I certainly wouldn’t place any bets on YouTube getting through most school district content filters anytime soon, if ever. But they’ve just announced a great new ability to make videos and animations on the YouTube site itself using GoAnimate, Stupeflix, or Xtranormal and then posting it there.
The YouTube feature is called YouTube/create.
I can see myself using it sometimes to illustrate a concept for a lesson, or pointing out the idiocy of the latest school reform fad. But I suspect that it’s a super-cool tool that, outside of the two ideas I mentioned and potential use in adult ESL classes, won’t have much K-12 impact.
But, because it’s so cool, I’m still adding it to The Best Ways For Students To Create Online Animations (for adult students) and to The Best Ways For Students To Create Online Videos (Using Someone Else’s Content).
Thanks to TechCrunch for the tip.