South Carolina ETV Offers New Digital Content to Local Schools
Enhanced PBS Content Library Aligned to SC State Standards, New User and Analytics Tools Help SC Educators Effectively Manage the Use of Digital Media in Classrooms
For Immediate Release
October 10, 2013
As the demand for technology in the classroom continues to rise, ETV announces a new PBS premium service available free for one year to all SC public, private and home schools. The new ETV PBS LearningMedia includes enhanced features and more than 800 hours of additional digital content drawn from PBS programming such as Ken Burns' CIVIL WAR, NOVA, FRONTLINE, and an array of PBS KIDS programs that further deepen educator and student engagement with digital media.
Emmy and Peabody winner South Carolina ETV, which has been teaching with technology since 1958, continues to be at the forefront of electronic educational media. “We’ve been comfortable with non-paper educational material for over half a century, and were the first South Carolina station to go digital, so the foundation has already been laid,” said Dean Byrd, head of ETV’s Education Division. “We’re pleased to offer these quality PBS resources to schools on-demand, and will add to the 5800 teachers trained this last year in our face-to-face digital media workshops.”
PBS LearningMedia also offers a range of new tools, content and enhanced analytics that are designed to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement, including the addition of local content generated by the teacher and from ETV’s vault. All of the content can be aligned to state standards.
In addition to new resources made available at no cost for one year, educators will have access to even more resources available at low cost on PBS LearningMedia. The custom service provides an enhanced classroom experience and is available for teachers and students to sign up today at http://scetv.pbslearningmedia.org. Teachers can also visit scetv.org/education for all ETV’s educational resources, including websites StreamlineSC, Knowitall.org, and ETV Kids.
About PBS LearningMedia: As America’s largest classroom, teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. PBS LearningMedia brings together the best of public media and delivers research-based, classroom-ready rich media experiences that engage students in exploring curriculum concepts. Nationwide, more than a million teachers have registered access to PBS LearningMedia. More information about PBS LearningMedia is available at www.pbslearningmedia.org or by following PBS LearningMedia on Twitter and Facebook
South Carolina ETV (presenting station) is the state's public educational broadcasting network. Using television, radio and the web, SCETV's mission is to enrich lives by educating children, informing and connecting citizens, celebrating our culture and environment and instilling the joy of learning. South Carolina ETV currently presents A Chef’s Life, Expeditions, and For Your Home on public television in addition to national radio productions Song Travels, Piano Jazz, Spoleto Festival USA, and World of Opera.