ericb wrote:I've been looking for a unified and simple way for them to have access to on-line content, which would compliment the need for the SS, YW, and YM programs.
The Roku USB approach is pretty easy. But it can be really user friendly, IF someone takes the time to download and organize files on a thumb drive. You can add jpeg files that become icons for directories and videos so they are easy to recognize, and include pictures to use in the discussions, etc.RussellHltn wrote:I think we need to find a way to deliver the content in easy and quick to access format. In doing so, we need to keep from being caught up in "what's cool".
Let me give one example. A January YM outline suggests: "Show the young men the First Vision scene in the video “The Restoration,” or show a picture of the First Vision (see Gospel Art Book, 90). "
If you want to make that really "tech easy" for a teacher, you provide the picture to display on a TV as a photo AND the scene (11:48 to 15:28 in the 19 minute long video) ready to play. The video also needs a small thumbnail image to make it easy see and navigate to the video, not just a name. And of course, the material is organized by month and discussion outline. To accomplish this you need to edit the video so that only the 4 minute scene is in the outline directory, grab screenshot and name it the same as the video clip so it becomes the thumbnail image, download the picture, and get it all in the right directory structure.
If there were a zip file to download by the Stake Tech Specialist and put on thumb drives if would be rather easy. But I expect it would take whole bunch of work to prepare this for all the lessons in SS, YM, & YW for the year.
In the long run, it seems a single local cached copy in each building on a disk drive, accessed over WiFi is a great solution. JohnShaw has discussed something like this here: https://tech.lds.org/forum/showthread.php?13362-Meetinghouse-Wifi-Idea#4