Blended Classroom Resources

Jump Start Learning with KET Media Resources and Services

Overview of KET's Services

To followup on our recent contact I wanted to share these resources from our KET EncycloMedia services plus stand-alone sites that can help make the concepts you are presenting come alive and engage your students in fun and exciting ways. Take time to explore and enjoy them yourself!

Note: A good example of some of the resources found in our services is the image to the left of this text by Edgar Degas entitled "Dancers in the Wings" (1834-1917). It is from the over 4,000 image collection provided by the Bridgeman Art Library located in PBS Learning Media.

For more information or assistance regarding any KET service or feature, contact me at or via phone at: 859.258.7150.

How does using KET resources fit into the Danielson Framework?

Domain 1: Planning and Preparation

•Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources

–Resources for Classroom Use

–Resources to Extend Content Knowledge and Pedagogy

–Resources for Students

•Designing Coherent Instruction

–Learning Activities

–Instructional Materials and Resources

Domain 2: Instruction

•Communicating with Students

–Explanation of Content

•Engaging Students in Learning

–Activities and Assignments

–Instructional Materials and Resources

KET 2015-16 Education Resources Book

Here is a link to a PDF version of this catalog of our free services and resources. If you did not receive a hard copy of it in your school's mail and would like to have one, then email me and I will send you one (as long as our supplies of print editions last). This is a fabulous overview of our services and resources for all grade levels.

KET Encyclomedia

KET Encyclomedia provides access to variety of teacher and student resources through Discovery Education and PBS LearningMedia. These resources include lesson plans, videos, documents, interactives, collections, and programming that can be used by teachers and students to enhance student learning. The following are a few examples of what KET has to offer.

A Few Resources Found in KET Encyclomedia...

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Everyday Learning is a collection that uses original animation and images to introduce basic concepts of math, science, health, social studies, and art to students in preschool through first grade.
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Exploraciones is a collection of resources for teaching Spanish in the elementary grades. The collection includes the ¡Arte y más! video series, which is designed to take students with no prior experience in Spanish from the novice-low to novice-mid level as defined by the Kentucky World Language Proficiency Standards. The collection also includes themed units featuring a variety of video segments, animations, lesson plans, activity ideas, and other materials for teaching students at the novice-mid to novice-high level.
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Think Math is a collection of entertaining, imaginative resources from KET that include standards-based interactives and videos for grades 5-8.

Think Math offers 43 KET-produced resources from Math at the Core: Middle School, including 17 Scale City videos and interactives about proportional reasoning, 14 Wild Fractions animations and games that feature visual models for fraction multiplication and division, nine Logical Leaps interactives about number lines, and three Maritime Mysteries interactives involving Cartesian graphs.

Designed to appeal to diverse learners, these KET resources provide real-world connections, opportunities to think more deeply about mathematics, and ways to use both logic and computation to solve problems.

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This engaging KET-produced video collection helps teach elementary students about the art and science of growing food, with an emphasis on biological and environmental concepts. It also addresses topics related to nutrition and economics. The collection was created in partnership with the Food Literacy Project at Oxmoor Farms and Cane Run Elementary School in Louisville, Kentucky and Meadowthorpe Elementary School; The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky; Seedleaf; and Karen Angelucci in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Developed for use in middle and high school classrooms, Mission US engages students in the study of transformational moments in American history. Each mission consists of an interactive game and a set of curriculum materials that are aligned to National Standards and feature document-based activities. The Educator's Guide provides a wealth of resources and activities for both teachers and students.
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News Quiz is KET's weekly 15-minute current events program for grades 4-8. The program consists of news segments; a current events quiz; letters to News Quiz; and Earth Trek, Our Great State, and FYI segments.
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KET Distance Learning offers online courses that combine the independence of online study with personalized attention from KET’s certified teachers and experienced tutors. Media-rich courses offer innovative and inspiring instruction in world languages, the arts, physics, and economics. KET has partnered with Morehead State University to provide duel credit options for many of the Distance Learning courses.
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At the KET Media Lab, you can...

Explore using iPads, iPhones, and apps to make classroom multimedia projects in less time and for less cost; introduce students to Minecraft educational gaming; try KET's online classroom resources. Enjoy one of our free KET Media Lab workshops, then stay for a career-readiness tour of KET's multimedia production facility!

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The topics found in this collection include self-paced professional learning courses offered on PBS TeacherLine designed for the K-12 field.

Learners will receive a certificate at the end of each course, which will include the date of completion, PD hours earned, and an EILA number. Experienced SBDM council members in Kentucky can take the SBDM Experienced Member Training courses to meet their hours for yearly training as required by KDE. Many of these courses were developed in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education to meet the professional learning needs of today's teachers.

Featured PD

The Classroom Video Production course provides teachers with the tools to facilitate student video production across the curriculum and at all levels. Participants will learn about video production techniques, basic equipment needs, production roles, and careers. Throughout the course, fellow teachers and the KET production team will guide and inspire participants to initiate student video projects. At the end of this course, learners earn a certificate of completion for three hours of PD Credit.
To learn more about the resources KET has to offer, go to the KET Education homepage, or contact your KET Education Consultant.