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    1. 1. TO DO: <ul><li>Sign in up front. </li></ul><ul><li>Take a manual and handouts. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk with someone in the room about ways you use unitedstreaming in your classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Think about a unit you want to support with US video. </li></ul>
    2. 2. Kristin Hokanson unitedstreaming Creating Projects that POP Strategies for Training and Implementation
    3. 3. Overview and Key Features United Streaming Overview Learn how to Search for content NEW United Streaming Features Classroom Integration: Using Software <ul><li>Download clips to embed </li></ul><ul><li>Copy hyperlinks </li></ul><ul><li>Create projects by embedding and hyperlinking content using the following software programs: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PowerPoint </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inspiration </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Timeliner </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>Professional Development Interactive Training Online Resources Best Practices & Trainer’s Toolkit Technical Issues What we are doing today…
    4. 4. Log In Screen
    5. 5. New users in each school building will need to know the unique 8-character Passcode that has been assigned to their school. A1B2 C3D4 When they enter the Passcode and click the “GO” button, they will be taken to an account set-up screen. 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 you click 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. From the Home Page, you can search for digital media by keyword, subject, grade level, or curriculum standards Home Page
    8. 8. Homepage Options <ul><li>Standard unitedstreaming homepage </li></ul><ul><li>Your Homepage </li></ul>OR
    9. 9. unitedstreaming Homepage New features on unitedstreaming homepage: Player Thematic focus New Video Week in History Teacher Center Teaching Tips
    10. 10. Your Homepage <ul><li>Personalized </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the subjects and grade levels you select </li></ul><ul><li>Choose to see: </li></ul><ul><li>New Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Most Popular </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Tips </li></ul><ul><li>Today in History </li></ul><ul><li>Featured Video </li></ul>
    11. 11. How To Set Up YOUR Homepage <ul><li>Click on Preferences </li></ul><ul><li>Select My Homepage tab </li></ul><ul><li>Check boxes of features you want “On” </li></ul><ul><li>Identify subject areas and grade levels you want to display </li></ul><ul><li>Save Changes </li></ul><ul><li>On Homepage you can switch between your homepage and the standard </li></ul>
    12. 12. 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. You will need to pay attention to Media settings when you want to download for use in software programs. Media Settings
    13. 13. 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
    14. 14. My Content <ul><li>Formerly known as Playlists </li></ul><ul><li>Store your </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Favorite videos, clips, images, and articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quizzes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Movement Options </li></ul>
    15. 15. Adding Content to My Content <ul><li>From Search results </li></ul>
    16. 16. Adding Content … con’t <ul><li>From My Content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up folders for each unit or topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open the folder, click Add Content Button </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search by keyword, view results, click Add </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. 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
    18. 18. 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
    19. 19. The Teacher Center contains a variety of instructional resources and special tools that you can use to create online assignments and activities. Teacher Center
    20. 20. 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
    21. 21. 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
    22. 22. 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
    23. 23. 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. Calendar
    24. 24. 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. Lesson Plans
    25. 25. 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. Thematic Focus
    26. 26. Classroom Integration… Using Software Implementation Strategies
    27. 27. You can use hyperlinking or embedding techniques to integrate unitedstreaming clips into projects made with many software applications. Software Applications
    28. 28. 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 most standard applications to link words and pictures to video resources that you wish to add to your lessons. Embedded Video: Insert video segments directly into documents and slides and view the segments without using a media player. Hyperlinking In software applications like Word, PowerPoint, Inspiration, Timeliner, users can click on defined hyperlinks to view video segments with a specified media player. Embedded Video PowerPoint, AppleWorks, and Keynote are among the software products that allow you to embed video files right onto the pages and slides that you have created: Downloaded Segments
    29. 29. Hyperlinking vs. Embedding Videos <ul><li>What is Hyperlinking? </li></ul><ul><li>Hyperlinking is an element in an electronic document that links to another place. Typically, you click </li></ul><ul><li>on the hyperlink to follow the link or path. When you hyperlink to a video, you are creating a path, </li></ul><ul><li>or “directions,” to the video and the video player application. </li></ul><ul><li>What is Embedding? </li></ul><ul><li>Inserting the downloaded video within the application so it plays in the frame/slide of the application. </li></ul>
    30. 30. When to… Hyperlink / Embed <ul><li>When Would You Hyperlink to a Video? </li></ul><ul><li>To see the controls in the Windows Media or QuickTime Players, such as play, pause, stop, rewind, find, mute, and the scroll bar. </li></ul><ul><li>When making dual-platform projects </li></ul><ul><li>When making Web Pages: you need to stream clips from unitedstreaming in order to </li></ul><ul><li>protect the content </li></ul><ul><li>When Would You Embed a Video? </li></ul><ul><li>If you want the video to play full screen automatically (without needing to resize the video) </li></ul><ul><li>If you do not want to see the control panel of the media player </li></ul><ul><li>If you wish to add text boxes that serve as visual cues while the video is playing </li></ul><ul><li>If you need easier navigation through a multimedia presentation (especially for younger audiences who may be using the presentation during independent time) </li></ul>
    31. 31. Step One: Getting Ready <ul><li>Create a folder on your flash drive. All your search results will live here. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a word document for all your citations. </li></ul>
