NBC and HotChalk Debut Education Resource


NBC News has partnered with HotChalk to provide access to NBC's educational content designed for classroom instruction. HotChalk is a provider of learning management technologies. Through the deal, NBC will make available 60 years of historical news footage via the HotChalk LMS.

NBC is providing access to more than 5,000 video resources targeting history, science, political science, and other topics. Contents from the archives date back to the 1930s. Additional highlights include:

  • "Several hundred" videos created in collaboration with historians, textbook authors, and "other experts;"
  • Access to additional primary source content;
  • Access to third-party content (such as Washington Post newspaper articles); and
  • Current material from NBC News.

HotChalk and NBC are providing a free semester-long trial of the service for fall 2007. Teachers of all grade levels can sign up now at HotChalk's site, linked below. Continued use of the service will require a "school building" subscription through HotChalk.

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About the author: David Nagel is the executive editor for 1105 Media's online education technology publications, including THE Journal and Campus Technology. He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com.

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About the Author

David Nagel is the executive producer for 1105 Media's online K-12 and higher education publications and electronic newsletters. He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com. He can now be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/THEJournalDave (K-12) or http://twitter.com/CampusTechDave (higher education). You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=10390192.

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