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Using Video Streaming to Enhance

  1. 1. Using Video Streaming to Enhance Instruction Outline of Presentation <ul><li>Just a little time on definitions/explanations </li></ul><ul><li>A little bit more time on history – how did Dixie get unitedstreaming? </li></ul><ul><li>Now some practical stuff – how does it work at Dixie? </li></ul><ul><li>unitedstreaming.com/Lesson plans/specific ideas/web sites/ yeah, how can I really use this stuff? </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Video Streaming refers to the process of viewing video over the Internet. A “streamed file is simultaneously downloaded and viewed, but leaves behind no physical file on the viewer’s machine.” …usually means availability of the video on demand, but it can mean a video broadcast in real time as an event unfolds (a.k.a. “web-casting” or “multi-casting”) …users (with permission) can also download video clips, save them and include them in multimedia presentations or web sites. </li></ul>Definition
  3. 3. Effectiveness of Video Streaming in Instruction <ul><ul><li>Leads to more attentive and more knowledgeable and higher-achieving students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use leads to better prepared and more knowledgeable and,consequently, more effective teachers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Changes the nature of the classroom in ways that facilitate learning. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Advantages to Video Streaming <ul><ul><li>Streaming requires minimal computer memory. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The required plug-ins (Quicktime, Windows Media Player, etc.) are free. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… provides schools with a substantial video collection at minimal cost. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. More Advantages to Video Streaming <ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers and students can access the video clips whenever and wherever they want. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It addresses a variety of multiple intelligences and can supplement instruction for at-risk or gifted students equally well. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Disadvantages of Video Streaming <ul><ul><li>Bandwidth varies greatly and can hinder the amount of data transmittable in a given amount of time. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only a modest amount of material cleared for digital rights; need for more content which meets educational excellence. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher’s motivation and abilities may limit the amount of use. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>This is cool but it takes forever on my computer and it cuts off in the middle and…fixing the problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Image from: http://www.glorianon.com/ </li></ul>
  8. 8. Fixing the problems … <ul><li>Let 4 th /5 th graders stream the videos directly. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Primary students can access videos downloaded on the Network. A shortcut can be placed in their grade folders on the Network so they could access them. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Videos can be downloaded to CD’s using a CD burner and teachers could check them out to use with students. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>video Books for students to access. </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.dixie.fcps.net/LibSkills/video_books.htm </li></ul>So I make…
  12. 12. <ul><li>thematic unit web pages in collaboration with teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.dixie.fcps.net/WebQuests/all_about_economics.htm </li></ul>And…
  13. 13. <ul><li>lesson plans which incorporate streaming video. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.dixie.fcps.net/LibSkills/NewSkills/libskillK1.8.htm </li></ul>And…
  14. 14. And teachers use it to: <ul><ul><li>help students complete research projects. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>customize assignments for students, especially those with special needs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>enhance instruction for reading groups/individual reading enrichment. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>bring real world examples into the classroom. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. … help students complete research projects. <ul><li>Intermediate students work on a portfolio piece which is an article about an endangered animal. They access the United Streaming site to locate a video about their animal. </li></ul>
  16. 16. … customize assignments for students, especially those with special needs. <ul><li>Individual students can work at their own pace, stopping or restarting a video as needed. They can also use headphones so it does not disturb other students. </li></ul>
  17. 17. … enhance instruction for reading groups/individual reading enrichment. <ul><li>Students read a book, then watch the video in small reading groups or as individuals. They can compare and contrast the two mediums. </li></ul>
  18. 18. … bring real world examples into the classroom. <ul><li>Have students work on a unit about a country, then found videos with information about the country, the people and culture and shared clips with the students. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Accessing video steaming with unitedstreaming.com <ul><li>There are several ways to search. Keyword, subject, topic, grade. And CURRICULUM STANDARDS. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>When you click on Curriculum Standards, it comes up with the different curricular areas. You can choose one… </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>… and it will come up with specific videos which correlate with those standards. </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>When you choose a video, you have the option to stream or download and you can also choose a video clip or the entire video. </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>There are also teacher guides for many of the videos. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Bibliography <ul><li>Reed, R. (August, 2001) Streaming Technology: An Effective tool for e-learning experiences. National Association of Media and Technology Centers’ Bulletin, 1-3 </li></ul><ul><li>Roach, R. Making the most of Multimedia. Black Issues in Higher Education, 19 </li></ul><ul><li>Van Horn, R. (2001) Streaming Video and rich media. Phi Delta Kappa, 82. 561-562 </li></ul>
  25. 25. Bibliography (con’t.) <ul><li>Weiser, C. Video Streaming. Media and Methods, 38 </li></ul><ul><li>Wise, M. and Groom, F. M. (1996) The effects of enriching classroom learning with the systematic employment of multimedia. Education, 117, 61-69 </li></ul>

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