Using United Streaming

Internet Video

Magnolia ISD has a subscription to an online video source at **www.unitedstreaming.com**.

You can access the video after you put in your username and password. After you log in to the site, you can search or browse the site in three ways. You can browse by subject, grade level, or by curriculum standard at the bottom of the page. You will notice that you will also get a choice of images, articles, and other types of data. Discovery Learning has several types of things available through our subscription. The teacher center also has a number of tools available for your use including the ability to create quizes adn other assignments that are focused around their online resources.

When you find a video, click the video title to see how it is broken down. Find the portion of the video that you want and right-click the D next to that portion. Choose Save Target As from the menu that appears and save the video to the video folder on the Teacher drive. Change the name if necessary, to help find it later.

To run the video, choose Drives on the Novell Applications window. Double-click Teachers. Double-click the folder named Videos. Double-click the video that you want to play.


Adding Video to a PowerPoint© presentation


1. Insert the CD.
2. Locate and note the track that you want to play.
3. Go to Insert/Movies and Sounds.
4. Chose Movie from File.
5. In the Play options box, select the track number that you want under start.
6. Select the next track number under end.
7. Click OK.
8. Go to Slide Show/Custom Animation.
9. In the Timing tab, set the media as the first event and to start Automatically with previous.
10. In the Media 1 box click the list arrow and select effect options.
11. Beside Start Playing the option from beginning should be selected. Beside Stop Playing, choose after _ slide and set the correct slide number.
12. Click OK

For video, follow the same procedure, except choosing Movie from File in step 4.
You can adjust the timing to synchronize slides and music by Clicking on Slideshow/Slide Transition and setting a longer or shorter time for the slide in the timing box located at the bottom of the Slide Transition window. You can also set each event to occur when you want it by clicking on Slideshow/Rehearse Timing. This will start your slide show. You click the mouse to make the next event occur. This will set the timing for the time that you waited between events, giving you more control over the pace of your show.

United Streaming has several tools available for teachers. We have been using the videos. Now, Discovery education has added images, clip art, writing prompts, a test creator, lesson plans, and a calendar. You can explore some of these options in the link for Learning Tools.
There are also several ways to use videos that have been downloaded from unitedstreaming.com. You are probably used to double-clicking the file to open the video and run it. You can also place the video in a PowerPoint presentation. You can use videos in web quests to supplement the student’s research. You can edit some of the videos in Microsoft Movie Maker© to shorten clips or put them in an order that works better for your lesson.


Adding Video to a Webquest
A webquest is a structure for students to explore a topic through Internet research. You can also incorporate videos into webquests. You just have to follow the licensing restrictions for using videos. Your webquest and the videos can only be loaded on a network server. Your web quest cannot be loaded on a webserver.
Next create a folder on the campus allusers (N) drive. Name the folder the name of your webquest. Save all images and videos that you intend to use into that folder.

1. Open a Word© document and save it to the webquest folder.
2. Put in the text that students should click on to start the video.
3. Highlight that text and click on Insert, then Hyperlink.
4. Find the video file and click it, then click OK.
5. Add other links and text, then go to File, then Save as Web Page.

To put a link in the webquest, open Internet Explorer© and go to the web page you want. Click one time in the address bar to highlight the URL or web address. Hold the Ctrl button down while you tap the C button to copy the URL. Open the webquest and click where you want the link to go. Hold the Ctrl button down while you tap the V button once to paste the link. Push Enter and the link text will turn blue and underscored.

Editing Video in Microsoft Movie Maker©

You can edit certain videos from unitedstreaming.com in Microsoft Movie Maker©. We only have a license to edit videos that are marked with a clapboard (·). Videos that don’t have the clapboard don’t include the license to be edited.
Videos have to be saved as ASF files, so when you download a video for editing, type .asf at the end of the file name before you save it.

Save all videos for editing in a specific folder.

1. Open Microsoft Movie Maker©.
2. In the Movie Tasks task pane click on Import Video.
3. All editable clips of the video will appear in the collections box.
4. Click and drag a clip of video to the storyboard timeline.
5. Click the play button in the storyboard timeline to review the clip.
6. If you want to add another section of video, then drag that clip to the timeline.
7. Go to Tools, then Video Transitions to view available transitions between clips.
8. Drag a transition from the transitions collection box to the timeline and place it between the clips.
9. Play the clips to see how you like it.
10. You can trim a clip by clicking on either the right or left end of the clip and dragging the mouse toward the center. Let up on the mouse to cut that area from the clip.
11. Split a clip by clicking in the timeline right above the clip where you want to split the clip.
12. Go to Clip, then Split.
13. Save your video by clicking File, then Save Movie File.
14. The first step of the Save Movie Wizard is to choose where to save the video. Choose My Computer, then click Next.
15. Type a file name for your video, then click Browse to find the folder that you need to save the video in. To open folders in the Browse window, click the + beside the folder. Then click Next.
16. Choose the quality of the video and click Next.
17. The video will be saved as a Windows Media Video file.