KET Resources for Walton Verona PD

KET Session Resources and Links

Check out these awesome KET services and resources!

This flyer contains links to the main services and resources I presented during my sessions at the Walton Verona PD day. Here you will find links to KET EncycloMedia and Mission US.
Within KET EncycloMedia, you will find two of the media "warehouses" I spoke of, PBS Learning Media and Discovery Education with its new Board Builder and Quicklist features.
Check out the rest of this "S'more" for more yummy information about all of these KET resources and be careful licking the chocolate and marshmallow of your fingers!

If after digesting this S'more, you have questions or need assistance, please contact me at: or by calling 1-800-432-0951 Ext. 7264.
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The diagram above explains KET EncycloMedia and how the services within it are accessed. Think of EncycloMedia as the street address upon which three media "warehouses" are located. The three warehouses are Discovery Education, PBS Learning Media, and KET Ed on Demand.
  • Discovery Education- is a contractual service paid for by KET and the Kentucky Department of Education so that public schools may access it free of charge. Because of this contract, teachers creating accounts must use the passcode assigned to their school. Check with your school librarian or school or district technology coordinator for the code or contact me via email.
    In today's session we discussed a great new feature of Discovery Ed. called BoardBuilder. Click on the following link to see an example of a board I created using this feature: Bridge Building Project
  • PBS Learning Media- requires no passcode and anyone can create an account. Simply click where it says, "Not yet a member? Sign up for free!"
  • KET Ed on Demand- requires no sign-in at all. Just click the search button.

Mission U.S.

Mission US is a wonderful multimedia project that immerses players in U.S. history content through free interactive games.

  • Mission 1: “For Crown or Colony?” puts players in the shoes of Nat Wheeler, a printer’s apprentice in 1770 Boston. They encounter both Patriots and Loyalists, and when rising tensions result in the Boston Massacre, they must choose where their loyalties lie.
  • In Mission 2: “Flight to Freedom,” players take on the role of Lucy, a 14-year-old slave in Kentucky. As they navigate her escape and journey to Ohio, they discover that life in the “free” North is dangerous and difficult. In 1850, the Fugitive Slave Act brings disaster. Will Lucy ever truly be free?
  • In Mission 3: “A Cheyenne Odyssey,” players become Little Fox, a Northern Cheyenne boy whose life is changed by the encroachment of white settlers, railroads, and U.S. military expeditions. As buffalo diminish and the U.S. expands westward, players experience the Cheyenne's persistence through conflict and national transformation.

Other missions are planned for release in 2014 and 2015.

Here is the link to the site: