Interactive Atlas

unitedstreaming is constantly being upgraded with new content and as an educator I’m sure it is hard to keep up with all the changes.  I have the privilege of working with unitedstreaming everyday and still find it difficult to keep up with all the new features of this robust application.  This past week, Karen Seddon the Southern Florida Field Manager, visited PA to help host a few events across the state.  She shared one of the coolest features I’ve ever seen within unitedstreamingInteractive Atlas.   This new component is an interactive map that gives educators access to unique videos from all around the world.  Educators can zoom in to each country and learn about its culture, government, history and natural world through exclusive videos located within unitedstreaming.  This is definitely worth checking out!!! 

Here is how you can find this interactive map…Log-on to unitedstreaming and do a search for Atlas.  Then, choose any of the atlas videos and click on the related materials tab.  Select interactive atlas and click the blue button titled Launch Atlas found under the image preview.  Finally, use the drop-down menu to find the country you want to explore.

You can also click on the image below to view a screencast demonstrating the above navigational steps required to locate the interactive atlas.

I think you’ll be surprised to see all the counties listed. 
Let me know what you think of this feature by commenting below!

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(Please note: This quicktime clip may take anywhere from 3-5 minutes to download, depending on your internet connection.)

Comments

  1. Phy Chauveau

    Shannon,

    This is such a useful screencast. I will be sure to share if with my colleagues right away. Many thanks! UnitedStreaming just keeps getting better and better.

  2. Jim Hopton

    Shannon,
    We love this new feature, and have been showing it to all our Elementary teachers. Any chance of getting a direct link on the Home page? Also, is there any way to show the related video full screen or at least download the video?

  3. Jan Wee

    Shannon,
    This is a great tip on one very cool unitedstreaming resource. The Discovery Atlas programs are fascinating and having them accessible via the interactive atlas is great. Thanks for reminding all of us Field Managers to share this with our DEN educators.
    Jan Wee, WI DEN Field Manager

  4. Dave Ryer

    Shannon,

    This is great! I’m planning on teaching “Cinderella around the World” to my Kindergarten class. The atlas will provide me with age appropriate segments to select and gives me many topics which might be a point of intrest. THANKS!

  5. Pat Ruffing

    Shannon,

    I attended a webinar on the Discovery Atlas and it truly is a fantastic resource. I agree that it would be great to access it directly from the homepage. Most of the webinar attendees seemed to have watched the Discovery Atlas programs on tv, but I had not. I believe as they present more programs they will add the new content to the website. So not all of the countries in the list have a special program associated with it yet. They much just link to UnitedStreaming videos already in existence. But it is truly a great way to pull it all together for one country!

  6. Kristin Furdak

    Thanks for sharing! What did you use to record the webcast?

  7. ben woo

    same question as yesterday.

    ” Also, is there any way to show the related video full screen or at least download the video?”

    thanks

  8. Fotini Guzman

    Hello PA DEN. I was checking out your blog and I saw Karen Seddon’s name (our S. Florida DEN mom). The Interactive map in Atlas is way cool. Keep up the good work everyone.

  9. Shannon Gaumer

    We are trying to get the link moved to the unitedstreaming homepage. For now educators will have to dig through the site.

    To view full screen…start the video in the preview box. Then right click on the video screen. Go to zoom > full screen.

    My screencast was created with Snapz Pro X a Mac application. If you are interested in a free windows application check out WINK.

  10. Karen Seddon

    I LOVED your screen cast Shannon. Talk about a picture being worth a thousand words. We definitely need the Interactive Atlas to be a link right on the unitedstreaming home page. Thanks so much for doing this for us Shannon (and Eric!)

  11. Jennifer Dorman

    Discovery Atlas is fantastic. Thanks for putting together the screen cast; it will be tremendously helpful in sharing it with my colleagues.

  12. Linda Nitsche

    Wow! What an awesome resource. Your screen cast Shannon really brings it to life!

  13. Meg Griffin

    I love the new Interactive map in Atlas. I’ve been showing it to my colleagues who teach China, Africa, Mexico…

  14. Mike Cichocki

    This is a very cool resource. I can’t wait to show it off.

  15. Vicki Reed

    This is incredible. I can see this being used in so many subjects across the curriculum.

  16. Teresa Finegan

    Hi Shannon,
    This is a great resource. It would be great for elementary children to add a basic fact sheet to each of the countries to easily access information such as: capital, population, flag, etc. I do think there should be a direct link on the unitedstreaming home page for this.

  17. Lynda Hoffman

    This was a great resource when I worked with my 7th grade Spanish students as we discussed the Spanish speaking countries – especially Equitorial Guinea to show where this country was, and a little about it!

    THANKS for posting this information!!!

    Lynda

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