You too can YouTube


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This is a presentation for CATESOL 2009 at Pasadena, CA.

This presentation is a nuts n’ bolts presentation about getting YouTube videos into the classroom for non-techy types. If you are a YouTube expert, this presentation is likely not for you.

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You too can YouTube

  1. 1. Cristin Boyd and Moe Tsao Studies in American Language, San Jose, CA
  2. 2. Introduction Video! <ul><li>intro.mpg </li></ul>
  3. 3. Purpose Disclaimer <ul><li>To help you use YouTube in class. </li></ul><ul><li>Nuts n’ bolts presentation for non-techy types   </li></ul><ul><li>Because technology is unpredictable, we will show screen shots (or slides) to explain YouTube. </li></ul><ul><li>These screen shots are exactly what you see on YouTube </li></ul>
  4. 4. Where & How can you YouTube? <ul><li>Pronunciation: “21 accents”; “th” pronunciation </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Reasoning: Analyze ads and speeches </li></ul><ul><li>TOEFL Listening: listen to academic lectures; other iBT options </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar: “Conjunction Junction”; reported speech work with ads; tape students telling stories (such as past time stories) and analyze later. </li></ul><ul><li>Oral Comm/lower levels: listen to songs (often w/ lyrics; audio is great on YouTube); show models of how-to presentations tape students doing presentations to later discuss or use for assessment. </li></ul><ul><li>To clarify an idea, comment, or vocabulary. Cristin showed students Cirque du Soleil clip after a recent visit to Vegas. </li></ul><ul><li>Make class discussion more real: videos of Pres. Obama, celebrities, historical figures, etc. </li></ul>
  5. 5. 21 Accents Video page
  6. 6. Critical Reasoning - Advertisement
  7. 7. Obama speech
  8. 8. Sample TOEFL Lecture
  9. 9. Why YouTube? ( justifications ) <ul><li>Today’s students love & live technology: cell phones, IMs, texting, Facebook, email, video games, Blu-ray and DVDs, oh my! Technologies are familiar & normal for our students. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Engages Students! Who doesn’t want more student engagement? </li></ul><ul><li>Schools are more technologically advanced and have the resources; Smart classrooms are in. </li></ul><ul><li>Being more techy makes teachers more desirable on the job market. </li></ul><ul><li>Videos are fun!   </li></ul>
  10. 10. What you need to YouTube. <ul><li>A recent computer (no more than 5-8 years old) </li></ul><ul><li>Good sound; External speakers work best. </li></ul><ul><li>Projection Device & screen (or a small enough class to look at teacher’s computer) </li></ul><ul><li>High Speed Internet Connection to bring video clips into class faster. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative: software to save videos (see link at end of handout for more info). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>See link at end of handout for info on hardware needed to upload videos. </li></ul>
  11. 11. How to search for videos.
  12. 12. Search YouTube
  13. 13. Search Suggestions
  14. 14. Search Result for pronunciation english th
  15. 15. Highlight the Author Playlist function
  16. 16. To make YouTube work better for you: <ul><li>Create “class” playlists </li></ul><ul><li>limit inappropriate/adult content </li></ul><ul><li>Access your user accts to look like a pro in class. </li></ul>
  17. 17. How to register for an account
  18. 18. The Author Playlist Page -> Sign Up account
  19. 19. Create YouTube account screen
  20. 20. Fill in Account information
  21. 21. Check your Email page
  22. 22. Confirm email address link
  23. 23. Back to the page you were at
  24. 24. To create a Playlist (which is an address book for videos; similar to bookmarks folder for web pages)
  25. 25. Highlight add to Playlist function
  26. 26. Create Playlist page
  27. 27. Fill in Playlist information
  28. 28. Add to Playlist again
  29. 29. Playlist addition confirmation page
  30. 30. Look for Playlist function
  31. 31. The content of your playlist
  32. 32. Your Playlist in action
  33. 33. Enough of viewing. Let’s upload a video!
  34. 34. Click on Upload Files
  35. 35. Video upload screen. Click “Upload Video”
  36. 36. Select the video you plan to upload
  37. 37. The Video begins uploading. Now fill in the informaiton
  38. 38. Title, Description and Tag are necessary. Also note Privacy option
  39. 39. Which “Privacy setting” should you choose? <ul><li>Easiest option: “Share video with the world” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows students to access easily & share with friends and family. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Private” option </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Limits access to you & others you define </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Others have to be registered YouTube users. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Alternative between the world and private </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a class-specific YouTube account & share the user name and password with all students. Share the video to this account </li></ul></ul>
  40. 40. Video uploaded. Wait, it’s not live yet! Click on “Go to My Videos”
  41. 41. Beware! Uploading videos can take time: Depending on your clip, could from 2 to 20 minutes
  42. 42. Your Video list and your freshly uploaded video. Note the (processing, please wait) part
  43. 43. The video is not yet viewable
  44. 44. Now it says video is live
  45. 45. View your freshly uploaded video! <ul><li>intro.mpg </li></ul>
  46. 46. Additional Advice <ul><li>Don’t forget YouTube-ing can be a time sink </li></ul><ul><li>Upload video outside of class time </li></ul><ul><li>Use specific keywords to search </li></ul><ul><li>Think like a student when you choose videos </li></ul><ul><li>Pick short videos, or use part of a long video </li></ul><ul><li>Be careful doing searches in class </li></ul><ul><li>Try it out, it’s easy! </li></ul><ul><li>Have fun! </li></ul>
  47. 47. This presentation and more info is available at:
  48. 48. Shape library