Teacher Tools in PBS LearningMedia!


PBS LearningMedia teacher tools also known as “Productivity Tools” are helping educators integrate digital media into learning by creating personalized learning experiences for students. Included in these teacher tools are the Lesson Builder, Quiz Maker, Storyboard, and Puzzle Builder.  Use these tools to enhance teaching and learning in your classroom.

How Teachers Use Tools to Engage with Students

  1. Lesson Builder- A fast way to create and assign interactive lesson plans for students.
  2. Quiz Maker-  Create quizzes and quick assessments.
  3. Storyboards-  Illustrate a concept or topic through a collection of PBS videos, your own uploaded videos,  text and images. Also create a class storyboard or assign students the task of creating a storyboard.
  4. Puzzle Builder- Create puzzles including both crossword puzzles and word searches.

Share Content You Have Created

With PBS LearningMedia, share content on the site in just a few easy steps. The lessons and storyboards that educators create and make public are now searchable and can be found by performing a keyword search and using the search bar.  Click the “Include Teacher-Built Resources” checkbox at the top of the search results in order to display all shared lessons and storyboards.

Storyboard and Lesson Examples

  1.  Hummingbird Super Powers! A storyboard about hummingbirds, featuring videos and fun facts for students.
  2. Shaking Things Up: A storyboard about earthquakes with videos and room for facts!
  3. Cubes: A storyboard with videos and examples of cubes.
  4. Ocean Life: A storyboard filled with marine life fun facts and videos.
  5. Digital and Mobile Art: A storyboard filled with videos from a KQED curated collection that provides background information about digital artists and highlights art made using apps, computer graphics and other digital tools.

Register for a free PBS LearningMedia account to quickly create your own media rich lessons and storyboards with PBS LearningMedia tools for teachers. 

(with permission from KQED)

Love to Teach? Then LIKE PBS LearningMedia!

Love to Teach

PBS LearningMedia™ is a free digital media content library that builds on the strength of public media and is the destination for relevant, educational resources for PreK-12 teachers.

PBS wants to recognize teachers for all that they do!  Enter the Love to Teach? PBS LearningMedia promotion for the chance to win great prizes for you and your classroom. Five winners each day will win the season 2 DVD set of Downton Abbey and one grand prize winner each week will win an iPad2®. Click here to register for LearningMedia and enter to win!

Tap into the resources from America’s largest classroom and expand your library of digital learning tools today!

PBS LearningMedia Launch

PBS and KLRU have an exciting new resource for educators!

To foster classroom innovation and engagement, PBS member station KLRU launched  PBS LearningMedia (klru.pbslearningmedia.org), a free service for all teachers, students and families in Central Texas created in collaboration with PBS and WGBH, and their  producing partners WNET and KET. 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.  Read the press release about this project here

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