YouTube was originally set up as an online dating site, but has become one of the biggest user created video libraries in the world. With quite literally millions of video clips, it is a fantastic resource for materials and information. You can find anything there. One of the biggest problems though is that you can find anything there!!!
Apart from being a place to find and store your own videos, YouTube also offers some editing features; You can add annotations, change the sound track and also create your own private or public channel.
- Read an article on Using Videos from YouTube
- Watch a video showing How to embed video from YouTube into web pages
- Download instructions as PDF
- I created my own channel to share my educational videos. Nik Peachey
In an attempt to make video sharing safer for teachers, students and educational establishments, Teacher Tube was created. This is a site where any teacher can create their own account and upload their own videos. It’s also a great place to find educational videos for teacher development.
￼If you create your own channel and add the video you want to use with your students, you can choose to keep it private, so that only people you invite can see the videos.
TeacherTube has the advantage that you can also upload support materials, worksheet and presentations for each video that your students or trainee teachers can download.
- This is my TeacherTube channel where I share the video materials that I create.
- Here you can find a review of TeacherTube with more detailed information and some recommended videos to watch to help you use it.
Video sharing for young learners
Using online video with young learners can be difficult, but Totlol can really help you. The content for the site is selected by educators especially for use in education with young learners. The community of registered users ensures that only suitable and useful videos are included and makes sure the service isn’t abused. This is also a great site to recommend to parents who what to help their children study.
￼Read this article to find out more: Video sharing for young learners
Downloading Online Video
Because of the many problems associated with using online video sharing resources, it can be really useful to download the clip to your own computer. This can help you in a number of ways:
It stops your students wandering around sites and finding unsuitable materials
- You don’t need to worry about the Internet connection
- You don’t need to worry that the clip may get moved
- You can build the videos into other materials
- You can edit the videos
Another useful tool for this is idesktop.tv
You can use idesktopTV to search for videos across a wide range of video sharing platforms. You can then either email a link to someone or download the video in a range of different formats:
Here you can read a more in depth review of idesktop TV: Downloading Online video
Video Clips for Teaching English
Creating your own video material is great, but having someone do it for you is even better. Jamie Keddie runs a great site with regularly published Lesson plans based on video clips from YouTube.
￼Read more about Video Clips for teaching English
I hope this posting has given you some insight into the wealth of what's available and how to overcome some of the problems involved in exploiting these materials.
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