PBS Resources for Teachers, Students and Parents

For Teachers

PBS LearningMedia (PreK-12): This is a FREE content website for teachers full of videos, images, interactive games, primary sources and more. Teachers can find support materials for most resources. All resources are aligned to state and national standards.

PBS Kids Lab (PreK-3): This website features PBS Kids games, lesson ideas, video content and activities for students in the elementary grades. Search by age, content area or the type of device being used.

Montana PBS Education: Stay up to date on all the great things your public television station, MontanaPBS, is doing to support educators.

PBS Teacher’s Lounge: This is a dedicated page for teachers created by PBS. Read blog posts, articles and find lesson ideas posted by fellow teachers from across the country. Also, find professional development opportunities offered by PBS national.

KQED Teach: The site was created for teachers to explore strategies for using media in the classroom. Learn how to create podcasts, videos, digital art and more at this FREE professional development site for teachers created by the PBS station in San Francisco, CA.

KQED Media Literacy Educator Certification: Earn FREE micro-credentials for exploring media literacy projects in this self-paced online platform created just for teachers.

Idaho Public Television Science Trek (K-3): This site was created for elementary students to explore Science topics using digital games and videos. Search by topic and find lesson materials and videos.

PBS Kids Apps (PreK-3): This is a list of PBS Kids apps for download on tablet.

Reading Rockets: This site is a collection of resources for supporting literacy for preschool and elementary students. Find articles, activities and more. Sign up to have their latest research articles sent to your email!

PBS iBooks for Teachers: A variety of iBooks were created for teachers to assist in using PBS content in the classroom. Download these free iBooks to your iPad to explore units in K-2 measurement, holiday celebrations, Middle School Spanish and Grammar.

MontanaPBS EdTech Trail Blazer Program: This is a program we are running for teachers in Circle, MT. It is a blended technology coaching program. These resources can be used by any teacher interested in exploring technology integration.

PBS Newshour Student Reporting labs (9-12): Explore student journalism and video broadcasting with high school students using this comprehensive curriculum. There are opportunities for teaches and students to participate in this program at the national level. Email nikki@montanapbs.org to learn more about how to become a PBS Newshour Student Reporting Lab

Sesame Street in the Communities (PreK-1): A website for parents and caregivers with videos, activities, games and digital books to support children ages 0-8.

PBS Kids Design Squad Global (K-5): Explore STEM learning and design challenges using media. Find videos, step by step instructions and interact with kids across the country around design and creation.

For Students

PBS Kids Online: Kids can watch PBS Kids programming, play games and do activities online.

PBS Kids Digital Books: This document contains links to a variety of PBS Kids digital books for students

PBS LearningMedia Student Site: This is the student version of the teacher site to be used for research and exploration. Teachers can create classes in the teacher version and have students visit the student version to complete assignments.

PBS Kids Design Squad Global (K-5): Explore STEM learning and design challenges using media. Find videos, step by step instructions and interact with kids across the country around design and creation.

For Parents

PBS Parents: A website for parents full of tips, activities, videos, articles and a developmental tracker. Have parents sign up to get a monthly digital newsletter with tips and activity ideas.

Sesame Street in the Communities: A website for parents and caregivers with videos, activities, games and digital books to support children ages 0-8.

Reading Rockets: This site is a collection of resources for supporting literacy for preschool and elementary students. Find articles, activities and more. Sign up to have their latest research articles sent to your email!