Jennifer Gagliardi: Hi. My name is Jennifer Gagliardi. I'm from Milpitas Adult School. And I'm here to talk about teaching with YouTube, particularly built playlists to deliver curated contents. There was a question in the chat about creating videos on Apple with Apple products.
I've had that same problem when you've taken things vertically and you want it to be horizontal. You import it into-- I think it's the Apple video editor. I think it's Quicktime or something like that. No. It's not Quicktime. But then you basically hit it and touch it, touch the screen, and you can twist it so you can refocus it and reshape it within that video. Maybe I can do a demo of that at the very end. OK?
Any other questions? Feel free to put them into the chat box. We're going to talk about creating a YouTube channel. We're going to identify patterns and resources for the YouTube channel. We're going to talk specifically about delivering playlists to deliver that content and then sharing that content. And then we're going to be talking about using YouTube inside and outside of the classroom.
One of the things-- before we begin, we're talking about how we're using YouTube now. Well, specifically, I want to talk about using YouTube especially during this time for distance learning and especially for the classroom. And we always have to talk about what our content is and how do we expect our YouTube channel to be used.
So a lot of people have learning management systems, so they might be using Canvas or Google Classrooms, or they might be using a language management system from ReadWorks or one from Newsela or whatever the case may be. You can use YouTube almost the same way where you can basically put your content where you want this-- video content that you want your students to review in one place and organize them into playlists.
I want to talk about a basic pattern of a channel. On the top of the channel, you usually have your header, which usually identifies your school or your class. You always have a featured video. And this is a short video welcoming people to your channel.
A lot of people have their uploads. And if you create a basic channel, initially that's all you're going to see is people's uploads. But today I'm going to talk about mostly getting content from other channels and importing it into your own channel so you can share this with your students. Again, you can create playlists, which can be a combination of your own content, videos that you created, paired with videos created by other people.
And you organize them yourself on a given topic, or you can import saved playlists. So I could see entire playlists from another channel. So instead of downloading every single one of those videos, I can basically simply grab the URL from that playlist and import it into my YouTube channel.
Also, you can see on your channel that you can have featured channels. So for instance, I want my students to go to VOA News or I want people to go to Jennifer ESL or USCIS. And then there's related channels chosen by YouTube that pair with your channel.
Before I continue, I want to talk about playlists, because I'm going to be constantly referring to playlists. Playlist is as an ordered list of videos. They allow viewers to watch multiple videos in a predetermined ordered by the playlist owner.
So for instance, if you created the playlist, you can put them in order of the newest video on top, or the oldest video on top, or you can create it in a way that you've chosen yourself. If you're importing it from another person, you have to retain the predetermined playlist that they've already made. A playlist can be composed of videos uploaded by you or videos uploaded by another creator and then saved or imported to your channel.
This is an example of a-- oh, this is my citizenship channel. I just topped-- when I took this picture, it was 10,000 subscribers. Today it finally topped 30,000 subscribers, so I'm super happy about that. But anyway, as you can see, I have a featured video that's basically welcoming people to the channel.
I have a curated list of my students that I'm interviewing. I have a featured channels which I want students to check out here, USCIS, VOA News, et cetera. And then on the top, this is where I can customize the channel.
Other people cannot see these buttons. Only I can see these buttons. So customizing the channel means I'm going to be modifying what I'm doing on my own channel what videos and playlists I want people to see. Creator Studio is when I want to go in and edit specific videos that I've uploaded.
I want to talk a little bit more about single playlists. So these are videos chosen by you on a single topic. So the default playlist is uploaded videos. So these are videos that I've taken with my own students. And I've simply uploaded them to my channel. And people can see them because they're public. Here's an example on the bottom of not one playlist but multiple playlists put in a horizontal playlist.
So there's one. They're talking about report backs from citizenship interviews. So here's one of my own students. The second one is actually from another person. So is the third one and the fourth one. So it's a mix and match of different videos from different people talking about their citizenship interviews.
Melinda: Jennifer, we have some questions specific to playlists. Can we answer those now?
Jennifer Gagliardi: Yes, please.
Melinda: OK. How do you delete a previously saved playlist on YouTube?
Jennifer Gagliardi: You go into your library. And you can delete it from your library. And I'll talk a little bit about that.
Melinda: OK. If an uploaded video from another creator is used, will it stay on the playlist if the creator removes it?
Jennifer Gagliardi: No. If the creator removes the video from YouTube, then that video will no longer appear anywhere on YouTube.
