United Streaming
United Streaming Instructions

Overview:

UnitedStreaming is a digital video-based learning resource from Discovery Education, provided by SPPS for all staff. Can be used for the full class, small groups or individual students. The product includes: clipart and image libraries, a quiz center and extensive teacher support materials. Speakersare strongly recommended for large group presentations and headphones for group or individual uses.

United Streaming offers digital media for a variety styles of teaching and learning and includes:
 
  • 50,000 segments from 5,000 full-length videos
  • Image library with over 20,000 images
  • Quiz creator
  • Calendar of important dates in history linked to video clips
  • Playlist(s) to bookmark video clips for later use
  • Teacher's guides and blackline masters/worksheets
  • 100 Spanish videos
  • Closed Caption titles for visual learners
  • Hardware neutral, no special software or hardware needed
Process:

1.Using passcode provided by your Tech Integration Coach,register with United Streaming to create your username and password.
2. Log in to United Streaming at http://www.unitedstreaming.com
3. Search for desired videos and images.
4.Decide if you want to stream or download videos.Streaming is good for last minute presentations. (About one minute of download time is needed for each minute of video length- (30minute video  = 30 minute download time). Downloading is preferred if you don't want to be be dependent on your internetconnection to play the movie file.  Downloading instructions are on the US site.

Requirements:

You must have a player installed (Quicktime, WindowsMedia Player, Real Player) to view the videos. All Macintosh computers will have aversion of Quicktime and PCs generally have Media Player.

Download these players at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/default.aspx (Window Media Player) and http://www.real.com/(Real Player).

Copyright Considerations:

Passcodes or files cannot be shared with any other school or grade level.All downloaded files must be discarded if the SPPS subscription ends.