NBC Learn, in partnership with he National Science Foundation, explores the science, technology, engineering and math found in current events. This 7-week series helps connect fundamental STEM topics to real-world news stories.
Publix Super Markets, Inc. has joined efforts with FPES (Florida Press Educational Services) to bring this program to sixth grade students. This FREE NIE Program will show your sixth grade students how to become responsible members of the planet, and to respect all of the resources that it has to offer.
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Included are basic lessons for an Elementary, Middle and Secondary classroom that can be utilized to introduce Language Arts and Social Studies activities.
►Middle School Social Studies Lesson Plan
►Middle and High School Language Arts Lesson Plan
►High School Social Studies Lesson Plan
►Elementary Social Studies Lesson Plan
►Elementary and Middle School Language Arts Lesson Plan
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FOR THE WEEK OF OCT. 27, 2014
Cable TV and dish antennas lose popularity as digital streaming expands
Look for coverage of a TV show or actor and list at least two things you learn.
Read other entertainment news and summarize how it could affect you – or why it's unlikely to.
Now try to find an article about technology that's changing our lives, or already did. Summarize key points.
Many Americans – probably including you -- don't watch TV the way your grandparents did. Except for live sports, there's not much reason to tune in at a scheduled time. Your generation and young adults often watch videos from Netflix or Hulu Plus. Those digital streaming options without ads are expanding.CBS, the only big broadcast network not on Hulu, just started streaming videos on a service called CBS All Access. HBO will start selling a version of its service online in 2015, the company said last week. Dish, Sony, and Verizon plan similar moves by the middle of next year. Disney also shows interest in direct-to-viewer programming that bypasses a cable or satellite dish service. They all want to reach "young consumers in the place and manner in which they watch," New York Times media columnist David Carr wrote last week. An online survey of 1,159 people two months ago shows that 24 percent of those aged 18 to 34 don’t subscribe to a traditional pay-TV distributor. Sixty-one percent pay for streaming video. The number of Americans who buy TV programming through cable, satellite or fiber services fell by more than a quarter of a million in 2013, the first full-year decline, according to another research firm.
Research firm says: "Younger generations are more likely to watch an original series online, with 45 percent of them watching via the Internet, including 13 percent doing so exclusively." – comScore of Reston, Va.
Journalists say: "CBS, HBO and other media giants are placing multiple bets on the future of TV -- so that they're protected no matter what happens." – Brian Stelter and Frank Pallotta at CNN.com
Magazine writer says: "Younger Americans . . . find the mess of streaming options "easier to deal with than a cable box and a Comcast representative." – Derek Thompson in The Atlantic
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