10-Rep Learning ~ Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague


Power Up Lesson Plans, PBS Learning Media

Springtime offers the perfect backdrop for promoting physical activity and engaging students in immersive learning experiences. Use this power-packed mix of resources from PBS LearningMedia to help your students understand the importance of movement in their daily lives.

The Truth About Exercise: What is Your NEAT? Grades 6-13 | Video | The Human Body This obesity expert proposes that the best way to improve health is to increase your “NEAT” level. Ask your students to investigate his theory.

Titanium Chairs & Cheetah Legs Grades 6-12 | Video | Technology in Sport Introduce your students to the specialized wheelchairs, prosthetics, and other high-tech “tools of the trade” that allow Paralympic athletes to compete in various high-impact sports.

Power Your Body with Exercise Grades 5-8 | Blended Lesson | Impact of Exercise Invite your students to examine the changes that occur in the body in response to physical activity using this new blended lesson from WGBH.

Mixie’s Boogie Buffet Grades 1-4 | Interactive | Health What better way to kick off a lesson on exercise than to get your students up on their feet? Use this interactive game to break the ice.

Increasing Physical Activity in Schools Grades 13+ | Blended Lesson | Professional Development Higher levels of physical activity support learning, on-task behavior, and the development of lifelong wellness. Learn how to increase the activity level at your school using this self-paced lesson.


PBS LearningMedia is the go-to destination for instant access to tens of thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos, games, audio clips, photos, lesson plans, and more! You can search, save, and share with ease. Best of all, PBS LearningMedia is free for educators.”


New Lessons from PBS Learning Media

How does a seed turn into a fruit? Why do flowers wilt? Do plants eat dirt? The emergence of spring presents us with countless teachable moments – let PBS LearningMedia help you to share them with your students!

Check out these seasonally inspired resources:

Energy Flow Grades K-5 | Interactive
Help young learners to better understand the flow of energy in the environment.

The Hydrologic Cycle Grades 3-8 | Interactive Invite your students to explore the intricacies of the hydraulic cycle.

Geology Grades 4-6 | Video Illustrate the impact of earthquakes, volcanoes, water, and glaciers on the planet.

Life Cycle of a Seed Plant
Grades 6-12 | Interactive Introduce your students to the life cycle of a flowering seed plant.

What is PBS LearningMedia? PBS LearningMedia is a FREE digital media content library designed to support curriculum-based teaching and learning from PreK through 12th grade. The service offers over 20,000 digital resources drawn from PBS programs like NOVA, FRONTLINE, and Sid the Science Kid as well as trusted educational producers like NPR, WGBH, and NASA.

Wow! How Do I Get Started? It’s easy: visit www.pbslearningmedia.org to create a user name and start searching for your favorite resources right away!



Making Math Meaningful with Core Resources from PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia is a free digital media resource designed to support curriculum-based teaching and learning from for Pre-K through 12th grade. The service offers video clips, audio recordings, photographs, interactive games, primary source documents, and more. For access to PBS LearningMedia’s library, register today – it’s free!

Math is most meaningful when it’s connected to everyday experiences that resonate with your students. Use this collection of interactive games, video clips, and lesson plans to reinforce the role math plays in real world situations.

Job Play: Pharmacist Grades 3-5 | Interactive Game | Word Problems + Multiplication Students step into the role of the pharmacist to make important math-based decisions and correctly dispense prescription drugs to their patients. Use this interactive with your students to practice word problems and multiplication.

Add This: Using Recipes for Fractions Grades 4-7 | Lesson Plan + Video | Fractions What do fractions have to do with cupcakes? Let your students uncover the connection with this lesson plan that challenges them to double a cupcake recipe, multiply fractions, and work with mixed numbers.

Dunk Tank: Area of Squares & Rectangles Grades 6 | Interactive Game | Area of Squares and Rectangles For a lively math moment, challenge your students to determine the area of squares and rectangles and discover how to calculate the area of composite shapes in this exciting game show activity.

BONUS: ¡Arte y Más! Count with Me Grades PreK-3 | Video | Speaking and Listening in Spanish Join Señora Alicia as she shares her bolsa de sorpresas with the students and teaches them to count to 10 in Spanish!





PBS Professional Development

Do you ever wish you could observe how other teachers teach? Now you can – with PBS Learning Media’s collection of professional development videos! This month, we invite you to sit in on teachers as they engage their students in an exploration of words and meaning. (Click here to Sign up Today!)

Pick up techniques to help your students build vocabulary and reading comprehension using these bite-sized professional development videos from PBS LearningMedia:

Thunder Cake, Grades K-2, 13+
See how this teacher introduces new vocabulary using the “Text Talk” framework during a read-aloud with her kindergarten class.

Literature Circle, Grades 3-5, 13+
Step into the center of a literature circle and observe how students engage with text and with one another.

Support for an ELL Student, Grades K-2, 13+
Observe the techniques this teacher uses to help her English Language Learner strengthen his vocabulary comprehension.

Book Reading and Learning from Context, Grades PreK-2, 13+
Notice how this teacher uses the context of a story to help her students uncover the meaning of new words.

Concept of Definition Chart, Grades PreK-5, 13+
Consider how the use of a chart informs the dialogue between teacher and student.

Direct Instruction, Grades K-5, 13+
See the “making text-to-self connections” strategy in play and consider the value to young readers.

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