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I’ve been accumulating a variety of online video sites that don’t quite fit into my extensive list of previous “The Best…” lists related to videos. So, I’ve decided to make a “potpourri” list and, within it, include links to all my previous lists, too.

First, I’ll links to my older lists. Later in this post, you’ll find a variety of other useful video links.

Here are all my “The Best” lists related to videos:

The Best Online Instructional Video Sites
The Best Online Video Sites For Learning English
The Best Ways For Students To Create Online Videos (Using Someone Else’s Content)
The Best Ways To Access Educational YouTube Videos At School
The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL
The Best Sites That Use Movie Trailers To Teach English
The Best Sites For News & History Videos That Won’t Be Blocked By Content Filter (At Least, Not By Ours!)
The Best Places To Find Theatrical Movies On Science, Math & History
The Best Online Videos Showing ESL/EFL Teachers In The Classroom
The Best Ways To Find Fun (& Somewhat Useful) Videos On The Web
The Best Places To Learn About (And View Video Clips Of) Teachers In The Movies
The Best Movie Scenes To Use For English-Language Development
Not The “Best,” But A List… Of Online Video Editors
The Best Tools For Cutting-Out & Saving Portions Of Online Videos
The Best Applications For Sending Online Video Messages
The Best Ways To Create Online Video Playlists
The Best (& Easiest) Ways To Record Online Video Interviews
The Best YouTube Channels For Learning English
The Best Videos For Educators In 2011 — So Far
The Best Places On The Web To Find Documentaries (Non-YouTube)
The Best Videos For Educators In 2012 — So Far
The Best Video Clips Of Sneaky Critters — Help Me Find More
The Best — And Easiest — Ways To Use YouTube If, Like Us, Only Teachers Have Access To It

And here is my “potpourri” list:

Vialogues lets you create discussion boards for videos.

Amara lets you easily create subtitles for videos.

Watch2gether lets you create a private virtual room where you can watch videos together with a text chat box. No registration is required, but you can only watch videos on YouTube.

Remix web video with Popcorn Maker, launching is the title of a TED blog post describing Mozilla’s new free tool that lets you remix and annotate media. It looks pretty interesting. It isn’t the sort of tool you can use within a minute of learning about it, which is what I prefer, but it probably doesn’t require that much time to learn how to use it.

More Than Just Bill Nye… Using Video in the Classroom is a post from Mss L’s Whole Brain Teaching blog.

Dos and Don’ts for Successful Web Videos is an excellent guide from The New York Times.

Nicer Tube lets you show YouTube videos without the usual screen clutter or comments.

If You Don’t Have Teacher Access To YouTube At Your School, Then This Search Engine is a “Must”

Three Tools for Improving Flipped Video Lessons is a new post from Richard Byrne.

You can print the “storyboard” (the different video frames) from any YouTube video with Print YouTube.

Teacher Training Videos has an excellent tutorial on using YouTube.

EDpuzzle Is An Innovative Video Site

Creating and Using Video is by Edublogs’ Sue Waters, and is one of the most useful posts I’ve seen this year about helping students create online content. It’s very complete, and shares many examples.

10 video calling apps to connect you with family and friends this Christmas is from The Next Web.

Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners is from Edutopia.

“Tools for flipping your class”

ThingLink Now Lets You Annotate Videos, Too

Comment Bubble lets you have a virtual discussion via comments on any video. You can read more about it at Ozge Karaoglu’s Blog.

Nearpod is yet another tool for teachers to use to create multimedia presentations.

OUR FAVOURITE TOOL FOR ONLINE ESL TEACHERS is a video conferencing tool called Zoom.us, according to “Off 2 Class.” They use it to teach English classes online.

Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners is from Edutopia.

Render Forest is an online video-maker. You can learn more about it from The ASIDE Blog.

Richard Byrne has a list of tools that will let you just watch a YouTube video and “blank-out” all the “extra stuff.”

