PBS LearningMedia is a new, free, online media-on-demand service developed for PreK-12 educators featuring interactives, images, video, audio files and more with lesson plans, background essays, and discussion questions. PBS LearningMedia combines multimedia from the National Learning Registry, including content from federal agencies such as NASA, National Science Digital Library, The Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institute, with original content from public broadcasting producers and programs like WGBH, NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, SID THE SCIENCE KID, and THE ELECTRIC COMPANY, all in one place. The service features a robust content library with over 16,000 digital assets designed and aligned to the Common Core State Standards for classroom and student achievement across math, science, reading/language arts, social studies, health/physical education, as well as world languages.
PBS LearningMedia also features a set of tools that allow teachers and students to utilize the content easily, including the ability for a teacher to create custom class pages and assign content to students, keyword searching and dynamic browsing through a curriculum hierarchy, and tagging, sharing, and saving content. Administrators have the ability to implement state standards correlations, student management tools, analytics, online professional development, staff training, and a curriculum gap analyzer tool. Data about how users are interacting with the resources in the PBS platform is transmitted back to the Learning Registry for use by original resource providers and other members of the community.