Tips and tricks for using video in the classroom

Uncertain CrossingFree Technology for Teachers recently published a great post that is sure to help any number of librarians rise to the “information guru” status they truly deserve. The article is geared toward using YouTube in the classroom, which more schools are now unblocking for teachers. Read the full post to get instructions and access to easy tools so you know how to:

  • Remove sidebar distractions,
  • Show just a portion of a video,
  • Create a playlist of videos to use at a moment’s notice!

Tip: If you have access to YouTube in your school, consider using tools like ViewPure and Watchkin to display videos without showing the “related” videos comments from YouTube.

Can’t use YouTube? No problem, check out this post with 40 alternatives to YouTube… Remember, where there is a will, there is a way!

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