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PBS Learning Media

An updated version of PBS Learning Media has recently been released.  This is a high quality, easily accessible and freely available classroom resource portal for PK-12 educators.

If you have previously used Teachers’ Domain you should note that PBS Learning Media serves as a replacement site; individual account information and folders have automatically migrated during the transition. All previous content remains available, plus PBS Learning Media includes many new features such as integration of State Standards.

If you haven’t used Teacher’s Domain in the past or tried out PBS Learning Media you should definitely check it out.  This resource provides direct access to classroom-ready, curriculum-targeted resources. It includes thousands of digital resources from PBS programs like NOVA, Frontline, American Experience, and Sid the Science Kid.

PBS Learning Media

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Khan Academy

Some of you may have already heard of Khan Academy, maybe even downloaded the app or bookmarked the website.  If you haven’t had a chance to check out the Khan Academy I highly suggest that you should.  My disclaimer – it will suck you in and you can get lost in the website for hours because of its fantastic content.

Want the overview? Here is how the website sells itself:

How it works for students –

Students can make use of our extensive video library, practice exercises, and assessments from any computer with access to the web.

  1. Complete custom self-paced learning tool
  2. A dynamic system for getting help
  3. A custom profile, points, and badges to measure progress

Coaches, parents, and teachers –

Coaches, parents, and teachers have unprecedented visibility into what their students are learning and doing on the Khan Academy.

  1. Ability to see any student in detail
  2. A real-time class report for all students
  3. Better intelligence for doing targeted interventions

Our library of videos covers K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history. Each video is a digestible chunk, approximately 10 minutes long, and especially purposed for viewing on the computer.

Practice math at your own pace with our adaptive assessment exercises. You can start at 1+1 and work your way into calculus or jump right into whatever topic needs some brushing up.

Each problem is randomly generated, so you never run out of practice material. If you need a hint, every single problem can be broken down, step-by-step, with one click. If you need more help, you can always watch a related video.

Want to know more???? Here is a Ted Talks video from the creator talking about how he created the Khan Academy

http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf