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Ustream.T V is the live interactive video broadcast platform that enables anyone with a camera and an Internet connection to quickly and easily broadcast to a global audience of unlimited size. Each day, people use Ustream to broadcast talk shows, concerts, important speakers, sporting events, weddings, special presenters or speakers, and even graduations to anyone anywhere with a high speed internet conecton.
Your very own free virtual TV Broadcast studio

Here is a list of 10 uses for Ustream in k-12 education from The Educational Mac
  1. Sharing presentations with parents who might not be able to attend in person.
  2. Letting homebound students participate with class.
  3. Showing and recording student behavior so adminstrator is aware (both positive and negative).
  4. Allows parent’s who can’t normally come to the classroom to see what is going on in school.
  5. Live science demonstrations showing or receiving from others.
  6. Recording and archiving of teaching so students can review it later.
  7. Recording student presentations so parents, grandparent’s, etc. can view it later. (Password features help)
  8. Allowing guests, experts, etc. to come into the classroom from far away. (Platform neutral)
  9. Weekly school (broadcast) for parents.
  10. Nightly broadcast review of the day for students to watch at home.




Skype is a little piece of software that makes communicating with people around the world easy and fun. With Skype you can say hello or share a laugh with anyone, anywhere. And if both of your are on Skype, it's free!

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Skype puts face to school talks

By Melissa Anderson

Imagine attending your son's parent-teacher conferences in Bellevue — while you're de ployed overseas. By using the Internet video conferencing program Skype, schools in Bellevue, Omaha and Papillion-La Vista are of fering that opportunity.
Using Skype makes the in teraction between teachers and parents “a lot more personal than a phone call” because it is face-to-face contact, said Papil lion- La Vista South High School media specialist Anna Bley.
Bellevue Public Schools used Skype to connect with a de ployed parent for conferences last fall but can also offer it to any parent who is unable to make it to the conferences. The deployed parent and teachers were all positive about the ex perience, said Cathy Williams, the Bellevue schools' commu nication director.
Papillion-La Vista South High is offering the technology for parent-teacher conferences today, for the first time. It cur­rently is the only school in its district offering the Skype con ferencing.
Omaha makes arrangements for parent-teacher conferences over Skype as needed. Ponca Elementary uses the technology to talk about assignments with a student hospitalized with leu kemia.“We have a fairly large number of students who have parents in the military,” said 11th-grade counselor Teresa Holton. “We're trying to offer a means for them to communicate with the chil dren's teachers.”
It also lets the student's classmates keep in touch.
Skype allows students to com municate nationally and interna­tionally. Papillion-La Vista South teacher Ray Keller used Skype in his advanced-placement Ameri can government class Friday to connect with people in Afghani stan, and one of the school's for eign language classes connects to a person in Germany through Skype. “It gives a unique opportunity to take our students outside of the school,” Bley said. “It knocks down the wall of the school — takes the students around the world.”
Williams said Bellevue schools use Skype as a way to welcome families. If a family in Germany is looking to move into the dis trict, the school faculty can vid eoconference with the family, or Bellevue students can Skype with the German student.
“Skype has really opened up a whole new world,” Williams said. “We'll be doing more and more with the classroom. It's really connecting students globally.
“The advancement in technol ogy just over the last couple of years has provided such an open ing.”
World-Herald staff writer Mi chaela Saunders contributed to this report.

Skype Resources
A wonderful Tektorial on using Skype from Education-World

Skype in the Classroom

Promoting Synchronous Interaction in an eLearning Environment

YouTube is the leader in online video, and the premier destination to watch and share original videos worldwide through a Web experience. YouTube allows people to easily upload and share video clips on and across the Internet through websites, mobile devices, blogs, and email
How do I upload a video?

Once you’ve finished editing your video, made sure it's less than 10 minutes, smaller than 2GB, and in an acceptable format, you're ready to upload it.
  1. Click "Upload Videos" in the upper-right-hand corner of any YouTube page.
  2. Enter as much information about your video as possible, including Title, Description, Tags, and Category. The more information you include, the easier it is for users to find your video!
  3. Determine if you want your video set to Public or Private.
  4. Click the "Upload a Video" button.
  5. In the next window, click the "Browse" button to browse for the video file. Select the file you want to upload.
  6. Click the "Upload Video" button.
It can take from a couple minutes to an hour for your video to upload to YouTube. If you're receiving an error with your Upload, you might want to make sure you're attempting to upload a file that's recognized by YouTube. YouTube accepts video files from most digital cameras and camcorders, and cell phones in the .AVI, .MOV, .WMV, and .MPG file formats.
What is QuickCapture and how do I use it?

QuickCapture is a way to record video directly into YouTube. You need to have a webcam or camcorder attached to your computer and a confirmed email address to use this feature. To record and upload video using QuickCapture: # Log in to YouTube. Make sure your camera is attached to the computer and working.
  1. Go to the "Quick Capture" page (
  2. Enter the information about your video in the left column. This is required before you begin recording.
  3. If you get a message that says " is requesting access to your camera and microphone," click the "Allow" button.
  4. If you don't see a picture in the record section, you may need to choose a different video source from the video dropdown in the "Record Video" window.
  5. Once you see a picture coming from your camera, click the "Record" button to start recording your video.
  6. When you're finished recording, click the "Done" button if you're satisfied with your video, or click the "Re-Record" button if you'd like to try recording it again.
When you click the "Done" button, your video is automatically uploaded to YouTube and starts processing. You can edit information about the video by going to the "My Videos" page (

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Teacher Tube

Our goal is to provide an online community for sharing instructional videos. We seek to fill a need for a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners.
Web Site:

Key Features:
  • Education focus
  • Education Channels


Web site:
TubeTV is a freeware program for Mac OS X Tiger, Leopard, and above which enables you to search for, save, and convert YouTube and many other flash videos to a format suitable for playback on your favorite devices.

Educational use:
  • Download video from YouTube or Teacher Tube & SAVE to your machine for future use or archive.
  • Easy viewing--anytime without skips and buffering time
Other YouTube capture tools:

Or Use the Kiss Principle, or just Kick it to download the videos to your computer!