Storing Your Videos
After you are done creating your videos, you will want to store them in an easy-to-use and safe location. You will also want to make sure they are easily accessible by your students. Check with your technology director to make sure the website is not blocked for student use.
Below are all good choices. In many of the choices below, you can also use your Google account to log in. If not, create an account.
- YouTube - Use your Google account to store videos easily on YouTube. Your district may have set up a channel to store your videos. If not, it is a good idea to set up your own channel to store all your videos in one location for easy access by your students. Watch this video to learn how to add and manage your videos. You can also see the analytics of each video and know how often it is being viewed and what device they are using to watch it.
- SchoolTube - Districts can purchase an Ad-Free license otherwise teachers can create a free account (there will be ads) to store their videos. After you have created your account, it may take 24 hours to verify that you are a teacher. Make sure to use your school account because you will be able to be easily verified then.
- TeacherTube - TeacherTube is easy to use and is also free to store videos. Members are encouraged to not only upload educationally relevant videos but also to make constructive comments and use the rating system to show appreciation for videos of value to one as an educator or learner. Users also have the ability to preserve the integrity of the site by flagging inappropriate videos.
- Vimeo - There is a basic plan that is free that comes with 5GB. There are many other paid plans to choose from depending on how many videos you plan to upload.
- Playposit - Playposit has free and premium plans. You can also load your videos to YouTube and then use them in Playposit.
- EDpuzzle - EDpuzzle’s FREE plan allows you to store up to 20 lessons at a time. The Pro account allows unlimited storage of lessons.
- MiStreamNet - MiStreamNet is provided to you by the REMC Association of Michigan. To learn how to use MiStreamNet use the following documents. (Process Document)
- Google Drive - You can store all your videos in your Google Drive and students will have easy access.
- Some of the applications (e.g., Screencastomatic) allow you to store your videos on their website. You will receive a shareable URL to send your students to.
The key is to make sure your students have easy access at school and at home. When you create your final video project for this course make sure it is accessible to your instructor.
Let’s Move on to the Final Assignment.