Private schools and public schools alike are conducting online classes for their students due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Netflix steps up to the plate to assist by adding 10 educational documentaries to YouTube for free streaming.
Content accessibility is crucial for teachers around the world as they convert their lesson plans for virtual classrooms. A number of states have agreed to close schools for the rest of the 2019-20 school year to control the corona virus outbreak. Therefor investing more time into distance learning to keep students actively participating in their education. Netflix wants to help.
Ten films, series and shorts are now available on Netflix US YouTube channel. 13ths, Babies, Chasing Coral, Knock Down The House, Our planet – are some of the documentary films available for watching along with other educational resources like discussion questions, ways to take action and more info. Netflix says there’s plans to enhance the learning experience on their channel by adding Q&A’s with some of the project creators and dozens of language options for subtitles.
Teachers previously experienced these documentaries in their classroom via the screening feature that was available with a Netflix membership. Now, the feature is available to all students and teachers for streaming, sharing and for free.