Posted by dmantz7 on March 26, 2009
Public Broadcasting System (PBS) has been influencing children and education for years. Now PBS has taken an even deeper step into education. I encourage you to explore PBS for Educators. Some of the features provided on the website ranges from Professional Development that includes their PBS Teachers Live (free Media and Tech webinars) to Standards based curriculum resources to Family Resources. Family Resources is composed of PBS for Kids, PBS Parents, and PBS Kids Play.
The designers of the PBS for Teachers website have also featured educational resources including Nova, Masterpiece classics, PBS for Kids, and Graphic Organizers. An additional enhancement offered is the ability to customize based on your resources and grade level.
Finally, I would like to pass on to all educators is this feature provided by PBS. Educators can find great resources and lesson ideas from the educational packs posted here on PBS. Here is the definition of an education pack as defined on the PBS website:
An Activity Pack is a set of educational resources focused on a theme and packaged in a widget-format that you can embed in your own class or social media web page. Each pack includes links to PBS web sites and a set of activities by grade level.
Themes that compile the educational packs include:
- The Arts
- Health and Fitness
- Reading and Language Arts
- Science and Technology
- Social Studies
Here is an example of the PBS educational Pack widget that one can embed into a website, blog, or class wiki. This widget features the theme for March “Women’s Rights: Then and Now”.
In closing, I challenge all educators to take time and review the benefits and offerings provided by PBS. Best wishes hunting for your gold nugget!