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Welcome to OTAN's Streaming Video Resource Page!

This wiki is meant to provide information and resources for Adult Educators in California who are interested in using video and video streaming resources in their classroom. (To see the entire table on the page, click the small triangle at top right. Saves scrolling back and forth.)





Discovery Education Streaming logo






californiastreaming.org k12hsn.org/edzone learn360.com
Login Required


$$ Subscription


$$ Subscription

Yes with approved free membership


$$ Subscription

Streaming or Downloadable Both Both

Some videos available for download 

Uploads by teachers & students



Can download in 3 formats

Teacher resources Yes Yes Yes Yes - teachers can upload their own materials too. Good teacher introduction here. Available with free trial account.
Onsite content saved Yes Yes Yes Yes 
Copyright Commercial content, copyright under subscription.    Commercial content, copyright under subscription.  Teacher content varies.  Videos are created by teachers and students, some labeled with creative commons attribution license. Commercial content, copyright under subscription.  
Ads No No No No 

Very robust site, pulls content and video from many Discovery sites and resources.

Some CC


Content from Learn360, plus lesson plans, assessments, assignments, class management and much more. Quickstart guide gives overview of most features available. 


Targeted to K-12 but some features available without membership, Site has to verify school affliliation in order to create an account, can upload videos. Brochure

Introductory Video


Teachers can change quality settings on playback of videos. 






Website nationalgeographic.com





Login Required


Login for additional educational resources



No - PBS.org

Yes - PBS Teachers


Streaming or Downloadable






(Player is in a pop-up window)

Both Streaming
Teacher resources Yes with account

Transcripts free

Texts for purchase

Website links to supplement




Onsite content saved No No Yes - PBS Teachers  No
Copyright All materials owned by NG unless specifically stated otherwise.  Commercial content available for streaming only in classroom or at home use Variable - look for licensing information on specific content. Owned by original authors. All materials owned by History channel, including materials uploaded by user.
Ads Yes No Yes Yes

Program content and video quality very high. Difficult to search for content, better off to use categories.


Video quality High

Distance Learning Telecourses Available for purchase

Professional Development for improving teaching expertise


Video quality low for some, excellent for others

Teacher resources and professional development programming


Video quality high

Search pulls all resources together. Most content is commercial. Videos contain commercials beginning and end. Provision for educational use.












Login Required Login needed to upload, but not to watch Login needed to upload videos, but not to watch  No

No for a small selection

Yes for all movies

$$ subscription


Streaming or Downloadable Both Streaming  Streaming Streaming 
Teacher resources Supplied by contributors  Getting started and integrating technology into curriculm resources available  No Yes 
Onsite content saved Yes? No  No  
Copyright Videos created by teachers and students   Videos created by teachers and students. Uploaded materials owned by author, but licensed for all to use.  Uploaded materials owned by author, but licensed for all to use. Commercial content, copyright under subscription.   
Ads Yes  Yes  No No 

"Safe" site for teachers to share videos for teaching and professional development 

Support files can be attached to videos, i.e. lesson plans

Teachers can monitor their students' media 

Educators page with Quick Start Guide and collection of resources 


Still building content, tied to sister site SchoolWax.com Etraffic Press (digital textbooks) Animated movies with assessments and lesson plans tied to state standards






Website commoncraft.com www.monkeysee.com archive.org nobelprize.org 
Login Required No
Free unless you want to remove the "For Evaluation Only" stamp across the video


Login needed to upload videos and to save favorites

No No 
Streaming or Downloadable Yes Both Both Streaming 
Teacher resources No No No  Edu outreach program, games available.  
Onsite content saved No Yes Yes  No 
Copyright Free for educational viewing Available for all non commercial purpose

Available for non commericial uses


Strictly held by Nobel. Read Terms of use. Permissions granted on request. Must provide attribution. 
Ads No Yes  No  No 
Notes Simple videos explain complicated concepts Anyone can submit videos, content is not screened. IA is a non-profit digital library of Internet sites and cultural artifacts Click on Nobel Media at the top of the screen. These are full fledged broadcast documentaries.
Website cdlponline.org MIT OpenCourseware     
Login Required No  No     
Streaming or Downloadable Streaming  Look carefully - these are full college courses     
Teacher resources Yes       
Onsite content saved No       
Copyright Site is free to use       
Ads No       
Notes Many real-life video stories complete with many activities to learn spelling, pronunciation, matching games and more.      


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