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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

PBS Students - An iPad App for Finding Educational Content

PBS Students is a new iPad app designed to showcase some of the best educational content for students. Through the app students and teachers can search for educational videos, articles, and diagrams. Some of the the video content can be downloaded directly to an iPad.

PBS Students has incorporated the Learning Media Storyboards tool that was released as a browser-based tool last January. PBS Learning Media's Storyboard tool allows you to create a collection of videos, text, and images organized around almost any topic of your choosing. The collection appears in a collage-like format. Storyboards can be shared via email.

Applications for Education
I was initially excited about the PBS Students iPad app, but my enthusiasm was tempered a bit as I dug into the app.As I browsed through the content I found some items that were not available even though they were indexed in the app. The storyboards function is nice for students who are over the age of 13 as they can save their collections in the app and online. Unfortunately, students who are under the age of 13 cannot save their storyboards.