Streaming DE Explorations, Labs, etc…
There are a couple of things to think about when planning on streaming material from DE. The best advice to follow is – if you can download it, do it! There are, however, some things on DE that can’t be dowloaded, like explorations, virtual labs, etc. In that case…
1. Stay away from the peak times when you can. Peak usage times are 11 and 1 (starts to pick up about 9, is dead over the noon hour, and drops off at 2)
2. The less # of students streaming the better. Use small groups or whole group instruction when you can.
3. Make sure that you have chosen the lower streaming of 256K. (It is the default, but sometimes gets changed)
4. If you have considerable problems, record the times and dates and notify the computer powers that be in the district.