I recently had the opportunity to become a Google Certified Teacher by going to the Google Teacher Academy in Mountain View, CA in December. GO GTAMTV! We had some great classes, sessions, and conversations. One of the classes I attended was YouTube 3.0 by Jim Sill (he knows everything!). I realized there was a lot I didn't know about YouTube and I am going to share two awesome aspects of YouTube you might not have known about.
YouTube.com/editor Did you know about it? It's totally awesome. You can combine videos and add audio/music files with your existing videos or (and this is great) do a very easy Creative Commons (CC) search to bring videos in to collage. You can also add text and enhance video. You cannot currently cut video but I am sure it's coming! A click of the button will publish your creation to your YouTube account. My students really like this feature and the most untechnological students can easily maneuver it.
YouTube.com/create Did you get to know PowToons Beta version only to get irritated at how much they charged once they came out of beta? YouTube/Create has a bunch of sites just like PowToons that will let you animate your photos/video/audio content to create a killer end-product. Check it out!
Our students fancy themselves as "YouTube" experts. It's fun to watch them look at you with a new respect when you show them something that they didn't know about.