Video in the classroom is a dynamic resource for supporting the curriculum and engaging students. A wide range of video with educational value is available on YouTube, but sometimes those videos need to be tweeked to maximize instruction. Want to eliminate the extras, share only a snippet of a video, or string several videos clips together? Here are some free and user friendly tools to help educators make the most of YouTube videos in the classroom.
Install and use the handy bookmarklet to quickly eliminate related videos, comments, or ads found on YouTube. Share a purified video through a link on your blog or website, or pop it into your digital learning platform to encourage online discussions.
View example: A Vision of K-12 Students Today
Splicd: Share a snippet of a video
Enter a YouTube url, then set the start and end time for the part of the video you want to share. Generate a code for embedding into any blog or website in a snap and cut straight to the point. Use snippets to kickoff a writing project or discussion.
Add focus to YouTube videos by creating captions to share through a bookmark or link. Include captions for guided questions or to provide students with additional information.
Drag On Tape: Create a mix of your favorite video clips.
Splice portions of YouTube videos together with this online editor. Install the bookmarklet for added functionality. Use this tool to create a presentation for students, or let them create their own to illustrate a concept or make a point.
View example: Space Shuttle Launch Mix