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Written by: Hannah Litz
Date: March 27, 2020

An image of a teacher reading to studentsPBS LearningMedia is – and we cannot stress this enough – an ESSENTIAL tool for educators (& parents). This is doubly true during a national pandemic when all the schools shut down and educators find themselves thrust into digital instruction.

The PBS LearningMedia library is filled with free, high-quality resources curated by one of the most trusted media brands in the world. All of the resources that can be filtered by subject, grade level, media type, and even language! Resources include short videos, lessons and interactive games designed to help your students learn, and are easily shared in Google Classroom, Remind, via Email, or on social media. Each resource is complete with support materials such as worksheets or discussion questions, and the curators even list out the state and national standards to which the resource aligns (just make sure you have WOSU set as you preferred station so you see Ohio’s Standards).

PBS LearningMedia K-5 Resources in Spanish and English
This collection of Science and History resources in Spanish and English can support distance learning for grades K-5 during school closures: K-5 Resources.

PBS Kids Show: Cat in the Hat Knows A lot About That
Topic: Science and Math
Link to PDF (Spanish): Activity Pages

PBS Kids Show: Play and Learn Science
Topic: Science
Link to PDF (Spanish): Activity Pages

PBS Kids Show: Ready Jet Go
Topic: Science and Engineering
Link to PDF (Spanish): Activity Pages

PBS Kids Show: Ready to Learn: Family Math
Topic: Math and Writing
Link to PDF (Spanish): Activity Pages

Check out this Google Drive folder with even more PBS activities in Spanish!


Get started teaching and learning with PBS LearningMedia today!

All of the resources can be accessed without an account, however, in order to utilize all of the educational tools, you’ll need to sign-in. You can create an account by clicking the “Sign-up” button in the top right corner and following the prompts. Be sure to set your preferred station as WOSU Public Media so you will receive region-specific event info and be shown Ohio Standards on resources.

Once you’ve created your teacher account, you will have access to all of the tools designed to enhance instruction using PBS resources.

  • The Lesson Builder Tool allows users to add instruction or discussion questions to resources.
  • With StoryBoard, you can create dynamic presentations by incorporating PBS videos, graphics, and text.
  • Create simple assessments in a snap with the QuizMaker tool.
  • Bolster vocabulary knowledge with word searches and crosswords using the PuzzleBuilder Tool.

If you have any questions that can’t be answered on the site, you can always give email us at for help with this, and any other edtech tool!