Teaching Channel

Teacher Channel: Inspired Professional Development

Everyone has a story about a remarkable teacher. Teaching Channel has several. Teaching Channel is a professional development site where teachers can watch educators teach. You can find lesson plans...

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Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century

How can we leverage digital media in schools? That is one of the central questions in the film Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century , which explores how exceptional instructors are...

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Social Media in Education. Is it a Good Thing?

There are a great number of arguments, however, for why social media should be used in education—the most compelling being that since its inception, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. have been sites that students want to use.

Penn Station

The Creation, Destruction, and Legacy of Penn Station

The original Penn Station was considered an architectural jewel of the Big Apple in its heyday, but how did it get built? And why was it ultimately demolished? “For most people, it wasn’t until that...

History Detectives

Crack the Case

How do we develop and support theories about historical events using primary and secondary research sources? In this lesson based on PBS’s History Detectives , your class will answer that very...

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Around the Globe: France

Take your class on a virtual trip to France with this set of PBS LearningMedia digital resources – essays, lesson plans, images, videos – examining French history, society, culture and the lives of...

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Supernatural Elements in Shakespeare

‘Tis the season for witches, ghosts and magic! In Shakespeare’s time, many people believed in the existence of supernatural elements and witchcraft. The dominant fear of kings and queens in the 16th...

Off Book PBS Digital Studios

The Creativity of Indie Video Games

The video game industry is now bigger than Hollywood, with hundreds of millions of dollars spent developing these interactive experiences. But there are also small-scale developers working in the...

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Sea Creatures

The sea covers seventy percent of the earth’s surface. The deep sea below the ocean’s surface, specifically, is the largest and least explored place on earth. The fish and other sea animals of the...

Coral Reef

Exploring Cuba's Thriving Coral Reefs

Even though at first appearance corals may look like plants or rocks, they are in fact animals, related to sea anemones and jellyfish. Coral reefs the world over are threatened by pollution, rising...