Open Vault

Open Vault provides online access to content produced by the public television and radio station WGBH. The website offers more than 42,000 records that can be searched through a browseable index of series such as NOVA, a Scholar Exhibits for selected topics, and Special Collections with interview and more. http://openvault.wgbh.org/

NBC Learn

NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, has assembled a collection of videos, generally less than six minutes long. Each video includes a transcript, and on the reverse, additional information and links. The STEM & Innovation topic includes Changing Planet, Sustainability: Water, When Nature Strikes, and more. http://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/learn/resources

Edutopia

Edutopia is a comprehensive website and online community that increases knowledge, sharing, and adoption of what works in K-12 education. It emphasizes core strategies: project-based learning, comprehensive assessment, integrated studies, social and emotional learning, educational leadership and teacher development, and technology integration. http://www.edutopia.org/

The Mystery of Matter Teacher Zone

The Mystery of Matter Teacher Zone has three types of educational materials for teachers:  Teachers Guide, Video Library and 1-4 minute clips taken from the video library. The Mystery of Matter Teacher’s Guide.  Developed by the Education Development Center, the guide is designed to help teachers make use of the three-hour PBS series The Mystery of Matter: Search for the […]

READY JET GO!

Speaking of space, READY JET GO!, a new series for children ages 3-8, airs at 3 p.m. on LPB HD. The animated series helps children learn astronomy and Earth science concepts. The series follows two neighborhood children: Sean, who has an all-consuming drive for science facts, and Sydney, who has a passion for science fiction and imagination. They both befriend the new kid […]

LPB’s Learning Media e-library

  It is fun to try to spot the international space station when it passes overhead. To get Spot the Station alerts when it passes over your location, go to https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/home.cfm.       Then it is fascinating to watch NASA TV to see what is going on onboard. You can find NASA TV, and other interesting sites, on LPB’s website at http://www.lpb.org/index.php/education/learnmedia_elibrary.

The Science of Soil virtual labs

Turn your classroom into a virtual lab with six interactive lesson plans designed to engage varied learners, enhance digital literacy, and increase overall retention of core concepts. Students input and revise variables to observe different results and solutions, reinforcing key messages regarding plant nutrition, food production and food security. Visit:  http://www.thescienceofsoil.com/teacher-­resources

Khan Academy

Have you ever heard of Khan Academy? If not, then you can be sure that your students have. Khan Academy operates a popular learning website that uses short learning videos to breakdown complex ideas in simple, bitesize learning opportunities. Does this sound exciting? Well, you can now recreate this in your classroom using Microsoft’s free Snip program. Check both out […]