I’ve Fallen Down the PBS Rabbit Hole

Okay, specifically PBS LearningMedia California. I wrote about how excited I was that I could share directly from PBS LearningMedia to Google Classroom, but I seriously underestimated the awesomeness of this resource. There is so much, I will most definitely be writing more about how I’m using it.

First of all, sign up for it. No really, go now and do it! Now that you’ve signed up let me share some of its power.

  • I can search by standard (National or Common Core), subject/grade, or do a search using keyword(s).

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  • Since I know I will be dealing with fractions when I return from Winter Break, I’ll browse by Standard. Once I choose ‘Browse’, all the standards that deal with fractions appear below. Find the specific standard and click on it.

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  • This now takes me to all the resources – all 31 – that match the specific standard. I know, AMAZING! But wait, there’s more. I can further modify my search. On the left side, there are options for┬áSubject, Resource Type, and Language to name a few.

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  • When I choose a Resource to view, I am taken to a new page. Here I can view the resource, information, support material(s) (if applicable), and other standards the resource covers.

There are so many other ways to use this site. I can ‘favorite’ resources, organize using folders, assign, share, build lessons, and create quizzes. Okay, back in the rabbit hole I go!