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PBS News Hour Launches 2013 Zeitgeist Competition

Zeitgeist Courtesy of PBS

Zeitgeist Courtesy of PBS

PBS Newshour Extra launches its annual Zeitgeist competition for 2013. Looking back at the major events of the 2013 year, students are challenged to create an multimedia experience highlighting the ups and downs of the past year. This year, they partnered with Google and  Meograph to help students create dynamic presentations. You can see an example on their website.

You can view the complete contest rules here and the press release here. The deadline for submission is December 14 (less than a week away) and the first prize winner will receive a Google Nexus 7 Tablet!

PBS LearningMedia – Thousands of Classroom Ready Digital Resources

PBS LearningMedia is a free resource for educators and students that provides access to tens of thousands of digital resources: images, video, audio, and more. You can easily browse PBS LearningMedia’s website by content, grade level, state/federal standards, and collections. It even has a great collection of less plans for you to browse!


Go to their website and browse their content for free!

TED Talks Education New Series

ted-logoIn cooperation with PBS, TED Talks Education will premiere Wednesday May 7 at 10/9 central on PBS. Hosted by John Legend, who works to break the cycle of poverty in his “Show Me Campaign,”

“Public television and TED, the non-profit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, share a deep commitment to addressing the high school dropout crisis. The TED Talks Educationone-hour programbrings together a diverse group of teachers and education advocates delivering short, high-impact talks on the theme of teaching and learning. These original TED Talks are given by thought leaders including Geoffrey Canada, Bill Gates, Rita F. Pierson and Sir Ken Robinson. TED Talks Education is part of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s American Graduate initiative. See all speakers and performers.”

To learn more about the program and the upcoming speakers, visit TED or PBS.

PBS Teachers Technology Integration

Stumbled across the PBS Teachers Technology Integration page via one of my favorite bloggers, Cool Cat Teacher. The PBS Teachers Technology Ingregation page focuses on Research and Best Practices of:

A great resource, check it out if you are interested in Ed Tech!