Saturday, August 7, 2004

Are You Logged In to GPB's Video Streaming?

As this new school year begins, we want to remind you of a great teaching tool you have at your fingertips - Georgia Public Broadcasting's video streaming service. Over 22,000 video clips, ranging from five seconds to several minutes and spanning all grade levels and subjects, are free for you to use with your students. For those of you who have discovered the ease and versatility of our video streaming site, we want to remind you about our username and password protocols.

Each school in Georgia has a unique username and password for use by faculty and staff. For copyright purposes, we ask that you not freely distribute the username and password to your students, such as printing it on a class syllabus or assignment. Your username should consist of your school system name (county or city), as well as your school's four-digit DOE registry number. Your password should be your school system's three-digit DOE system number. If you are not sure that you are using your school's assigned username and password, please call us at 1 (888) 501-8960 to confirm it. The primary reason we urge all schools to use their assigned login information is that it allows us to keep accurate records of who is using the video streaming service, and how much. This informs us in our training initiatives, allows us to troubleshoot problems at the system or even building level, and provides us with accurate data to justify continued support for offering video streaming to Georgia teachers.

For those of you who have not yet had a chance to explore our video streaming to see how easy it is to integrate into your classroom teaching, please contact us at 1 (888) 501-8960 to schedule a training. GPB Education staff will be happy to visit your school or school system to conduct an orientation and to provide you with ideas on how to integrate this powerful tool into your teaching. In addition, look for sessions and workshops at state conferences, including COMO in October, GaETC in November, and discipline-specific conference throughout the school year.