ToolZeit – Livestream
What’s it do or what’s it for?
This tool is a live streaming video platform that allows users to view and broadcast video content using a camera and a computer through the internet. Livestream is both a virtual television studio and embeddable video player, offering users the opportunity to produce and broadcast web video in the manner of a television network. Users can stream live video or broadcast pre-recorded video in their channels, utilizing multiple cameras and on-screen graphics. Users may also collaborate with other producers anywhere in the world. Viewers are invited to interact with the live broadcast through the live chat room.
- virtual television studio
- record live shows
- set up a playlist on your channel
- embed your channel into your blog
- offers live chat
- collaborate with multiple producers from anywhere
How do you see it being used by an educator or student?
Live broadcast to parents and community. Building parent/teacher/student communication. Because you can team with with others it’s feasible to have an international news show with reporters from around the world.
How we rate it
Ease of Use (How easy is it to learn and get started? Navigation is easy or difficult.) 3
Looks/Aesthetics/Design (How does it look.) 3
Editing/Customization/Feature set (Can you make it work the way you want it? Use it in different ways or is it totally locked down or very few features ) 5
Bang for the buck (Is it cost effective? Freenium and Pricing Plans, Education Deals? Trial version available??) 5
Educational Value (Meets the needs of teachers and/or students in or out of the classroom) 5
Overall Rating – 4
Cost – Free but with ads, Pricing plans available but not cost effective for most schools. Just released after recording this episode an ad-free no cost version. More on that at a later time.
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