Distance Learning Resources from PBS LearningMedia

By Bette Jamison

PBS LearningMedia image of teacher on laptop As teachers, students, and families deal with school closures, PBS LearningMedia producers and educators have come together to curate a special collection of resources organized by grade and subject area. Find videos, lesson plans, and activities that support learning at home. Create a free account to save and organize content.

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By Bette Jamison

Graphic from Nature Cat from PBS LearningMediaCelebrate Spring with Elementary Education Resources from Nature Cat Fred the house cat dreams of exploring the great outdoors. Once his family leaves for the day, Fred transforms into Nature Cat, "backyard explorer extraordinaire!" Enjoy looking through these clips, story segments, interactives, and readers as you do your own exploring with the Nature Cat crew! Explore the Collection! Strategies to Build Engaging Digital Lessons for High School Students As you work to transition from your classroom to distance learning, use these tips and tricks on clarity, choice, and engagement to keep...

April 2020 ETV program highlights

By Jonathan Faulk

Image from The RooseveltsETV presents programs of interest to teachers and students! PBS KIDS provides holiday-themed episodes for Easter, Earth Day and Arbor Day. Don’t miss premieres of the Wild Kratts special and the World on Fire series on Masterpiece , all in April!

179 History specials you can watch right now!

By Andrew Davis

The S.C. State HouseCalling all history enthusiasts! South Carolina’s history is arguably one of the richest in the United States – from the prehistoric era to the present day, our state has so many stories to tell. One way to learn more about South Carolina’s history is to physically visit historical sites and museums. Another way is to watch any of the 179 locally-produced historical documentaries listed below. South Carolina ETV is pleased to bring you historical content, on-demand with the convenience of your computer and/or smart device! The program links below are categorized by time period and available...


By Chanda Jefferson

Dign that reads I Teach, Whats Your Superpower Dear Teachers, We've Got This! The 2020 State Teachers of the Year want to share a message with all educators during these uncertain times. "We live and we work together. We do more than just teach. We deliver hope and inspire. We dream and we believe. We care." We’re teachers. We've got this!!! #teachersunited

Ashley Ridge High School Teacher Cadets

By Victoria Merritt

Ashley Ridge High School Teacher Cadets and teachers children Victoria Merritt teaches Teacher Cadets at Ashley Ridge High School in Dorchester School District Two. She shared these pictures of her students, and says: "My Teacher Cadets were in the middle of their field experience, where they spend several weeks in Dorchester District 2 schools teaching and being mentored by teachers at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. They were sad that their experience was cut short but are still strengthening their teaching skills from home ... reading children’s books to their classes; working on being engaging, voice inflection, and making learning...

Stephanie Haecherl’s 2nd Grade Students

By Karen Hermann and Stephanie Haecherl

Teacher on ZoomWe ‘re almost through our first month of eLearning in South Carolina. It hasn’t always been smooth and easy, but as lesson plans move from classrooms to living rooms, bedrooms, and even laundry rooms, you can count on South Carolina teachers to come up with creative and innovative ways to reach their students. Stephanie Haecherl teaches second grade at Mamie P. Whitesides Elementary School in Mt. Pleasant. She's created assignments with the unique situation and her students' emotional reactions in mind. “We have been busy navigating through the virtual learning. My class is using a color-...

Why verification might be THE most important word you teach your students in 2020

By Frank Baker

"Verify" imageFrom our Educator Guest Blogger Series Not enough of us, including our students, are verifying what we consume. There, I said it. That’s incredibly important now that, in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, more and more fake news and disinformation is being shared via social media and beyond. During a talk I gave recently to school librarians, I recommended that verification be considered as THE 2020 word of the year. The Oxford dictionary defines verification as “the process of establishing the truth, accuracy, or validity of something.” Do your students know HOW to verify what they read...

Empty classroom issues ... where at home do I set-up?

By Christy Nexsen

Students using ipads in a classroomChristy Nexsen teaches third grade at Manning Primary School in Clarendon County School District 2. She’s found creative ways to keep her students engaged while they are learning at home. This is my classroom that is set up and ready to go at school! I write and put information up everywhere….I even write on the cabinets in my room! Where do I write now? We meet one time as a group and then I leave one hour of my day to schedule individual or group conferences with the students. At home, I am writing on the dryer door in my laundry room. The kids think it is too funny! It works so I am going...

How to make "Botanical Eggs"

By Sean Flynn

Botanial EggsAllison Jones from the South Carolina Botanical Garden shares with us at "Making It Grow" how to use onion skins and purple cabbage along with materials from your yard to decorate eggs! Botanical Eggs 1. Making Dye: Materials: Eggs (Boiled or raw, for blowing out later; If you plan to blow eggs out by mouth later, WASH NOW!) Purple Cabbage, chopped coarsely Onion skins, from ~10 onions Vinegar Stainless steel pots Metal spoons (plastic may become stained with dye) Directions: Place dying agent into pot and cover with water. Add 2-3 tablespoons of vinegar and bring the mixture to a boil. Turn...