New youth videos and today's Tech broadcast

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New youth videos and today's Tech broadcast

Postby wsplawn » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:38 pm

The broadcast asked for ideas and input; I'll tell you what we did at our stake for viewing of Youth videos.

I was assigned to download the training videos (and the ongoing monthly videos) and put them on five difference flash drives which we keep in the library. These can be checked out during class time.

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Re: New youth videos and today's Tech broadcast

Postby russellhltn » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:40 pm

Clearly you have devices that can play the thumb drives. What are you using? How were they obtained?
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Re: New youth videos and today's Tech broadcast

Postby wsplawn » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:03 pm

Many if not most of the members of the stake have access to a computer they can bring in. All we've done by assigning one person to download the videos monthly is to eliminate the need for many to do it, who may or may not be technically savvy.

They go to the library, check out a thumb drive and a TV (we have three) and they take it from there.

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Re: New youth videos and today's Tech broadcast

Postby russellhltn » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:32 pm

wsplawn wrote:They go to the library, check out a thumb drive and a TV (we have three) and they take it from there.


So the computing device is member-supplied. What kind of connectivity do the TVs have? I assume at least composite input. Anything else that's computer-friendly?
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Re: New youth videos and today's Tech broadcast

Postby johnshaw » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:14 pm

Is the individual required to provide both the computer and the connecting cables or can they be checked out as well?
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Re: New youth videos and today's Tech broadcast

Postby drepouille » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:16 pm

For our stake center, I recently purchased three types of cables from Staples:
- HDMI
- Component (RGB)
- VGA/audio (stereo plug)
I would like to store them in the meetinghouse library, but I am a little nervous that they will disappear, and not be available when I need to use them for stake functions. Then again, if I do not put them in the library, the three wards that meet in the stake center may use their budget funds to buy their own, which would be a waste, I think.
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Re: New youth videos and today's Tech broadcast

Postby johnshaw » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:41 pm

Dana,

I put 4 cable kits together for our new Stake Center that came with 1 Large LCD and 3 Smaller LCD's. I included the same cables you have above. I connected all of them together creatively and bought a pouch with a tie-cord to put them in. I labeled them Stake Center Cable Kit 1 through 4. So far, after a year, they are all still there (I created separate ones for the stake to keep around as well). Your mileage may vary
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Re: New youth videos and today's Tech broadcast

Postby russellhltn » Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:27 pm

drepouille wrote:I would like to store them in the meetinghouse library, but I am a little nervous that they will disappear, and not be available when I need to use them for stake functions.


I would keep a set for the stake alone. The others go into the library.

I'd also mark them well. Not subtly. "Vandalize" it. Big and gaudy.
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Re: New youth videos and today's Tech broadcast

Postby drepouille » Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:04 pm

I found some zip ties in the attic, left there by the FM group. I secured all the A/V cables to the TV stand with three zip ties, so I don't think they will be going anywhere. Yes, zip ties can be cut, but it requires intent and forethought.
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Re: New youth videos and today's Tech broadcast

Postby russellhltn » Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:07 pm

drepouille wrote:Yes, zip ties can be cut, but it requires intent and forethought.


All it requires is an urgent need somewhere else - with a procrastinated intent to return it. I'd still suggest labeling it somehow - even if it's just a dap of nail polish.
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