The Forsyth County School District in Georgia currently serves over 30,000 students in 30 different schools and has plans to expand and eventually serve over 50,000 students. Forsyth is always looking for ways to incorporate new technologies in their classrooms to enrich their curriculum. SnapStream gave them a simple and cost-efficient method of incorporating TV in the classroom.
Many of Forsyth's older classrooms include TVs and VCRs that were used for classroom educational video. While these classrooms were "video capable," integrating TV programming into the classroom was still a highly manual and time-consuming process, both for teachers and media specialists.
The Forsyth County School District needed a less time-consuming and more cost-effective solution to incorporate TV into the classroom.
With SnapStream, the Forsyth County School District is able to easily incorporate TV in the classroom. Previously, searching for pertinent TV shows and manually stocking and inserting VHS tapes was a hassle for teachers; and for the media specialists, storing and cataloging all the recorded VHS tapes for future reference was time consuming and inefficient. With SnapStream, they have eliminated those problems. To date, 40 teachers are using the client software; during their training, teachers responded enthusiastically to its ease of use – saying SnapStream makes supplementing lesson plans with TV effortless. Director of Technology Services, Mark Klingler adds, “Its simple easy-to-use interface gives teachers the ability to record and search straight from their desks.”