Make learning INTERACTIVE with resources from PBS LearningMedia! Try out one of PBS LearningMedia’s unique interactive resources. The PBS LearningMedia content library provides PreK-12 educators with 30,000 contextualized teaching resources to engage 21st century learners while supporting the integration of the Common Core State Standards. The service offers a variety of media types that include video and audio files, lesson plans, interactive games – and a new collection of blended lessons. These resources give educators the chance to work collaboratively with students in the classroom – or provide a self-paced learning opportunity for students to complete at home.
Interactive Resources: See “A World’s Fair Scrapbook” – an interactive resource that explores the use of primary sources as a means to reconstruct history. “The Hamburger Game” helps students’ practice attentive reading by choosing the main idea—or “meat”—from a passage of text.
PBS LearningMedia provides educators with a variety of options for blended lessons:
- Self-paced, online lessons for blended learning
- Lesson plans that incorporate face-to-face activities with links to PBS LearningMedia resources
- Independent resources that can be used to create customized blended lessons
Blended learning has a broad definition, but generally speaking, a blended learning approach can be described as a combination of face-to-face and technology-based learning. Blended lessons present the best of both worlds: they offer the opportunity for students to work independently, and they allow teachers to facilitate face-to-face interaction, discussion, and collaborative learning. This combination of in-person and technology-driven learning makes each method better than it would be on its own.
Blended Lessons: Explore the new Walmart Middle School Literacy Initiative Collection containing standards-matched blended lessons addressing topics in Math, Science, Health, Social Studies and English Language Arts. Use this blended lesson on water conservation to enhance your Earth Day curriculum.
The Walmart Middle School Literacy Initiative, part of PBS LearningMedia, contains standards-matched blended lessons that students can complete at their own pace, along with a Teacher Guide to support the in-class portion of the lesson. Examples include:
- Unit Conversion: Water Use (Grades 5-8)
- Using the 3Rs to Help the Environment (Grades 5-8)
- Graphing Distance and Time: Travel (Grades 5-8)
To explore the full collection of interactive resources and blended lessons, visit PBS LearningMedia.org.