During this week's installment of tech in 10, we will discuss tools to help with YouTube videos. Do you enjoy showing YouTube videos to your class, but cringe at the comments, suggested videos, or ads prior to the video? Or maybe you are wondering if your students are actually watching the video you assigned to them prior to class. Why not try out of these tools to help you with the next time you show a video.
Tools to help with Ads
Is this a must-see YouTube video but you worry about the ads, comments, and suggested videos? Thank you @NKeithBlend for the informative video about Watchkin! Take away all the clutter with the tools listed below.
Tools to trim the video
Only want your students to watch a portion of the video? Why not try this tool to trim the videos. Once the video is trimmed to your specifications you can then send out the link or embed it into your website.
Adding assessment into videos
Want to make sure that the video you created is actually being viewed by students prior to class? Why not try one of these three free tools to embed questions into YouTube videos.
Last night's teacher tech Thursday was led by three students @RSigourney12 @FaithMenefee and @Natalie_Slick96 . These ladies presented three tech tools that we can use to create digital newsletters, presentations, or have students create content. First, each student reviewed each tool and showed a short demonstration video clip. Then we split up into three groups (one for each tool) and got to work with the technology in depth. The presentation that they used is posted below.
If you missed teacher tech Thursday last week - you missed a lot of lovely literacy resources! We had a huge crowd too including about seven education majors and two practicing teachers. This session was a lead by two students in #educ204toi at GCC @TiptonAn1 and @ChoiHx1 . Both students are studying to be elementary education majors. They did a fantastic job telling us all about the tool, how it can be used in the classroom, demonstrating it, and of course, giving us time to play with each tool.
Below is the emaze presentation that was created to show during this session. The biggest hit of this session was Epic tool that is like Netflix for books. Most of the tools listed below are FREE or have a teacher account / discount code. Some tools that are listed are tools that students can use to create their own books and stories and even print them!
The students presented several literacy tools plus some bonus tools listed below:
What are some of your go-to literacy tools in your classroom? Please share in the comments below.
I write about edtech in action, random tools I find, and reflections upon teaching and learning.