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YouTube/EDU - links to educational videos on YouTube

YouTube/EDU - links to educational videos on YouTube | technologies |
Whether you're doing research for a project, need help with homework, or just want to learn something new, YouTube EDU features some of our most popula
John Dalziel's insight:
Looking for appropriate video clips, on YouTube, can take alot of time, whether you're doing research for a project, need help with coursework/projects/etc., or just want to learn something new. The YouTube EDU channel, generated automatically by YouTube's video discovery system, provides access to the most popular educational videos across YouTube. 
On the homepage, there are suggestions on... 
■ What to watch next, 
■ Featured Videos, well as videos for... 
■ Business, 
■ Languages, 
■ Education, 
■ Primary & Secondary Education, 
■ University, 
■ Social Sciences 
■ Medicine, 
■ History, 
■ Lifelong Learning, 
■ Science, 
■ Mathemetics, 
■ Humanities, 
■ Arts, 
■ Law and 
■ Engineering 
Well worth a closer look, especially for those looking to flip their learning environments.
It can save users a lot of time as well!
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YouTube TV - De-clutter YouTube

Watch the videos and channels you love on the big screen using Chromecast, smart TVs, game consoles, and other devices.
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Visually speaking, YouTube’s web version has a lot going on that is annoying and distracting when used in Learning Environments. In contrast, YouTube’s TV version has a much cleaner layout and is well-suited for keyboard usage.
This provides a direct link the TV version or, all potential users have to do is visit the url

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GIF YouTube | Make Animated GIFs from Youtube

GIF YouTube | Make Animated GIFs from Youtube | technologies |
Gif Youtube brings you the fastest way to create animated GIFs from YouTube
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A meme is a funny picture (often with a caption attached) which can go viral around the Internet. One form of this meme can be a GIF image. GIF YouTube enables you to take a scene from a YouTube video and turn it into a GIF image. All you have to do is type “gif” before “youtube” in the URL.
GIF YouTube can also be used to provide educational clips, (10sec max) to emphasise specific things.

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John Dalziel's insight: – is an on-line service where you can watch a YouTube video, without any of the usual clutter normally seen on a YouTube video page.

By inputting the URL, the video is played against a black background. Clicking on the screen starts & stops the video.

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Sync Video - watch youtube and vimeo videos together

Sync Video - watch youtube and vimeo videos together | technologies |
Ever wanted to watch a video on YouTube or Vimeo simultaneously with your friends, who are not exactly sitting next to you? Now you can watch videos synchronized!
John Dalziel's insight:

Watching YouTube videos with learners is engaging but what if learners are not in the same place as the practitioner, or even in the same country? Sync Video offers the opportunity to create an online room where practitioners and their learners can watch a YouTube video simultaneously, by having it synced to all those who are in the room watching it.
Does this have potential in BYOD, Flipped learning, etc., as well?

alistairm 's curator insight, August 11, 2013 5:28 PM

Sounds really useful for distance learning, particularly if you need to explain additional info for people with sensory impairments - you know you are describing the bit they've got to rather than some other random bit of the video!

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InfiniteLooper - Loop YouTube Videos

InfiniteLooper - Loop YouTube Videos | technologies |
InfiniteLooper - The easiest way to loop full or partial YouTube videos.
John Dalziel's insight:

There are certain times when practitioners and/or learners would like to loop...
- a YouTube video, or
- part of a YouTube Video.
It can be annoying to have to hit replay so, as an effective alternating visit Infinite Looper.
This third-party platform provides users with an option of looping...
- the whole YouTube clip or
- selected portions of the video clip.
There are three alternatives to use Infinite Looper.
 1: copy the YouTube URL (or Video ID) - visit Infinite Looper - paste the URL into the provided field and click Search; or
 2: In Youtube, when the video you wish to loop is open, in the URL just replace "youtube" with the text "infinitelooper" and hit enter.
Which ever way you do it, the sliders under the video, can be adjusted to loop selected sections.
An even quicker way is...
 3: to add the trigger to the bookmark toolbar in the users browser. Explained on the home page.

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Tutorials - YouTube

Tutorials - YouTube | technologies |
90 Videos That Will Help Make Better Videos
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These YouTube tutorials can help practitioners and learners make the most of the video creation tools available to them.

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Video Resumer

Video Resumer | technologies |
Automatically resumes YouTube videos from where you played them last.
John Dalziel's insight:

If learners are watching an educational video on YouTube, for a flipped learning environment task perhaps, there will times when they need to leave their computer to do something else.
When they turn the computer back on, they locate the YouTube clip, and then try to find where they'd stopped watching. This can be difficult, in particular for long videos.
In steps Video Resumer.
Video Resumer is a free to use browser extension made for the Google Chrome web browser.
This extension is an absolute must for learners accessing course video clips hosted on YouTube; it improves their experience on the video streaming website.
Video Resumer remembers where users stop watching a YouTube video.
Whether learners close the tab or browser window, revisiting the same YouTube video they were watching earlier will begin its playing from the same point that they left off.

