Resources for Lifelong Learning
PBS KIDS content is available anytime, anywhere on the Blue Ridge PBS KIDS 24/7 broadcast channel, through the PBS KIDS Video app on mobile and streaming devices and at pbskids.org. You can also find a selection of fun, engaging online games developed by educators, to enhance children's learning.
For educators and caregivers,while you work to keep students engaged during an extended break from the classroom, Blue Ridge PBS Learning Media is a digital resource with content and lesson plans for grades pre-K-12.
In addition, eMedia VA is a central place to find SOL correlated content from educators across Virginia and over 500 organizations (museums, Colonial Williamsburg, Disney, science centers, and more). You’ll find activities, videos, and wonderful content.
Virginia Learns Anywhere In an effort to support Virginia educators, VDOE created the Continuity for Learning (C4L) Task Force consisting of teachers, leaders, and collaborating educational partners across Virginia. The C4L Task Force has prepared Virginia Learns Anywhere which reinforces much-needed structure while also empowering individual teachers to support students in learning remotely. The C4L Task Force encourages divisions to develop and implement continuous learning plans in partnership with local county health departments, families, staff, and local boards of education. Find resources at doe.virginia.gov/instruction/c4l/virginia-learns-anywhere.shtml
https://pbskids.org/apps/- A wide variety of games and activities based on your favorite PBS Kids shows
Scratch Jr Creative Coding App - https://pbskids.org/apps/pbs-kids-scratchjr.html- Learn to Code, Code to Learn! Create stories, create games, create your own world!
PBS Parents - https://www.pbs.org/parents/ - for parents of children ages 2-8
Coloring pages, crafts & experiments, games & apps, birthday parties, recipes
Arts After School - https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/arts-after-school/
Design Squad Global Clubs - https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/dsg16-sci-startingaclub/starting-a-dsg-club/
Reading Rockets - Launching Young Readers - http://www.readingrockets.org/reading-topics/afterschool-and-community-programs
Start with a Book - Read. Explore. Learn. - https://www.startwithabook.org/summer-science/river-rangers-book-based-science-adventure
Find Activities for Learning at Home with Full-Time Kid
Being home can be tough for students, but there are still plenty of ways to learn and grow outside of the classroom. Get creative with DIY science experiments, homemade bird feeder tutorials and tips on mastering card tricks.
Resources from Primetime Programming!
Ken Burns in The Classroom - pbslearningmedia.org/collection/kenburnsclassroom
Masterpiece - https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/
A Capitol Fourth
American Experience - Historical Documentaries
Chasing the Moon
NOVA - Science Programming