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Almetria Vaba administers the California edition of PBS LearningMedia, a new digital media service for educators from PBS and WGBH. Check it out at: ca.pbslearningmedia.org.

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Take a Virtual Road Trip with PBS LearningMedia

General | July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Take a Virtual Road Trip with PBS LearningMedia

  Invite kids on a virtual trip around the United States to explore the sights, sounds, people, and places that have helped to shape our nation’s cultural heritage. Use these featured resources as your springboard into discussions about culture, geography, music, and science!  PBS LearningMedia allows you to search, download and create playlists to support […]

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Five Works From Art History That Illuminate the Fourth of July

PBS LearningMedia | July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Five Works From Art History That Illuminate the Fourth of July

PBS LearningMedia has thousands of images from the Bridgeman Art Library, one of the largest archives of historical art images in the world. These resources spark interest in works of art and can strengthen cross-curricular learning.

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Get Cooking: Seven Kitchen Activities for Summer

General | June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Get Cooking: Seven Kitchen Activities for Summer

Tie food to science and showcase hands-on cooking activities that can be done at school, at summer camp or at home with these seven resources found in PBS LearningMedia.  Register for a free account to get full access to thousands of resources for summer learning! Cooking Cookies with Solar Power | Grades K-8 In this […]

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30 Exploratory Activities for Camp Fun and Summer Learning

General | June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

30 Exploratory Activities for Camp Fun and Summer Learning

Whether you’re running a sleep-away camp, working as a counselor at a day camp, or teaching at a summer program at your school, we salute our teachers who are working with kids this summer! We’ve gathered some fun, exploratory resources for you to use as you plan summer fun. This collection of resources is ideally […]

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More Games for Summer Learning!

General | June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

More Games for Summer Learning!

  Learning can happen all year!  PBS LearningMedia has thousands of games that allow students to explore a wide range of interests during summer months. From constructing arches to composing music, check out a selection of games that gets students diving deeper in a variety of subjects.  Create a free PBS LearningMedia account for full access […]

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Summer Explorer Series: Sizzlin’ Summer of Reading (Part  II)

General | June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Summer Explorer Series: Sizzlin’ Summer of Reading (Part II)

Here is part two of the PBS Sizzlin’ Summer of Reading series, featuring content focused on reading, writing and notable authors. Encourage students to explore all summer long with these sizzlin’ resources from PBS LearningMedia, the go-to destination for year-round learning. Julia Alvarez | Video | 4-13+ Julia Alvarez, author of “How the Garcia Girls […]

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Summer Explorer Series: Sizzlin’ Summer of Reading

General | May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Summer Explorer Series: Sizzlin’ Summer of Reading

PBS LearningMedia showcases a wide range of literacy resources. This selected list of content focuses on reading, writing, and notable authors. Find more resources for sizzlin’ summer reading by signing up for a free account at PBS LearningMedia. Rosemary Wells | Videos and Booklist | Grades 2-7 Rosemary Wells is the author and illustrator of […]

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20 Memorial Day Resources Honoring Veterans Past & Present

General | May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

20 Memorial Day Resources Honoring Veterans Past & Present

These resources highlight Memorial Day and the upcoming 70th anniversary of D-Day (6/6) by celebrating the stories of Veterans from across the country; resource list includes rich local content from PBS stations around the country. WWII Prairie Memories | Video | Grades 3-12 Sailor John Beston, army nurse Marcy Korda, RCAF pilot Leonard Jorgenson, navy […]

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Educational Games for Summer Learning

General | May 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Educational Games for Summer Learning

Learning doesn’t have to end when the school year does. PBS LearningMedia has many educational resources that can support children throughout the long summer days. Here is a small sampling taken from this online library offered from PBS. Create a free PBS LearningMedia account for full access to a treasure trove of games and videos […]

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Six Interactive Lessons to Explore the Changing Earth

PBS LearningMedia | May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Six Interactive Lessons to Explore the Changing Earth

These interactive maps and visualizations can engage students with the changing world. Find more media resources for teaching and learning at PBS LearningMedia. Sign up for a free account here. Examine Global Surface Currents This visualization from McDougal Littell/TERC visualizes the relationship between global wind directions and the direction of ocean. When most people think […]

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