Approve YouTube Videos for Student Viewing

This video explains how teachers can manually approve YouTube videos so they are viewable by students.


Embed video into Google Slides

Adding a video to a Google Slides presentation is not as simple as it is with PowerPoint. Unfortunately, Google Slides only plays nicely with YouTube videos. If your video is on YouTube, then the process is very easy. Complications arise when your video is on another website like Vimeo for instance. For these situations, the helpful tip below explains a work around that, while not elegant, gets the job done.

Add Questions to Video Clips

Adding questions to videos is a great technique to make sure students are watching and comprehending the video sources you are assigning to them. Edpuzzle and Zaption are two tools that let you add questions to specific points in your video timeline to check for understanding. Videos can come from a variety of Internet sites (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) and you can trim the video to just the parts you feel are relevant.

  • Edpuzzle: Free and integrates with Google Classroom
  • Zaption: Free and paid versions

This article provides a great overview of Edpuzzle and compares its features with Zaption to help you choose the best tool for your needs.

Remove distracting content from YouTube videos

Take control of your videos by trimming and removing unwanted content.

Using video to support instruction is helpful, but it can also be problematic.
If you ever felt the need to:

  • Remove distracting, and possibly inappropriate, videos that YouTube suggests on the same screen as your video
  • Skip over the commercials that prevent you from viewing a video
  • Play just a selected portion of the video
  • Hide user comments and feedback

…then this week’s 90 Second Tech tip has the solution. TubeChop lets you take control of how your videos play.


View instructions to embed your video in your Weebly site.

Update 6-5-15:  Nicertube lets you show YouTube videos without any distracting elements. Just your video on a clean-looking page.