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Creating Podcasts | Media Arts Toolkit

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As an English/digital media teacher at Henry Clay High School in Lexington, Kentucky, Jason Behler has found that his students become deeply engaged when creating their own podcasts, especially because he allows them great freedom in selecting their own genre and content. His students develop skills in collaboration and time management as well as technical and communication skills. Podcasting does not need to be confined to a class in digital media, and it does not require expensive equipment. Podcasting can be integrated into any content area to add spark to your lessons.

Finding My Place | Everyday Learning

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In this animation, a boy describes his evening routine, which includes helping his parents with chores. The video reinforces concepts related to the role of children in families.

November 15, 2018 | News Quiz

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This episode features stories about the midterm elections, Armistice Day, recent California wildfires, solar suitcases in Kenya, a new business for migrants in Europe, Da Vinci's codex, sustainable living via insect cuisine, yoga for kids, and more. News Quiz is KET's weekly 15-minute current events program for students. The program consists of news segments, a current events quiz, opinion letters, and an Extra Credit report.

Answer this week's opinion question at the News Quiz website. You can also copy this week's quiz to use in Google Classroom.

January 10, 2019 | News Quiz

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This episode features stories about the 116th U.S. Congress, the U.S. government shutdown, anniversaries in 2019, Ultima Thule, the country's largest wildlife bridge, Central Park's Mandarin duck, an extreme hairdresser, pangolins, 2019 Polar Bear Plunge, and more. News Quiz is KET's weekly 15-minute current events program for students. The program consists of news segments, a current events quiz, opinion letters, and an Extra Credit report.

Answer this week's opinion question at the News Quiz website. You can also copy this week's quiz to use in Google Classroom.

Suicide Prevention: One Family’s Story | You Are Not Alone

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Pete Jones, of Louisville, Kentucky, died by suicide at age 23. His family talks about his mental health struggles and their work to honor his memory and prevent suicides through the Pete Foundation for Depression Prevention. This video segment is part of You Are Not Alone, a youth mental health series produced by KET.

The Whole School/Whole Child Model | You Are Not Alone

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In the “whole school, whole child” model, everyone collaborates to improve learning by addressing the many factors that affect it, including mental health. Kathryn Tillett, AWARE director at the Kentucky Department of Education, and Melissa Goins, director of family and youth resource centers at the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, talk about their long-term goals of making the “whole child” model that is common in public health departments just as common in public education throughout Kentucky. This video segment is part of You Are Not Alone, a youth mental health series produced by KET.

Respecting Your Team Members | Workplace Essential Skills

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Employees describe the importance of treating coworkers with respect and working well with people of diverse backgrounds and ages.

Songwriting and Recording | Media Arts Toolkit

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Jonathan Stovall, now an assistant principal at Adairville School in Logan County, Kentucky, started using songwriting with his fourth-grade math students at Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary in Bowling Green and found that student engagement and scores improved so much that he now uses it across grades and subjects. Students learn key concepts in math, science, and other subjects while learning music, creating songs and lyrics, working together, and learning about recording and engineering.

Let's Vote | Everyday Learning

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Voting is fun, especially if you are voting for something tasty. In this short video, students taste three different apples and vote for their favorite. The results of the vote are tallied on a chart.

May 9, 2019 | News Quiz

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This episode features stories about the Kentucky Derby, Japan's new emperor, Brexit, women and motorcycles in Pakistan, Sesame Street's anniversary, a Hong Kong mahjong artist, Hello Kitty, and more. News Quiz is KET's weekly 15-minute current events program for students. The program consists of news segments, a current events quiz, opinion letters, and an Extra Credit report.

Answer this week's opinion question at the News Quiz website. You can also copy this week's quiz to use in Google Classroom.

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