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  • One main point to emphasize on this slide is the fact that the same Passcode is used by all users in a specified school building. Also, emphasize that new users should only enter the Passcode on this log-in page—a common mistake that many new users make is to enter their Passcode and type in a preferred username and password. Once users have created accounts, they will not need to use the Passcode again. Each time they return to the site, they use the username and password they stipulated when they created their accounts.
  • The purpose of this slide is to illustrate the unitedstreaming account set-up screen. Four main points to emphasize when discussing the process of setting up accounts include: The “username” field is the most critical since the desired username for each new account must be unique to the entire unitedstreaming user database. If a new user is having trouble defining a unique username, he/she may want to try appending the desired username with a number or some other designation that may unique to the user’s school or district. It is not mandatory to enter information in all fields—only those with an asterisk are required fields. The click box in front of the phrase “I have read and agree to the Terms of Use” must be selected before a new account can be created. Clicking on the “Terms of Use” hyperlink will display a page with all terms and requirements. It is a good idea to recommend to new users that they select the option to receive the monthly newsletter. It is an e-mail update that includes information about new video titles, updated web site features, technology grants and conferences, and implementation strategies.
  • DALLASTOWN AREA SENIOR HS 8337-77B8 DALLASTOWN AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL 8337-212E DALLASTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 8337-3229 LEADERS HTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 8337-8989 LOGANVILLE SPRINGFIELD ES 8337-D254 ORE VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 8337-582F YORK TWP ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 8337-D874
  • The main point to emphasize while working with this slide is the fact that the search tools work differently. Note: This is one of several points in the presentation that it would be effective to open up the live unitedstreaming web site and demonstrate the look and functionality of the search tools. By keeping both this PowerPoint window and the browser window open throughout the presentation, it will be easy to switch between views by using the application icons on the Taskbar (Windows) or the Dock (Macintosh).
  • United Streaming Presentation

    1. 1. A Guide to unitedstreaming Digital Resources http:// www.discoveryeducation.com
    2. 2. There are three common ways that you can use downloaded video segments: Standalone files: Just double-click on the file icons to open the preferred media player to play the segments. Hyperlinks: Create hyperlinks in programs like PowerPoint and Word to link words and pictures to video resources. Hyperlinks can also be used on web pages/wikis. Embedded Video: Insert video segments directly into documents and slides and view the segments without using a media player. Click to view movie Downloaded Segments
    3. 3. <ul><li>Hurricane Video </li></ul>
    4. 4. Log In Screen
    5. 5. New users in each school building will need to know the unique 8-character Passcode. A1B2 C3D4 Enter the Passcode and click the “GO” button. User Passcodes
    6. 6. Central High School This is the form you will see when you have entered your school Passcode. The key field in this form is the “Username” field since your log-in name must be unique to the entire unitedstreaming subscriber base. Before clicking the “Continue” button, be sure that you are familiar with the Terms of Use and click the box that signifies that you agree to the subscription terms. Setting Up Accounts
    7. 7. DALLASTOWN AREA SENIOR HS - 8337-77B8 DALLASTOWN AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL - 8337-212E DALLASTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - 8337-3229 LEADERS HTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - 8337-8989 LOGANVILLE SPRINGFIELD ES - 8337-D254 ORE VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - 8337-582F YORK TWP ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - 8337-D874
    8. 8. From the Home Page, you can search for digital media by keyword, subject, grade level, or curriculum standards. Home Page
    9. 9. The video search results page includes thumbnail views of the video and descriptions of the overall contents of the video. You can also view information about the target audience and copyright date and click links to view related content, curriculum standards, and a list of video segments. Video Search Results
    10. 10. The “Full Video” tab also displays a description of the video with information about the length of the video and the number of segments available. Note the ability to generate a “printer friendly” page and an e-mail alert to colleagues . You can stream the full video by clicking on the “Play” button, save the video by clicking on the “Download” button, or add the file to your “My Content” libraries. Full Video Description
    11. 11. The “Video Segments” tab displays the contents of the selected video divided into short segments that can be streamed or downloaded for use with presentations, classroom projects, and student activities. Use the “Play” and “Download” icons to stream or save video segments. Click the “Select to Add” boxes if you wish to include the segments in assignments, quizzes, or Playlists in your “My Content” materials . Video Segment View
    12. 12. Since all of the digital media on the unitedstreaming site is protected by copyright, it is important to include the proper citations for the videos, images, and articles you download from the site. The “Citations” tab displays the essential information in three accepted formats. Just copy the data from this page and paste it into your presentation and lesson files. Citations
    13. 13. When you click the “Related Materials” tab, you will see links to a variety of resources including Teacher Guides, Blackline Masters, quiz files, and state curriculum standards. Related Materials
    14. 14. The Media Settings controls are located directly under the viewer and give you the ability to enable the closed caption text display and select the media player you prefer to use as you watch full video file and segments. Media Settings
    15. 15. My Content is a new and versatile space that you can use to organize personal Playlists, assignments, quizzes, and writing prompts as well as share resources with colleagues. My Content
    16. 16. When you search for “Images” and click on a selected thumbnail icon from the list of search results, you will see the image displayed in a special viewer. You can select the size of the image file you prefer by clicking on the links provided to download the image. Digital Images
    17. 17. When you search for “Clip Art” and click on a selected thumbnail icon from the list of search results, you will see the image displayed in a special viewer. You can select the size of the image file you prefer by clicking on the links provided to download the image. Clip Art
    18. 18. The Calendar tool is a great way to locate videos that are associated with important events in history, prominent people, and commemorative events and cultural celebrations. Teacher Center: Calendar
    19. 19. Teacher Center: Lesson Plans Choose from over 200 full lesson plans created to accompany selected videos in the unitedstreaming library. The lessons can be downloaded, and most are available in both PDF and Microsoft Word formats.
    20. 20. Teacher Center: Thematic Focus Each week, a new Thematic Focus is posted on the site and each unit includes discussion guides, lesson plans, media links, student activities, and related materials. Here is a small sampling of the Social Studies themed units that you can download and use with your students.
    21. 21. The new Writing Prompt Builder provides a tool to let you create your own writing activities using digital images from the unitedstreaming library. You can use the completed prompts directly from the site or give students access through the Student Center. Writing Prompt Builder
    22. 22. With the Assignment Builder, you can create online activities that feature videos, images, encyclopedia articles, and calendar events that you select from the unitedstreaming libraries. Students visit the Student Center to access these materials. Assignment Builder
    23. 23. With the Quiz Builder, you can modify existing quizzes or create your own online assessments using digital resources from the unitedstreaming libraries. As with projects created with the Assignment Builder, students visit the Student Center to access these materials. Quiz Builder
    24. 24. During student presentations, mute the sound and have students write their own narrations for video segments. Play segments with sound but without video display; encourage students to listen for details and unique sounds before they write. Even with short segments, stop to discuss specific frames in the video or use the still images for writing prompts. Some Teaching Strategies to Consider Create lessons and projects in which students are always actively involved in the viewing process and follow-up activities. Try creating individualized projects that students can access on “learning centers” in the classroom or computer labs. Be sure to pose questions or prepare thought-provoking “lesson starters” before viewing to actively engage students. Teaching Strategies
    25. 25. <ul><li>Students may create their own username and password using the passcode and url below: </li></ul><ul><li>URL: http://students.discoveryeducation.com </li></ul><ul><li>Passcode: 479B-AC29 </li></ul>Student Logins

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