YouTube & You
Rockstar Lake Tahoe - July 10, 2013

On this page are all of the resources that will be used for today's workshop.  Please know that my resources for YouTube in the Classroom are regularly updated HERE (I'd bookmark this page).

Launching Our Journey


YouTube is an online video service with thousands of educational videos, teacher-created content, and videos produced by students.  Due to its sheer volume and global audience YouTube is quickly becoming the digital media commons of the world.  Not sure about that?  Check out this video.

Classroom Use
  • Find free educational content from prominent channels, such as PBS and Smithsonian, or created by teachers like you.
  • Generate your own content.
  • Leave video lesson plans
  • Publish student work
  • Curate playlists
  • Archive work
Step 1 - Finding Great Videos on YouTube

Finding Great Videos on YouTube
YouTube videos that have been curated according to national standards by classroom teachers.  Currently, a group of California teachers are curating new lists and updating the ones that exist.
  • YouTube EDU Channel Listings
YouTube has over 1,000 educational channels.  Use these listings to find great content - Primary & SecondaryHigher Education, and Lifelong Learning (Hint: Some of the best are in Lifelong Learning).
A new project created by TED specially focused on K-12 education.  TED Ed actually contains a structure where teachers can take a video and turn it into a lesson "flip." However, all of the videos are hosted on YouTube, so TED Ed is a nice place just to find videos as well.
  • Tailor Your Search Using Keywords and Commas
Let's say you want new, high-definition science videos from partner organizations.  You can easily find those by adding commas. ex: science, partner, new, HD

Step 2 - Creating Your Own Playlists
Step 3 - Creating Your Own Videos
  • Movie-Making - Use an Actual Camera
    • Smartphones
      • Record -> Upload to YouTube
    • Video Cameras
      • Record -> Bring into Computer -> Upload to YouTube
    • Computer Webcams
      • Record -> YouTube
    • Helpful Video Tips
      • Lighting - Even, try daylight, lamp in front of you
      • Audio - Can we hear you?
      • Double Chins - Camera above your chin

YouTube Resources
Additional YouTube Resources
Lessons, videos, and additional materials for using YouTube in the Classroom. Fantastic resource for anyone teaching film, media, or digital writing.

YouTube Tutorials
Cool Channels & Videos to Check Out