Create engaging videos with Microsoft Stream, organize videos in Channels, and share them with your students via links or through Teams.
Microsoft Stream is a great tool in Office 365 that allows teachers to record videos, organize these videos in channels, and share these videos with students. Stream has a built-in screen recording feature, allowing teachers to record up to 15 minutes of video. After videos are either recorded directly through Stream or uploaded, teachers can then organize groups of videos in specific Stream channels. Channels can be created with specific themes such as subject, unit, lesson, or topic.
Teachers can easily share individual videos or channels with a link or Stream channels can be shared as a tab within Microsoft Teams. All videos saved in Stream can only be viewed by members of that tenant. Videos cannot be shared publicly, allowing teachers and students to create and share videos securely within their school district.
All videos in Stream will automatically generate a transcript, allowing students to easily follow along and get clarification of what is being said throughout the video. Transcripts are timestamped and text is searchable.
Ideas for implementation:
- Science teachers can create custom, how-to videos for proper use of science lab equipment. These videos can be shared with individual classes or across the entire department and district.
- Schools can upload videos to Stream that include personal identifying information that should not be made public. Videos saved in Stream are only accessible by staff and students.
- Staff and technology departments can create technology tutorials that can be easily accessed by everyone in the district. Professional development and specific supports can be quickly created and shared.
- Stream allows students to create their own videos and share them with teachers and peers, making Stream an amazing tool for assessments and projects. Teachers and peers can offer feedback in the comments of the video.
Contributor: Aaron Sweet
Aaron Sweet is a former Math teacher with 7 years of experience and 3 years as a Technology Integration Coach in Newark, NY. He works with students, teachers, and administrators in the district to support with all technology needs.
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