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9 YouTube Tips and Tricks for Teachers

9 YouTube Tips and Tricks for Teachers
Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates and/or follow me on Twitter. Info on how to contact me is on the About page. Thanks for visiting! YouTube is still the best place to find videos to use in the classroom, despite being blocked in many schools. If your school does allow you to use YouTube there are a few cool tips and tricks to improve your use of YouTube in the classroom. Remove the clutter: Often, the biggest problem with YouTube isn’t the video content, but some of the inappropriate comments that can occur in the space below the video. 1. 2. 3. 4. (Update – sadly XL is no more. Other YouTube Tricks 5. If you now use this link as a hyperlink in your IWB software or PowerPoint, the video will start playing at the point that you chose. 6. 7. Don’t forget that you can choose the video quality of the video, where available. 8. If available, you can turn on subtitles by clicking on the CC button. 9. Got any more YouTube tips or tricks?

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