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October 19, 2016

Tricks Treats and Tools

A cauldron of fun is brewing this week in education. The magic potion includes a blend of tricks, treats and tools to boost learning and teaching in the classroom and at home.


Annotated Poe

A Literary Bag of Tricks
Immerse your students into one of Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous and haunting poems, “The Raven.” MPT’s online interactive takes a deep dive into Poe's poetic bag of tricks and includes narration and a text annotation tool. (Grades: Middle and High School)  

Math, Shadows and Virtual Reality 
A magical learning experience is about to creep into your classroom! Boost math skills with a multiplication trick, explore the relationship between light and shadows, or trick the brain with a virtual reality experience. 


Halloween Bat

Halloween Treats and Games
A splendid concoction of games and activities awaits you and your family on the PBS KIDS Halloween portal. Carve out some time to create a Halloween card or costumes, and connect with your favorite superheroes online for thrilling learning adventures.

Grab the Candy Corn
Elementary math game in motion! Students practice locating positions on a coordinate grid using cut-out paper candy corn and pumpkins. 


Graphic Organizers

Graphic Organizers and Tools
Create an idea for a spooky tale or thrilling story, develop enchanting characters, or plot out a fang-tastic sequence of events. MPT’s collection of graphic organizers are sure to get the creative juices flowing in your classroom. 

A Goodie Bag of Tools
Stir up more spellbinding ideas and activities with PBS LearningMedia’s suite of online tools. The goodie bag includes a lesson and puzzle builder, storyboard and quiz maker. 

MPT Special Events

Maryland Teacher of the Year: October 20, 8:00 pm airing on MPT2
Join MPT as we recognize and honor exemplary elementary, middle, and high school teachers. Program will be available online for viewing after the broadcast date.

Friday Freeview: October 21, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join MPT for a partial preview screening of the series Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise followed by a discussion about how far we have come toward racial equality since the Civil Rights era. Event location: MPT.  

Be My Neighbor Day: October 22, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join MPT, Historic Annapolis and PNC Bank for a special day of fun. Round up the kids and come meet Daniel Tiger, enjoy fun activities and music, and bring along an extra sweater or coat to donate to someone in need. Event location: Annapolis, MD.  Learn more!