Thing #4 Video Hosting (YouTube)

No doubt you have viewed videos for personal reasons and used educationally sound ones in class from YouTube and/or TeacherTube. You probably have had to use a conversion program like Zamzar in order to see the the YouTube videos in district.

YouTube has an Education channel where you can see what other educators have uploaded videos to be shared by others. There is a U.S. Government channel as well

But the availability of streaming video in a 2.0 world is unquestionable. It's everywhere!
Now it time for you to learn how to upload videos of your own.

For YouTube, you do have to register to upload (and use some of the other special features .)
Here is a video from the YouTube staff on how to upload a video.

NEW VERSION of this video

Important things to remember:
1. No more than 10 minutes.
2. No more than 1 GB
3. Must be in acceptable movie format including (but not limited to)
  • .AVI (windows)
  • .MOV (mac)
  • .MP4 (ipod/psp)
  • .MPEG
  • .FLV (adobe flash)
  • .SWF (shockwave flash)
Here is a nicely organized set of instructions for uploading to YouTube.

YouTube even has its own blog full of ideas and help.
Here are some more articles that may help you with this activity.

Interesting facts about YouTube

One specially nice feature of TeacherTube is the arrangement of subjects and topics into channels. For instance, if you need teaching support for math, you can click on the Math channel and see everything that has been tagged with math and other related tags.

To upload to TeacherTube, you also must register and create an account.

Here is some help in using TeacherTube. Included in this information is the list of formats accepted by the site. For videos, they are similar to the ones listed above in the information about YouTube.

Here is a video on how to upload to Teachertube. And some help pages that can answer your questions.

Try uploading to one of the sites. Use something you have already created (you may have to check the format) or create a piece like an Animoto to upload.

Include your thoughts to these questions in your blog post:
What would be some advantages of having teaching/learning videos available on online at sites like these?
What about student created work -- would there be advantages to having it uploaded?

P.S. Did you know there is also a School Tube site?


  1. Downloading my Animoto video was a breeze! Good tool to know and use.

  2. Uploading videos are MUCH easier than even creating them. There are so many ways this can be used in the classroom!

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