James Bridle: What Do Kids' Videos on YouTube Reveal About the Internet's Dark Side?

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Children's YouTube is full of addicting content for kids, which can lead users to disturbing and inappropriate videos. James Bridle explains how the Internet's profit structure drives this phenomenon.

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NPR Student Podcast Challenge: Home

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We're inviting students around the country to create a podcast, then — with the help of a teacher — compete for a chance to have you work appear on NPR.

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Teaching Podcasting: A Curriculum Guide for Educators

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Guidance on planning classroom instruction.

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PBS KIDS Announces “Early Learning Champions” Program, Recognizing Passionate Educators of Young Children

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The PBS KIDS Early Learning Champions cohort is made up of various early learning caregivers – including certified Pre-K, Head Start and early elementary teachers, childcare providers as well as family, friends and neighbors in early learning settings – representing, celebrating, and supporting the diverse teaching community impacting young learners.

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Tablecloth Mission - Your Kids will LOVE IT!

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Try this awesome activity at home!

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To Raise Confident, Independent Kids, Some Parents Are Trying To 'Let Grow'

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Research suggests kids who have more freedom and independence grow up to be less anxious and depressed. But in the age of helicopter parenting, giving kids freedom to roam can be difficult.

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DIY Monster Claws just in time for Halloween

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Make these easy, no-sew monster claws in just two steps!

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5 Proven Benefits Of Play

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The nation's doctors are being enlisted in a new fight: reclaiming children's right to play. A research paper urges pediatricians to prescribe playtime.

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The Most Popular High School Plays And Musicals

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Beauty and the Beast and Almost, Maine topped the list of most popular high school plays and musicals, according to Dramatics magazine's rankings. The magazine has been publishing its list since 1938.

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PBS LearningMedia Unveils New Design and User Experience for Pre-K Through 12th Grade Educators and Students

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Just in time for the new school year, PBS and WGBH today unveiled the new PBS LearningMedia website, making thousands of digital resources more accessible to educators and students across the country. New features include simple browsing by curriculum area, state/national standards and grade; improved search functionality; a refreshed look and easier access to local PBS station resources.

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PBS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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PBS Programs, Including the 31ST ANNUAL HISPANIC HERITAGE AWARDS, and Special Episodes from POV, GREAT PERFORMANCES and ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Highlight Latinx Culture and Influence

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Coloring Books And Worksheets: What's The Value Of 'Staying In The Lines'?

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Get ready for those coloring worksheets coming home in your child's backpack. Many kids (and grown-ups) love coloring books. But what's the educational value of staying in the lines?

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The 'Overparenting' Crisis In School And At Home

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Cutting kids' meat or doing their laundry can undermine their sense of self-worth, two books argue.

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How The Science Of Learning Is Catching Up To Mr. Rogers

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The popular film Won't You Be My Neighbor? shows how the topics — and the format — Fred Rogers brought to TV are as relevant to education and child development as they ever were.

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iTeach: A Guide To The Most Useful Apps For The Classroom

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Here are five educational apps — endorsed by an expert — that teachers love. Plus, what teachers can look for when choosing apps for the classroom.

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