The Syracuse City School District has announced NBC Learn K-12 will be available to SCSD students on the SCSD website, through June 2016.
The program is an online resource, with thousands of videos from NBC News parents and students can use for classwork, homework, presentations and instruction, SCSD officials stated.
SCSD has had access to NBC Learn since 2013, due to a donation from Syracuse University.
Besides the historic primary-source newscasts from the NBC News archive, according to officials, NBC Learn K-12 will be updated daily with the latest current events video from NBC News, and original educational videos created specifically for the classroom. The resources in NBC Learn K-12 will also be correlated to New York State and Common Core standards for ELA/Literacy and Math.
In order to access the program, students must navigate from a district computer, to archives.nbclearn.com; then, once the phrase, “Welcome, Syracuse City School District,” appears in the upper right hand corner, students may begin browsing. Students may also access NBC Learn from school, and home, by navigating to syracusecityschools.com, and clicking on “NBC Learn K-12,” under “Quick Links.”
According to SCSD, NBC Learn’s more than 18,000 new resources have been aligned to new collections like:
- Current Events
- Social Studies
- English Language Arts
- Health & Wellness
- Performing & Visual Arts
- Math & Statistics
- Business & Financial Literacy
In addition, officials said students will also have access to NBC Learn’s original collections, including:
- Mysteries of the Brain
- Science of NFL Football
- Science of the Summer Olympics
- Chemistry Now: The Chemistry of Everyday Things
- Finishing the Dream: Learning from the Civil Rights Era
The program will also include an upcoming series on natural hazards and nanotechnology.