Many students returning to the classroom this week are likely to have spent hours online over the summer — playing games, watching videos and possibly much more. While parents and caregivers may try to oversee children’s navigation of the digital world, it’s essential that students are taught how to be safe, responsible digital citizens.
Cultivating digital citizenship can be tricky, but PBS LearningMedia has engaging resources to Continue reading
Watching solar eclipses demand that we use safe viewing practices! For those of us unaware of how to protect our eyes while looking at Monday’s eclipse, this NOVA video is a must see.
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Recent events in Charlottesville may have you thinking about what more you can do to help students become tolerant and fair-minded adults. At least as important as your subject matter is the classroom environment you create, one with patience, understanding and love — fertile ground for growing just citizens.
Regardless of age level, the following sites offer resources for both Continue reading
In recent years, coding has become a huge trend in elementary school education. PBS Kids’ own Scratch Jr is one of many apps and tools meant to teach children the mechanics of machines. Piecing together codes, connecting characters’ movements to their direction, designing a world for them to live in — these lessons serve Continue reading
It is no secret that many students tend to forget things during the long months of summer vacation. Luckily, PBS Learning Media has plenty of resources to keep your children and students up to date. The Summer Learning Collection exists to foster curiosity and prevent some of that “summer slide.”
“Manners are kindnesses.” Audrey Hepburn
Actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn’s definition of manners came from her mother. Learning about kindness, empathy and resilience are among the most important lessons we can teach as parents, educators and citizens.
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Today is National Summer Learning Day, reminding us to keep kids learning and safe as we work to stem the summer learning loss that widens achievement gaps among our most vulnerable student populations.
Because WGBY Education knows that our target audience — underserved children in nearby neighborhoods — experiences the summer learning loss that results from more than two months away from school, we’re about to launch our Continue reading
One of the great benefits of the WGBY Collection at the Springfield Library is that it includes a number of WGBY documentaries available on loan. The Radical Idea: UMass Amherst & America’s Education Revolution is a local production about Western Massachusetts’ history. Continue reading
WGBY invites you to a free afternoon of family fun and learning on July 8 at Northfield Mountain Recreation & Environmental Center. The event includes advance screenings of an upcoming, new three-part series of RARE: Creatures of the Photo Ark, in which viewers will discover the diversity, beauty and value of thousands of species at risk of extinction and Continue reading