If you plan to include links to YouTube links to your study guides (or to any handout!), consider asking your students to add the DocuTube extension. Once installed, this program will offer students the option to view the YouTube videos you’ve linked in a pop-up window so that they don’t have to leave Google Docs. To get the add-on, students need to go to Google Docs –>Add-ons–>Get add-ons and then search for “DocuTube.” Try it out by adding it to your Chrome browser! It’s pretty handy.
We all know that the comments section under a YouTube video is a dangerous place. If you’re showing a quick video in class, here are three ways to ensure that your students’ attention is focused on what you want them to see – not words you don’t want them to learn in your presence. Continue reading “Focus on the video…not the comments”