This month our featured PBS program is Nature. The classroom tab on the Nature website’s homepage highlights some videos and associated PBS LearningMedia resources for additional teaching and learning opportunities.
Other tabs on the Nature website reveal even more content and transmedia often over looked as educational resources, that can be useful and motivating for upper grade level learning, such as blogs and podcasts. For example, under the Nature website News tab, check out the podcast by Eric R. Olson, on “How to Build a ‘Spy Creature’ with Animatronic Designer John Nolan” and other InsideNature podcasts as well. This supplemental material is based on the Nature mini-series Spy in the Wild. Student-led or personalized learning can expand from these resources in many different topic areas, in addition to wildlife ecology, such as mechanical engineering, robotics, animatronics, and product design.
Education Content for Teen and Adult Learners
Many of our popular PBS television programs have supplemental education materials that encourage personalized and project-based learning.
Current PBS television programs are usually available for free on air, via streaming video for a limited time, or for an extended time with a paid PBS Passport.
#streamPBS will feature free monthly teen and adult education content based on some of our popular television programs, to help educators create transmedia lessons, for effective learning anywhere, anytime.
See our High School Resources page under the Teachers tab for the complete #streamPBS collection.