ETV continues to make available more rich content in StreamlineSC and has recently added 51 episodes in The Magic School Bus series to the online library of free programs available for SC educators to use with their students. Plus, these programs and all other Learn360 video resources are now accessible in upgraded MP4/H.264 format!
The Magic School Bus is an Emmy-award winning animated television series that helps kids learn about science. Children 4 to 9 years old love the energy and imagination of The Magic School Bus programs that allow them to explore, discover and learn about the…
In 1996, in his State of the State address, Governor David Beasley outlined his vision for education and technology. As a result of the vision of the Governor, the Legislature, and education supporters throughout the state, the K-12 Technology Initiative was established. Here is an excerpt of Governor Beasley’s remarks from 1996.
The new "Common Core" sets the standard for learning in America, but how do states test for these new, more complex and career-ready skills? Special correspondent for education John Merrow examines the challenge facing schools and teachers in measuring things like critical thinking and collaboration.View the story.
Change is coming to classrooms around the country as school districts in 45 states and the District of Columbia are set to adopt the Common Core, a set of universal learning objectives meant to standardize what students are taught across the U.S.
What separates the Common Core from previous education programs is that it tells teachers what students must know, but allows individual classrooms and schools to decide for themselves how to reach these goals.
“It used to be, this is how you do it. Here are your steps. If you don’t do it that way, you’re wrong,”…
Teen Kids News (TKN), a current events series featuring news from around the world, is hosted by teens and provides information to kids in an educational and entertaining manner. TKN also highlights positive stories about kids doing amazing things and helping to make the world a better place. With educational content produced in partnership with Weekly Reader publication, TKN is formatted similarly to a newsmagazine and features special-interest, sports and entertainment stories and recommended for grades 6-10.
Teen Kids News (TKN) is now available in StreamlineSC sooner than planned! Prior to this school year,…
To start the new school year, ETV is announcing new and upgraded K-12 services, and discontinuing other ones. This September, we’re excited to offer new resources that are available on the Web, including the following:
A new ETV Teacher Courses Web page to help teachers and administrators find the recertification credit they need quickly
An upgrade to our FREE PBS LearningMedia on-demand site. For one year only, ETV will offer a more robust premium service, including an additional 800 PBS programs
And the OnePlaceSC Web portal that has now been…
Since the spring of 2012, ETV has partnered with Lexington 4 through a project funded by the Knight Foundation Fund of the Central Carolina Community Foundation. The goal of the partnership is to support reading on grade level by third grade, reducing the summer slide and providing excellent outreach and educational literacy resources for students, teachers and parents. ETV’s mascot, Smart Cat, has championed the Lexington 4 literacy effort with parent and community groups, and the project provided 40 scholarships for the Lexington 4 Early Childhood Center staff and selected civic and congregational groups to participate in PBS
In the beginning of this year, ETV launched a clearinghouse community for teachers on the free social learning platform Edmodo, with essential links to Common Core websites.
When following the ETV Common Core community, teachers will have immediate access to a variety of materials in our "Collection" area, from websites to videos, place maps, and lesson plans all around the country. From here a drop-down menu will give teachers the opportunity to open different webpages and add them directly to their own collection, so they can share it with students and parents in Edmodo.
The ETV Common Core community…
Provides video-on-demand service over the web, thousands of educational programs and is free to public, private, and home schools
Knowitall.org is ETV's educational Web portal, a collection of fun, interactive websites for K-12 students, teachers and parents.
ETV offers an array of professional development opportunities for PreK-12 educators, certified renewal or graduate credit.
ETV has partnered with PBS to make thousands of online resources available on-demand to South Carolina educators.
A simplified way for teachers to find the resources they need, access their school’s TV Guide, and find teacher recertification courses, development, and training.
Smart Cat's place for kids to play and explore hundreds of safe fun educational activities with PBS Kids characters.
Adult Education videos on-demand: GED and Pre-GED, Workplace Essential Skills and videos for basic reading, writing, math and life skills.
Speaking of Schools Podcast
Supported by the South Carolina Department of Education, this half-hour show is hosted by Doug Keel and features various guests.