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Why Aren't More Teachers Streamers?

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Listen and learn : Snapshot

Monday, June 24, 10:30–11:30 am
Location: Room 111

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With sites like YouTube and Twitch now playing host to streamers that cover a wide variety of topics, why aren't teachers getting in on the game? Learn how teachers can get their stream life up and running and establish a solid model of use.

Audience: Teachers, Professional developers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Participant accounts, software and other materials: None.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Instructional design and delivery
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, Math
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Digital Age Learning Environments
  • Coach teachers in and model use of online and blended learning, digital content, and collaborative learning networks to support and extend student learning as well as expand opportunities and choices for online professional development for teachers and administrators.
Visionary Leadership
  • Contribute to the planning, development, communication, implementation and evaluation of technology-infused strategic plans at the district and school levels.
For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

At the end of this presentation participants will know how to begin creating their own stream for students and parents to access. Participants will also be mindful of any data sharing laws and agreements that their school system and localities may have in place.

Participants will also be given a list of resources available to them to create, edit, and showcase their videos for streaming purposes.

Tools that will be used: Youtube, Twitch.


Demonstration of streamers (5 minutes)

What makes a good stream (3 minutes) - An overview of some of the most popular streamers on the internet will be given.

What do you need to stream (5 minutes) - What tools do you need? When is it best to use budget items vs high-priced?

Using Youtube Live to stream (15 minutes) - Explore the Youtube Studio and how to create a video for live streaming.

Using Twitch to stream (7 minutes) - Explore the twitch platform and how to stream

Beyond these sites, making polished videos (10 minutes) - We will explore what software is available (both free and paid) for teachers to make more polished videos.

Best practices for videos (5 minutes) - Consider what local laws and also school policies are in place for streaming, and also for possibly having "guests" on such as students.

Q&A (5 minutes)

Supporting research

The Transformational Potential of Flipped Classrooms - Michael Horn

Enhancing Student Engagement Using the Flipped Classroom - Mary Beth Gilbory

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Doug Fordham, Chesterfield County Public Schools

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