Other Idea & Inspiration Resources
WHYY, the PBS station in Philadelphia, would be a good model of adapting to telecommunications for your own local ed tv channel.
CBC4Kids is the site for children's programming by the Canadian Broadcast Network.
WNET, a public television channel in New York, is offering "Nature", lessons from Wynton Marsalis, and a teacher training institute in integrating TV with new technologies.
Most newspapers, such as The New York Times, are now online. Search your local newspapers for tie ins to current class topics, everything from math (what does 3 for $5 really mean) to land use to weather across the globe.
The EDC site's Center for Children and Technology reports results of research studies comparing the effectiveness of various telecommunications media for spurring school reform.
Discovery Education Streaming includes more than 5,000 full-length videos segmented into 50,000 content-specific video segments. The site allows teachers to seamlessly integrate its content into their curriculum. Today, more than half the schools across the United States are licensed to use Discovery Education Streaming. Check to see if your school has a license! Considering that many schools cannot afford to stock libraries, this resource is invaluable. A homeschooling license is also available.
The Newseum shows the front pages from 300 newspapers in the U.S. and around the world.