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Gabby's Perfect Pizza Pie Palace | Take the Stage

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Compare fractions (halves, quarters, eighths) that make up a whole by drawing toppings on pizzas and cutting the pizzas into slices!

Visit Gabby's pizza shop to help Adi take pizza orders from customers.  Viewers learn fractions that make up a whole by drawing pizza toppings in halves and quarters and cutting the pizzas into one eighth slices.

Learning Objective:
To partition objects into equal parts and name the parts, including halves, fourths, and eighths, using words.

Super Flip | Take the Stage

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Learn how to write an expository essay with opinion, reason and evidence while creating your very own comic strip!

With superhero Captain Opinion and her sidekicks, Reason and Evidence, the viewer goes on a fun adventure into the world of opinions and the importance of supporting them with lots of reasons and evidence.

Learning Objective:
Have students write an expository essay that establishes a central idea in a topic sentence; includes supporting sentences with simple facts, details, and explanations; and contains a concluding statement.

View the Spanish version of Super Flip by clicking here.

Animal Survival | Take the Stage

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Learn about the structure and function of living organisms by drawing an imaginary animal in the Take the Stage game show, ANIMAL SURVIVAL!

Viewers become contestants on a game show and are challenged to draw an imaginary animal that could live and survive in either the desert, ocean, or the arctic tundra.  When drawing the imaginary animal, the contestants write out two distinct structures and a function for each of the structures that help it survive.

Learning Objective:
Compare the structures and functions of different species that help them live and survive in a specific environment.

View the Spanish version of Animal Survival by clicking here.

Frank King - Kissimmee | Central Florida Roadtrip

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Many of us who enjoy reading the Sunday comics are very familiar with “Gasoline Alley.” First published in 1918, it is the 2nd longest-running comic strip in the U.S. “Gasoline Alley” was the creation of Frank King, who for some 20 years called Kissimmee home.

Supervivencia Animal | Take the Stage en Español

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¡Aprende sobre la estructura y función de los organismos vivos dibujando un animal imaginario en el programa de juego de subir al escenario, SUPERVIVENCIA ANIMAL! 

Los espectadores se convierten en participantes de un programa de juegos y tienen el desafío de dibujar un animal imaginario que podría vivir y sobrevivir en el desierto, el océano o la tundra ártica. Al dibujar el animal imaginario, los participantes escriben dos estructuras distintas y una función para cada una de las estructuras que lo ayudan a sobrevivir. 

Objetivo de Aprendizaje:
Comparar las estructuras y funciones de diferentes especies que les ayudan a vivir y sobrevivir en un ambiente específico.

View the English version of Supervivencia Animal by clicking here.

Super Flip | Take the Stage en Español

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¡Aprende cómo escribir un ensayo expositivo con opinión, razón y evidencia mientras creas tu propia tira cómica! 

Con el superhéroe Capitán Opinión y sus compañeras Razón y Evidencia, el espectador se embarca en una divertida aventura en el mundo de las opiniones y la importancia de sustentarlas con muchas razones y evidencias. 

Objetivo de Aprendizaje:
Hacer que los estudiantes escriban un ensayo expositivo que establezca una idea central en una oración temática; incluye oraciones de apoyo con hechos simples, detalles y explicaciones, y contiene una declaración final.

View the English version of Super Flip by clicking here.

Creating Comics | Media Arts Toolkit

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Reading and creating comic strips and comic books are engaging ways to promote literacy at any grade level and across content areas. The students in this video are members of a high school comic book club and have access to drawing tablets and Adobe Photoshop, so they can achieve sophisticated results. Even without such software, however, teachers can still integrate digital comics into a wide range of teaching situations. 

There are a number of comic books, especially contemporary ones, that are not “school appropriate,” so you might want to guide students’ web research on comic books.

The Art of Collaboration with KeFe | KQED Art School

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Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock are artists who focus on character design and development, creating a rotating cast of surreal cartoon figures inspired by visual culture, including fashion, skateboarding, Japanese regalia and folklore. They emphasize organization while maintaining freeform, both of which lead to the consistency in how their art turns out.

Check out the entire collection of KQED Art School videos here

Victor Cartagena: Visual Arts

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In this Spark video produced by KQED, see how Victor Cartagena draws on memories of the Salvadoran Civil War to create a haunting body of work. Visit with Cartagena as he guides viewers through his artistic process.  

You’re a Street Artist Now! Apexer Shows You How | KQED Art School

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Apexer is a street artist who creates colorful, spray-painted murals around the world. Using a visual foundation based in graffiti art and Chinese calligraphy, Apexer abstracts letterforms to create complex, dynamic compositions for his street art projects. Often creating artworks that communicate the vibe of the neighborhood where they are on view, Apexer’s painted gestures are accessible to a wide audience, and are constantly expanding upon the core element of his work: the letters of his nickname.

Check out the entire collection of KQED Art School videos here

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