We use YouTube videos for Brain Breaks:
This is our current favorite, so simple and yet the kids love how it speeds up each time!
We use them to reinforce certain skills:
I'm hoping to find a video that goes to 200, but so far no luck!
We use them to expand our knowledge:
The point I'm trying to make is, I NEED YouTube! So imagine how happy I was today to learn a simple, quick FREE way to download youtube videos to my computer so I can use them without internet access!I thought I would share this, via a quick tutorial, because I know other teachers must be looking for this too :)
Step 1: Paste in the url of the video you want to save (just find it on youtube first, copy the address and then go back to savefrom.net)
Step 2: Press "Download"
Step 3: Select your format. An MP4 will play in Windows Media Player while you can drop an FLV into a Smartboard file.
Step 5: Either save to your computer or open in Windows Media Player.
This is how it looks in a Mozilla Firefox browser.
This is how it looks in Internet Explorer.
Step 6: You can add it to a playlist in Windows Media Player (maybe a Brain Break playlist? A Calendar playlist?) or just save it to your videos file or to your desktop!
I am going to be downloading videos all weekend and putting them into powerpoint presentations for each part of my day! Now I don't have to worry about whether the internet will be up, whether we will have YouTube access or whether videos will suddenly be yanked off the site!