September 25, 2021

New For Educators, Students, and Families: PBS Launches New Platform Loaded With Video, Audio, and Other Resources

Worth noting is that this resource includes material for PreK-Undergrad Level (Grade 16).

You’ll need to register (less than a minute to complete) but all of the content is free for educators,  students, and families.  A premium service will go live this Fall.

From a PBS News Release:

PBS and WGBH, and their producing partners WNET and KET, along with 31 other PBS member stations, today launched PBS LearningMedia (pbslearningmedia.org), a free service for all teachers, students and families nationwide. In addition to a rich public media library, PBS LearningMedia has content contributed from other publicly funded organizations, including the National Archives, the Library of Congress and NPR, as well as content funded by NASA, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the US Department of Education, to deliver thousands of resources for use in the classroom and with home-schoolers.

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Delivering unprecedented access to a robust digital library aligned to Common Core State Standards and available to all preK-16 classrooms, PBS LearningMedia is the next generation in digital media platforms with high-quality content drawn from more than 1,500 public media producers, 350 local stations, such as WGBH’s NOVA science series among many others, and a growing list of other contributors. Beginning today, teachers and students have immediate access for their lessons and homework to more than 114,000 research-based instructional resources – including videos, interactives, images, audio files, mobile apps, lesson plans, and worksheets. Combining dynamic and engaging instructional content with professional development support, PBS LearningMedia empowers educators to create media-rich curriculum lessons that meet the needs of 21st century learners

  • quickly and easily find relevant resources, localized to their needs, to differentiate instruction for a diverse range of learners;
  • personalize the site by tagging resources and share ideas, recommendations and comments on how they’ve used media assets in their teaching with their professional learning networks via email or social media tools, such as Facebook and Twitter; and
  • develop “class pages” — curated content lists — for student viewing, feedback and instruction on interactive white boards and school-based intranets and other networking tools.

Direct to PBS LearningMedia Web Site

Direct to Complete Announcement

Direct toPBS Learning Media Documentation/Help

A Few Notes

Government Organizations Who Have Contributed Content

  • National Archives,
  • Library of Congress
  •  NPR,
  • NASA
  • National Science Foundation
  • National Institutes of Health
  •  US Department of Education,
  • Types of Media Available
  • Audio
  • Documents
  • Images
  • Interactive
  • Video
  • You can also browse to resources by subject. Here’s the directory.
  • Take a Look at an Entry Page For a Clip From History Detectives
    Note the Curriculum Topics Located in Right Column. Here you’ll find where the video or other media, “is aligned to the following topics in the PBS LearningMedia curriculum framework.” Directly below the video box and clip summary you’ll see that a text transcript (PDF) is available.

Direct to PBS LearningMedia Web Site

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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