Video Content

Newsela features videos in addition to our article content. These videos are accessible for students, teachers, and caregivers. 


Teachers, students, and caregivers can

  • Save videos using the bookmark feature

  • Play videos, with closed-captions and/or audio descriptions

  • Read a transcript

  • Share the video via Share button to Google Classroom, Remind, email, facebook, or Twitter.

Accessing Videos

From the homepage

  1. Go to newsela.com and sign in.

  2. Click “Video” in the left-hand menu or scroll down to the video row.

  3. Click a view title or image to view the player and a transcript of the video.

From Search

  1. Go to newsela.com and sign in.

  2. Click the search bar in the main menu at the top of the page.

  3. Enter a term, or click “search” to see all of the videos on Newsela.

  4. Click the “Video” tab.

  5. Videos that match your search term will display.

All videos on Newsela include

  1. A transcript

  2. Closed-captions

  3. Audio descriptions

Turning on/off accessibility features

  1. Click the three dot icon in the lower right corner of the video image.

  2. Click the circle to the left of the word.

  3. Click the x in the top right corner to close the panel and view the video.

Videos cannot yet be assigned. If you’d like to have your students view a video on Newsela, we recommend: