Friday, August 12, 2011

Back to School

by Yvonne Yates
Director of School Services, KLRN

As the number of summer vacation days diminishes and the smell of brand new school supplies fills the air, this is a great time to add a few new things to your teacher toolbox.

KLRN Connect has undergone a facelift this summer. We are still working on the final touches of the website to ensure that it looks its best. It is our hope that we will be ready to go by the time the kids are in your classrooms. Be on the lookout next month for the new site.

The new site will include PBS’s brand new media resource. In late June, PBS launched PBS LearningMedia at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2011 in Philadelphia. PBS LearningMedia offers the best of public media content produced specifically for PreK-16 teachers. With free access to over 14,000-plus high-quality resources, teachers can download, save and share exactly what they need for an inspired classroom experience.

With PBS working hard to make sure that you have quality videos for your classroom, we at KLRN are always on the lookout for local events and resources. In its inaugural year, TechCon2011 is a place where teachers and students can go to get inspired to continue looking towards careers in Science, Technology and Mathematics. This event will feature the latest cutting edge technology that makes San Antonio and Texas a leader in innovation. Teachers and students will see examples of the advancements in energy technology, the latest consumer and medical electronics, education and automobiles. Mayor Julian Castro will make opening remarks discussing San Antonio's role as a leader in innovation and STEM education. In attendance will also be a number of exhibitors, including KLRN, that will be showcasing information and activities for students and teacher.

Join KLRN August 30-September 1 at San Antonio Shrine Auditorium. Check out our freebie this month for more information.

How do you use technology in the classroom?

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