Six Resources to Supplement and Complement PBS LearningMedia

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20131121_131703_resizedPBS LearningMedia now boasts over 30,000 assets including video clips, lesson plans, interactive games, animations and audio reports. This robust library offers compelling media to supplement and complement learning.  Below is a list of short videos and longer webinar recordings to help bring the resources available in PBS LearningMedia to life in your learning environment.

1. PBS LearningMedia Overview
New to PBS LearningMedia? This short video provides an overview of PBS LearningMedia, covering the basic features of the site.

2. Five Ways to Use PBS LearningMedia in Your Classroom
There are many ways to incorporate multimedia into learning, but what are the most effective ways to use this library? Here are the top 5 ways, from a list of ten, suggested by Iowa Public TV to incorporate PBS LearningMedia into teaching.

3. Searching and Saving
Learn how to search and save resources that you find for later use.


4. Downloading Resources
Many PBS LearningMedia resources offer the right to download content. You can open and view the files immediately or save the files to your computer and open later. This educast demonstrates the basics of downloading.

5. How PBS LearningMedia Can Strengthen Students’ Media Literacy for Common Core
This short video highlights a brief sampling of resources in LearningMedia that can support the enhancement of students’ media literacy skills in analyzing media, evaluating websites and exploring different types of media, underlying tenants of  CCSS.

6. KQED/CSTA Online Trainings for Science Educators
KQED and CSTA co-hosted area specific science webinars demonstrating PBS LearningMedia. Experienced science educators gave an example of a media-rich lesson and presented strategies for successfully incorporating multimedia into the classroom. Access recordings with the links below.

PBS LearningMedia for the Environmental Science Classroom

Science in K-5 Classroom with PBS LearningMedia

Multimedia for the Biology Classroom with PBS LearningMedia