One of our educational partners in the greater Richmond area is our public television and radio stations under the call sign WCVE. For one, we partner with them to purchase our subscription to Discovery Streaming services (formerly known as United Streaming). Another initiative they started last year was eKlips, which has now received an upgrade and rebranding as ClassroomClips. This is their own version of YouTube, with free content produced by the station, clips from sessions at their annual EdTech conference, and SOL-aligned programming from their partners.
Particularly strong is their content on science and Virginia social studies.
By signing up for a free account, you can save your searches and mark favorite clips for easy access when you return to show them to your students. ClassroomClips is an excellent tool to use to encourage a classroom discussion, present new information, or spark interest at the beginning of a new lesson.
Remember from our LearningHacks last year that starting a lesson with something sticky can go a long way towards helping students retain and remember.