as critical for families to thrive. Families experiencing mental health challenges can lead to difficulty for their children, from low self-esteem and instability to trouble with future employment, relationships and parenting their own children. This conversation explores how we as a community can nurture child well-being by strengthening family health and wellness. 
GPB’s PBS KIDS Writers Contest encourages Georgia kids in kindergarten through third grade to submit original, illustrated stories for great prizes and a chance to be featured on the GPB website.
Check out gpb.org/writers-contest for rules and entry form.
As Georgia educators expand the world for their students, class after class, we think they need a place to share…and learn. We are excited to introduce a new podcast series presented by the Georgia Department of Education and GPB Education. Each episode features teachers who are approaching the curriculum in innovative, impactful ways. Forget talk! This…is teacher talk! Classroom Conversations is available everywhere you listen to podcasts.
Building on a reputation as a trusted source for educational content, GPB Education has created a virtual learning journey to explore the complexities of slavery and freedom in antebellum Savannah through the lens of the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters. Educators, parents, and students can learn about the connections between the institution of slavery and the global economy and discover what one city can teach us about society and culture before the Civil War. Key concepts are presented through interactive elements like primary source letters and images, navigable maps, videos, and a virtual walking tour. Session participants will be able to explore virtual content using Oculus Go headsets or their own devices. Presenters will model instructional strategies to elicit creative responses to the experience. Following this session, participants will better understand how to implement their own virtual reality explorations in the home and/or classroom.
Building an argument takes planning, skill, and a good topic. This engaging video demonstrates with clever illustrations and narrative coaching, the steps in building an exemplar essay, from creating a hook and analyzing evidence, to convincing the audience with an actionable conclusion.
Discover parallels between the natural world and origami—the Japanese art of paper folding—and witness how artists, mathematicians, and scientists are pioneering complex new designs, in this video from NOVA: The Origami Revolution. While origami is steeped in tradition, computer programs are being used today to develop new, more complex designs so that almost any three-dimensional object can be translated into a two-dimensional pattern that can be folded to model the object.
Students can explore the world of science and engineering with this collection from DESIGN SQUAD NATION. Use these resources to help your students gain a stronger understanding of the design process and the connection between engineering and the things we use in everyday life. The DESIGN SQUAD NATION Collection equips students with science and math skills, and lays the foundation they need to participate in engineering activities later in life.
In 1954, the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education declared segregated schools unconstitutional and sparked a decade of groundbreaking civil rights activism and legislation. Using archival news footage, primary sources, and interview segments originally filmed for Eyes on the Prize, but not included in the final broadcast, this collection captures the voices, images, and events of the Civil Rights Movement and the ongoing struggle for racial equality in America.
Kids in Motion is lessons and media clips based upon Movement in the Classroom Physical Education curriculum.
These video segments range in length from five to fifteen minutes demonstrating simple yet meaningful movement activities that are easily replicable in the classroom, after school or home setting.
This collection includes over 50 videos and lessons covering a wide variety of curriculum including, Math, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, The Arts and World Languages.
In this Let's Learn GA! lesson, students will explore and experiment with music by using items found around the kitchen to create and perform rhythms.
Let's Learn GA! is series of video lessons for grades K-5 taught by Georgia teachers and aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence. The lessons cover English language arts, fine arts, mathematics, physical health and wellness, science, and social studies.
GPB Education has launched a robust website offering an abundance of PreK-12 digital learning resources and a new GPB-TV programming schedule to support at-home learning.
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