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00:07:49
Children’s book author David Schwartz shares some creative ways kids and teachers have used his books to look at big numbers.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: July 8, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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00:11:07
NPR, or Neighborhood Public Radio is an artists collective and community radio project founded in 2004 by multimedia artists and educators Lee Montgomery, Jon Brumit and Michael Trigilio. Acting as a traveling band of guerilla broadcasters, NPR personnel have hosted thematic broadcasts from San Francisco to Serbia, including a stint at the 2008 Whitney Biennial. What is Neighborhood Public Radio? Imagine a storefront community radio station open to you. You get access to the airwaves regardless of your qualifications or message. We caught up with the founders of the now-decentralized NPR team, in Oakland, Chicago and San Diego to talk about the technical, social and political aspects of broadcasting, and about their tattoos. As a special treat for our listeners we thought it would be fun to ask Lee, Jon and Michael to create a new Audio-Art piece for our Podcast series. The idea was simple. They would each create a composition that was no more than 5 minutes long, and we would layer all three parts together to create a single new work. Visit the link at the bottom to hear the results.

Project: Exploratorium Audio Salon | Browse All

Date: July 3, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art
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00:11:02
TI staff biologist Karen Kalumuck breaks down the news about the mysterious ailment afflicting our country’s bees. Why does it matter, and what can we do about it?

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: June 24, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
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00:05:28
Sometimes kids don’t have much experience with nature. TI teacher coach Kim Marie Hansen recounts how she got her inner city students outside and observing the world by using nature journals.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: June 17, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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00:03:53
Got a tough kid in your class? TI Staff Educator Modesto Tamez tells a story from his teaching career—explaining a powerful technique that has helped him win over the stubborn, negative students.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: June 10, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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A lucky veteran teacher tells how she got started teaching in a supportive school and with help from her predecessor. This episode is one of several “first-year” stories from people in a difficult profession.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: May 27, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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00:07:33
Children’s book author David Schwartz tells how big numbers got him excited about math when he was a kid.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: May 13, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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00:08:53
A story can help make a subject come alive for your students. TI teacher coach Carol Murphy talks about the myriad ways she’s used storytelling in her science classes.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: April 29, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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A veteran teacher describes his first year teaching in a tough school district. This episode is one of several “first-year” stories from people in a difficult profession.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: April 22, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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00:06:37
Smashcast visited the Exploratorium on Saturday, April 18th, to work on the Ice Stories project and meet four Antarctic scientists.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: April 22, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science,