Subscriptions to the SMEdCenter Portal include a Basic Portal Service Package (SP) containing one of four available video streaming services: Discovery Education Streaming (Bundle 1), Learn360 Streaming (Bundle 2), BrainPop Combo (Bundle 3) or High School Research Database (Bundle 4). Each of these video services offers thousands of videos for all grade levels and curricula.
Bundle1 Discovery Education Streaming
A growing library of over 9,500 videos, 77,000 content-specific clips, and more than 160,00 multimedia assets aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Also includes STEM Connect, a collection of career video clips, and related content for grades K-12, organized by discipline.
(An upgrade to Discovery Education Streaming Plus is available. See the Optional Add-On Services section for details.)
Bundle2 Learn360 Streaming
A collection of over 7,800 core-curriculum videos correlated to the Common Core State Standards. Learn360 also includes access to still images, audio files, support materials and more.
Bundle3 BrainPOP Combo (NEW)
Includes BrainPop, BrainPop Jr, BrainPop Spanish and Francais, AP Images, World Book Differentiated, and World Almanac for Kids
Bundle4 High School Research Database (NEW)
Includes Infobase package History Research Center (American History; African-American History; American-Indian History; Ancient & Medieval History; Modern World History); Issues and Controversies and Science Online
All Basic Portal Service Package (Bundle1, Bundle2, Bundle3, Bundle4) also include the following:
Soundzabound (Only available for renewing districts)
Music and other sound clips available to download as mp3 files.
Digital historic and contemporary images from AP bureaus around the world.
World Almanac for Kids
Almanac-style information reference.
Additional Free Portal Resources
Either Basic Portal Service Package also includes numerous high-quality free resources. Below is a sampling of some of these:
- Khan Academy - a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone, anywhere
- Thinkfinity - standards-based lessons, activities, and resources for math, language arts, science, art, and history
- Calisphere - primary documents and images from the UC digital collections
- NASA - resources, interactives, and lesson plans for science
- Library of Congress - primary documents, interactives and lesson plans for US history
- Textbook Connections - links to state board approved textbook resources
- Peninsula Library Resources - links to selected databases (library card needed for access)