PBS LearningMedia, the media-on-demand service designed for K-12 classrooms, has announced a new app for students. For the first time, users can now access learning resources on tablets through the official PBS Student app, available for free for iPad. This app complements the PBS LearningMedia Student portal, launched earlier this year that is designed to create a safe and trusted destination for students looking for content to help with homework or learn something new.
The PBS Student app is the ideal platform to watch and learn with videos, games and images from PBS and PBS KIDS content including resources from NOVA, DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD and the Ken Burns collection anytime, anywhere. Designed specifically for students in grades K-12, the app provides access to thousands of resources covering all subject areas, from math and science to English and social studies.
“We know that students, as well as teachers, are using apps to access educational content and digital media to bring subjects and concepts to life at home and in the classroom,” said Alicia Levi, Vice President of Education, PBS. “Research has shown that our content impacts student achievement, and we are committed to making that content available to students wherever they are, whenever they want to learn. We are excited to launch this free app and offer students a fresh and easy way to explore and learn using digital media.”
To support educators with integration of digital technology and media in the classroom, PBS LearningMedia has launched the 3rd annual Get Your Tech On program, a national initiative that educates teachers about how to maximize digital content and technology usage in the classroom. Get Your Tech On will highlight technology-themed resources and tools, provide prizing opportunities for participating teachers and inspire digitally savvy teachers to apply for the upcoming PBS Digital Innovators program. This year’s Digital Innovator program application process will open in December.
PBS LearningMedia will continue to release additional content and resources for teachers and students throughout the school year. To sign up for a free account and begin accessing the more than 100,000 digital resources aligned to national and Common Core State Standards, visit pbslearningmedia.org.
About PBS LearningMedia
As America’s largest classroom, PBS offers digital content and services for teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade that help bring classroom lessons to life. PBS LearningMedia, a partnership of PBS and WGBH Educational Foundation, is a free and paid media-on-demand service offering educators access to the best of public media and delivers research-based, classroom-ready digital learning experiences to engage students in exploring curriculum concepts that align with National and Common Core State Standards. Nationwide, more than 1.6 million teachers and users have registered access to more than 100,000 digital resources available through PBS LearningMedia. More information about PBS LearningMedia is available at www.pbslearningmedia.org or by following PBS LearningMedia on Twitter and Facebook.