We may know the latest gossip about One Direction or how Beyonce’s sister Solange attacked Jay-Z in an elevator, but is our interest in celebrities a bad thing? Within the past few weeks, students analyzed how our fascination with celebrities impacts society in our #DoNowCelebrity post. We asked students, Given the context of income inequality and changing demographics across the country, is the American obsession with celebrities good or bad for our culture? Why?
General | July 30, 2014 | 3 Comments
In the remaining weeks of summer, take students globetrotting with PBS LearningMedia. From Antarctica to the Farallon Islands, these resources offer students a window to the world by spotlighting cities and customs from around the globe. PBS LearningMedia allows you to search, download and create playlists to support learning anytime, anywhere! Sign up for a […]
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 […]
General | June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
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 […]
General | June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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 […]
Arts in the Community | June 13, 2014 | 3 Comments
Read about some amazing resource tips from Amy Ridlehuber Kingsley who was recently awarded the 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator Award. Amy has come up with 4 ways to boost your EdTech IQ this Summer.
General | June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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 […]
General | June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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 […]
General | May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
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 […]
General | May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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 […]
PBS LearningMedia | April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, have your class join a national effort to encourage everyone in America to video record themselves reading or reciting the famous speech. Then, on April 15th, tune in for the premiere of The Address on PBS, a 90-minute feature length documentary by Ken Burns that tells the story of the Greenwood School, a tiny school in Putney, Vermont, where the students are encouraged to practice, memorize, and recite the Gettysburg Address each year.