Introduction

As teachers, we compete daily for the divided attentions of our students (each with their own learning styles) in this hectic, media-saturated world of ours. To be heard above the noise and foster greater student achievement, it’s helpful to use multi-modal approaches and multimedia tools such as video.

Around the world, teachers are having great success using YouTube videos for direct instruction, initiating discussion, and differentiating for all their learners. In this unit you’ll learn about best practices for using video in the classroom. You’ll also discover how to better search for videos tailored to your needs and how to curate and share those videos with your students.

What Will You Learn?

In this unit, you’ll learn to:

  • Search and find content creators and videos using YouTube
  • Identify best practices for using YouTube in the classroom
  • Harness the YouTube subscription feature to develop a stream of top quality educational content
  • Curate educational videos based on topic, genre, or standard in playlists
  • Share videos through playlists, forms, and slides
  • Create the optimal viewing experience for students by adjusting YouTube controls

If you already know this material, feel free to skip to the Unit Review at the end.

What Products Will We Cover?

Throughout this unit, we’ll be using these products. You don’t have to master them, but if you’ve never used them before, take a moment to get familiar with them. For help, click the icons below.

What Skills Will You Need?

Throughout this unit, we’ll ask you to do tasks that require the following skills. Don’t worry; we’ll show you where to learn each skill here AND again in each lesson.


Filter Your Search by Playlist or Channel

Save a Playlist

Subscribe to Channels

Access Playlists and Subscriptions in the Guide

Embed Video in Google Slides

Embed Video in Google Forms

Create, Edit and Share a Playlist