Discovery Education has announced it is introducing significant additions and updates to unitedstreaming, its digital video-based learning resource for schools. Over 1,000 new video programs from leading educational producers are being added to the service, bringing the total number of titles available through unitedstreaming to more than 5,000. In addition, major feature enhancements make it easier for teachers to integrate this technology into their classrooms and other learning environments, according to the announcement.
New content updates to unitedstreaming include:
• Dozens of episodes from Scholastic's multi-award-winning series Magic School Bus, I Spy, Dear America, and Royal Diaries • The complete MathMastery series, addressing key concepts in math, from addition to algebra • Hundreds of programs in multiple subject areas from BBC Worldwide and Channel 4 Learning
• Spanish language instructional series for elementary and middle grades from Northern Arizona University
• New Professional Development programs for teachers from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
• The Animated Hero Classics series from Nest Family Entertainment
• New video programs from Discovery Education's Emmy-award winning series Assignment Discovery and TLC Elementary School, plus other programs from Discovery Networks such as The Jeff Corwin Experience
In addition, unitedstreaming now offers new and enhanced features to help teachers find what they need for the classroom.
• "Quiz Center" allows teachers to create their own tests from a database of over 16,000 individual questions associated with specific video clips.
• New targeted search technology helps users find relevant content more quickly.
• "Assignment Builder" now allows teachers to insert Web links into their assignments.
• Unitedstreaming Server Manager software, used in local server implementations, has been upgraded with new intelligent tools that manage content updates and server storage space.
Source: Discovery Education, http://www.discoveryeducation.com