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60 Years of NBC News Archives Available Through HotChalk

30 January 2008 No Comment

If you are unfamiliar with HotChalk, it’s a free, web based course management solution that allows teachers to create dynamic lessons and content in a online environment. Beyond just allowing teachers to create their own lessons, HotChalk also lets you share lessons in their Swap Shop. Meaning that teachers can access many quality lessons created by educators in the same field of study.  Some of the other features available on HotChalk include;

Creating Lesson Plans
Making Web Based Quizes
Management of quizes and assigments through their built in grade book
Easily communicate with students and parents
And now, NBC allows you to browse through their archives and include them in your HotChalk Lessons. 

NBC has made available over 6000 of their curriculum relevant archives from their 60 years of broadcasting. Each video segment is categorized by keywords and topics which makes finding the videos that are the most relevant very easy.  We’ve covered topics here about using Youtube or TeacherTube, but since these archives come straight out of the news room, they are guaranteed to be of the utmost quality.

Probably the best news to educators is that these archives are free right now for those that sign up for HotChalk(which is free too). NBC’s archives will eventually move to a subscription based service, but until the end of the year any educator is free to check them out.

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