Discovery Education announced that it has expanded its already vast library of digital media, providing schools with access to an additional 1,000 standards-based video clips spanning 30 languages–including Arabic, Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, Hebrew, Hindi, and Spanish. These new resources will help educators who teach foreign languages or English-language learners, Discovery said. The company reportedly has more than a million teachers who use its streaming video service.
Because a teacher’s work rarely ends at the conclusion of the school day, Library Video Company recently introduced a program that allows educators to access their schools’ video collections from home. The SAFARI Montage Managed Home Access system was created in response to teachers’ desire for at-home access to video clips for lesson planning, which often keeps them working many hours after the final bell rings. This new online tool also can be used to stream live video–such as band performances, school plays, school board meetings, and sporting events–to parents and other stakeholders.