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Little Known YouTube Secrets

posted Jan 31, 2013, 9:05 PM by Kate Petty   [ updated Jan 31, 2013, 9:06 PM ]
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.
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