United Streaming Directions (C. Wahl)
1. Search thousands of videos, images and clips.
A. Search by Subject – Click on the desired subject. Full-length movies
for all grade levels will appear. If you look on the left-hand side of the
web page, you can also select video segments, images, articles, songs,
At any time while using United Streaming, you
can click on Home to return to the main menu.
To go from page to page, use this “crumb trail”
to go from web page to web page – use the
“crumb trail” rather than the Back button.
B. Search by Grade Level – Click on the desired grade level. . Full-length
movies for all grade levels will appear. If you look on the left-hand side of
the web page, you can also select video segments, images, articles, songs,
speeches, etc. Click on the word Home in the “crumb trail” to go back to
the main page.
C. Search by California Standards – Select California, a subject and a grade level. You will be taken
directly to the standards and videos for that standard. Click on the word Home in the “crumb trail” to go
back to the main page.
D. Search by Keyword – Type in a keyword or conduct an advanced search.
If you are doing an advanced search, the word editable means you can edit (select specific parts) the
video. The editing can be accomplished in iMovie.
This is a great way to search for images – just be sure to change “All Content” to Images.
2. Searching by Subject or Grade Level
On the left side of the screen, you can select images, video segments, articles, audio, quizzes, lesson
A list of full videos appear in the middle of the screen. A paragraph explains what the video is about.
Under the paragraph, in light gray, it states…….This video contains_____ segments. Click on the word
segments to view or download desired videos. To view the segment, click on the green circle in front of
the name of the video segment. To view or download the video segment, be sure to select the Media
• Embed in Web Browser – plays right on the desktop; has movie controls to play, pause, stop, etc.
You can insert an embedded movie into a PowerPoint (Insert---Movies and Sounds---From File)
• Stand-Alone Application – opens a new player window
Download the video segment:
• Hold down the Control key and press down on the disk icon in front of the video segment.
• Drag to “Download Linked File” in Safari. In Firefox, it is “Save Link As”. The video might
download to the desktop, or you might need to select where to download the video segment. If
downloading, drag all videos to the Movie folder – do NOT store them on the desktop or in
documents! Be sure to quit (Apple Q) the Quicktime Time Player when watching the video.
Citing the Video:
• Click on the tab that says Citations. Highlight and copy (Apple – “C”) the desired citation.
Click on Related Materials and check for a
teacher’s guide, blackline masters, quiz, etc.
Renaming the video:
• When the video is on the desktop, click one time on the name of the video. You must leave the
--------.mov-----but you can delete what appears before the .mov and rename the video segment.
• You might be given a chance to rename the video before saving it to the desktop. Be sure to
leave the -------.mov
3. Searching by Curriculum Standards
• After clicking the Go button, a list of standards for that grade level and subject matter
appears. Click on -----Videos Meeting This Standard.
• A list of videos appears. Click on the picture next to the name of the video.
• A screen appears with the name of the video selected. Click on the segments.
• When the segments appear, set the Media Settings. Be sure to select QuickTime.
• View or Download the desired video segment. You can also add the segment to My Content.
• Click on the Citations tab and copy the citation.
• Click on Related Materials, if desired.
4. Teacher Center
• Click on Teacher Center in the blue menu bar.
• Click on the “Go To” button under the desired Classroom Tool or Curriculum Resource.
• The main teacher tools are also listed on the main page (click the Home button). Look on the
right-hand side of the web page.
•Click on Help (top right-hand side of the web page) to get
information about the various components of the Teacher
• Select a topic by Subject or by Grade (click the Home button)
• The word ---Images---- appears on the left-hand side of the screen.
• Click on Images.
• Click on the desired image.
• A box appears. Click on ----Preview--- under Small (thumbnail image), Medium (good size for
the web, PowerPoint, Word, etc.) or Large (full page).
• Save the image – Hold down the Control key on the keyboard and press down on the picture.
Drag to “Save Image As” (Firefox). The image is saved to your desktop. You can rename the
image, if desired. Click on the name of the image. Be sure to leave the -------.jpg or .gif
-------- ending. Drag the image to iPhoto or to the Picture folder. Do not store it on the desktop
or in Documents.
• You can also save the image in My Content.
6. My Content
• When saving entire movies, video segments, or images, it would be a good idea to Add it to My
Content. That way, United Streaming’s server will store the work instead of the school servers.
You can access your movies, images, etc. at any time anywhere in the world.
• To view your saved images, movies, etc., click on the My Content tab. It is in the menu bar that
runs across the top of the screen.
• Adding an image – Click on the desired image. Look at the bottom of the box of writing. You
will see---Add to My Content. Click on Add. It will ask you if you want to add to an existing
folder. If so, you will need to select the folder. If you click on Add to a New Folder, it will ask
for the folder name. Give the folder a name and leave it under My Content.
• Adding a video segment ---To the right of the video segments you see a small square box and
above the boxes it says ---Select to Add. Click in the box and a check mark appears. You may
select as many video segments as you want at one time. When you have selected all the video
segments you want, look at the bottom of the list of video segments and click on ADD. Just like
in images (see above), you will be asked whether you want to add it to an existing folder or a
new folder (follow the directions in the Adding an image bullet).
• Sharing Files – Click on the My Content tab in the menu bar across the top of the screen.
You can share entire folders or single images/video segments.
Before sharing, you might need to click on a button that says----Preferences. You will need
to drag to “Allow pop-ups for streaming.discoveryeducation.com” . The button will probably
appear across the top of the screen. If you are using Firefox, it will say---Firefox prevented this
site from opening a popup window. The Preferences button will be to the right of this message.
To share an entire folder, look to the right of the desired folder. You will see a box with the
word Edit in it. Hold down on the triangle and drag to Share. Another box will appear. If it
does not, click on Go.
When the new box appears, you will need to select whether you are sharing to the School
Content or District Content. You will also need to decide whether you are adding your work to
an Existing Folder or Creating a New Folder. If you are adding to an Existing Folder, you will
need to select the folder. If you are adding to a new folder, you will need to name the folder.
Then select School Content or District Content in the next box. When you put your work in
School Content, anyone in your school can access the work. When you put it in District Content,