When Virginia Richard and her Polk County, FL team implemented Discovery Education unitedstreaming, teachers took to the site with gusto.
As more and more teachers began exploring the site, Virginia wondered how she could get her school district’s 100+ principal’s just as excited.
It was not too long before the metaphorical light bulb went off above her head Virginia created folders within her District Content and filled them with quick-links to staff development videos.
She gave her folders titles like: Aspiring Leaders – New Administrator Series and The Principal as Instructional Leader Series.
Virginia then attached a number of video segments to these folders; segments like: “Reaching Consensus” from the full video “Principal Series, The Survival Tips,” “Orient New Faculty” from the full video, “Principal Series, The Principal as Culture Shaper,” and “Focus Professional Development on School Goals” from the full video, “Principal Series, The: Principal as Instructional Leader.”
(Note you can access these videos by clicking on their links but you need to be logged into Discovery Education unitedstreaming first!)
Now you don’t have to be an Administrator to share your content. And you’re not limited to just sharing videos. In fact, you can share images, quizzes, assignments, writing prompts and more!
Note – Be sure to choose a “Parent Folder when saving your content in the School and/or District Content. A parent folder is a folder that already exists like “School Content” or “Play lists.”
One more note about sharing content. The default setting for sharing content is “Controlled Sharing.” Controlled Sharing means that someone within your school and/or district has to give your item a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” before it is shared.
unitedstreaming users that have administrative access can turn this feature on or off.
To toggle this feature off these users should log into unitedstreaming and click on the Sharing Administrator link, select their school and/or district, and then change the setting to “Open Sharing” (click on image to make it bigger).
Of course your Implementation Rep stands (more likely sits) ready to assist you with this feature. To quote James Taylor “…all you have to do is call (800-323-9084) and we’ll beee there…you’ve got a friend…”
Talk to you soon,
Discovery Education unitedstreaming, Implementation