Just created some videos to help some fellow teachers use Google Drive as a classroom tool so figured I'd share them with everyone. You can click on the links below or view them on the MrOBrienTeacher YouTube Channel. More coming soon, so keep checking back.
(DISCLAIMER! Downloading content from Youtube is EXPRESSLY forbidden in the Youtube Terms of Service (see part 4C))
I LOVE when I learn something new from my students. We are getting ready to do a project in class, and a couple students wanted to know if there was a way to download videos from Youtube to use in their project.
I was about to tell them my old standbys of using a couple different Firefox plugins to do just this, when one of my students piped up with "Oh, you just replace the "www." with "ss" and it downloads it for you."
I was a little skeptical, as I hadn't heard of this before, but lo and behold it's true. For full details on how to do this, check out this video. It's not exactly rocket science, rather than using a plug-in in your browser, it simply redirects you to a third party website that does the trick for you, too.
And then in the next class, I learned about youtube-mp3.org which downloads the audio from a Youtube video, and youtubeinmp4.com which will do both a full video, or just the audio.
I love when I learn things from my students!
I teach 8th and 9th grade English at a 6-12 coed school in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I also regularly speak at national Tech Education conferences on the topic of integrating technology into the classroom.
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