YouTube is undoubtedly the top video website online. The stats I have recently read are really amazing; 60 hours of video are uploaded every minute with over 3 billion pageviews per day. It also has thousands of channels ranging from technology to Laugh and Gags. Given the important of YouTube as a primary source of video content, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has dedicated a whole section to reviewing educational tools and tips teachers and students can use to maximize their benefit from YouTube. In this regard, I have selected some of the popular tools I have already reviewed here and compiled them in a list that is handy for any teacher or educator to check whenever time permits.
Here is a list of the best YouTube Tools for Educators
1- YouTube Preview
YouTube Preview ,as its name suggests, is a Chrome extension ( sorry for Firefox users ) that allows users to have a quick and instant preview of the YouTube videos.
2- Skip Youtube Ads
This is a nifty Chrome extension that can save you the trouble of having to watch YouTube ads. Once installed on your browser you can then with a single click skip ads in videos.
3- YouTube Leanback
This tool allows you to watch YouTube videos and lay back without having to constantly switch between videos and full screen modes.
4- YouTube Trends
This is another great tool which allows its users to view the currently trending videos on YouTube.
5- YouTube Instant
This is a great service that allows its users to search across the vast YouTube video database in real-time
6- YouTube for Schools
This is a YouTube channel that has been designed specifically to tend to their digital needs. It features educational videos from several renowned educational partners (around 600 in total) includingSmithsonian, TED, Steve Spangler Science, and Numberphile.
7- Grockit Answers
It lets its users search for a YouTube video and once found, they can then both watch the video and use the right side panel to write their questions or comments. They can then share this page using a generated URL with their students or colleagues.
It ,as its name implies , allows its users to watch Youtube videos simultaneously. You can now share and enjoy youtube videos with your colleagues in real time.
It allows its users to “watch, download,organize and create custom players with YouTube videos that can be embedded in websites”.
OrbitDownloader is a powerful web2.0 tool. It allows its users to download any piece of media instantly and easily.
11- Mobile Media Converter Online
Mobile Media Converter Online ( MMCO ) is a great tool for educators. It allows its users to convert YouTube videos to mp3.
12- Listen to YouTube
It is an online tool that allows its users to convert YouTube videos into audio files and provides them with a link to download it.
13- A Cleaner Youtube
A Cleaner Youtubebesides deleting all the distractive features around YouTube videos it also allows you to search Youtube without viewing any of the related videos or other accompanying staff.
This application removes all the fluff and distractive features around YouTube videos .
It removes all the distractive features around YouTube videos . These features include : promoted videos, related videos , ads , and comments .It is really very useful when it comes to using videos in our classrooms .
16- Tube Chop
It is all about chopping Youtube videos and selecting the parts of a video you would like to share with your students or colleagues .
EmbedPlus enables its users to start their videos at a chosen time , skip self-defined chapters, and add captions and annotations