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What is PBS LearningMedia?

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PBS LearningMedia is an online platform that provides thousands of online resources for classroom use. Resources are categorized based on subject area, grade level, standards and special collections. PBS LearningMedia offers free basic services to PreK-12 educators.

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PBS LearningMedia features a large selection of media-based online learning tools that are aligned with PreK-12 core curriculum concepts and are provided by prominent public media partners, such as public media producers and broadcasting stations. The resources include pictures, audio and video clips, interactive content, comprehensive lesson plans and documents.

Standards are designed to make sure that students throughout the United States learn the same basic information on specific subjects, though some states exclusively use their own custom standards. Users registered for the free basic service can access national standards, whereas those who sign up for the custom service can use national and state standards applicable to their personalized accounts.

Members who are subscribed to the basic service can also search, read, save and share PBS LearningMedia sources. They can upgrade to the custom service whenever they want. The custom service is geared toward districts and states that need more advanced functions, such as classroom management, analytics, reports and user management. Those who want to integrate the PBS Learning Media application program interface to another portal can do so by signing up for the custom service.

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