New Interactive eBook
From the Appalachian mountains in the east to the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers in the west, Kentucky's varied and wondrous landscape is home to a large variety of life forms, some so unique they exist nowhere else in the world.
The Kentucky Bio: Natural Diversity in the Commonwealth ebook for grades 4-6, introduces students to the natural world around them, showing why biodiversity matters, and the ways in which humans impact the natural world. Check it out today on PBS LearningMedia.
New Health Focused
Thanks to everyone who participated in the latest KET School Video Project, Student Health: Growing Up well. Submitted videos focused on efforts to help students be happy and healthy.
The winner of our prize drawing for an iPad Mini is a third-grade group from Brandenburg Primary. Their video, Food News, features healthy eating information and tips presented as a news program. View this and other excellent submissions at the project's website!
Challenges of Poverty
November's special edition of Education Matters features a look at the policies that impact academic success among students at risk due to poverty. The program also examines how supports and interventions can counter the effects of poverty and help all students succeed.
"Meeting the Challenges of Poverty" is now available to stream online. For complete details or to view this and other episodes, visit the Education Matters website.
Life on the Plains
with Mission US!
The newest mission from Mission US is now live! Mission 3: A Cheyenne Odyssey focuses on the transformation of Northern Cheyenne life on the Great Plains from 1866 to 1876. Students playing the game assume the role of Little Fox, a twelve-year-old Northern Cheyenne boy.
The game is divided into five parts, plus a prologue that offers historical background, and an epilogue that extends the story into the twenty-first century. For more information, teacher materials, or to play Mission 1, 2, or 3 visit the Mission US website!
Learn Healthy Habits With
the KET Healthy Me App
To preschool-age children, 30 seconds can seem like hours, and two minutes an eternity.The KET Healthy Me app is a fun way for kids to get a sense of how long 30 seconds and two minutes are so that they have a better understanding of how much time they need to spend washing their hands and brushing their teeth. Download it for free from iTunes! The game can also be played on desktop computers via PBS LearningMedia.
Enhance the literacy skills of struggling readers with Inspiring Middle School Literacy, a collection of blended self-paced lessons for online learning, now on PBS LearningMedia.
These engaging lessons use video, interactive activities, note taking, reading and writing to present students with engaging science, health, social studies, math, or ELA topics. Each lesson addresses a range of literacy strategies, which are listed in the accompanying teacher's guide.