Hey John, I'm wondering if you can come by this Friday to work with my students on how to use YouTube video editor. If you don't have time, we can reschedule.
- WiFi is really helpful when you're having students use chromebooks to access the internet. Duh, right?
- If you don't use those skills often enough, they get tossed into the wind.
Our network has been going through absolute technohell lately and the team in the IT department is working their tails off to make it so that our ever-increasingly tech-confident teachers aren't without that essential component of their tech-laden lessons. Even with how hard they are working, there's only so much that can be done to support a crashing King Kong like a WiFi network for a district as big as ours. First period started off rough, and I'll blame it on the internet, but it would've been better if I knew my stuff.
Like any Google product, YouTube video editor makes random changes and upgrades. Pro tip: check out Google products the night before you're about to present about them. My confidence -- no, arrogance -- got in the way of that one. Oops. WiFi was down, but I forgot to tell the kids how to use the snipping tool, didn't talk about Creative Commons, and completely forgot that we needed to collect the videos. Wow, way to go, John.
- Find Creative Commons videos
- Find Creative Commons audio
- Trim videos
- Watch incredibly sad videos about current events
- Use transitions appropriately
- Splice video
- Add text and a banner to video
Happy "Check Your Ego (and WiFi)" Fishing