Education

Two School Districts Hit Major Milestone, Streaming More than 1 Million Videos

By July 23, 2009 No Comments

We recently wrote a guest post for Ken Royal’s blog, The Educators’ Royal Treatment, about these two amazing districts, and thought we would share the news with our Visibility Matters readers, too.  (Full disclosure: Discovery Education is a C. Blohm & Associates client.)

KRLN and DE Honor NISD

KRLN and Discovery Education Honor NISD

Northside Independent School District in San Antonio and Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland are among the first school districts in the nation to view 1 million videos through Discovery Education streaming. This is part of a growing trend we are seeing – school districts nationwide showing a strong commitment to engaging students through digital media, such as streaming videos and other interactive online resources.

Discovery Education streaming is provided to Northside Independent School District (ISD) educators and students through local public broadcaster KLRN. A student at Clark High School made the millionth view, streaming “Assignment Discovery: An Inside Look at the Flu.” To recognize the milestone, representatives from KLRN and Discovery Education presented Clark High School with video resources for science classes, and recognized Superintendent John Folks for his dedication to engaging students with 21st century learning tools and services.

The millionth streamed video for Prince George’s County Public Schools was “The Magic School Bus Gets Charged,” and was viewed by a class at Oakcrest Elementary School. According to Dr. William Hite, Jr., Superintendent, Prince George’s County Public Schools, “I credit the educators of Prince George’s County for their hard work in reaching this important milestone. This accomplishment is a testament to their dedication to engaging students in learning through the integration of digital media into curriculum.” This summer, Discovery Education and Prince George’s County will recognize this milestone with a ceremony at the district.

Discovery Education streaming, the digital video-based learning resource scientifically shown to improve academic achievement, offers teachers and students a library of up to 9,000 full-length videos segmented into 71,000 content-specific clips tied directly to state and national standards. Searchable by keyword, content area and grade level, the video content and other digital assets from Discovery Education can be easily integrated into curriculum to engage today’s students in learning.

Are you using online digital content to reach your media-savvy students? How many videos has your school streamed?  We’d love to hear from you!