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Topic:


Live Streaming

What is this?


Definition: Live Streaming media is multimedia that is continuously received by, and normally displayed to, the end-user while it is being delivered by the provider. The name refers to the delivery method of the medium rather than to the medium itself. The distinction is usually applied to media that are distributed over telecommunications networks, as most other delivery systems are either inherently streaming (e.g. radio, television) or inherently non-streaming (e.g. books, video cassettes, audio CDs). The verb 'to stream' is also derived from this term, meaning to deliver media in this manner.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_streaming Oct 11, 2007

Classroom Uses



Can use it like a web page: post class info (syllabus, handouts, assignments)

Can use it to have discussions

Here is a good link for ideas:

http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/Classroom+uses+for+wikis
Connecting with Professionals in the field eg. scientists

Examples of Classroom Uses


Search the internet and list several examples you find of this being used in the classroom. Hyperlink.
Live streaming can connect students to places in the world they wouldn't have access to normally. From coral reefs to Antarctica to talking with students across the globe, students can create international classrooms.