PBS Teachers has a relatively new set of features called Activity Packs. Activity Packs are widgets containing links to online and offline activities designed around a curricular theme. Each widget contains activities covering all grades K-12. Widgets can be embedded into any blog or website. There are five categories of Activity Packs; arts, health and fitness, reading and language arts, science and technology, and social studies.
One of the PBS Activity Packs that I found interesting was the Music in Every Classroom widget. Music in Every Classroom provides lesson plans and activities integrating music with other subject areas such as mathematics and language arts. I’ve embedded the Music in Every Classroom widget below.
Applications for Education
For professional development the PBS Activity Packs could be great widgets to embed in the staff section of a school district’s website.