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Click on Me! Create Interactive YouTube Videos.

Videos are traditionally linear and directive. In the classroom, videos are designed to either dispense information or teach the viewer a new skill. However, great lessons are rarely passive. Using the annotations feature in YouTube, teachers can create videos that require participation. At its most basic, students are given four choices, and they select the correct answer. If an incorrect choice is made, students watch a new video that reteaches the concept. If the correct choice is made, the initial video links a new video that shows the next step, or the next problem. Going deeper, the first video can link to several choices, and each of those choices can link to several choices.

Create an interactive video, where the initial video links to two other videos. YouTube Annotations will be leveraged to build interactivity into the videos. Unfortunately, Annotations is only available on desktop computers. Mobile users will view the initial video, but Annotations are not currently supported on mobile devices.

1. Introduction to the interactive genre
• The Time Machine: An Interactive Adventure!
example of interactive YouTube video
• Tell a story!
a. Write a story
b. Correct answers move story along
c. Real-life problems
d. Flow chart

2. Classroom examples
• Chemical Reactions (high school chem)
a. Complete a chemical reaction equation
b. Select the correct answer (out of 4)
c. Incorrect answers show the real-life experiment failing with the incorrect chemical
d. Correct answers show the real-life experiment succeeding and the final chemical created
• We’re in Treble! (beginning music notation)
a. A new musician begins an adventure
b. Along the way, clues are given, problems are encountered, and the viewer must correctly identify correct music notation to keep the plot moving along.
c. Incorrect answers change the plot of the video, beginning with a brief, in-character reteaching lesson.
• Enter the Welcome Wagon (2nd grade social studies)
a. Students will read a map, and give directions to the nearby library.
b. Student choices will affect the driver’s choices, and the path on the map.
c. Dozens of choices are possible for students, giving them freedom to “drive” through a small town, video clip-by-clip, and learn how to navigate Cartesian coordinates.

3. How to Create an Interactive Video
Together as a group:
• Plan! Create flowchart showing various paths/choices.
• Record and upload separate videos. Add videos to a playlist.
• Make first video public and all others unlisted.
• Use annotations to add links to end of scenes.
• If right, continue with story/lesson. Rewards: better story, better ending, higher-ordered thinking, more difficult problems.
• If wrong, reteach. Consequences: different story ending, slower video pace, less content.


These ARE the Droids You’re Looking For: Video in Classrooms

Students love movies. They will love your lessons when you incorporate videos in a meaningful way. May the videos be with you.

  1. Movie trailers: anticipatory set of photos set to music
  2. Integrate YouTube videos into lessons
  3. YouTube Edu
  5. TED-Ed
  6. Lighting basics to add professionalism to teacher-created videos
  7. How to find web-based video to enhance lessons
  8. Discovery Education
  9. SchoolTube
  10. Download YouTube videos
  11. Software to quickly film, edit, and present video
  12. Record to YouTube
  13. iPad apps
  14. Screencast-o-Matic
  15. iPads, and iPhones, and iPod Touches, Oh My! Filming and editing with iOS devices
  16. Include a soundtrack and sound effects: YouTube Audio Swap, Vimeo Music Store, Soungle sound effects, SoundFX Now, Podcast Music CD
  17. Add opening titles and themes
  18. Export to YouTube/Vimeo
  19. Add videos to Keynote/PowerPoint presentations: show, don’t tell

Click here to edit the backchannel notes during the CUE 13 presentation.

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