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KET EncycloMedia expands with debut of PBS service with links to 30,000 digital resources

Combining the educational power of PBS programming with its extensive offerings of teacher resources, PBS LearningMedia is now available for free to all Kentucky public and private school teachers and students, homeschoolers and families.

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This new service provides access to more than 30,000 digital resources ranging from short videos to educational games to images and audio files.

“Teachers at every level will find that these rich multimedia resources touch leaners in ways that text alone cannot,” said Nancy Carpenter, KET’s senior director of education.

The service allows educators to search, save, organize and download content for use in lessons; share content and collaborate with colleagues; and create online folders that tailor content to fit classroom needs. All resources are searchable by keyword, subject and grade level and all are aligned to national and state education standards.

PBS LearningMedia includes many classroom and teacher professional development resources produced by KET, including Think Garden, a collection of elementary-level videos about the science and art of gardening; Kentucky’s Natural Heritage, interactives and videos related to the state’s biodiversity; and Everyday Learning, featuring science, math, and health resources for preschoolers.

The service also features content from iconic PBS series – video clips and other materials based on Nova, American Experience, and Sid the Science Kid, for example – as well as resources developed by agencies like NASA and The National Archives.

From Kentucky School Boards Association news service

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