We stuffed this magnet in the attendee bags for TEDxKC to remind everyone to check out the new http://www.kcpt.org.
Last month, the digital team at KCPT launched a new kcpt.org. Our new site makes it easier to watch video, get additional information about KCPT programs, and read and watch local coverage created by multi-media reporters in our emerging journalism center.
One of the amazing advances about the site that it uses a fully responsive design, meaning the same site looks great on your phone, tablet, or desktop computer. Many web publishers today rely on pared down mobile sites that remove functionality to simplify the mobile experience - not at KCPT. Our site is easy to use regardless of your browsing device, without making compromises.
It may seem like this is the end of a journey for kcpt.org, but this is just the beginning. There are many innovations that the digital team set aside as they developed the site due to time constraints. These include a better way to organize video from PBS, a better way to bring you our schedule data, author photos and bios, and many more. We have a list of future improvements that we will launch one at a time as the weeks go by. We felt it was important to “ship” the new site as soon as possible. Now that we’ve launched, the digital team will go back and start making it better.
Please take a moment to visit the new kcpt.org. We hope you’ll get hooked. If you have any feedback or questions about the new site, please email KCPT’s VP of Digital, Shane Guiter, at email@example.com.
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Over one hundred educators from 15 local school districts shared tech tips and Common Core hurdles at the tenth KCPT Education Conference Tuesday.
Although the conference is traditionally dedicated to technology for the classroom, KCPT’s Director of Education Gary Brock chose to focus this year’s theme on Common Core, a set of national, K–12 academic standards for English Language Arts and math that have been adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia.
Brock provides educational media, like video clips, that support classroom curriculum to schools on both sides of the state line.
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