    32. 32. Downloading Video /Clips <ul><li>FROM unitedstreaming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Log onto United Streaming. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for video films or clips [by grade levels/subjects]. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select film or clip (segment). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the disk icon to download. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose the correct player for your software. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Windows media for PPT </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>QuickTime for other software </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save in your folder. DON’T FORGET TO COPY CITATION!!! </li></ul></ul>
    33. 33. How to Copy / Save Images <ul><li>FROM unitedstreaming: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Log onto unitedstreaming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open image </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose size (small or medium) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save in your folder—DON’T FORGET TO COPY CITATION </li></ul></ul>
    34. 34. How to Embed Films / Clips into PowerPoint <ul><li>Note: You need to have the video Downloaded to your computer BEFORE you can embed. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open PowerPoint. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click “File” and “New.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click “Insert” and “Movies and Sounds.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click “Movie from File.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Browse out to your folder on your flash drive. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select desired film / clip. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click “insert.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You are finished. </li></ul></ul>
    35. 35. How to Embed Films / Clips into Timeliner <ul><li>Note: You need to have the video Downloaded to your computer BEFORE you can embed. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Timeliner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Double click on the Gray box next to the event (When). The ‘Edit Event’ screen will pop open. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select ‘Pictures or Movie’. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The menu will expand, and you will need to click on ‘Import </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The ‘New Graphic’ page will open, click on ‘Browse’ -change file type to movie. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Browse your computer to locate the video segment you want to insert into the timeline. Single click on the title, then select ‘Open’. Click on ‘OK’ and the link to the video will be created. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To view as embedded, run the ‘Slideshow’. Click on the Slideshow icon on the top of the page and then click ‘Run Slideshow’. </li></ul></ul>
    36. 36. <ul><li>FROM u nitedstreaming : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find the Video / Clip you want to link in United Streaming. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From the Play button to start the video /clip. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As soon as the video is playing, RIGHT CLICK on the play button and choose “Copy Shortcut” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open your PowerPoint. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlight the text or picture you want to link. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From the toolbar, click “Insert: Hyperlink.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ctrl-V will paste the hyperlink. </li></ul></ul>How to Hyperlink Films / Clips into PowerPoint
    37. 37. How to Hyperlink Video / Clips using Inspiration <ul><ul><li>Find the picture or text you want to link </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the hyperlink icon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To get URL from United Streaming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Start the video /clip. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>When video is playing, RIGHT CLICK on the play button and “Copy Shortcut” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Go Back to Inspiration and Ctrl-V will paste the URL in the Link to box. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on OK. </li></ul></ul>All Inspiration versions allow users to hyperlink video
    38. 38. How to Hyperlink Video / Clips using Timeliner <ul><li>Highlight an event and click Edit. </li></ul><ul><li>Select ‘Web Link’. </li></ul><ul><li>LINK TO UNITED STREAMING </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From the Play button start the video /clip. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As soon as the video is playing, RIGHT CLICK on the play button and choose “Copy Shortcut” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Go back to Timeliner and Ctrl-V will paste the hyperlink in the web link box </li></ul></ul>
    39. 39. How to Insert Images into PowerPoint <ul><li>Images are stored in the folder on your computer… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open PowerPoint. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click “Insert New Slide.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click “Insert” then “Picture” then “From File.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Browse out to your folder on your flash drive. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select desired photo. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click “Insert.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You are finished. </li></ul></ul>
    40. 40. How to Insert Images into Inspiration <ul><li>Images are stored in the folder on your computer… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Inspiration. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From the toolbar, choose Edit “Insert Graphic.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click “Insert” then “Picture” then “From File.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Browse out to your folder on your flash drive. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select desired photo. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click “Open.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The picture will appear in your document. </li></ul></ul>
    41. 41. How to Insert Images into Timeliner <ul><li>Images are stored in the folder on your computer… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Timeliner. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add an event </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From the tool bar click “Add: New Graphic.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click “Browse” to go out to your folder on your flash drive. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select desired photo. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click “Open.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can move the picture wherever you want on your document. </li></ul></ul>
