Monday, June 30, 2008

Creating Live Web TV for the classroom

Ustream.tv and Mogulus are live streaming websites where you can make a TV show that can be shown live on the internet and also can be recorded and embedded in a blog, wiki or website later. This is a newer technology that is not being used as much in the classroom. One reason may be because it is blocked in many districts, but it is being used all the time in professional developement sessions. (I have been in two sessions today that we streamed live to the internet for those who are not here.)

You could film special events that can only be seen with a password also. Think of the application...school plays, Open House, classroom news show, class lectures, classroom student presentationsetc.

How does technology extend the learning experience? That is how you should plan. How could this extend the learning in your classroom. This is cutting edge instruction - start dreaming and dream BIG!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

What kind of camera do you have to use to film? How easy is it to set up and up load? Can't wait to learn more. Michelle

Suzanne said...

Melanie,
This leaves me wondering...why is it blocked?
Suz

Anonymous said...

Love reading about what you're learning! Can't wait to see it in action. Lori M.

dayle said...

Is it blocked in Duval? dayle

Debby Cothern said...

Do you know of any other sessions that will be streamed live to the internet so that we can watch too?

Anonymous said...

I'm enjoying the infor. Thanks so much for keeping us informed.
Cindy

Teach to Learn said...

Oh my... how amazingly awesome! The possibilities are endless. I can not wait to put it into use. Parents can watch a mini-lesson in action. :-) TYVM for the info. I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for more. HAGD! Toni

Melanie Holtsman said...

This is blocked in the county at this time...but so was the ning....so I'm workin' on it... :)

Michelle- There is no special camera involved unless you want there to be. You can use the webcam you got for Christmas! :)

Tia Marie said...

Another place to check out for this is justin.tv. We have a few people who do instructional streams.