Enhancing TECH in the Classroom: PBS Announces iBooks For K-8 Teachers

PBS recently announced a new series of subject-targeted iBooks geared towards K-8 educators that include curriculum-based videos, lesson plans. The iBooks cover topics in math, English language arts, social studies, and Spanish language and culture.

Each iBook averages 200 pages and contains contextualized lesson plans, professional development resources, and links to curriculum-targeted videos and games from PBS LearningMedia that teachers can use to enrich classroom

instruction. The first four iBooks focus on measurement, holidays, Spanish, and grammar and are all available



on iTunes.

iBooks include:

All About the Holidays iBook | For teachers − grades K-5 helps teachers turn every holiday into a teachable moment. Based on PBS LearningMedia’s original series, All About the Holidays, this iBook provides elementary teachers with a wealth of lesson plans and classroom strategies to amplify special events throughout the calendar year. Resources in this iBook are aligned to NCSS National Curriculum Standards.

Beginning Spanish iBook | For teachers − grades 3-5  In addition to lesson plans and activities in Spanish and English, this iBook also offers a fully mapped-out curriculum that Spanish-language teachers can use with students in grades 3-5. Resources in this iBook are aligned to ACTFL Standards.

Measurement: An Instructional Sequence iBook | For teachers − grades K-2 packed with standards-aligned lesson plans about telling time, counting, and using measurement tools. It also includes professional development resources that teachers can use to help them effectively integrate the content into their math classes. Resources in this iBook are aligned to the Common Core State Standards for K-2.

No Nonsense Grammar iBook | For teachers − grades 3-8 gives teachers access to differentiated lesson plans and activities they need to guide students through the intricacies of everyday grammar. Resources in this iBook are aligned to Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy.




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