Binumi is a site where teachers, students and the general public can search for videos to show and, more importantly, easily make modifications to develop their own creations. You can use a number of the resources and create some videos without having to purchase a subscription though, at first glance, it’s unclear to me how limited the free registration really is…


MoocNote is a new site that lets teachers create video playlists, along with notes and questions for students to answer. You can read more about it at Richard Byrne’s blog.

You Can Now Live Stream From Facebook Via The iPhone

I’ve been hearing a lot of “buzz” about Versal, which lets teachers create online interactive resources. Even though you can do more than video with it, I’m going to add it to this list.

Adobe Spark looks like an amazing new free tool that lets you create visually attractive quotes, web pages and videos. Richard Byrne, as usual, has created an excellent video showing how it works.

ClipChamp is an easy tool to make and share five minute “talking head” videos from your webcam.

The 20 best apps for making videos is from The Guardian.

Vizia lets you integrate quizzes and polls into videos. You can read more about it at Richard Byrne’s blog.

Interactive Videos is a good post from CristinaSkyBox talking about tools for creating…interactive videos.

If, When and How to Use Video in the Classroom is from Middleweb.

MediaBreaker/Studios lets students create their own multimedia presentations. Here’s a video explaining what it is:

Recap is a new tool designed to have students create short videos highlighting their reflections on the learning they’re doing in the classroom.

Verse lets you create interactive videos.

Richard Byrne has also posted Six Types of Classroom Video Projects – And 18 Video Creation Tools.

Raw Shorts lets you easily create…short videos.

Some of my students have used Stop Motion Studio to easily make some nice videos.

Soapbox – A New Tool for Creating Screencast Videos on Chromebooks is from Richard Byrne.

Flipgrid: Giving All Students a Voice in the Classroom is a nice post from Teacher’s Tech Toolbox.

Explee lets you make animated videos. It costs $30 per year for teachers, but doesn’t list a price if you want to create a virtual classrooms and monitor student progress (I’m always wary when a site says contact them for a quote).

Richard Byrne shared a good example of how to use YouTube Live.

Interactive Video Tool Evaluation is from the University of Colorado. It compares different video tools.

FlipGrid: A Platform to Crowdsource Reflection, Metacognition and Perspective is from Langwitches.

ReClipped seems like a neat new tool. You can read more about it at Richard Byrne’s post, ReClipped – Take Notes and Share Notes on Educational Videos.

How to Use Flipgrid – A Guide for Getting Started is from Richard Byrne.

kiddZtube Academy lets teachers adapt YouTube video, add questions to them, and create student assignments. They are limited now to pre-school students, but will be expanding soon to grades one-to-five. It’s free. Here’s a video about them:

Guest Post: Getting Started With Flipgrid

ReClipped Adds New Features for Recording & Sharing Video Notes is from Richard Byrne.

“Timelinely” Lets You Easily Create Annotated & Interactive Videos


How to Protect Student Privacy With Blurring Effects in Videos

Hippo lets teachers create videos they can use for a “flipped classroom.”

boClips for Teachers is a large and searchable collection of educational videos culled from YouTube. You can read more about it at Richard Byrne’s blog.

How to Use ClassHook’s New Pause Prompts Feature is from Richard Byrne.


ClassHook Adds Live Discussions for Video Lessons is from Richard Byrne.

Veed automatically provides subtitles to your videos.

SnackVids – Automatic Creation of Searchable Video Transcripts come from Richard Byrne.

VidReader automatically creates transcripts for videos.

How to Adjust the Captions on YouTube Videos is from Richard Byrne.

5 Ways to Create Social Videos is from Richard Byrne.

Prezi Video is from the well-known presentation software company and lets you create videos for free.

How to Create Simple Videos on a Chromebook – No Apps or Extensions Needed is from Richard Byrne.

Three Ways to Make Whiteboard Videos on Your Chromebook is from Richard Byrne.

Screencastify Submit Looks Promising – Easy Way for Students to Make Videos is from Richard Byrne.

TAGX allows you to create video highlights and annotate the interesting parts of a video.

5 Free Video Maker Online for Students is from English Teaching 101.

About the Circles and Ovals in My Videos is from Richard Byrne.

Additional suggestions are always welcome.

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