Jan 24, 2012

Cool Tool: Teacher's Domain

Teachers' Domain is a free digital media service for educational use from public broadcasting and its partners. You’ll find thousands of media resources, support materials, and tools for classroom lessons, individualized learning programs, and teacher professional learning communities.

It is similar to Discovery Education in that you can download video and media to use in your classroom that will help your students better understand and visualize the content and ideas of your subject matter. Most of the videos are from PBS and include full episodes of: NOVA, Cyber Chase, Between the Lions, Nature, and many other shows and productions.

Search directly for a topic or browse by subject area.  Resources can be further filtered by grade level, content, media type, permitted use, and accessibility features.  Each entry includes: description of lesson or media, technical notes, corresponding NJCCCS.  View the Introduction to Teacher's Domain Worksheet (pdf) for step by step instructions on find and using media.

The site also provides of directory of professional development courses offered through PBS Teacherline. Please note that there is a cost associated with these programs.