Streaming Media in your Classroom
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Streaming is the receiving and playing of videos and music through the internet. The following resources are licensed by OSAPAC for use by all teachers and students in the province of Ontario from school and home. The licenses began on September 1, 2010 and run until Sept. 1 2013 with an option to extend for 2 additional years. These streaming sites are cross-curricular and for K-12.

learn360_logo.pngLearn360 service offers over 8,600 full length videos and 25,000 video clips selected to provide targeted curriculum support from a variety of educational video producers such as TVO, Nelvana, PBS, National Geographic, Standard Deviants, Slim Goodbody, Sunburst Media, A & E and others. The service includes thousands of educational videos, video clips, newsreels, audio and video files, and still images. All of the full-length videos and video clips are aligned to Provincial standards and new content is added on a regular basis. Each video is available in three formats for viewing and downloading: Flash, Windows Media, and QuickTime. Still images are offered in .jpg format; audio files are in MP3 format.
Curriculum Connections for Learn360


TIPS
  • Get your username/password from your local OESS representative
  • View the online tutorial "A Teacher's Introduction to Learn360"
  • Search by keyword first then limit by subject and grade
  • Hyperlinked terms and standards allow you to expand your search
  • Download ahead of time - avoid buffering and bandwidth issues
  • Create playlists to save your favorite videos
  • Check out video clips - they are "teachable moments"

nfb2.jpgThis collection of over 1500 full-length films, trailers and clips online includes animation, documentaries, experimental films and alternative dramas. It showcases films that take a stand on issues of global importance that matter to Canadians - stories about the environment, human rights, international conflict, the arts and more. There are new releases, old favourites and forgotten classics with works by many of Canada's legendary directors. There are films for all ages, in both French and English. New films are added every week.
Curriculum Connections for NFB
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  • No username/password needed
  • Playlists are selections from experts and media personalities
  • Interactive - a collection of innovative interactive stories that explore the world
  • Check out Channels - eg. Kids Stories
  • follow NFB on Twitter @thenfb for the latest releases

imagesCA0KB0RA.jpgTeachers and students have unlimited streaming access to this collection of more than 600,000 tracks of music. Naxos Music Library offers everything from medieval to modern music, jazz, electronic, world music, pop, rock, and more. It also offers expert educational content written by a full-time staff of musicologists: composer biographies, glossary of musical terms, opera libretti and synopses, a junior section with Meet the Orchestra, more than 150 educational podcasts, and much more. The Naxos Music Library is not just a streaming-audio resource, it is an educational resource that can be used by teachers across multiple subject areas. In addition, the Naxos Music Library allows teachers to create their individual playlists that reflect the teaching needs of their students and their own unique situation.
Curriculum Connections for Naxos
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MORE FREE STREAMING SITES TO EXPLORE
cbc3.jpgWhat's the lifespan of a radio broadcast or a television show after it leaves the air? A day? An hour? A second? To most people, radio and TV programming is instant and disposable. A program comes, a program goes, another takes its place. Not so in CBC Archives. Here, more than seven decades of CBC radio and television history lives on - in millions of discs, films, tapes, photographs, paper records and electronic databases.
TIPS
  • Create an account with CBC so you can organize your favourite content
  • Create your own personal bookmarks to save links to clips, folders and educational activities.
  • Check out the Teachers section for great activites and lessons to go with the digital content

WatchKnow-Logo.pngWatchKnowLearn has indexed over 20,000 educational videos, placing them into a directory of over 3,000 categories. They encourage teachers to add educational content to the site. WatchKnow plans to index over 50,000 educational videos by the end of 2011. Check out the cool sliding age filter search.

kideos.jpgKideos is YouTube for younger children up to age 10. Then there are the child friendly channels like Harry Potter, Farm Animals, Space, Cute Animals, etc. to pick a video to watch from. Each video gets screened for appropriateness before it features on the online video site. If you have an iPhone, iPod Touch, or an iPad, then there’s a free app available for download too.

khan.jpgWhat started out as Sal making a few algebra videos for his cousins has grown to over 2,400 videos and 125 self-paced exercises and assessments covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history.
vimeo2.jpgVimeo is a video-centric social network site. The site supports embedding, sharing, video storage, and allows user commenting on each video page. Users must register to upload content. Registered users may also create a profile and upload avatars, comment and "like" videos. Vimeo does not allow commercial videos, gaming videos, pornography, or anything not created by the user to be hosted on the site.
national_geographic_logo.jpgAll of the great National Geographic content all on one place.


And of course all of the Tubes....


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Using Youtube in your Classroom




Questions? Contact me
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Supervisor, Library & Media Services
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michelle.campbell@ugdsb.on.ca
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