KET Classroom Resources

ELEM SPED and PE Resources

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Board Builder

Teachers AND students can create online, media-rich, digital bulletin boards.

Everyday Learning

Everyday Learning. The best way for preschool students to learn about the world around them is to live it every day -- whether it's by observing animal friends in the backyard, discovering new ways to get up off of the couch and get moving, or picking out shapes in a walk around the neighborhood. This KET collection uses original animation and wonderful, visual images to introduce basic concepts of math, science, and health to the youngest learners. The topics found in this collection are designed to complement comprehensive curricula for early childhood classrooms from KET: Everyday Math for Preschoolers, Everyday Science for Preschoolers, and Healthy Me.

Grades PreK-1.

Between the Lions

Between the Lions, the series that helps kids "Get Wild About Reading!" provides a set of early Reading/Language Arts resources which cover Fluency, Text Comprehension, Book and Print Awareness, and Phonological Awareness.

Grades PreK-1.

Kids in Motion

This Kids in Motion collection includes over 50 videos and lessons covering a wide variety of curriculum including, Math, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, The Arts and World Languages. These videos and lessons are geared towards grades Kindergarten through 5th.These video segments range in length from five to fifteen minutes demonstrating simple yet meaningful movement activities that are easily replicable in the classroom, after school or home setting.

Grades K-5.

Fizzy's Lunch Lab

The goal of Fizzy's Lunch Lab is to provide an informative overview of food and nutrition topics with an emphasis on fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Most researchers agree that a diet rich in fruits and veggies are the key to healthy nutrition, avoidance of obesity, and disease prevention. The Lunch Lab will provide practical and positive examples of healthy eating and regular exercise within the framework of an entertaining format. Our advisory board, which includes a specialist in diabetes and metabolic diseases, a university educator in the field of health education, and a team of seasoned food writers, will assure that the information provided meets scientific and educational goals.

Grades K-5.

Plum Landing

Plum Landing. Teach STEM concepts and practices in the great outdoors with PLUM LANDING! This innovative environmental education project from WGBH invites elementary students to virtually visit ecosystems around the world—rainforests, deserts, and more—and then to head outdoors to explore their own ecosystems through lesson plans, videos, online games, and hands-on activities. These resources—aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards—immerse students in content topics and science process skills.

Grades 1-4.

Inspiring Middle School Literacy

Inspiring Middle School Literacy. These online self-paced lessons for blended learning, funded by the Walmart Foundation, are designed to enhance the literacy skills of struggling readers. Each uses videos, interactive activities, note taking, reading, and writing to present students with an engaging science, social studies, mathematics, or English language arts topic.

Grades 5-8.

Math at the Core

Math at the Core. Find engaging media and integrated activities, all aligned with the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics. Designed for middle school students of diverse learning styles and backgrounds. Produced by a collaborative of public media stations and producers with funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Grades 5-8.

Gone Readin'

With Gone Readin', PBS LearningMedia turns the spotlight on our spectacular collection of resources supporting literacy skills development in grades PreK-12. Explore this collection that features video, lesson plans, and interactive games from programs like MARTHA SPEAKS, Poetry Everywhere, The Electric Company, and Shakespeare Uncovered!

Grades K-12.

More KET Resources

Young Writer's Contest

The Young Writer's Contest consists of two state-wide contests - one for illustrated stories and one for short stories. The contest runs January through April each year. Rules, entry forms, and scoring rubrics available on site. Past winners and their stories are also showcased.

Grades K-5.

Into the Book

Into the Book is designed to help improve elementary students' reading comprehension, as well as their ability to think and learn across the curriculum. It focuses on the following strategies: Using Prior Knowledge, Making Connections, Questioning, Visualizing, Inferring, Summarizing, Evaluating, Sythesizing, and using all the strategies together.

Grades 4-8.

Mission US

Mission US is a 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. Mission 4: Sidewalks of New York - Coming Soon! (Covering Turn-of-the-Century Immigration and Industry)

Grades 5-8.

Arts Toolkits

In the KET Arts Toolkits, teachers will find high-quality lesson plans and other resources in dance, drama, visual arts, and music, all designed to help you integrate the arts into the classroom experience. (Most schools have these binders available.)

Grades K-12.

Professional Development

Increasing Physical Activity in Schools: Professional Development for Elementary Teachers

Increasing Physical Activity in Schools: Professional Development for Elementary Teachers is a free, media-rich, self-paced professional development module offering elementary teachers and administrators tools for increasing levels of physical activity throughout the school culture. Higher levels of physical activity support learning, on-task behavior and the development of life-long wellness. Several of the video clips in this module were adapted from the KET's Emmy Award winning documentary, More Than Child's Play.

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