It sometimes can be useful to have videos you want to use in class organized in an online “playlist” that is easy to create:
Here are my choices for The Best Ways To Create Online Video Playlists:
Embedr is the one many teachers use, and it makes it pretty darn easy to create a video playlist. I’ve even heard some people say that YouTube videos on their Embedr playlists have been able to get pass content filters, though that has not been my experience.
World TV is a new site that also makes it quite easy to create such a list.
Movieclips has thousands of short video clips from movies and they’re not blocked by our content filter! And they’re available without registering — except for clips that have “mature” content. The clips are categorized by theme, character, setting, mood, and more. They’re incredibly detailed. That in itself makes it a wonderful resource. But that’s not why it’s on this list. It also has a “Mashups” feature that lets you create video playlists of clips you choose.
ShortForm lets you easily create your own “channel” of YouTube videos. It would make it easy to “curate” videos that a teacher would want to use in a classroom if you’re in a district like mine that gives teachers access to YouTube. Thanks to TechCrunch for the tip.
B00mBox lets you create a YouTube playlist collaboratively with others of your choice.
Vidque is a new site that lets you collect videos from several online video sites.
Magnify Free lets you create your own video playlist and video channel.
Not that the world necessarily needs another tool to let you easily organize playlists from various video-hosting sites but, nevertheless, Yokto is another good entry into the field.
ShortForm lets you grab videos from YouTube, Vimeo and Hulu to create your own video “channel” that can also be embedded. In addition, you can create live events where videos can be shown to an audience. You can read more about it at TechCrunch.
It’s always nice to find a web tool that can be used for a number of purposes, and David Kapuler (whom I have previously nominated for an Edublogs Award) has found one with MentorMob. It lets you very easily create a slideshow. Webpages, videos and photos can be grabbed from the web and added, along with notes. It’s easy to use, very intuitively designed so just about anyone can figure it out, and attractive.
Let me know if you have suggestions of other apps that lets you create video playlists — ones that are not just YouTube and/or MySpace videos.
(There is a new site called List and Play. It does only use YouTube videos, but it’s so easy to use I thought some readers might find it useful and am including it here as an “addendum.”)