NAVIGATION AND USAGE - GPB's Free Online Resources
Georgia Studies Digital Collection (approx. 1.5 hours)
An overview of GPB’s free Georgia Studies digital textbook for 8th grade social studies and a preview of our virtual field trips and interactive game. Includes navigating through the features as well as innovative strategies for teaching the units of the book.
- Georgia Race Through Time interactive game with Teacher Guide: Georgia Race Through Time is a history adventure game that leverages primary source documents, rich historical content, and a unique storyline.
- Virtual Field Trips with User Guides: Take a tour of Georgia with our 32 standards-based virtual field trips. Topics include Georgia’s regions and physical features, the Little White House, Creek and Cherokee Nations, prehistoric Indian mounds, the University of Georgia, the Legacy of Jimmy Carter, Entrepreneurship, and the Civil Rights Movement.
- Our State and Our Nation digital textbook with teacher edition: Our online textbook is aligned to Georgia standards and embedded with supportive tools such as videos, primary source graphics, and interactive maps. Also look for Selected and Constructed Response Questions and Document-Based Questions (DBQs) within the 30 chapters.
Discovery Education Basics (approx. 1.5 hours)
Learn how to get access, navigate the portal, use My DE content, create and manage content folders, share content, and get an introduction to the productivity tools: Board Builder, Quiz Maker, Writing Prompt Builder.
Digital Integration Strategies (approx. 2 hours)
Teachers are constantly looking for creative ways to use digital media. We research the latest and greatest free digital learning tools and strategies and provide help, tips and tricks for integrating video, images, audio files, and more into curriculum. Teachers will walk away with integration tools they can begin using immediately!
PBS LearningMedia Basics (approx. 1.5 hours)
PBS LearningMedia provides a digital resource library and productivity tools similar to DE, with lesson plans and self-directed lessons that can be used for differentiation. Learn how to get set up a free account, embed content in story boards, create content folders, organize folders, and integrate content using instructional strategies.