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Discovery Education Introduces Latest Version of unitedstreaming

Posted Jan 27, 2005
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Discovery Education introduced the latest version of the award-winning unitedstreaming educational video-on-demand service in an announcement released January 27, 2005, during the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC). unitedstreaming—recent winner of the eSchool News Readers' Choice Award for best Life, Earth, and Physical Science Teaching Software for elementary and secondary students—now includes additional features to help enhance usability and enable more efficient classroom integration, according to the announcement.

New features included in the latest version are available immediately and include:

New User Interface—Navigate more easily and quickly through the unitedstreaming site with some of the most popular functions moved to the main page.

New Video Content—Over 470 new full-length titles, including the award-winning Jeff Corwin Experience and Greatest Discoveries with Bill Nye.

Teacher Features—An all-new tool that provides weekly featured video clips along with timely lesson plans and student activities.

Writing Prompts—Powerful composition activities combining photographic images with text that encourage students to employ a wide range of writing strategies.

Clip Art Gallery—A collection of more than 1,200 images designed specifically for classroom use that can easily be inserted into a variety of files.

Enhanced Search Feature—Use simple word searches to find individual video clips in addition to full length videos.

Network Manager Updates—Additional debugging tools, file space management rules, and automatic updates, along with improved control of download times and nomenclature for downloaded files.

Released in 2001, unitedstreaming now offers more than 4,000 core-curriculum videos chaptered into over 40,000 content-specific video clips. Educators have the ability to enhance their lesson plans with rich multimedia content that is correlated to individual state education standards. unitedstreaming is currently licensed to over 43,000 schools across the U.S. Free 30-day trials are available at http://www.unitedstreaming.com.

Source: Discovery Education, http://www.discoveryed.com.


 
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