You may have heard about our expanded digital resources! Today, PBS launches a NEW student experience at PBSStudents.org and new teacher tools at PBSLearningMedia.org! Plus, PBS LearningMedia now offers over 87,000 digital resources, including more than 700 Spanish language videos!
Students will love (yes, love!) the new PBSStudents.org website, where you can send your kids to interact with media, engage with resources and complete assignments. The PBS LearningMedia online student experience allows students of any age or grade level to browse and search educational and inspiring resources for not only homework but also lifelong personal learning.
To help you work better and more effectively, PBS LearningMedia now features even more productivity tools, including a lesson builder, quiz maker and storyboard tools. These features will make it easier for you to implement personalized learning objectives for individual students by giving them media and quizzes that are appropriate for their grade or skill level. Take some time today to get acquainted with PBSStudents.org and what’s new at PBSLearningMedia.org!
As educators settle into the 2014-2015 school year, PBS LearningMedia recommends the following tips. For more information and professional development resources, visit www.pbslearningmedia.org.
- Flip your classroom. Flipped learning helps teachers make better use of face-to-face time while students are in class. The flipped model inverts the traditional structure of a classroom, with students watching videos at home and doing “homework” in class. Get familiar with flipped learning through these PBS LearningMedia resources.
- Keep up-to-date on current events. Encourage your students to become citizens of the world by increasing their awareness of current events through media. PBS NewsHour Extra provides PBS LearningMedia with a Daily News Story. Included with daily video clips are standards-aligned lesson plans that help students understand the impact of major national and international news stories. Check out the Daily News Story on PBS LearningMedia’s homepage.
- Take your teaching to the next level with games and interactives. Game-based learning has transformed many classrooms and can make learning fun and engaging. Use video games and interactives to challenge students’ problem-solving skills. Check out a series of games and interactive from PBS LearningMedia.
- Allow students to become creators. As the Maker Movement gains momentum in classrooms, students are no longer merely consumers but creators of content. Provide ways for your students to become makers using digital storytelling and presentation tools. The new Digital Storyboard tool helps students bring their digital projects to life through video, images and text.
- Personalize and differentiate instruction. Using digital media in the classroom can help personalize instruction and reach learners with different needs. Videos and interactives explain complex concepts that may be difficult to grasp through text alone. For students who need more time or deeper engagement with a subject, self-paced lessons are a valuable instructional tool.