NewseumED.org offers free resources to cultivate the First Amendment and media literacy skills essential to civic life. Visitors can learn how to authenticate, analyze and evaluate information from a variety of sources and put current events in historical context through standards-aligned lesson plans, videos, primary sources, virtual classes and programs. Teal Media, in partnership with Echo & Co, created the visual identity and website design for NewseumED.
The Newseum had an online “digital classrooom” that wasn’t gaining much traction. The website was dated and clunky and was unable to accommodate the increasing demands from the core audience—educators and students. The education department needed a modern and robust tool that would give educators exclusive, free, high-quality content for teaching First Amendment freedoms. The tool had to provide intuitive workflows for producing and approving content, handle thousands of content assets with rich search capabilities, and provide teachers with a sense of ease and simplicity in application of the tool in their classroom settings. Teal worked cooperatively with the Newseum to transform and rebrand their “digital classroom” into NewseumED.