United Streaming Information

Teacher Passcode:

XXXX-XXXX

Please use this to set up your own account if you have not
pre...
After you enroll, you will be taken to the main menu where you
can search and look for videos for use in your curriculum.
A Crash Course in United Streaming: Downloading and Saving
                            (Thanks for Linda Culver’s help)


...
For example; if you refine by literature, you have one video that fits that
category, but if you refine by science grade 6...
6. DO NOT PLAN ON ARRIVING AT SCHOOL TO PLAY A MOVIE
DIRECTLY FROM THIS SCREEN FOR STUDENTS OR TO DOWNLOAD
QUICKLY. The se...
8. Downloading an entire video or segments:

                                                             Click download,
...
9. When downloading is complete:

You will see the little movie icon on your desktop with the file name. Now you
can view ...
Setting Up Your Computer for Dual Display
                                                Display

          Displaying Un...
4. Click the GeForce FX 5200
   Tab.




5. Click the drop-down arrow to
   change the nView Modes
   setting from Clone T...
6. IF your monitor changes
   resolution and the icons and
   objects on your screen
   enlarge, you will need to
   click...
9. Once the Windows Media Player Window has been moved entirely to the
   TV Monitor, you will need to change the view to ...
teacher center
The Teacher Center provides you with powerful tools that allow you to create dynamic, interactive
multimedi...
Lesson Plan Library
The Lesson Plan Library has a new search interface and contains more than 200
lessons designed for use...
start here – quick set-up guide
start here – quick set-up guide
start here – quick set-up guide
start here – quick set-up guide
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  1. 1. United Streaming Information Teacher Passcode: XXXX-XXXX Please use this to set up your own account if you have not previously. You will no longer be able to use the generic password from last year. Having your own account allows you to save your lists confidentially, as opposed to an all school list. www.unitedstreaming.com Passcode here for new users Next, you will enter your information, check the box that agrees to terms and use, and indicate if you want a newsletter. You will receive an email confirmation after registering.
  2. 2. After you enroll, you will be taken to the main menu where you can search and look for videos for use in your curriculum.
  3. 3. A Crash Course in United Streaming: Downloading and Saving (Thanks for Linda Culver’s help) 1. Open www.unitedstreaming.com . If you have not already set up an account, please see the previous instructions for setting up an account. If you previously set up an account, it should still be active. 2. Log in with the username and password you created. 3. Now you should see a screen similar to this: You can search by subject, by grade level, by general search in all content, or you can specify videos, segments, pictures, etc. on the pull down menu. You can also do a general search and refine it later using grade levels or subjects. 4. Search for a topic. Let’s choose “tornadoes” and full videos, but not set any other limits. We received 28 video hits. We can further refine our search. The side panel lets you choose a subject area or to refine by grade level.
  4. 4. For example; if you refine by literature, you have one video that fits that category, but if you refine by science grade 6-8, you have nine. Below each video description, you are told what supporting materials are available to go with it and the grade level. You are also linked to Kansas Standards. 5. If you see a video that sounds promising you can click on it to get more information. You will see tabs with the description, a list of segments, citation information and any supporting materials. You will also see three important features: a play button to preview, a download button, and an “add to” feature so you can save it to look at later. You can create your own folders to store content.
  5. 5. 6. DO NOT PLAN ON ARRIVING AT SCHOOL TO PLAY A MOVIE DIRECTLY FROM THIS SCREEN FOR STUDENTS OR TO DOWNLOAD QUICKLY. The server tends to be slow, and some 20 minute movies can take two hours to download. If you try to stream from school to watch, you’ll notice it’s choppy due to stress on the server. You can download during school and still use your computer to do other things while the download is occurring, but it may be pretty slow. From home, you’ll see that previewing is much easier and downloading a breeze. Search at school, create a folder (explained below) and then preview and download at home. 7. To save a movie to look at later, add it to your content. That way you don’t have to search again. When you click add, you get a new browser window that lets you add it to a folder you have or you can create a new folder. If you really like the video you can download it to play for your class. You can also add only certain segments to your content folders by opening the tab that says “segments” and checking the ones you want to add. They will be downloaded separately in segments if you download later. You can download only segments if you want by clicking the download icon next to the green play button.
  6. 6. 8. Downloading an entire video or segments: Click download, and you will get a new browser window asking you where you want to save. It is recommended that you save to the desktop, even from home. It’s easy to find and to delete later when you know you have made a copy on a CD or transferred it to a flash drive. Movies take up a lot of space on the server and computer. Click save and give a location. You can give it a new name if you want, as long as you don’t change the file extension. Once you save, the downloading will begin. You can minimize the window and work to continue work on your computer.
  7. 7. 9. When downloading is complete: You will see the little movie icon on your desktop with the file name. Now you can view or show it directly from your desktop, or burn it to a CD, or transfer it to another memory device. Be sure to save the movies you like. You can download the support files and burn everything into one disc to save. Copyright laws allow you to show the movie as much as you like until the subscription is canceled.
  8. 8. Setting Up Your Computer for Dual Display Display Displaying United Streaming Videos on Your TV Monitor and Using Your Computer for Other Tasks Directions: 1. Close all open programs. Right Click on your Computer Desktop and choose Properties 2. The Display Properties dialog box opens. Click the Settings Tab. 3. Click the Advanced command button at the bottom of the dialog box.
  9. 9. 4. Click the GeForce FX 5200 Tab. 5. Click the drop-down arrow to change the nView Modes setting from Clone TO Dualview, as shown. Verify that the Display pair setting is: Analog Display + TV, as shown.
  10. 10. 6. IF your monitor changes resolution and the icons and objects on your screen enlarge, you will need to click the Change Resolution command in the side menu, as shown…..and also complete step #7. Otherwise, simply click Apply and then click OK. 7. Drag the slider from 800 x 600 screen resolution to 1024 x 768. Click Apply. You should see your screen resolution switch back to normal size/font. Then Click OK. Click OK to return to the Desktop. 8. You are now ready to use the DualView mode. Open a Video from either the Desktop or Network Drive. Click on the Title Bar, and Drag the Entire Window to the right, as if you are dragging it off the screen. You will see the Window start to appear on the television screen. Computer TV Monitor Monitor
  11. 11. 9. Once the Windows Media Player Window has been moved entirely to the TV Monitor, you will need to change the view to Full Screen. To do this, Right Click in the Black Area of the Windows Media Player Window and choose Full Screen, or press Alt+Enter on your keyboard. 10. The video should now continue to play on the television monitor. Once the video is finished, you will need to drag the Windows Media Player window back to your computer and close the window. If the window is too large to be able to easily click on the Title Bar, press ESCAPE on your keyboard to restore the window’s size. 11. You should be able to continue working on any separate program on your computer while students are viewing the video on the television monitor.
  12. 12. teacher center The Teacher Center provides you with powerful tools that allow you to create dynamic, interactive multimedia projects for your students. You can save and organize your projects in folders you create within My Content for easy editing, sharing and retrieval.
  13. 13. Lesson Plan Library The Lesson Plan Library has a new search interface and contains more than 200 lessons designed for use with Discovery Education unitedstreaming videos. Lesson plans can be viewed or saved in PDF or Microsoft Access the Lesson Plan Library from anywhere on the site Word format. To save a lesson plan, click on the appropriate by clicking on the Teacher Center link in the navigation bar at the top of the screen. Click on a subject area to view format and select “Save.” Navigate to the desired location. lesson plans that contain descriptions and indications You can change the name of the lesson, but keep the “.pdf” regarding the recommended grade ranges. or “.doc” file extension.

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