NBC News has launched a free, collaborative learning community for students ages 13 and up that incorporates gaming, discussion, and video resources in a safe, online environment. Created by NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, the site’s name—iCue—stands for Immerse, Connect, Understand, and Excel. Its learning platform uses a patented technology, based on research from the MIT Education Arcade, called the CueCard; it’s a combination media player, flash card, note-taking tool, and trading card. This “flip-card” technology allows users to watch streaming videos from NBC News and then “flip” the CueCard over for additional information. Users...

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