Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Three Ways to Watch NOVA Online

The long-running and popular PBS series, NOVA has tons of great content for teachers to use in the classroom. What some teachers might not know is that you don't have to purchase the NOVA dvd's or video cassettes in order to show the programs in your classroom. There are more than 200 NOVA programs available for free viewing on the NOVA website. You can also catch NOVA video podcasts on iTunes. One of my favorite new services of 2008, Snag Films, also makes NOVA videos available for free online viewing. In fact, by using Snag Films I've embedded one of the videos below.



Applications for Education
NOVA's teacher resource page is one of the best found anywhere on the Internet. The page is organized by and can be searched by program title or by subject area. Almost every program has lesson plans for teachers and by teachers. Many of the programs are also accompanied by online interactive websites.