Thinkport Newsletter: Making the Most of Educational Media

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Publication Date: June 22, 2016

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Explore useful tips, tools, sites and resources to boost learning and engagement using quality educational media in the classroom, on-the-go, and at home.

Web Smarts

Students surf the Web constantly. They hop online to complete homework assignments, research subjects and topics, or check out the latest viral video. With so much information out there, it can be hard to know which sites are trustworthy and credible. Thinkport's interactive Web Smarts helps students sift through the sources to learn how to separate the good from the not so good. 

> Go to Web Smarts

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Personalize Learning & Productivity 

Boost classroom engagement, track student progress and enhance your productivity with a suite of interactive tools from PBS LearningMedia. The collection includes a lesson and puzzle builder, quiz maker, and digital storyboard tool.

> Go to tools

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Free Technology for Teachers

Visit this informative and forward-thinking resource site for for write-ups and links to free tools, websites and tutorials to enhance classroom teaching, learning and productivity.

> Go to resource site

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How to Choose Quality Media

Choosing the right media for your kids can be difficult with so many options and varieties of content. Common Sense Media provides rating and reviews for nearly everything kids want to watch, read, play, and learn. Their site provides trustworthy information so that parents or caregivers can decide what works best for children and teens.

> Go to media resources

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PBS Parents Play and Learn App

Play and learn anywhere with your kids, and make the most of your everyday activities. Explore curiosity-building PBS KIDS games you can play with children, each themed around a familiar location such as a garden, the grocery store, a restaurant, or the kitchen. The app includes teaching tips, hands-on activities, and games that adjust to a child’s level.

 > Go to PBS app