Digital Media Resources

Portland Public Schools subscribes to two separate digital media products, Learn360 and PCTV, which offer streaming videos, audio files and digital photo downloads. Each service offers media from different vendors and publishers, so it is recommen…

Portland Public Schools subscribes to two separate digital media products, Learn360 and PCTV, which offer streaming videos, audio files and digital photo downloads. Each service offers media from different vendors and publishers, so it is recommended that you register for both products. The District-wide license for Discovery Education has been discontinued.

The Instructional Resource Center (IRC) has created "Access Code Sheets" which contain registration information and school pass keys for both Learn360 and PCTV. These code sheets are posted on the IRC’s Digital Media Connect site by school name. Each access code sheet can be downloaded, printed, and shared with teachers and staff at your school. 

Since PCTV is a relatively new service, they have offered to do trainings for teachers. If you feel that this could occur during one of your staff meetings and you are interested, please contact me and I can give you the vendor’s contact information.

SMART Certified Training

There is a new offering for PPS staff in the Learning Campus. A newly launched SMART Education Learning Network now provides access to SMART Certified training. In conjunction with SMART Technologies, the Learning Campus vendor is offering access …

There is a new offering for PPS staff in the Learning Campus. A newly launched SMART Education Learning Network now provides access to SMART Certified training. In conjunction with SMART Technologies, the Learning Campus vendor is offering access to a SMART course bundle which contains 10 free SMART certified courses as well as other free content such as videos, tips and tricks, learning briefs and other SMART expertise.

To access this SMART content, there are links on the left hand side of the site which provides a link to the portal page. 

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From the portal page, select the “Go To CoursePark” button and you will automatically be redirected to the Learning Network.

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You will be taken through a guided tour the first time you access the site. The information you supply is used for profile information only and is not shared in any way. If you provide all the information, you will receive a promotion code for 100% off any course or bundle of your choice which is up to $250 in savings. However, if you choose not to enter this information and disable the display of the tour, you will not be able to access the tour again and therefore will not be able to retrieve your 100% promotion code. The SMART Free course bundle is accessible whether you complete the tour or choose not to participate. 

Check it out!