Saturday, November 08, 2014

Website & App Review: PBS

PBS has recently updated their web and app presence. Let’s explore some of the options.

PBS LearningMedia at provides standards-based lesson ideas organized by grade and subject. A suite of productivity tools can be used to create customized lessons, quizzes, and interactive web pages featuring PBS web content. A search for INTERACTIVE yields more than 1500 interactive tutorials and games for youth across the curriculum. Search for topics related to Standards for the 21st Century Learner. For instance, a search for COPYRIGHT yields videos, interactive, and lessons related to copyright law and youth.

PBS LearningMedia for Students at is a place where youth can access the materials developed by teachers. They can also used the online tools for creating their own online projects known as “storyboards”.

PBSKids at continues to provide access to videos, games, and other activities for youth.

PBSVideo at provides short excerpts as well as full programs from a wide range of PBS programs.

PBS for iPad can be downloaded from iTunes. This app provides easy access to thousands of full-length videos programs.

For access to all of these websites, go to PBS at