What it is: PBS Learning Media is a fabulous collection of 14,000+ resources that are separated by subject area. The collection reminds me a lot of the popular Discovery Streaming with one big difference- the resources on PBS Learning Media are free to use! Resources can be searched by grade level, media type (document, image, interactive or video), language (English, French, Spanish) and accessibility (caption, full mouse control, display, transcript). Resources include great descriptions of the resource, the grade level appropriateness and the ability to add the resource to your favorites. PBS Learning Media is a great stop for high quality resources that will meet the learning needs of your students. Many of the resources have associated support materials for both students and teachers.
How to integrate PBS Learning Media into the classroom: The resources in PBS Learning Media are wonderful for all grade levels. The site is easy to search and “favorite” so that the resources you need for your classroom are always at your finger tips. PBS Learning Media is a great place to find videos that enrich learning in the classroom, can be used for anticipatory sets to introduce a concept or to illustrate a difficult concept. The interactive resources are the high-quality games you find on the PBS and PBS Kids websites. Some of the games are appropriate for an interactive whiteboard or projector-connected computer and played with the whole class, while others work well in a computer lab or computer center activity.
PBS Learning Media would make a good media center on classroom computers for students to explore areas of interest in learning, research and make connections in learning.
Tips: If you don’t already have a PBS account, register for a free account to gain access to more than 5 resources at a time. 🙂
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