Please spread the word! Over February break, NEPM Education is offering a virtual media workshop that will provide high-school-aged teens the opportunity to explore and learn the basic skills of media and audio production.
With guidance and support from NEPM staff, participants will create podcasts about how COVID-19 is impacting their lives.
PBS LearningMedia helps you celebrate Halloween with scare-free videos, activities, and lesson plans for grades PreK-5. You’ll also discover fun ways to incorporate learning into your Halloween activities, like conducting science investigations with slime, using math to share candy, and solving interactive, Halloween-themed puzzles.
While we’ve know for quite a while that STEM education is essential, Massachusetts now highlights science, technology, engineering and mathematics during its STEM Week.
PBS has a history of educating in these content areas — long before STEM became an acronym! Remember Sesame Street’s Count, Sid the Science Kid and the Wild Kratts’ brothers to name just a few? And let’s remember Continue reading →
“My charge for the foreseeable future is to help my students feel something normal — to learn and grow and feel supported . . . My lessons will focus on three things: Clarity, Choice, and Engagement.”
This quotation by David Olson is from an April post he wrote for the PBS Teachers Lounge. He currently teaches AP U.S. Government and Politics, Criminal Justice, and Modern U.S. History and believes that many of his lessons are best accomplished with digital content.
NOVA, produced by WGBH in Boston, has been enthralling millions of viewers with the mysteries and discoveries of science for more than 40 years. So it’s not surprising that the The New York Times recently reported how schools are using NOVA to teach science during COVID-19.
Primarily for middle and high school, NOVA Education on PBS LearningMedia, provides Continue reading →
Peep and the Big Wide World, the Emmy Award-winning series that teaches STEM to an early childhood audience, has an all-new series of free digital apps in Spanish and English—along with extensive supports for educators who work directly with families.
Research shows that media can enhance children’s learning—especially when used with an adult and as a springboard for hands-on exploration. The new Continue reading →
The following post was written in collaboration with Jonathan Daly, WGBY intern and recent UMASS graduate:
One of the great things about summer is how lively nature and wildlife becomes. There is an abundance of ecosystems that thrive during the summertime, and it seems appropriate to study nature now or after students return to school when videos such as this can bring nature alive.
PBS LearningMedia features a multitude of resources on biology and the study of nature. Birds: Designers, Engineers, and Builders of Nests features clips from the series NATURE — including video clips such as this one from Nature Nuggets — as well as activities, discussion questions and handouts that correspond with their respective lessons. This resource will help give students insight into how and why birds create their nests and behave the way they do in the wild.
Be sure to check out this resource on PBS LearningMedia as well as the thousands of other resources that you can search by subject, grade, content area and more.
WGBY Intern and recent UMASS graduate, Jonathan Daly, writes:
Engineers play a key role in our society as creators, designing things that we could not do without — from the pencils that students jot down notes with to the computers that mechanical engineers use to design various products. All have gone through some form of the engineering process.