Best Digital Resources for Back to School
As parents, teachers, and students prepare to head Back to School, PBS SoCaL is pleased to present them with an enormous amount of digital content at no cost through California’s PBS Learning Media. This multimedia resource, containing more than 14,000 “digital learning objects”, is the best content from PBS and other partners ready to engage the 21st century learner.
To get you started with this amazing resource, PBS SoCaL Education has created our “PBS LearningMedia Favorites List”. See if something below sparks your interest or could be shared in your classroom this school year. Check out http://ca.pbslearningmedia.org to explore more.
Letter Matching: Match uppercase and lowercase letters with this interactive game from “Word World”. Help Duck catch the letters that Sheep asks for as they come down the waterfall.
Amusement Park Physics: How do physics laws affect amusement park ride design? You'll have a chance to find out by designing your own roller coaster.
Historical Audio Speeches: This audio compilation captures the voices of A. Philip Randolph, Ralph Abernathy, Roy Wilkins, Walter Reuther, Ralph Bunche, and Daisy Bates from the famous August 1963 March on Washington. This audio file also includes discussion questions for teachers and a background essay.
Fizzy’s Lunch Lab Video Sequence: The "Fizzy's Lunch Lab" lesson plan and related videos provide an informative overview of food and nutrition topics and emphasize a positive change in the current state of childhood nutrition by promoting a balanced food pyramid.
Learn Spanish: Learn and practice Spanish, including vocabulary for playground equipment and numbers, with the Oh Noah! “Down the Drain” webisode, related games, and lesson plan.