Reading high-quality fiction may serve a larger purpose than preparing students for college and tests. Several recent studies show that reading great literature makes individuals more empathetic. Here’s a great list of fiction books for kids of all ages, recommended by those who know best — librarians.
Scientist Profile: Inventor By Almetria Vaba Spark your students’ curiosity in engineering and technology by introducing them to the designers, inventors, and clever thinkers featured in PBS LearningMedia. Use their stories to illustrate various themes of study like the engineering design process and the impact of technology. DESIGNING A WHEELCHAIR FOR RUGBY See what happens [...]
Celebrate Black History Month by highlighting the African American artists, educators, icons, and influential leaders that have impacted our nation’s history and culture with these PBS LearningMedia resources. MUSIC: THE LEGENDARY DUKE ELLINGTON Introduce your young students to the toe-tapping genres of ragtime and jazz through the story of iconic musician, Duke Ellington. This video [...]
Today is the second annual Digital Learning Day, designated to bring attention to the benefits of technology for learning. As part of the effort, PBS LearningMedia has released a survey showing that 74 percent of teachers say educational technology benefits their classroom in many ways, including the ability to reinforce and expand content, motivate students, and [...]
By Almetria Vaba Math can be made meaningful when connected to students’ experiences. With video clips and interactive games from public media students practice math concepts while exploring real world concepts. Learn how to decorate an intricate cake, play the role of the pharmacist, roof a house and more using PBS LearningMedia resources to measure [...]
The International Society for Technology in Education held its annual conference and exhibition this week in Philadelphia. While the official headcount has yet to be released, early estimates pegged the number of attendees at over 20,000. In lieu of our typical weekly review of ed-tech news, we’ve opted to focus instead on some [...]
Teachers and parents now have a huge multimedia resource to help educate kids about a wide range of subjects. It’s called PBS LearningMedia, and it’s a treasure trove of high-quality content from public broadcasting stations from around the country. The new resource, a merger between Teachers Domain and the PBS Digital Learning Library, holds more [...]