As Teachers' Domain becomes PBS LearningMedia teachers will have a few transitions to make. Read on to find out how to get the most out of this improved resource.
You may have heard staff from Iowa Public Television rant and rave about PBS LearningMedia. You may already use Teachers' Domain. Chances are that if you are on our site, then you already know what Teachers' Domain is and likely use it. That's great! You might have heard that Teachers' Domain is transitioning into PBS LearningMedia. If you use either of these services, then the following information is important to you!
What's happening with Teachers' Domain?
Teachers' Domain is moving to a new, improved, and much larger home, PBS LearningMedia. All of the Teachers' Domain content is available on the new site, plus a lot more! You and your students may continue to use Teachers' Domain and access your resource folders through October 15, 2013. After October 15, 2013, you'll be automatically redirected to www.pbslearningmedia.org.
Please note: Teachers' Domain will not accept new registrations after July 31, 2013. On October 15, 2013, all visitors to Teachers' Domain will be automatically redirected to PBS LearningMedia.
What is PBS LearningMedia?
Developed in partnership with WGBH, PBS LearningMedia is your new destination for direct access to thousands of classroom-ready, curriculum-targeted digital resources. Resources are aligned to Common Core and national standards and can include short videos, interactives, and in-depth lesson plans. You can browse by standards, grade level, subject area, and special collections. You can also favorite and share resources with your class and colleagues through folders and social media.
Two types of services are available:
1. Basic: free to educators and students;
2. Custom: includes enhanced capabilities, available for a fee to districts, educational agencies, and states.
What will I find on PBS LearningMedia?
All of the Teachers' Domain content plus much more is available on the site—approximately 30,000 resources and counting. In addition to over 80 PBS member stations, content contributors also include the National Archives, the Jim Henson Company, Annenberg Media, and the Library of Congress. Resources range from short video and audio clips to interactives, lesson plans, and much more.
How do I sign up for PBS LearningMedia?
Visit www.pbslearningmedia.org. Sign up is quick, easy, and free. Your email is your sign on name. You may find that an account has already been created for you, using the email in your Teachers' Domain profile.
Registration questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
What URL should I use for PBS LearningMedia? I keep getting redirected.
PBS LearningMedia is a national service offered locally through more than 100 public media stations. Once you provide your zip code, you may be automatically redirected to your local station site and prompted to bookmark that URL, e.g., Illinois.pbslm.org. The site can be accessed directly through the national site, www.pbslearningmedia.org, or through your station's URL.
Please note: Your local station site has the identical content as the national site, www.pbslearningmedia.org. The homepage may display your station's logo and features local announcements.
Why do I have to sign up? It's free, right?
Yes, PBS LearningMedia is a free service for educators and students. In order to make full use of the service (e.g., to save, share, and download resources) you must register, or sign up. It's simple, easy, and free.