These videos go through some of the basics of using YouTube and how to get started when using the website. The videos outline how to set up and account, information on playlists and channels as well as embedding videos into blogs. Youtube is a very useful online tool for teachers, as you can share its wealth of educational content with your students, or even make and upload your own! Creating a playlist of videos is a great way to organise content you want your students to see.
TED-Ed is a free website that allows you to create an online lesson structured around an online video. You can find a video, then add questions, discussion prompts, and additional resources. This lesson can then be sent to your students, perfect for when they're out of the classroom. This is a really useful online tool for teachers that's particularly good for setting homework, as these lessons can be accessed anywhere, and will track your student’s interactions with the lesson. This is ideal for the flipped classroom, and teaching with technology.
Videonotes allows you to paste in any YouTube video and then you can take notes as you watch the video. The notes then become clickable, so you can click on the notes and it immediately takes you to that part of the video. This is a superb tool to show your students who are learning with technology. If you not only want to send your students a useful video, but also want to highlight particular sections, and comment on them, this tool is perfect.
This set of videos takes a look at YouTube downloader, a piece of software that allows you to download videos from YouTube and convert them to a desired format. This is a useful tool for educators as it will allow you to embed videos into presentations while offline. Downloading a video, then embedding it into a presentation is far more reliable than embedding a YouTube video from the web, as this tends to be reliant on an internet connection.