Search form

Back to Blog

NBC Splits From Microsoft

The partnership between Microsoft and NBC is over. The news agency bought out the tech giant’s stake in MSNBC.com, putting to bed an online relationship that spanned 16 years.

The original arrangement paired NBC News' exclusive news and video content with Microsoft's technological expertise in a 50-50 joint venture between Microsoft and NBCUniversal. Because the two companies have over a decade-and-a-half of digital history together, insiders speculate it will take roughly two years for all the ties to be severed. In the meantime, the newly re-branded NBCNews.com will continue to provide news for MSN.com, Microsoft's Web portal, which will contribute traffic back to the network.

Moving forward, NBCNews.com will feature some slight design changes to bring all of its sister sites in line stylistically. The digital homes for Today, MSNBC, NBC Sports and others will all feature the same design template, creating a unity among the brands.

 

More

If What’s Happening on Airplanes is Any...

If you have seen the news lately, you are likely aware of what’s happening on commercial flights. The number of incidents involving unruly passengers is threw the roof, a rate higher than any other time since airlines have been recording this data.

Flight attendants are getting attacked and may be required to take self-defense classes. Passengers fighting each other over COVID-19 masks. Airlines, like Southwest, have curbed back serving alcohol.

To put it in perspective, the...

Choosing Themes for STEM and STEAM Part...

I have written two other articles that you may want to consider taking a peek at before reading this article. They are using STEM and STEAM in the Classroom and Planning,...

Planning, Managing and Incorporating...

As the new school year approaches, let's discuss planning and incorporating STEAM into our daily schedule. If you haven’t read Part 1: Using STEAM and STEM in the classroom, you may want to start there. I also challenge you to walk away with ONE idea you may try when school begins. The classroom community...

Incorporating Podcasts Into Your...

Raise your hand if you love a good podcast! I know I do! I am in my car a lot, and podcasts always make the traffic seem so much lighter! I also work from home, so I normally have a podcast going during the day. You can choose from thousands of podcasts that spark your interest, give you new information, and broaden your world view!

Being a teacher, I am always trying to research new ways to get my students involved in using their imagination, listening, and comprehension skills,...

World Giraffe Day is June 21st!

The Giraffe - Possible Interactive Notebook Activity

by Gail Skroback Hennessey
 
In less...

Summer Is Here: Professional...

Hello and Happy first few weeks of summer.  School is out and I know you are excited to just hang out with your family, and do what you want to do for a little bit!  This is something you need to do to recharge your batteries because as we know school will start back up soon!  We also know that teachers normally still work in the summer.  We do something that make us feel productive right?  It can be anything: reading, writing, researching, staying in touch with families, buying supplies for...

The Need for a “Mental” Education...

I think most involved with education would agree that students need physical education—knowledge of diet, personal hygiene, and regular exercise (though, there has been efforts to cut back on this subject). In schools, there is an established physical education curriculum and time set aside for physical activity to coincide with academic study.

However, this is not good enough.

As we witness continued and new waves of societal problems: mental health crisis such as sharp...

Pages