Dekalb contacted Padcaster to provide an updated system and method for capturing and distributing school broadcasts in a digital format. The Padcaster allows Dekalb schools to provide digital content that has the capability of engaging all types of learners. The Padcaster team worked with Dekalb School Administrators to design a Padcaster with students in mind as not only the consumer, but also the creator.
Dekalb chose Padcaster for several reasons. Considering major news stations and professional videographers use the Padcaster, Dekalb felt students would be exposed to real-life and authentic uses of this tool, thus expanding their technology literacy skills. In addition, Dekalb noted that effective uses of the Padcaster support the College and Career Readiness Standards that address speaking and listening as well as presentation of knowledge and ideas.
For the DeKalb County School District, the primary usage of the Padcaster is to capture, record, edit, and stream video for future usage for school based activities. These activities include but not limited to are:
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