A site maintained by teachers for teachers
We are living in a century where the entire world is interconnected together and this was even more facilitated when the Internet was introduced. This surely helps one to attain more information and sources; see other person’s perspective and learn from others experiences. This element of connectivity should also be promoted in class with our students. One tool which helps students to communicate and share with their peers and teachers is, PBS Learning Media.
One may ask but what does it consist of? Very briefly, it is an online tool which allows teachers/students to post or directly access online resources, related with general curriculum topics. Its prime aim is to help educators be more effective and efficient, while helping students with their academic achievements. As it is made available to all people from around the world, it deals with the common core national standard resources, varying from lesson plans, to videos and images. The tools the teachers can post vary from online quizzes to even story-boarding.
It is also very easy to browse and students can even base their searches according to the grade level and subject area. In addition to this, any resources students may find interesting, can be marked as favorite and shared with the rest of the class through PBS Learning Media; and not to mention that all this can be done free of charge!
In this website below one can also find tips on how to use this tool.
Along with this, I also came across a very interesting TED talk by Rita Pierson, about efficient ways of how teachers should communicate with their students and build relationships. And I believe that this is even possible through such interactive online tools.
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