Discovery Education unitedstreaming Now Available on the California K-12 High-Speed Network

The California K-12 High-Speed Network (K12HSN) is charged with providing statewide coordination of network uses to benefit teaching and learning. Discovery Education has agreed to partner with K12HSN to provide Discovery Education unitedstreaming? resources on the network.

unitedstreaming provides educators with a compelling video library correlated to state standards for use with existing curriculum. The service reaches more than 30 million students across the country and has been scientifically proven to increase academic achievement.

Teachers, students and administrators will be able to access thousands of resources, including 4,000 full-length videos chaptered into 40,000 segments; 200 writing prompts; six core subjects; 20,000 high-quality digital images, 200 lesson plans; 2,000 ready-made quizzes; and 23,000 encyclopedia articles.

For all California K-12 educators (apart from subscribers who already access the video library content through their own local servers), the new delivery route will be faster and better quality. The change will also produce savings for K12HSN, since it will mean a lower volume of traffic accessing the commercial Internet to download resources. For its part Discovery Education has provided equipment for the pilot program. This equipment has been placed at one of the 72 K-12 node sites where it will serve all of California.

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