    42. 42. <ul><li>Classroom presentations with LCD projectors </li></ul><ul><li>Televisions with scan converters </li></ul><ul><li>Computer labs </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile carts with laptop computers </li></ul><ul><li>Student “stations” and “centers” </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries and Media Centers </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive whiteboards </li></ul>There is no single preferred or correct way to use unitedstreaming digital resources in the classroom or computer lab, and teachers are encouraged to explore all available technology resources to determine the best ways to implement these resources. Here are some common ways that teachers, Media Specialists, and technology coordinators use unitedstreaming materials: Implementation Models
    43. 43. 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
    44. 44. No video editing software is permitted except for those titles that have been designated as “Editable Content.” Students are allowed to keep projects containing video segments in their electronic portfolios if used for demonstration purposes. Teachers may keep video files and projects on disks and servers as long as the unitedstreaming subscription is current. Protect the content, especially when creating web pages, so that only subscribers are able to see the video files. Converting digital video to analog format such as VHS cassettes is not allowed—only digital devices may be used. Use the dynamic citations provided with unitedstreaming digital media when you cite video resources and support materials. Protecting unitedstreaming Content Copyright Issues
    45. 45. Professional Development And Training Materials Professional Development
    46. 46. The Professional Development segment of the site is designed to connect users with essential training materials, interactive training modules, and a variety of professional development opportunities Professional Development
    47. 47. Web-based training sessions called “Webinars” allow users from across the country to participate in sessions covering topics such as digital storytelling, WebQuests, and many other areas of interest Live Online Sessions
    48. 48. Teaching Tips are short animated tutorials that will help you to learn how to effectively integrate unitedstreaming digital media in your presentations and classroom projects Teaching Tips
    49. 49. The Best Practices video segments show how teachers use unitedstreaming digital media in the classroom to support differentiated instruction and to meet the needs of all students Best Practices
    50. 50. The Trainer’s Toolkit section of the site is the place to find all of the essential documents and materials that you can share with colleagues during workshops and presentations Trainer’s Toolkit
    51. 51. The online Interactive Training modules are designed to provide self-paced instruction in using the unitedstreaming tools and resources—self-assessments are included in each module and you may print Certificates of Achievement at the completion of each unit Interactive Training
    52. 52. The Discovery Educator Network is a community of active unitedstreaming users who share their expertise with colleagues and participate in regional and national professional development events Discovery Educator Network
    53. 53. The lesson files and tutorials in the Project Demonstrations section of the site were created to help users as they explore ways to integrate digital media in a variety of software applications Project Demonstrations
    54. 54. Technology Coordinators and Network Specialists will find documents and resources in the Tech Talk section that will help them as they support teachers who use unitedstreaming in their schools Tech Talk
    55. 55. Teachers who are interested in earning graduate level course credit can explore the online courses that are being offered by several universities in cooperation with Discovery Education Courses for Credit
    56. 56. Technical Issues And Support Strategies Technical Issues
    57. 57. Each minute of downloaded video will require about 1.8 Mb of storage space on hard drives or other storage media. A building with a dedicated T-1 line could accommodate 6 users streaming video with no buffering assuming no other users. Home users with 56k modems can easily search and use support materials; downloads are possible but will be slow. Windows Media Player (version 10) and Apple QuickTime Player (version 6) are recommended for best results. Minimum screen resolution should be set at 800 x 600; you will get better results if you set screen resolution at 1024 x 768. You may need to install updated “codecs” if the media player is not properly playing the audio or video components. Technology Information to Know Tech Tips
    58. 58. <ul><li>Internet Access– the standard option in which all streamed and downloaded files come from unitedstreaming servers to user’s computers on demand. </li></ul><ul><li>Network Manager– the user interface is modified and a “download later” function is added to allow users to schedule downloads at off-peak hours, a valuable option for users who have concerns about bandwidth during school hours. </li></ul><ul><li>Local Hosting– the entire video library is housed locally on a dedicated video server to provide very rapid and efficient streaming and file saving capabilities. </li></ul>Access Options
    59. 59. <ul><li>Portable digital media </li></ul><ul><li>Laptop computers and iPods </li></ul><ul><li>External hard drives </li></ul><ul><li>Digital camera media cards </li></ul><ul><li>Workstation hard drives </li></ul><ul><li>Global shared folders and volumes on network servers </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Stations and classroom learning “centers” </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated video file servers </li></ul>Since all unitedstreaming media has been licensed in digital format, users are only permitted to save downloaded video files, segments and images to digital storage media. The following are some of the common options for saving and transferring video segments and digital images: File Storage
    60. 60. Help to eliminate duplicate downloads by creating shared folders on the file servers for grade levels or subject areas. Use the administrative tools to restrict streaming and downloading hours if bandwidth limitations are a concern. Limit file names to 8 characters or fewer and use file extensions to insure that projects will work on Macintosh and PC platforms. Make duplicate project folders when students work in computer labs to accommodate multiple “hits” on the same files. Consider using the Network Manager or Local Host options when serving large numbers of users on a shared network. Downloading and File Storage Strategies Download Strategies