in the Classroom
Erica Henry & Christie Burns
What will we learn today?
• How to incorporate video into your
• How to take URL’s of videos and convert
them to MPEG format, allowing you to
put the clip into your presentation, rather
than creating hyperlinks.
Today, we will learn how to
integrate videos from two
– United Streaming
– You Tube (TeacherTube, or similar video
Should we skip ahead?
• In the essence of time, if we don’t need to
explain how to access United Streaming and
the steps needed to incorporate clips into your
PPT’s, then we’ll move ahead to converting
YouTube video to MPEG format
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Ways to use
• Stream Video (Not Recommended –
bandwith problems due to so many
computers being online at the same time –
video may not stream fluidly at all times)
• Download Video (Recommended)
– Create a special folder for your video
clips to stay organized.
Comparison of your two options:
Watching Video From a Link Watching Downloaded Video
(Click the picture to access YouTube): (Click the movie clip to begin video)
• First, you will need an access code for United
Streaming. E-mail Ms. Burns or Ms. Mills for the
teacher code (Get the student code and put it in
your syllabus for your students, as well)
• Create a login and password
• Go to the site
• Type in a topic you’d like to find clips on in the
• Once you selected a clip, you must click the
filmstrip on the right side of the
• When prompted, select “Save” and put the
clip in the designated folder in your “My
• HINT: Have folders within your folders to
make file access easier. Categorizing your
folders by unit, then putting lesson folders in
your unit folders, is a great way to organize.
Inserting Video into PPT
• Now, you’re ready to put your clip into PPT:
• In your presentation, go to the drop-down
menu titled “Insert”.
• The “Movie” icon is 2nd from the end.
• Select “Movie from File”.
• Browse through your “My Documents” folders
to locate the video you saved earlier.
• Click on the clip you would like to insert into
• Your clip will now be linked to your
• When prompted, select “Automatic” or
“When Clicked” .
• To re-size your clip, grab one of the corners
and drag into the open area of the slide.
• Congratulations! You’re done!
• There are two ways to access YouTube video in
1. Create a hyperlink to your video clip
2. Convert the video into MPEG format, and insert
the video, following the instructions from earlier.
– Benefit: Clip will not stall due to bandwith issues.
– Drawbacks: The video is not actually embedded
into your presentation – it is linked. Therefore,
students accessing your PPT from Moodle will see
only a blank screen on their computer.
– Benefit: Access to video links with an internet
– Drawbacks: (1) Inappropriate comments on
YouTube are visible, (2) Streaming issues outlined
• To convert YouTube into MPEG format, you can access
the free site @ www.onlinevideoconverter.com
– Copy the URL from your YouTube video
– Go to the Online Video Converter homepage, and select
– When prompted, paste the URL into the box, and click
– Select MPEG format, and click “Convert”
– When prompted, click “Get” in order to “Save” your file.
– Browse through the folders you’ve created until you find the
appropriate one, then save the clip into your folder.
– Follow the steps outlined earlier to insert your clip into PPT.
– Congratuations! You’re done!
• can also convert
clips to MP3 format, in order for you
to incorporate music or speeches
into your PPT as well.
• Follow the same steps as you did to
convert your video, just click the
“Audio Converter” link, instead.