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Teachers are enhancing instruction with Florida PBS LearningMedia

Posted by Mary Riker on

Pensacola, FL, April 24, 2015—The Association of Public Media in Florida (FPBS) announced in December that, with $1 million in support from the Florida Legislature, more than 85,000 digital learning resources available through PBS LearningMedia had been customized to meet K-16 educational standards for Florida schools. Access to this Florida PBS LearningMedia site is free to all Floridians who register at florida.pbslearningmedia.org.

The parents and grandparents of today’s students likely referenced a set of encyclopedia volumes and scoured the library’s card catalog to research a subject. If they did have access to the breadth of an Internet search, they could not always count on accurate information. Today’s PBS LearningMedia reference materials are kept current and provide a vast amount of downloadable articles, photos and videos.

“Using activities, videos and articles from PBS LearningMedia gives my students real world relevance to their studies,” said Marcia Holman, who teaches Anatomy and Physiology at Fort Walton Beach High School. “They usually explore more on the PBS LearningMedia site than what I’ve assigned because it is such an easy site to navigate and has such interesting videos.”

Jill Hubbs, WSRE educational services and outreach director, reports that more than 1,500 teachers from the WSRE service area of Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties have signed up to use Florida PBS LearningMedia to enhance instruction.

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