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PBS LearningMedia Expands Classroom Offerings With New Teacher tools and Student Portal

Posted Sep 30, 2014
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PBS LearningMedia has unveiled a new suite of teacher tools, a student website and Spanish-language content designed to support an expanded audience of teachers and students as they settle into the new school year. These new offerings add to PBS LearningMedia’s existing library of more than 87,000 digital resources designed for PreK-12 classrooms.

New productivity tools including a Lesson Builder, Storyboard tool, and Quiz Maker enable deeper engagement with content and allow educators to create personalized, interactive activities for students that can be used in the classroom or as homework assignments. With these tools, educators can track results at the individual level as well as for the entire class, getting real-time data demonstrating student understanding.

PBS LearningMedia for Students (PBSstudents.org) allows students of any age to create their own learning experiences by engaging directly with content. Students can search for, save and share their favorite resources, as well as download for offline viewing. Students 13 or older can also create their own Storyboards to demonstrate their mastery of curriculum concepts.

The addition of more than 700 newly translated videos offers Spanish-language speakers more opportunities to interact with PBS LearningMedia. The videos span a wide range of subjects, with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The videos, including content from NOVA and Ken Burns’ The Roosevelts, offer Spanish audio and closed caption text, and can be paired with an English version, making it easy for students to toggle from one language to the other.

Users can gain access to PBS LearningMedia content and tools through a newly designed website optimized for viewing on all screen sizes and devices including tablets and smartphones. They can search for resources by grade and subject, alignment to standards, or keyword. The site is updated frequently to reflect weekly content themes and current news and events.

Source: PBS LearningMedia, pbslearningmedia.org


 
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