ST. CHARLES – For St. Charles East High School, broadcasting school events used to involve the school making a recording of the event and giving it to a local cable outlet to run a few times a month, said Bill Stepien, the school’s Learning Resource Center director.
But now, he said, East works with the company High School Cube to broadcast such events as football games and graduations live over the Internet.
Anyone with Internet access from a computer, smartphone or tablet can watch the live feed, which immediately is archived, Stepien said.
At football games, he has seen people use High School Cube to watch replays of the contest on their phones, he said.
“It’s kind of neat,” Stepien said, noting players can use it to compile a highlight reel.
St. Charles East also uses High School Cube for student presentations, Stepien said.
He noted one teacher who uses the service invites his college professors to comment on the students’ work.
“It’s really an interesting outreach tool,” he said.
For information about High School Cube, visit www.highschoolcube.com.