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Content Integration and Media Management

Does your school receive content from Discovery Education, NBC Learn, CCC! or Learn360? Do you wish this content could be integrated into a single library along with all your other digital content?

Good news! With MediaCAST, there is a way.

Through a partnerships with Discovery Education, NBC Learn, CCC! and Learn360, MediaCAST is able to fully integrate content from each of these providers into its digital content management and video streaming platform.

In addition to all the great content from these providers, you will also be able to access all your user-generated content including audio files, videos, images, eBooks, documents, presentations, interactive whiteboard files and more from the same location.

MediaCAST offers the flexibility to stream from the cloud or house locally on a server for the highest-quality viewing without taxing your internet connection.

Upgrade your digital content library to MediaCAST today to start enjoying all the great benefits a streamlined digital content library can provide.


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MediaCAST BENEFITS

  • All your digital resources in one place
  • MediaCAST is scalable – designed to grow with your needs
  • Add-on modules extend the capabilities of your system
  • Manage and deliver live and on-demand multimedia anytime, anywhere
  • Access your digital library from any device with internet access
  • Content, publisher and format-neutral digital library

What is Media CAST? 
MediaCAST is a open and inter-operable digital content management and streaming solution. It enables the integration of video and rich media with traditional teaching methods, creating an engaging 21st century digital learning environment. In the classroom and from home, users can access educational content live and on-demand, extending the learning day and allowing for differentiated instruction.

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MediaCAST’s Digital Content Platform Diagram

How does it work?
The MediaCAST platform centralizes the storage of your existing media collections, user-generated content, and third party video libraries. Users can access all district media through a single easy-to-use web interface, from any computer or mobile device. Add-on modules let you expand capabilities easily, with less training and without increasing demand on IT staff. Users only have one interface to learn, and IT staff only have one system to support. Reliable and scale-able, the MediaCAST system has a solution for every size district. It can be deployed at one location or scaled to support hundreds of sites for the largest enterprise solution. By utilizing their WAN/LAN, MediaCAST helps districts add HD quality live broadcasting and on-demand streaming without increasing internet bandwidth demands. Off-site hosted services are available to accommodate online and distance learning programs and address bandwidth concerns.

 

remotes reduced Resources for Recorded ShowsTelevision can be a great resource for the classroom when used correctly. Many educational shows can easily be used in the classroom to expand upon topics already being covered. The trick is to find shows that both provide appropriate educational material and are available at the correct time.

Cable in the Classroom provides an easy solution to the first problem – finding content. Through their website, Cable in the Classroom provides information on upcoming shows including the subject, grade level and a short description as well as links to resources to aid in using the show in your classroom.

You can search for resources based on grade level, subject or resource type. A quick search for history videos turns up information on everything from the history of Thanksgiving to profiles on political leaders and important events in history.

Bonus for those schools with NBC Learn, Cable in the Classroom has links to resources specifically from NBC Learn.

As for finding TV content that is airing at right time to be used in the classroom, MediaCAST is here to help. With our IPTV add-on module, teachers are able to search a digital TV guide and select shows to record from anywhere with internet access. The recorded shows are then stored in MediaCAST and available for use in the classroom as needed.

It is important to note that TV shows are copyrighted and there are specific rules about recording them for use in the classroom, including how long recordings can be saved from the original air date. In order to help schools comply with copyright rules, MediaCAST includes a Copyright Compliance tool that allows schools to set criteria for uploading resources to MediaCAST as well as set expiration dates for all resources. Each district has their own set of rules regarding recording shows, so check with your district to find out their particular rules.

TeacherAtWhiteboard reduced Combine Lecture Capture and Smart Boards to Capture Interactive Lectures

Don’t loose all the interactivity of an interactive whiteboard. Use Lecture Capture to save it for review.

Do you use interactive white boards in your classroom? These boards have become popular because of their versatility. By being able to use them to display a computer screen or as an electronic white board, teachers are more easily able to share information with their classes. Additionally, students are able to interact with the content through the interactive white board.

Unfortunately, once the lesson is over, all the interactivities are lost forever. A lot of important information is often imparted through these interactive lessons. While the files used are saved, the learning experienced through the interactivity cannot be viewed again. However, there is a simple way to save these interactions: use Lecture Capture.

By using Lecture Capture to record what is going on at the white board, these memories can be saved indefinitely. Sometimes simply looking at a static file is not enough to jar the memory back to what was important. That’s where these recordings come in.

Record, save and share classroom interactions with students so that they may view them at a later time. This can be especially helpful when students are completing homework or studying for a test.

Alternatively, a special instructional video can be recorded demonstrating the task to be completed that day. This video can then be shown while students work, freeing you to walk around the classroom providing individual attention as needed.

One more solution is to record lesson summaries for absent students and those that need a refresher to watch. This allows students to keep up with class, even when they miss it, and keeps parents informed about classroom activities.

How often do you use an interactive white board? Have you ever recorded an interactive lesson?