PBS has announced that content shared through the U.S. Department of Education's Learning Registry will be accessible for free through PBS LearningMedia. An expansive collection of resources, including photos, video, and audio files from federal organizations like NASA, the Library of Congress, and the National Archives, will now be easier to find, access and integrate into educational environments.
PBS LearningMedia, which features a content library with over 16,000 digital assets, includes lesson plans, background essays, and discussion questions for PreK-12 educators that are designed and aligned to core standards. PBS' online media-on-demand service combines links to resources from the Learning Registry with original content from public broadcasting producers and programs like WGBH, NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, SID THE SCIENCE KID, and THE ELECTRIC COMPANY, all in one place and free. PBS LearningMedia's growing library of curriculum-based assets is designed to support classroom and student achievement across math, science, reading/language arts, social studies, health/physical education, as well as world languages.
PBS LearningMedia features a set of tools that allow teachers and students to utilize the content easily, including the ability for a teacher to create custom class pages and assign content to students, keyword searching and dynamic browsing through a curriculum hierarchy, and tagging, sharing, and saving content. Administrators also have the ability to implement state standards correlations, student management tools, analytics, online professional development, staff training, and a curriculum gap analyzer tool.
Currently, public television stations in 39 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands are offering the PBS LearningMedia service to their education communities. For more information on PBS LearningMedia for local schools and districts, visit www.pbslearningmedia.com.
Source: PBS, www.pbs.org