About

NBC Learn K-12 is a rich, dynamic, and innovative resource that provides thousands of historic news reports, current events stories, original stories, primary source documents, and other digital media specifically designed to help teach and engage students of all levels and abilities.

NBC Learn K-12 is now available via the Pearson Online Learning Exchange (OLE), providing an easy, affordable, and effective way to infuse technology and digital media into 21st century learning.

Features

NBC Learn K-12 on Pearson OLE includes:

  • Over 16,000 resources - short 2 to 5 minute videos are engaging, relevant and inspiring, and help students develop critical thinking skills.
  • Current events - updated daily Monday-Friday, use these resources to help connect the real world to the classroom.
  • Aligned to state standards and the Common Core - search titles by state, subject, and grade level.
  • Mapped to curriculum - resources aligned to 28 K-12 subject areas including Social Studies, Science, Business and Personal Finance, Language Arts, and Health & Wellness.
  • Personal playlists - keep resources organized in the Pearson OLE "My Library".
  • Safe and trustworthy - each resource is selected to be K-12 appropriate, and held to the highest NBC News Standards and Practices.
  • Interactive CueCard - patent pending media player makes downloading, annotating, citing and embedding resources fun and easy.
  • Emmy award-winning original video - NBC Learn series include such celebrated collections as "Science of Golf," "Science of NFL Football," "Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games," "Chemistry NOW!" "Sustainability : Water," "Science of Innovation," "Finishing the Dream: Learning from the Civil Rights Era," and much more.
  • 508 Accessible ‒ NBC Learn is certified as 508 accessible to allow users with motor, vision, or hearing disabilities to have full access to the resource.
  • Pearson OLE ‒ a browser-based and mobile-ready platform that enables you to access the best of NBC Learn K-12 anytime, anywhere.

Collections

The NBC Learn content collections:

  • Over 16,000 resources aligned to 30 K-12 subject areas including more than 80 years of archival NBC News materials from 1920 to the present.
  • Current Events, updated daily Monday-Friday
  • Hundreds of primary source documents from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
  • STEM-related content supports core sciences of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences, Computer Sciences, and Environment Sciences.
  • Original and engaging instructional content in vocabulary and grammar, plus hundreds of reading and writing topics.
  • Interviews with authors, essayists, and writers of note on some of the significant works of the 20th century.
  • Health and Wellness resources that support the latest breakthroughs in physical health, mental health, and health-related careers.
  • Stories about economics, banking, investing, and entrepreneurship in the Business and Personal Finance collection.
  • Resources include a full set of bibliographic information including a printable transcript, closed captioning (videos), copyright, source, etc.

The CueCard

The state-of-the-art CueCard multi-media player liberates resources from the fixed page and allows teachers and students to watch video, see images, or read documents in an interactive, flippable card! See the media resource in high quality small format or full screen, extend the transcript drawer, write comments or directions in the notes drawer, or flip it over for a full set of bibliographic source information, including a citation generator and embeddable link. Click here to learn more about the CueCard and its features.

State Standards

NBC Learn has partnered with Edgate Correlation Services, Inc. to correlate all of our resources to all 50 U.S. state standards as well as the U.S. Common Core. Our state standards search allows teachers to search for NBC Learn content aligned by state, grade level, and subject area.

For media specialists and librarians, our resources are also support the AASL standards. Click here to learn more.

Playlists

Your playlists are your own, personalized media library that you can use to save content as well as your own notes! For teachers, you might want to organize your playlists by class — for students, maybe you want to stay organized by subject — either way, your personal playlists are flexible.

Pricing

NBC Learn Video Streaming for grades K-12 is now available for purchase on Pearson's Online Learning Exchange (OLE). Pricing starts at $4.00 per student for a 1-year subscription (2 and 3-year subscription packages are also available). A variety of volume discounting options are also available. For a customized proposal for your school or district, or to speak directly to an NBC Learn on Pearson OLE representative, click here to email us.

2014 Annual Subscription Pricing (includes unlimited streaming and download):

1-year subscription - $4.00 per student (includes full access to NBC Learn's K-12 video streaming library of over 16,000 videos across all curriculum areas and Pearson's OLE learning environment).

Funding Sources

Many educational technology funds are available for subscribing to NBC Learn K-12.

NBC Learn supports American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Title I, Title II B and D EETT (Enhancing Education Through Technology) funding parameters and 21st Century Learning Goals. ARRA Title I funds help disadvantaged students bridge the achievement gap through improved student engagement.

IDEA or Special Ed Funds (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act)

NBC Learn also supports Special Education and ELL (English Language Learners) through visual instructional resources and technology with closed-captioning and printable transcripts.

In many cases, NBC Learn customers have received funding through grant applications. Contact us if you would like assistance with your application.

Case Studies

Clear Creek Independent School District

Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) in Texas is one of the leading school districts in the United States for integrating technology in the classroom. In early 2010, CCISD began using NBC Learn as a pilot program. After teachers found success using the product, NBC Learn was implemented district wide.   Read More >

North Forest Independent School District

In April of 2010, NBC Learn headed to Houston, Texas and conducted a teacher training session with the North Forest Independent School District (NFISD), one of the lowest-performing districts in the state. NBC Learn worked together with teachers to integrate real-world video clips into the district's science curriculum, increasing the student's engagement and knowledge.   Read More >
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FILTERING

If you are trying to view the videos from inside a school or university, your IT admin may need to enable streaming on your network. Please see the Internet Filtering section of our Technical Requirements page.

DVDs AND OTHER COPIES

Videos on this page are not available on DVD at this time due to licensing restrictions on the footage.

DOWNLOADING VIDEOS

Subscribers to NBC Learn may download videos and play them back without an internet connection. Please click here to find out more about subscribing or to sign up for a FREE trial (download not included in free trial).

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INTERNATIONAL VISITORS

The Science of the Olympic Winter Games videos are only available to visitors inside the United States due to licensing restrictions on the Olympics footage used in the videos.

FILTERING

If you are trying to view the videos from inside a school or university, your IT admin may need to enable streaming on your network. Please see the Internet Filtering section of our Technical Requirements page.

DVDs AND OTHER COPIES

The Science of the Olympic Winter Games is not available on DVD at this time due to licensing restrictions on on Olympic footage.

DOWNLOADING VIDEOS

Subscribers to NBC Learn may download videos and play them back without an internet connection. Please click here to find out more about subscribing or to sign up for a FREE trial (download not included in free trial).

Still have questions?
Click here to send us an email.

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