Subject: Social Sciences
NETS-S Standards: Communication and Collaboration, Research and Information Fluency, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Digital Citizenship
We all know PBS as a great television learning channel that taught kids to share, to count, and to value reading, but PBS offers teachers and students so much more than that online. PBS Learning Media is a website designed for teachers to access tools and online resources that they can easily integrate into their classroom lesson planning. This website offers videos, documents, audio clips, interactive activities, supplemental materials, and even lesson plans. Teachers can search by grade or by subject to find a piece of media that collaborates with their teaching efforts. The website also offers professional development ideas for teachers by way of Ted Talks and articles that may help advance their own knowledge on subjects they have been teaching for years. Each subject is connected through discussion questions and links to other helpful activities in that subject area so that teachers always have somewhere to go and may even have too much extra material! The videos are narrated and taught by professors and experts in their fields, while the interactive activities promote critical thinking among the students. PBS is a reliable and peer reviewed resource making it a great website for students to explore and learn from. I strongly encourage you to sign-up for this amazing and FREE resource! My video provides an introduction to the website and shows teachers how to begin finding material to supplement their lessons.