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.
I am a student at the University of South Alabama in Dr. Strange’s EDM 310 class. I have uploaded a couple of videos to YouTube I think I could use this to make one with more items put together. Using it in certain classes is a great way to teach students anything you want them to pick up for the older ones they will have fun trying this in school. You can find me on twitter @barsch41 or my class blog at barschdustinedm310.blogspot.com