Thursday, February 10, 2011

From pbs Newsletter

Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century
On-Air | Sunday, February 13, 10:30pm [note: Our local stations may not carry it, but watch the video HERE after 2/13/2011]
Grade Range: 6-8, 9-12, Educators

While technology isn’t yet pervasive in every classroom, kids interact with digital media constantly, and more educators are trying to meet students where they are to incorporate digital learning into traditional lessons.

Connect Your Students with True Originals for Black History Month
This season PBS celebrates True Originals — innovators, artists, scientists, political leaders and ordinary citizens who dared to advance, challenge, improve, invent, and explore. In honor and celebration of Black History Month, PBS presents new and encore programs continuing throughout the spring season.

Thousands of hours of PBS programming are available on the PBS Video Portal at The Video Portal includes a special collection for Black History Month 2011, featuring new and encore programming. Learn more at

In addition, PBS Teachers offers the activity packs Unsung Heroes in African American History at and Civil Rights Movement in American Literature at for educators to use in the classroom or to post on their classroom, school, or favorite social networking websites. The activity packs are designed for multiple grade levels and contain links to African-American history-themed education resources and activities from PBS.

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