Surviving Back to School with Discovery

Autumn Stiene from Dundee Elementary in Polk County has been sharing this tip with her teachers, and decided she’d pass it on to you for Tip #3!

Have you ever selected to watch a movie with close captioning, only to lose the captioning once you go full screen? Here’s the fix:

  1. Log onto unitedstreaming
  2. Click on "MY PREFERENCES" from the blue bar menu at the top.
  3. Select the "STAND ALONE PLAYER" for media settings. (This will become your default setting unless you return to MY PREFERENCES to change it.)
  4. Once the player is up, click on PLAY.

You’ll notice the captioning is still there!

Share this tip with other teachers in your school. Document the tip and send it to Danielle for chances to win! This file has some sample events to help you fill out your documentation. Download event_documentation.xls


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  1. Tom Turner said:

    Way to go Autumn! I’ve not tried this yet…but I’ve found out that I have a student this year that is hearing impaired so this is DEFINITELY something that I will have to remember!

  2. Nathan Guteras said:

    My teachers are already planning lessons using United Streaming. They are so excited to have this tool again this year to promote their students’ learning and intersts. I will remind them of the “Stand Alone ” options. They already use the imbedded option in Power Point for new vocabulary lessons they share with their classes with the sound and video clips of the words.

  3. Janet Hallstrom said:

    The high school spanish teachers really like using the captioning with their lessons. Thanks for the help.

  4. Marilyn Andrews said:

    I didn’t realize what the closed captioning choice was until I completed the interactive technology course through unitedstreaming. With my first graders, I do “Book and a Movie” every week. It is for listening, viewing, and speaking benchmarks in first grade. I read a book and we watch the video. There are wonderful literature videos that I can’t find the book for so now I can download them with closed captioning and the “Book and a Movie” will be on the computer together.

  5. Cheryl Woolwine said:

    Great Thanks I will pass this on at my teacher trainings next week – I know it will come in helpful for the special ed. population I work with.

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