Discovery Boot Camp 5
15 days to a becoming a more connected Discovery Educator
DE Boot Camp: Fundamentals Day 5 ................................... Viewing and Saving Media
Definitely Download when you can
If you are downloading a video that includes captions, for those captions to work with the downloaded video, you'll need to download them too. Be sure to save the captions file with the same file name and in the same folder as the video file.
Be sure to let others know what you like
In Boot Camp Day 2, we talked about building your Discovery community... one of the things you'll be able to see there is what videos others at your campus are "liking", so be sure to "like" to share the great things that you find.
Be a good model for your students - Cite your sources
Today's assignment - Download different media
Choose at least three different types of media to download from Discovery. I recommend that you choose from full videos, video segments, clip art, images, math explanations, math overviews, audio, songs, or sound effects. While you'll find that accessing each type of media may vary slightly, the process is almost identical no matter what type of media you choose.
Bonus Tip of the Day! You can download on a mobile device too!!!
* Since I'm by far more familiar with iOS devices than other mobile formats, I'm going to focus on the Apple device. However, there are other apps that will let you do the same thing on your Android or other mobile device. Please let me know if you have a favorite - I'd love to share that out with the group.
While you won't be able to download on iPad or iPhone directly in Safari, there are a variety of apps that will let you download video and audio from Discovery Education into your PHOTOS on your device. The app that I'm most familiar with is Video Downloader from Yajing Qian (free).
* The app includes a browser - you'll login to Discovery through the app, not Safari, and locate the video you want to download.
* Press directly on the video player and select DOWNLOAD from the pop-up menu.
* Once the video has downloaded, go to the VIDEOS folder (at the bottom of the app screen), tap the blue arrow icon at the right, and select SAVE TO ALBUMS to save the video.
Once you've downloaded your video, the creative possibilities are endless. There are SO many amazing apps that you and your students can use to take that media and create something spectacular with it!!
Kayla Steiner..................................... Your Boot Camp Drill Sargent
Digital Learning and Media Specialist
Education Service Center Region 11
STAR Discovery Educator
Certified Safari Montage Trainer