2 – YouTube


This video hosting site is seen both as a key learning resource and a place for anyone to share their own video content.

Website: www.youtube.com
Cost: Free
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2011: 2
2010: 2
2009: 3
2008: 18
2007: 22=

Comments from some of those that selected YouTube as one of their Top 10 Tools

“Many important and interesting videos for classroom usage” Washington Braga, 2015
when students are interested in topics, we look up any scientific videos to help with their understanding” Theresa Corpus, 2015

“I tap YouTube for entertainment and publishing videos. YouTube also showed me what we wrong with my fridge and taught me how to create 300 dpi imagery with Photoshop,” Jay Cross, 2015

“best “how to” training tool ever” 2015

“classroom, further education and personal usage. Who doesn’t use Youtube. I love it and find many wonderful sources on this tool. It is also easy to post video with and everyone has access.” Virginia Goen, 2015

“YouTube – you can learn how to do just about anything on YouTube. From my experience many people don’t think to go to YouTube to find out how to do something in the workplace e.g. Excel. It’s great for just in time performance support, however sometimes it takes a while to find quality learning videos – it would be great if YouTube could introduce a better rating systems than just the thumbs up or down symbol for this purpose. Some clips even provide corresponding workbooks – there is some fantastic free stuff out there” Fleur Mouchemore, 2015

“YouTube is the digital ‘master’ I turn to when I’m trying to do something new and need guidance. YouTube is my ‘20’ support to help me learn through the ‘70’. Whether it’s discovering how to use some function in Excel or how to fix a laser printer, YouTube invariably offers help and guidance. YouTube is also the wonderful conduit for sharing expertise in other ways, whether it’s through TED Talks or hundreds of other video resources.  It’s pretty helpful when I’m trying to improve my musical skills, too.” Charles Jennings, 2015

“I find myself drifting to YouTube when I need to see how to do something specific, but also for the general hunt-and-peck drifting to see what I might find. There is so much of… everything! The good, the bad, and the ugly. But when I do find something great, I love that it’s there.” Ben Carmel, 2015

“first port of call for any problem” Helen Blunden, 2015
“Me gusta “ver” cómo se hacen las cosas. Soy “maker”.” Marta Toran, 2015
“our channel with videos to use in our learning platform” 2015
“never-ending collection of tutorials and shared ideas on all topics (once you get past the cat videos) …” JD Dillon, 2015
“Videos for Classroom use and flipped learning” Andreas Hofer, 2015
“Support course content, upload student-generated content” Santiago González Chávez, 2015

“great source for finding videos! Excellent search engine and love that you can add a video to ‘watch later’ list” Jennifer Smith, 2015

“to supplement lessons, especially grammar. Also to show short video clips that add dimension to history lessons and literature lessons” 2015

“Sharepoint has a help system, but I truly learned Sharepoint from YouTube. It has saved me numerous, unnecessary calls to home and computer repair services. The breadth of knowledge (and garbage) on YouTube is astounding and has something for everyone from ballroom dancing to using D3js to make online visualizations.” David Glow, 2015

“I watch videos about learning, ICT etc for inspiration and learning.” Wilfred Rubens, 2015

“great source of ‘how-to’s” Rachel Burnham, 2015

“YouTube for promotional and information videos about our course.” Linda Willis, 2014

“the standard for videos” Danny Ortegonm 2014
“great for using in the classroom for a variety of reasons” Tanya Lau 2014
“still lots of trivia, so you need to hunt out the good stuff” Stephen Dale, 2014
“great video platform with stacks of channels. I love it’s immediacy and how quickly new things can be shared” Justine Poldevin, 2014
“almost everyday helper to get information” Olga Vareli, 2014
“I haven’t posted, but I learn a TON of things here” April 2014
“video is the single most important teaching tool we have outside of a great teacher” 2014
“upload your own videos and use the annotation features to link to related content or to ask your students questions” Nicole Naditz, 2014

“view, download and upload videos” 2013
“searching for how to Natalie Raeber” 2013
“Similar to Slideshare, but there are also much more noise regarding the content on Youtube. However, there are tons of relevant learning resources on youtube which I find relevant to my daily work and life” 2013
“Learning made fun and engaging”  Akash Bhatia 2013
“I use this in class for teaching Business English – short introductions to topics such as branding; also adverts to discuss media and creative problem-solving ideas.”  Jayne Whistance 2013
“one of the quickest ways to find the answer to ‘how do I?'”  Charles Jennings 2013
“see it, know it, do it”  Paul Jacobs 2013
“Post and use educational videos”  Jason de Nys 2013
“for science the info from emerging monarchs to scaling the universe is endless”  Robin Long 2013
“you can learn about almost anything on YouTube”  Shannon Bosley 2013
“my channel for all of my video resources; ubiquitous/ students know how to use” Lyra Hilliard  2013


“great instructional videos on how to use blogs, etc.; plus lots of fun things to use to start classes and gain student attention” Sarah Davis

“You can learn almost anything on YouTube”. Henrique Rabello

“there are so many treasures waiting to be found ” Jochen Robes

“YouTube does for video what SlideShare does for presentations. There are excellent video clips online with enhance classes and training, and I love the ability to embed videos into blogs, wikis, or learning management systems” Britt Wattwood

“The ability to quickly create a small learning piece and then distribute it to thousands of people instantaneously is great for quick pieces of instruction. I embed YouTube and TeacherTube videos into wikis and blogs all the time.” Karl Kapp