KET Multimedia Day 2017

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 by KET Education Consultants

This Wednesday at KET, Kentucky teachers found a way to beat the summer heat by checking out the coolest innovations in educational media! With over 200 visitors taking part in KET’s annual Multimedia Day, this event became a vibrant exchange of ideas and perspectives from educators across the state. I started my morning by hosting a session on setting up a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) classroom, but with all the energy buzzing about the building, I couldn’t help but visit other presentations throughout the day! Between 3D printing, augmented reality, animation and video production, and even a helping of Minecraft, the day was action-packed for any teacher hoping to bring productive, cutting-edge technology into their classroom. Perhaps most exciting was the flight and safety demonstration of a sUAS drone—our flyby provided the fun photo below!

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There were so many engaging sessions and so little time to visit them all! For those interested in 3D Printing, Tim Withers offered a demonstration on how to create three-dimensional models through scanning and design software. Erin Waggoner hosted a session showing how students and teachers can use the free, powerful tools in G-Suite. Game creation was even on the table, as James Allen showed how the app Bloxels uses physical manipulatives to help students with game and program design. KET staff were also on-site to provide information on the rich media resources that PBS offers to schools. Of course, between all the action-packed presentations, visitors could always stop by to take a break with Big Bird!

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What as your favorite session from Multimedia Day? Make sure to leave a comment below!

PBS LearningMedia Expansion

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 by KET Education Consultants

PBSLearningMedia_logo_560x315PBS LearningMedia, the popular online learning resource made available in Kentucky through KET in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education, has recently expanded to provide even more quality content to Kentucky educators.

The enhanced content includes more than 6,000 full episodes of popular PBS series such as Liberty’s Kids, Cyberchase, Nature, Nova, and documentaries from Ken Burns. Beyond this enhanced content, everyone – public and private school educators, students and parents – can still take advantage of the more than 100,000 free multimedia-learning resources available in PBS LearningMedia.

KET and KDE’s partnership with Discovery Education ended this summer. As of June 30, 2017, you will no longer have access to the streaming service, and all downloaded materials will need to be erased or deleted from storage devices.

The decision was based on the continually increasing usage of PBS LearningMedia and the decrease in usage of Discovery Education; PBS LearningMedia presents a more sustainable and scalable model for Kentucky.

To assist with the transition, KET is providing a resource crosswalk.

More information about PBS LearningMedia is available online or you can contact your regional KET Education Consultant.

Calling all Classroom Changemakers! Are you a PBS Digital Innovator

Thursday, January 12th, 2017 by KET Education Consultants

digitalinnovators_news-717x403PBS Digital Innovators set the bar for thoughtful tech integration in the classroom. They are K-12 educators who are not defined by the gadgets they use, but by the unique way they approach education. Their bold and enthusiastic perspective sets them apart as changemakers, and unlocks new worlds for their students.

We’re looking for educators who love what they do, and who have found creative and thoughtful ways to integrate technology and digital media into their instruction. These educators are born leaders—they inspire both their students and their peers. Most importantly, they make learning fun and accessible to all students.

PBS Digital Innovators receive ongoing professional development, opportunities to share their ideas in national settings, and an all–expenses-paid trip to San Antonio for the PBS Digital Innovators Summit, and the ISTE conference.

The application process will be open from December 12, 2016 to February 13, 2017 at 12:01 am, PST. Tell us what you’re passionate about through our online application process.

Applicants selected to join the PBS Digital Innovator class of 2017 will receive ongoing PD through in-person training, webinars, and a free PBS TeacherLine course; access to exclusive educational technology resources and events; membership into a lively professional learning community and an all-expenses-paid three-day trip to San Antonio for the PBS Digital Innovators Summit and ISTE 2017 Conference & Expo!

Everyone who applies will automatically become a member of our PBS Education community, connecting you to a large network of like-minded educators.

Apply today!


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