How to Turn off Recommended Content from YouTube Homepage

by Randy Fairfield, 2/25/17

I haven’t been browsing NSF content on YouTube, yet the “recommended content” showing up on the homepage of YouTube is not anything I would want my students to see. Do you have this problem too? Here is a link to the page that will guide in the simple steps you’ll want to take to adjust this setting on YouTube:

https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6125535

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Restricting Viewership of YouTube Videos to Only Those Within Your EDU Domain

by Randy Fairfield, 6/3/16

Perhaps you ready to start flipping your classroom or want to create other video content to share with your students, but you’re not ready to go viral and become a YouTube celebrity. Here’s how you can put your videos up on YouTube without putting yourself out there to everybody else!

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WeVideo: Make and Share Videos Online

WeVideo is a free and very easy to use web-based platform that does a really great job of integrating with other websites such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Facebook, and Instagram to allow users to make and share videos online. The ease of allowing multiple collaborators on an editing project and its ease of use with Chromebooks is what sets it apart from some other platforms.

http://www.wevideo.com/

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VideoNot.es: Have Your Students Annotate YouTube Videos

Want to make sure that your students are doing their flipped classroom homework? Use Videonot.es to have them take time-stamped notes the video! Videonot.es is integrated with Google Drive and you can also have students respond to questions you pose within the video! Of course another option would be to embed your videos into a Google Form quiz, but the time-stamping feature is what distinguishes VideoNot.es.

http://www.videonot.es/

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Animoto: Create Cool, Short Videos for Free!

Combine¬†pictures, video clips, audio, and text to make snazzy looking presentations. It’s quick and easy to use, either for yourself or for your students!

Animoto videos can be a great way to have students introduce themselves to you and their classmates! I like to have students create Animoto presentations to showcase higher-order thinking as well.

http://animoto.com/

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