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YouTube and Video for Teachers

Introduction - via Google Moderator

How to Use Video - Top 10

  1. Play video as an advance organizer, either to review an old topic or to introduce a new topic. To learn more about advance organizers, check out this blog post from October, 2010.
  2. Use video to present problems to students. It makes the idea of a problem-based lesson more real than simply describing a problem, and supports critical thinking if used appropriately. Check out Dan Meyer's math blog, which has some great examples of his use of video.
  3. Show a clip to practice summarization.
  4. Show a clip and ask students to pull out the most important point of the video. Compare what students notice.
  5. Show a clip that has a mistake or false fact in it. See if students notice what's right/wrong.
  6. Use a clip from popular culture (such as a TV commercial) to relate to a topic for discussion.
  7. Use the format of a video you show and ask students to create something (another video, story, etc.) that follows the formal pattern (structure) used in the video clip.
  8. Embed an instructional video inside your blog, or Moodle course.
  9. Try a Flip the Classroom activity.
  10. Create a screencast to demonstrate how to do something on the computer.

What ideas do you have?

Sources for Video Online


Resources for Creating Video


Facts on File

Use XXXXX as your username, and XXXXXX as your password. Please do not stop here. You need your own unique login credentials. (Ask Bea or John for credentials)

1. Click on CREATE AN ACCOUNT at the top right hand corner. Please use your GCPS credentials to create your account.

2. You are now ready to explore the video collections and create playlists for classroom use.

Discovery Streaming

If you don't already have an account, your media specialist can give you a sign-up code to use. You create your own account and can then access the service.


You can access YouTube now with your Goochland Google account. The first time you do so, you will need to create a separate YouTube identity. But after creating the identity you can sign-in with your Goochland e-mail address and password.

Like a lot of services, you can "embed" videos from YouTube into your blog for viewing at home. Copy the HTML code, and paste it into your blog when you're editing in "HTML" mode (not visual!!). You won't see the video unless you've overridden the filter.

Safety Mode - good to set up on your machine! Filters out content that might be objectionable. Always PREVIEW CONTENT before hitting play with students.


You can now directly upload completed movie projects to YouTube. First, make sure you override YouTube through Safari. Next, go to Share in iMovie and select "YouTube."

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