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Stop Motion Animation | Media Arts Toolkit

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At Bowling Green Junior High in Kentucky, technology teacher Dianna Wolf and reading teacher Brent VanMeter use stop motion animation to give students opportunities to experiment with technology, work together, and communicate things they’ve learned in a fun and creative way.

La Científica Bailarina | Take the Stage en Español

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¡Aprende sobre las propiedades del sólido, líquido y gas bailando junta al famoso grupo de música Los Hermanos Gregory!

Para ayudar a entender cómo el agua cambia los estados de la materia, el científico Sam trae al grupo musical Los Hermanos Gregory para ayudar a enseñar sobre los estados de la materia a través de una danza interactiva. El espectador baila como un sólido, líquido y gas y aprende que el agua puede cambiar los estados de la materia cuando las temperaturas son inferiores a 0 grados centígrados o superiores a 100 grados centígrados.

Objetivo de Aprendizaje:
Clasificar la materia por sus propiedades físicas, incluida la forma, la masa relativa, la temperatura relativa, la textura, la flexibilidad y si el material es sólido o líquido. 

View the English version of La Científica Bailarina by clicking here.

Ballet: Helen Starr | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Retired ballerina Helen Starr reflects on her career in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. She talks about the challenges and rewards of performing, and her work at the Louisville Ballet and with her husband, choreographer Alun Jones.

Trickster Tales | Arts After School

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Students create their own trickster tales and then make a puppet show in an after-school and summer arts program at Whitley County Primary School. Teaching artists Jennifer Rose, Talleri McRae, and Alfredo Escobar collaborated on the project with special education teacher Cindy Shelley. In this video, the teaching artists offer general advice for teachers on implementing a multi-step project, from inspiring children’s creativity to making the project budget friendly. Drama students from Whitley County High School also helped in the project, and the teaching artists describe how participants learned to use their voices for dramatic performance.

Filmmaking | Media Arts Toolkit

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A class at Central High School in Louisville, Kentucky, becomes a production studio as students learn about filmmaking in Vanessa Miller’s yearlong film course.

Augmented Reality | Media Arts Toolkit

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Kentucky reading teacher Ashley Judd uses augmented reality to get her students excited about learning. The PBS Digital Innovator says she has seen student engagement soar since she started using more technology in her classroom because students are already excited about using iPads and other devices. In this video, students use an augmented reality app to create an interactive memory book.

The Case of the Smelly Backpack | Take the Stage

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Become a detective to solve the case of the smelly backpack!  Act out the clues and draw conclusions to solve the mystery.

When Detective Bentley cannot figure out why his backpack is smelly, he retraces the events in his day to find clues.  Taking on the role of detectives, the viewers act out the events of Bentley’s day and use textual clues to solve the case.

Learning Objective:
Draw conclusions from the facts presented in text and support those assertions with textual evidence. 

View the Spanish version of The Case of the Smelly Backpack by clicking here.

El Caso de la Mochila con Mal Olor | Take the Stage en Español

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Conviértete en un detective para resolver el Caso de la Mochila con Mal Olor! Actúa las pistas y saca conclusiones para resolver el misterio. 

Cuando el detective Bentley no puede entender por qué su mochila huele mal, recorre los acontecimientos de su día para encontrar pistas. Asumiendo el papel de detectives, los espectadores representan los eventos del día de Bentley y usan pistas textuales para resolver el caso.

Objetivo de Aprendizaje:
Sacar conclusiones de los hechos presentados en el texto y respaldar esas afirmaciones con evidencia textual.

View the English version of El Caso de la Mochila con Mal Olor by clicking here.

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