YouTube and other video sharing services

YouTube

How to download movies
from YouTube

Other video sharing services

Ways to use YouTube

Useful videos


YouTube website (Users should set up an account.) http://youtube.com
Article about YouTube Useful article in Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YouTube
How to download movies
from YouTube
ConvertTube Downloads online videos in one step http://converttube.com/
VConvert

Converts and downloads video in virtually one step

http://www.vconvert.net/
Vixy.net Converts and then downloads http://vixy.net/
Zamzar

Converts; then sends an email; user goes to website to download the video

http://www.zamzar.com/url/
AVS Video Converter

PC-only software that converts a YouTube video to iPod format

http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/
Other video sharing services TeacherTube Video materials for and by teachers http://www.teachertube.com
bigthink "YouTube for intellectuals" http://www.bigthink.com/
blip.tv "a great service for great shows" http://blip.tv/
Research Channel creates video resources for use within scientific communities http://www.researchchannel.org/prog/
List of video sharing websites on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_video_sharing_websites
Ways to use Youtube videos Download videos and play them in class Put the link in PowerPoint
Link to the videos in PowerPoint and play them in class. (If you have reliable Internet in the classroom)
Find a good video and share the link with students: post link on Blackboard
send link via email
link it from a web page
Embed the video in a web page
Upload your own videos Ask students to add text or video comments
Create a group and ask students to join it Students can then create videos and upload them to the group. Everyone can then post comments on the videos. (Groups can be private or public.)
Create a playlist or several playlists for your favorite videos. Then you can play them all one after the other.
Have students transcribe videos http://kantalk.com/

KanTalk allows learners to transcribe videos from YouTube. It also allows one to make audio recordings and add transcripts to the recordings.
Use the “How to & DIY” category learn new technical skills
Useful videos Web 2.0 & language learning by Graham Stanley http://youtube.com/watch?v=F1IRkqbUoXY
         20/20 Linguistic Profiling from "20/20" http://youtube.com/watch?v=3KCL97s1lJg
Vixy.net tutorial on how to download videos from Vixy.net http://youtube.com/watch?v=MkaVp38kNG8
One Semester of Spanish - Love Song Learn how to romance a girl with one semester of spanish put to a catchy song http://youtube.com/watch?v=ngRq82c8Baw
Content and Language Integrated Learning CLIL methods for language learning http://youtube.com/watch?v=4YoCQYJezNA
Using Second Life Voice How to set up and use the Second Life Voice features. http://youtube.com/watch?v=7ViOXg2WUoo
Do you speak English? See how important it is to learn foreign languages (comic) http://youtube.com/watch?v=JBcwcejNrY0
The Sims Teach German

Video essay describing the process of modifying video games such as The Sims 2 to be useful to foreign language teachers and learners.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=d1LmeBD-r08
Importance of learning a second language: Goldfish v. Kitty commercial for a language school http://youtube.com/watch?v=mzEjzL6_gyE


Last revised: October 30, 2008