One of the hottest trends in K-12 education today is integrating media and broadcasting into curriculum benchmarks. Educators and administrators are learning techniques to broadcast lectures, school events, and student news programs live and from streaming sites like SchoolTube.
A consulting firm near Detroit called Sound Engineering specializes in technology consulting for educational institutions, offering dedicated training and media solutions big (wide area networks) and small (broadcast carts). They are doing some very cool cutting-edge work with schools throughout Michigan and Ohio. (We know because we have a lot of customers in those school districts!)
Christine A. is on staff at Sound Engineering and recently told us about the workshops they offer every summer for free to teachers and administrators in their client school districts. Here are a few highlights of some of the topics being covered this year:
- Student broadcasting/video news
- Safely sharing student broadcasts
- Techniques for improving live streaming broadcasts, such as extra lighting and additional cameras
- Learning how to use FloPrompter, “an easy to use and inexpensive teleprompter”
- Storyboarding with Kerpoof
- Exploring royalty-free audio sources and how music can enhance broadcasts
- Learning more about SchoolTube
To help add some excitement to the workshops, FloSpace is supplying five copies of FloPrompter, both Standard and Professional editions, to be given away to lucky attendees. We’re glad to support these workshops and excited to hear about all of the cool broadcasting and media activities students can engage in at schools now! Doesn’t it sound like fun?