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Edcanvas | The one place to organize, present and share knowledge

Edcanvas | The one place to organize, present and share knowledge | technologies |
The one place to organize, present and share knowledge
John Dalziel's insight:

Edcanvas is a website that allows practitioners to collate online resources onto a single page for their learners to access.

These canvases can be shared with learners...

- via a URL link or

- by embedding into a blog/VLE/other webpresences.
A canvas creation is quite straight forward.

Down one side of the page is a search column that lets users search YouTube and Flickr as well as add resources from Google Drive and Dropbox and upload directly.

Those resources can then be dragged onto the canvas.
It’s another way of providing learner access to a number of different resources via a one stop shop, rather than having to share lots of different URL’s.
Learners could also use Edcanvas to collate their own canvases as they do research on given topics.

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Crash Course! - YouTube

Crash Course! - YouTube | technologies |

Two entertaining & engaging presenters race headlong through the basics of biology (40 clips), world history (42 clips), Ecology (2)and Literature (1).


The presenters both educate and entertain.


These videos are well produced, fun, informative and provide digestible 10-15 minute chunks!


Well worth a closer look.

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Bullying Prevention: Video Playlist on YouTube

Hopefully these videos will provide some good 'starters' for discussion.


Bullying is a subject that's grown increasingly complex and troubling over the years: while in-person teasing and harassment has never flagged, new technologies have given rise to cyberbullying, which can be equally as damaging -- and even more public.


And sadly news of tragic consequences, stemming from cases of both kinds, spreads quickly through social media.


It's important that learning provider stakeholders are vigilant in encouraging learners to be empathetic, and to become "upstanders" rather than bystanders.


This collection of video clips have some positive messages to share with learners, and some tools for fighting back against bullying.


View this Bullying Prevention: Video Playlist on YouTube.

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A Cleaner Internet

A Cleaner Internet | technologies |
If you want to show YouTube videos in your classroom but you're afraid of what might appear around the video, install A Cleaner Internet.


A Cleaner Internet is an extension for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. The extension allows users to search YouTube and view YouTube videos without viewing the "related" content, advertisements, and comments that appear on YouTube.

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Curriculum: Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship – Google in Education

Curriculum: Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship – Google in Education | technologies |

Google just launched a set of 10 interactive lessons designed to support practitioners in educating learners on digital citizenship.


Google (which owns YouTube) built the lessons to educate learners about...

- YouTube’s policies,

- how to flag content,

- how to be a safer online citizen, and protect their identities.


Follow this link to access the list of lessons, and the recommended flow for delivery.


Lessons are designed to fit within 50 minute classes, but can be adapted to fit a different schedule(s)


There is even an entire YouTube channel of related videos that should be of interest to anyone looking to teach about digital citizenship.:

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Annotation types - YouTube

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YouTube Video Editor is a powerful tool to use to add annotations and text to your videos. 
It supports five different types of annotations namely... 
► speech bubbles, 
► spotlight, 
► notes, 
► titles, and 
► labels. 
 Users can add annotations right from Video Manager tab in their YouTube channel 
This links to a video that provides a - "HowTo" tutorial
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Watchkin - Watch videos without distractions

Watchkin - Watch videos without distractions | technologies |
Watchkin lets you watch youtube videos without all the distractions of related videos and comments, and creates a safer viewing environment for families.
John Dalziel's insight:

Watchkin is another on-line tool for "Distraction-Free" YouTube Viewing
Watchkin is a service that allows practitioners, and their learners, to watch and project YouTube videos without seeing the related sidebar content typically seen on
Watchkin can be used in a number of ways. Users can...
   - enter the direct URL of a video into Watchkin to have the sidebar content removed or
   - search for videos through Watchkin and have family-friendly results displayed (if a video appears that is not family-friendly Watchkin has a mechanism for flagging it as inappropriate).
   - use the browser bookmarklet tool offered, that they can click while on YouTube to have the related content disappear from the page.
Note: Watchkin is not a work-around if a learning provider blocks YouTube and it is not a tool for downloading YouTube videos.

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YouTube Help - YouTube

YouTube Help - YouTube | technologies |
Subscribe for tutorials, troubleshooting, and tips from the YouTube Help team. MOBILE MONDAY: Use YouTube on the go? Get tips and how-to's for YouTube on And...
John Dalziel's insight:

YouTube Help offers helpful playlists for learning tips and tricks about YouTube and the YouTube mobile apps.
The Tips and Tutorials 3 playlists are particularly useful and include the...
   - "Did You Know?" playlist that covers an assortment of search and editing tips;
   - Mobile Mondays which is dedicated to tips about the YouTube mobile apps; and
   - How-To's which is all about the editing options built into YouTube.

