KQED is Northern California's PBS/NPR affiliate, broadcasting out of San Francisco. On KQED's Education page, the station provides classroom resources, instructional ideas, and articles that will be especially of interest to educators. On the homepage, educators will find a variety of recently published resources that can be used in the classroom. These include a collection of articles from The Lowdown, a regular KQED series in which authors break down complex news stories for use in the classroom, often through interactive media; and recent Do Now activities, where youth are encouraged to engage in civic conversation via social media. For instructors interested in learning more about integrating social media and digital tools into their lesson plans, the For Teachers section of the website provides ideas for effectively incorporating technology as well as resources for teaching online safety. Many of these articles are authored by educators and include detailed descriptions and reflections on incorporating a variety of ideas into the classroom.