Tuesday, January 31, 2012

PBS Learning Media

Every now and then, you find a glimmer of pure gold in the rush of information streaming past you. Today was one of those days. I found out about PBS's new product, Learning Media. Why do I like it? It offers primary resources, like these actual images of the Amendments to the Constitution. It also offers interactives and games for students like Alpha Pig's Alpha Bricks for Kindergarteners and Preschoolers. You can refine your search by grade level, then by subject area, and then even further by indicating that you want only interactives (thank you!) or only videos. Yes!!

From their site:

PBS LearningMedia, a next-generation digital media service, empowers PreK–16 educators to re-imagine classroom learning, transform teaching, and creatively engage students. It brings together the best of public media, produced specifically for educators, from PBS, WGBH, and over 55 public media partners. High-quality content tied to Common Core and national curriculum standards is freely available to all educators as a basic service. The basic service offers:
  • Unique access to best-in-class resources from PBS producers and partners tied to Common Core and national curriculum standards
  • A robust content library of thousands of digital core curriculum resources, designed with today's student in mind
  • Carefully created, purpose-built media: videos, interactives, audios, lesson plans, multimedia, professional development, and more
  • Ability for educators to search, save, share, and review content
  • A flexible, high-speed platform supported by cutting-edge technology

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