One way to use You Tube videos at school is to convert You Tube videos into WMV files, save them on a jump drive, and play them using Windows Media Player. Follow the simple steps in the attached PDF to save the videos for school use.
What other ways have you found to make You Tube videos available in the classroom?
You may want to check out the discussion Is YouTube blocked in your school? located in the Online Tools for Educators group for additional information.
I just retired from 37 years of Kindergarten and for the past 4 years I have used YouTube! I love YouTube! The way that I would use it was as a enchancer to my theme or unit...for example. During Halloween we would discuss bones and there is a book called "dem bones" and I found on YouTube....the dancing skeleton to the song "dem bones", During Xmas my students, who mostly have had little to no experiences, I would locate videos of people riding on Amtrak (these were amazing). We saw the station, how they ate, how they slept.....great stuff. The one I really enjoyed was riding an elevator to the top of the Washington Monument for President's day.....I am now subbing in the same school and the teaching about buffalo, i found a buffalo stampede and the kids were amazed! Anyway you do have to preview the videos, but the few minutes that take is well worth the time.....children that have no life experiences are amazed by what they can see....Also
the use of Google Earth and another amazing classroom aide!
We use You Tube frequently in World Languages, it is a great resource!
Here are some references I have about using You Tube in class:
This is a great article: 10 You Tube URL Tricks You Should Know About.
Here is a quick tip to get rid of the ads, etc: The You Tube Trick.
This Google Doc is interesting: Eighty Alternatives to You Tube. I haven't read through it all yet...
These sites are sites where you paste in the URL of the You Tube video you want to download it on a flashdrive for later use or to upload it to a wiki/web page/ Power Point. There is no program to download, just pick a format for your end video:
Keep Tube Download Tube Save Tube Keep Vid
Quiet Tube is a site where you can drag a bookmarklet to your links menu, then for "supported" videos you can click the bookmarklet and eliminate the ads, etc.
Happy You Tubing! Penny
One of the Community members, Sarah Reedy, has shared a URL for access to TED Ed's Youtube channel, a new site with videos that specifically target students. Some videos will be speakers in the traditional TED format, but others are short animated lessons meant to supplement lecture/activities in the classroom. Most of them are science related, but there are a few other topics as well.
Sarah's husband, a biology/zoology teacher, wrote and narrates a video on TED on sex determination systems. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMWxuF9YW38context=C4eef289ADvjVQa1PpcFOr6wP52zCIrXV7zdyBkOHEHUi-7DutOd8=
Thanks, Sarah, for sharing these videos.