Digital Teaching Tools & Resources

Coronavirus, COVID-19, has shut down school districts and workplaces, confining students to their homes. As educators adjust their teaching methods to reach students remotely, WUCF is here to help with PBS LearningMedia, a standards-based broadcast program schedule, and a curated collection of remote teaching tools and resources.

If you have questions on PBS LearningMedia or our other resources to reach students remotely, please contact janice.sante@wucf.org.

At-Home Learning Broadcast Schedule

WUCF is broadcasting a week-day At-Home Learning schedule with programming targeted towards different school-age groups.

Please click on dates below to see corresponding schedule. Each show links to additional activities and information to continue learning.

Click here to download the at-home learning reflection worksheet and ask students to answer these questions after watching.

WUCF PBS Kids 24/7 channel will continue with PBS KIDS favorites for our youngest viewers.

Click here to see how each PBS KIDS show is tied to an essential learning goal.

Click here for details on how to watch the different WUCF channels.

View the WUCF TV and WUCF PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel schedules.

PBS Learning Media Resources

PreK-12 Resources for Emergency Closings

As teachers, students, and families deal with school closures, PBS LearningMedia producers and educators have come together to curate a special collection of resources organized by grade and subject area. Find videos, lesson plans, and activities that support learning at home. Learn more now.

Spanish language version now available.

Printables for PreK-Grade 2
Is your school distributing packets of work for elementary school children? PBS has put together selections of handouts, across subject areas, for students in PreK through second grade.
PreK-K Handouts (En Español)
Grades 1-2 Handouts (En Español)

Favorite PBS LearningMedia Collections by Subject
Click here to check out some favorite PBS LearningMedia collections for each grade level and subject area.

PBS LearningMedia Tutorials

Find quick tutorials that satisfy many of your burning How To questions on making the most of PBS LearningMedia.

Free Online Courses (PreK-12)

High School: Our partner PBS station, WHRO, in Virginia is offering free access to their 25 award-winning high school online courses. The courses can be instructor-led, self-taught, or used in blended learning environments. Click here.

PreK-12:Thinkport is collection of PreK-12 free learning resources that encourage students’ independent study across subject areas. Resources include self-paced lessons, online field trips, videos and online games. Courtesy of our partner station, Maryland Public Television. Click here.

PreK-2: STEM from the Start is a free interactive educational video series from New Hampshire PBS. It helps kids explore STEM ensuring learning is fun, engaging and long-lasting. Each lesson is designed to be paused so educators/parents can engage children in guided discussions, hands-on experiments and scientific explorations, using the downloadable Discovery Guides for support. Click here.

K-12 Remote Teaching Care Package from UCF's Center for Distributed Learning

UCF has a rich 20+ year history of online education success, and UCF’s Center for Distributed Learning has cultivated a practice of open and public sharing of resources to support excellence in online and blended teaching. Click here.

PBS LearningMedia Basics

  • Sign up for a free account (you can use Google or Facebook).
  • Search for resources then filter the results by your grade band and content area.
  • To save an item, simply click the heart.
  • Find your list of Favorites in a list via your Dashboard.
  • You can even organize Favorites into Folders.
  • For help search the FAQs
  • Watch the video: Tips for Distance Learning

PBS LearningMedia Resources

PBS LearningMedia Subject Area One-Sheets

Explore PBS LearningMedia by curriculum area to find videos, lessons, interactive experiences, and printable activities for your PreK-12 student.

Find a one-sheet now

En Español

Virtual Professional Development Opportunities

American Portrait: Who are we?

In this four part virtual professional learning series, teachers will be invited to think about how they might use the American Portrait in their classrooms and encourage their students to think more concretely about who we are as individuals, and who we are as a people. Learn more.

Teaching with Molly of Denali

Join PBS Teachers as we uncover easy and fun ways to use the PBSKIDS show Molly of Denali to teach complex concepts like informational text and cultural responsiveness in a new three-part virtual professional learning series. Learn more.

Educator Resource Blog Posts

Bright By Text for Caregivers of Children

Children can keep learning at home thanks to our partnership with Bright by Text!(read more)

See more education blog posts: wucf.org/blogs/education/

Virtual Backgrounds from PBS KIDS

Download one of these special backgrounds from your favorite PBS KIDS shows to help fight those "virtual blues." (read more).

Building Engaging Digital Lessons for H.S.

My charge for the foreseeable future is to help my students feel something normal...(read more)

The New Distance Learning Classroom

How has technology changed communication in business and within our families?(read more)

Additional Resources

Ready to Learn: The Ready to Learn (RTL) Initiative provides free, evidence-based educational resources that help teachers, caregivers, and parents build early science and literacy skill aimed at students ages 2-8.

Khan Academy: Lessons connect to State standards and are designed to provide students with clear understandings of mathematical operations and principles for problem solving. Bring clarity to the classroom with these video resources that run between 2 -15 minutes each.

On My Way to K: Download our kindergarten readiness toolkit & weekly activity calendars, and access free interactive standard-aligned strategies and interactive resources for preschoolers.

The Great American Read: Explore and celebrate the power of reading, told through the lens of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). This series investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience.

PBS LearningMedia: Virus Information & Prevention

What are viruses and how do they spread? Find resources for students of all ages that explore the nature of viruses, how they are transmitted, and the healthy habits we can all engage in to prevent their spread.

View the collection

News for students and teacher resources 6–12 grade level

Learn more at pbs.org/newshour/extra/

Chemistry Matters: The series supports science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) objectives by encouraging inquiry-based learning, problem solving, critical thinking, exploration, and discovery. The series is meant to be a comprehensive resource for students and teachers.

Also, check out the Physics in Motion Curriculum

Discover Central Florida: Uncover the diversity that makes up Central Florida! From the natural beauty to the origins of multi-cultural communities, explore how world events have influenced growth and left an impression on Central Florida.

Kahoot!: Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform that makes it easy to create, share and play learning games or trivia quizzes in minutes. Unleash the fun in classrooms, offices and living rooms! Free always, but the premium version with access to advanced reporting and formative assessment is available to teachers during the pandemic.

Math at the Core: Find engaging media and integrated activities, all aligned to State Standards in Mathematics. Designed for middle school students of diverse learning styles and backgrounds.

PBS KIDS Video App

The free PBS KIDS Video app gives students access to thousands of free videos, including full episodes and clips from top PBS KIDS series.

PBS KIDS Games App

Assign students to play free learning games with their favorite PBS KIDS characters that encourage children to engage in skills related to science, math, creativity and more in gameplay alongside their favorite characters!