HotChalk Partnerships Expand Digital Resources For Teachers, Students


HotChalk, an online education resource for teachers, parents, and students, announced partnerships with McGraw-Hill, National Geographic, and PBS. The partnerships will provide HotChalk with curriculum content and video resources from the companies, augmenting the collaborative learning environment currently used by more than 395,000 teachers worldwide.

"Each of these companies is an educational powerhouse and these strategic partnerships bring new influence to our relationships with teachers as we work together to improve education," said Edward Fields, chairman and CEO of HotChalk, in a prepared statement. "Our mission is to improve the lives of teachers by providing valuable educational tools and resources."

The new curriculum and media offerings include more than 1,000 lesson plans and curriculum pacing guides for both science and world languages from McGraw-Hill; 700 videos and royalty-free video clips for classroom use from National Geographic Digital Motion; and 200 video shorts on a variety of topics from PBS.

HotChalk has been a presence in more than 70,000 schools since it's inception in 2004. The company works with K-12 teachers to provide educational tools and resources, including a library of NBC News digital video and McGraw-Hill professional development tools.

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