Syd Grant's curator insight, October 17, 2014 12:00 PM

Youtube is the perfect place for looking up videos of anything. Just about everything ever imagined is on Youtube.

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YouTube Capture

Get YouTube Capture on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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A must have iPad app for practitioners and learners.
This app, developed by Google, allows users to record videos and upload them instantly and right from their iPad or phones and Instagram.
Some of the features that distinguish YouTube Capture from the rest is that it allows users to make use of YouTube’s...
- stabilisation,
- trimming, and
- automatic colour correction features
Another big plus is the time limit isn’t just a few seconds. Users can record as long as any typical YouTube video would last, so all users really need to worry about is their Internet speed.
Users can upload and, at the same time, share their videos with nearly all social media services.

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EDU - YouTube

EDU - YouTube | technologies |
Share your videos with friends, family, and the world
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Don't waste time searching for educational video clips on YouTube, they've done it for you already.

Go on take a look!

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Google+ - How-to playlist

Google+ - How-to playlist | technologies |
Learn how to do more on Google+.
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One of the things that practitioners like about Google+ is the ease with which they can start and follow conversations.
If you've been considering trying Google+ or you've tried and didn't quite get it, take a look at this How-to playlist by Google+,on YouTube.

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GCF LearnFree's YouTube Channel

GCF LearnFree's YouTube Channel | technologies |
For people who want to improve the skills needed to be successful in both work and life, is the worldwide leader in online education, delive...
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Ideal to locate Functional Skills clips for the "Flipped Approach" to teaching & Learning

Dan Kirsch's curator insight, October 17, 2013 2:43 PM

Our students are finally able to access Youtube. Thank you to @GCFLearnFree for their tutorial videos!!! #PantherPride

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Math instructor releases 2,600 videos under Creative Commons Attribution - Creative Commons

Math instructor releases 2,600 videos under Creative Commons Attribution - Creative Commons | technologies |
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. Arizona Phoenix College math instructor James Sousa has been teaching math for 15 years at both the community college and K-12 levels.
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No I haven't looked at them all! This post provides someusefullinksto siteshosting Maths Video clips.

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blubbr | technologies |

Blubbr : Create and Play Quizzes from YouTube Videos

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Blubbr is a free website that lets users create and play quiz games from YouTube videos.

The site calls these “Trivs”. Users can play trivs in different categories, from celebs and music to sport and, more importantly, education.

These trivs can then be shared with anyone across the internet.
Once a short piece of video has been watched, the first question will appear. When answered, users are presented with another piece of video and then another question and so on.
There are many Trivs already on the site, however the quality and content is quite varied. Note: the site is still in Beta.
Practitioners can make their own Trivs using the Triv builder tool however, the site only uses YouTube videos, so if access is blocked by your employer, that will be an issue.

One final thought, practitioners could get learners to create their own Trivs for each other as a homework task perhaps?

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Teachem | technologies |

Teachem is...
- a resource to flip a classroom and/or cpd.
- a new service that is using the TED Ed model of creating lessons based on video.


Practitioners can...
- build courses that are composed of a series of videos hosted on YouTube.
- write questions and comments in "flashcards" that are tied to specific parts of each video and display next to each video.


Learners can take notes while watching the videos using the Teachem SmartNote system.


When practitioners create a Teachem course they can make it...
- public: can be accessed by anyone that has address for the course, or
- private.

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CaptionTube: a free tool for creating captions for YouTube videos.

After users import a YouTube video they own, they...
- play the video
- add captions as needed
- export the captions
- upload to YouTube.


By using Capture Tube, a free service, Learning Providers can now provide transcripts of videos they share with others and, if required, in different languages.


Practitioners can use CaptionTube to transcribe videos they share with their learners or the task could be given as an assignment for learners to work on. e.g. learners can be given a video and be told to use Capture Tube to caption it.


Why is it better than watching YouTube and editing my captions in a text editor?


CaptionTube provides improved precision with a scaleable timeline. You can also make changes to captions and preview them immediately. It also allows you to create multiple language tracks.


Capture Tube can also be used to illustrate tutorials and promote understanding of video content. The process isn't complicated and does not require any advanced technical skills.

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Knowmia | technologies |


- offers a collection of curated videos that have been vetted by teachers for quality and accuracy;

- has launched with 7,000 videos organized under the main headings of English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Technology, and World Languages.


Users are encouraged to contribute so I expect that the collection will grow rapidly.


Most of the content is drawn from Youtube and Vimeo.


There is also a free iPad app, with effective tutorial support, that appears to be a powerful and extremely flexible tool for creating video lessons for upload to knowmia’s collection (Requires iOS 5.0 or later). Hopefully, an Android option will be available soon.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, December 16, 2014 8:38 PM

Lots of great content on Knowmia but do keep in mind that it is a subscription service.