These are my notes from Lucy Gray‘s breakout session, “Exploring YouTube,” on August 7, 2012, at the Blackfoot Educational Technology Conference in Missoula, Montana. Resources from Lucy’s presentation are available on this blog post. MY THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS ARE IN ALL CAPS.

All resources from this session: Exploring Instructional Uses of YouTube (Slideshare)

YouTube was started by graduates of IMSA students (in Chicago), bought by Google in 2008 (thanks to Lucy for clarification: YouTube wasn’t invented IN Chicago, IMSA is there!)
– has presented a conundrum for teachers: there is good content there, but also other content

Biggest news: Dec 2011 Google launched “YouTube For Schools
– a network setting to block objectionable YouTube videos

I am more a curator of content of YouTube videos
– don’t worry if you don’t consider yourself great at video editing

EXAMPLE OF LUCY’S PLAYLIST FOR GLOBAL AWARENESS YOUTUBE VIDEOS

You have to have a Google account
– your main channel will include recommended videos for you based on what you’ve watched and subscribed to previously

I like filtering by channel
– example search: math and common core

Filter YouTube Search Results by Channel

When I find a video I like, I often “like” it and can also share it via Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus
– can email the link
– can also add to a playlist

Example: The new A Google a Day on Google+ is here

There is a documentary section of YouTube, as well as an education section

You can choose to share your videos you upload to Twitter and Facebook
– it’s possible to ‘overshare’ however

Good resources for YouTube publishers & publishers (YouTube Creator Hub) / developers is available

Also is a YouTube safety mode, and you can lock it in this browser

YouTube - Safety setting

Just about any entity you can think of that might have a YouTube channel does
National Geographic as an example: over 770 million views to date!

National Geographic - YouTube

YouTube is going to look a lot different on an iPad

You can add featured channels that you want to share

Channel Settings, Analytics, and Video Manager: These used to be more complicated
– you will need to play around with these settings
– you can access these from top menus now, but also from the upper right corner

Channel settings lets you change appearance, set a background, add your profile, choose what tabs to show, and what stuff you want to share with the world

MY COMMENT: LOOKS LIKE YOU CAN NOW SET COMMENT MODERATION ON FOR YOUR CHANNEL… I THINK COMMENT MODERATION STILL HAS TO BE TURNED ON VIDEO BY VIDEO

LUCY SHOWED A VIDEO SHE SAVED FROM HER MOBILE ME ACCOUNT – THAT REMINDS ME I NEED TO DO THE SAME THING – I WONDER IF IT’S TOO LATE?! (Answer: I think so.)

Mobile Me is Closed

Video Manager is quite interesting but also complicated
– dashboard, playlists, copyright notices, history, likes, more

YouTube now permits video editing and adjustments
– mind-blowing now: Video Editing is going to the web

Provides copyright free music
– there is something that will find music from the approximate same date as your video was created

Annotations
– add videos and ‘bubbles’ to your videos to provide more information
– you can add PAUSES to a video so students can answer a question
– you can only add annotations to your own videos

Some teachers are now creating “Choose your own adventure” video series

Captioning is huge too, especially for students with hearing impairments or second language learners

Now showing managing playlists and subscriptions

Apple will not include the YouTube app as a default iOS app on the next generation of iOS (iOS 6)

The iFiles are investigative journalism videos on YouTube
@ifiles on Twitter

YouTube for Politicians (LINK?)
Google Political Campaign Toolkit

You can now do Face Blurring in YouTube

You and your kids should know about Creative Commons

Curriculum: Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship

YouTube Digital Citizenship Curriculum

PhotoBooth is a great reason to have a Mac
– it’s on the iPad, but not as robust
– demo: 4 frame picture on PhotoBooth
– can also do different effects
– demo of Green Screen effect
– get chromakey green paint or felt, mainly something that doesn’t have wrinkles
– I bought YouStar for camera and $40 cheap green screen

Video Creation Sites
Animoto
VoiceThread

Google Handouts on Air: Will record your video call right into your YouTube channel!
– on your Google+ page
– demo of Google Hangout live

Google+ Hangouts

YouTube for Teachers has playlists of videos aligned to Common Core (I NEED THIS LINK, COULDN’T FIND IT…)

Google Science Fair every spring

TED for Ed channel

Rockstar Splitter has 5 jacks for headphones
– all plugged into the same audio port

Have kids do a series of ‘choose your own adventure’ videos!

Great Google Doc by Lucy “Exploring Instructional Uses of YouTube

YouTube Star Teachers
– have workshop materials, ways to become one
videos from the 2011 YouTube Star Teachers workshop


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