Teacher Review For PBS LearningMedia

Helpful videos teach and reinforce content

Haya M.
Classroom teacher
Nelsen Middle School
Renton, WA
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, English Language Learning
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
This site has great videos that can be used to teach the content or to reinforce it. They are short and instructional. The examples have good, relevant topics that are pretty interesting to students. The videos by themselves don't cover things enough to be a standalone lesson. There are some that have lessons though. I would either use it as a preview or review of lessons.
My Take
Students retain more (30%) of videos and less (10%) of teacher instruction. This site contains lessons and videos that maximize the learning time and interest of students. This could be used whole class or for individual reinforcement. Sometimes as teachers we don't know another way to teach material and PBS provides that other. Good use of technology, Common Core, and student and teacher time.