KLRN United Streaming user guide


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KLRN United Streaming user guide

  1. 1. KLRN United Streaming KLRN United Streaming is a digital video-on-demand service offering over 3,000 full-length titles and 30,000 video clips in all K-12 subject areas. KLRN, and its partner, unitedstreaming, are excited to offer this service to enhance classroom lessons and impact student learning. Key Features Videos and video clips can be searched by state standard, keyword, subject area, and grade level. Choose from a full video title or short concept clips to stream and/or download for classroom instruction or for use in multimedia presentations. Access a calendar of historical events directly linked to video clips. Create your own „Playlists‟ to bookmark video clips for quick and easy use in lesson planning or in the classroom. Download Teacher‟s Guides and blackline masters (available with most videos). Logging in Go to http://klrn.org and click on the KLRN Connect logo On the left hand side of the page, click the KLRN Connect login link. 1
  2. 2. On the login page, your username is your e-number; your password is the first 4 letters of your last name, plus your birth year (i.e. smit1964) The home page looks like this: 2
  3. 3. Finding a video or video clip On the home page, you can either search by keyword, or click the Advanced Search link to do a detailed, specific search. Keyword Advanced Search 3
  4. 4. Our search might return the following results: The first video on the list is 26 minutes long. 4
  5. 5. However, most videos are broken down into segments – you can download or watch any or all segments – use only the ones you want to supplement and enhance your lessons! This video has 5 segments: To see the segments, click on the Video Segments link. So, if you‟re reading “Romeo & Juliet” – you might download the 7:41 clip of Shakespeare and Tradegy (or any other clip you feel might augment your lesson). 5
  6. 6. For each video or clip, you have three choices: Stream, Download or Add to Playlist. Stream Download Click on one of the three icons to do so: Add Stream – you can play the video directly from the internet without downloading it. It may be slower, however. Download - download the clip to your hard drive. Please DO NOT download it to your network H: drive or to any share folder on the server. These video files are very large and will clog up the server very quickly. Right-click on the disk icon and click Save Target as... Navigate to the folder where you want to save, then click Save. Note: you probably want to rename the file, as the names aren‟t descriptive of the video clips. Add to Play list – you can create a play list (or several) to “bookmark” the videos you want to find easily. 6
  7. 7. This is what your screen will look like when you add a clip to your play list: To access the items in your play list, click on the My Content link at the top of the screen. 7
  8. 8. Adding Video Clips to PowerPoint Presentations You can add your video clips to you PowerPoint presentations! Open your PowerPoint On the desired slide, click Insert > Movies and Sounds > Movie from File Find the desired file and click OK. 8
  9. 9. You will then be asked if you want the movie to play automatically or not... Be sure to cite the source. The citation information is found on the Citations tab on the video page. Simply copy the text, then paste into the PowerPoint. 9
  10. 10. Final slide may look like this: Title Still image Video clip Citation 10