ADOT Kids: New video backgrounds for Zoom!

EDITOR'S NOTE: During this unprecedented time, ADOT is creating transportation activities for kids. Please visit azdot.gov/ADOTKids or use the hashtag #ADOTKids on ADOT's Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts to see what we have going on. 

By Caroline Carpenter / ADOT Communications

After staying at home for weeks, do your kids need a different point of view? Perhaps ADOT's new video Zoom backgrounds can help. Kids can take their Zoom friends on virtual trips other parts of the state, share impressive landscapes and highlight some big equipment at work. Some of the views from our drone are so beautiful we have a feeling adults may want to snag them too! 

We recently offered virtual Zoom photo backgrounds for aspiring engineers to use during a classroom meeting or online chat with friends. With this week's first installment of ADOT Kids video backgrounds, you'll see our snow blaster at work along with some amazing Arizona vistas. We'll also take you to Canyon Lake and scenic State Route 88 east of the Valley and a highway where a very wide load is passing. The Twitter video embedded at right plays all of the backgrounds.

Our last blog post had some tips on using Zoom virtual backgrounds. Now we have a few more on how to use video backgrounds. The Zoom website also has some good tips. 

Here's how to download our backgrounds.

  1. Click on an image to see the video you want to use.
  2. Once you get to our Vimeo site, scroll down past the video and look for the "Download" button. It will be at the bottom right of the page.
  3. Download the video and save to your computer.
  4. Then, when you start your next Zoom session, you can upload your virtual Zoom video as your background.

Reminder for kids: It's important to check with your teacher first if you want to use these backgrounds during class. 

Zoom Video Background-Wide Load

Zoom Video Background-SR 88 and Canyon Lake

Zoom Video Background-SR 88

Zoom Video Background-South Mountain Freeway Bridge

Zoom Video Background-Snow Blaster

Zoom Video Background-Snow Message Board

 
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