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PBS Launches Comprehensive Pre-K-12 Educator Web Site

Posted Mar 1, 2007
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PBS has unveiled PBS Teachers, its new portal for pre-K-12 educators at In production for more than a year, PBS Teachers is the front door for all educational resources and services PBS offers, and provides information on effective ways to use media and technology in the school- or home-based learning environment. The site offers a one-stop resource for educators searching for wide-ranging curriculum resources, video products (Shop for Teachers), online professional development opportunities (PBS TeacherLine), and more.

Among the most relevant new and enhanced features of PBS Teachers:

* PBS' newest blog, "Media Infusion" (, which will showcase ideas for and encourage conversations about using media and technology in the classroom, to be hosted by practicing classroom teachers and ed tech experts.
* Thousands of free standards-based lesson plans, classroom activities, interactive resources and more - organized by subject, grade level, and curriculum topic.
* Hundreds of curriculum resources from local PBS stations - forming a local-national search, combining the best educational resources from around the country.
* Dedicated areas for early childhood educators, library media specialists, and technology coordinators.
* Showcases for public broadcasting's award-winning video content - including on-demand streaming video from selected PBS programs, customizable local PBS station TV schedules, and Shop for Teachers for purchasing video programs.
DIVP class=MsoNormal>* Professional development opportunities for graduate credit and recertification, from PBS TeacherLine.
* Tools for local PBS stations, enabling them to integrate much of PBS Teachers' content on their local Web sites. (Coming later in March.)
* Advanced personalization features, enabling educators to bookmark, annotate, and share the resources they find. (Coming this summer.)

Source: PBS,

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