PBS LearningMedia

KET is a contributing partner in PBS LearningMedia, a free, online platform housing thousands of high-quality, classroom-ready resources, spanning all grade levels and content areas. With a range of media types – from lesson plans and interactives to video clips and images – each resource is aligned to state and national standards and includes contextualized support materials.

Independent research proves that students using PBS LearningMedia digital content outperformed national assessment norms by 10 percentage points and more than half (56 percent) of students also showed an increase in the frequency with which they engaged in critical thinking practices.

Ideal for both in-person and virtual learning, PBS LearningMedia has seamless Google Classroom capabilities, integration opportunities via Remind and Clever, and compatibility with a range of learning management systems. Check out this PDF for more integration ideas for popular digital tools.

Follow this usage framework to integrate PBS LearningMedia content into your lessons:

1

Access

Quickly build standards-aligned lessons across grade levels and content areas that are effective for in-person learning, virtual learning or hybrid learning via PBS LearningMedia. Create a FREE account to save and curate personalized content.

2

Introduce

Use PBS LearningMedia standards-aligned video clips to pique student interest, introduce new concepts or to visualize topic vocabulary. Resources are easily shared and assigned via Google Classroom and are compatible across learning management systems.

3

Apply

Give students hands-on practice with interactive resources. Develop deeper understanding or provide student exploration opportunities by utilizing the Support Materials, such as Activities or Handouts, which can be found with each resource.

4

Assess

Check for understanding by using associated Discussion Questions from a resource’s Support Materials, or by utilizing the Quiz Builder tool to quickly assess student progress.

5

Connect

Encourage students to make connections and share learning by creating with media-rich technology tools. Resources within PBS LearningMedia are easily integrated with a variety of online learning tools.

PBS LearningMedia Usage Exemplars

Early Elementary Health (PDF), Elementary Science (PDF), Middle School Math (PDF), High School Social Studies (PDF)

Need Help?

If you need a little extra help, discover how to effectively search resources, curate favorites, develop and organize content folders, share resources to Google Classroom and use PBS LearningMedia tools check out these quick video tutorials or contact your KET Education Consultant.

Research

The Education Development Center, an independent, nonprofit research organization, found that “PBS content has educational effectiveness and a statistically significant impact on learning…constant across all subject areas and no matter where students learn… and whether the learning took place using TV, video, tablet, games, or handheld devices and other interactive technology.” Learn more here.