Melinda: OK. What if you don't want these to be public? And I think you address that later.
Jennifer Gagliardi: I'm going to talk about that. Well, I'll talk a little bit about that. Hopefully, I can give you a demonstration of that, but there's three-- there's three levels when you upload a video. There's one that's called private. Only you can see that video.
And a lot of times you want to set that to private because maybe you're trying to fix the closed captions. The second one is unlisted, so only the people that you share the link with can see that video. So for instance, I have a whole set of citizenship interviews that my students don't want to be out in public. But they want to share it with each other specifically so they can watch that, comment on them.
And then after the person has passed their citizenship interview, I can delete that or I can release that into the public. It's totally up to the student on that one. And the final one is public. So when it's uploaded, it's immediately shared with the YouTube public at large. Does that help?
Melinda: Yes. It should be good.
Jennifer Gagliardi: Yeah. OK. If something was originally published, you can set that to unlisted or you can set that to private, so you can change those settings. OK. All right.
Now I'm going to talk about a playlist. So these are created-- these are multiple playlists. So this one has-- if you can see here, there's 19 videos in that playlist. There's six videos on that playlist. There's 34 videos on that playlist. All these videos have been created by me.
And then this one I've imported from USCIS, which is a civics question playlist. So basically, I've only had to copy the URL of the playlist and import it directly. So there's no downloading. No content has been stolen. It's simply creating a visual alias to that site. Here's another playlist from multiple sources. And again, you can put them in a horizontal playlist.
OK. So I wanted to go on to creating a YouTube channel. Is there any other questions before I continue?
Melinda: So is the strategy to create one playlist per subject class or one by instructor? Trying to figure out the best strategy for teaching multiple subjects.
Jennifer Gagliardi: I think I'm going to have a better illustration of that when I go to another channel. But if you want to as a teacher, when I teach citizenship, I put everything on the channel and then I organize things by topic on that channel. ESL instructor-- multiple teachers use my channel to access ESL content. So when I do that, I create a playlist for ESL I. I create a ESL playlist for a conversation. I create a playlist for writing. I create a playlist for EL civics. So that's a better organized way to access that information.
So you can do it by class. You can create a channel by class or you can create a channel for your school. And then people can go in and-- a person create can create playlists specific to that classroom. Does that help?
Melinda: Two more questions.
Jennifer Gagliardi: Sure.
Melinda: Some of us are new to creating videos. Will you be discussing that?
Jennifer Gagliardi: I'm not really going to be talking about creating videos. I can do that at the end. For instance, the example I wanted to show you was a video that I took from a Zoom session that I did for a citizenship interview. And the most important thing is that when-- the point I wanted to make with that video is that if I simply let the automatic English closed captions take over, the closed captions are able to access what I'm saying fairly easily. But if you have people speaking in different accents, YouTube is not very good at picking up what they're actually saying. So you have to be able to go in and edit those closed captions. And I wanted to talk a little bit about that.
Melinda: OK. Last question for this set. Is there a limit to how many videos we can upload?
Jennifer Gagliardi: I haven't hit it. I have over 500 videos.
Melinda: And there you go, folks. It's almost unlimited.
Jennifer Gagliardi: So yeah. And I have imported videos from USCIS and other people as well. One of my favorite playlists in fact is a playlist of people at different oath ceremonies. And so I try to show a video from that every Sunday.
OK. So we're going to talk more about the construction of the YouTube channel. Is that OK to go ahead?
Melinda: You bet.
Jennifer Gagliardi: OK. Great. So I really-- if you guys take one picture, take a picture of this one. This is bit.ly/playlist-help. And this is basically how to save and share videos or playlists. OK.
So a lot of things that I'm going to be talking about, I'm not going to be able to explain that well just because my own personal limitations. But YouTube has a very robust help section that will enable you to help you to save and to share your videos, to construct your channel, so please take a look at this. So again it's bit.ly/playlist-help.
OK. I'm going to let everybody just in one more second.
Melinda: We got it in the chat, Jennifer. You're good to go.
Jennifer Gagliardi: Are there any questions? Was there a question there please?
Jennifer Gagliardi: OK. Now first of all, you can create a YouTube channel with other accounts. However, it's better to create a YouTube channel with your Gmail account or a Gmail hosted account. And so you can do that, OK?
So the easiest way-- I'm going to show you the easiest way I know to create a YouTube channel. So first you log in to Google with your Gmail account. And because you're practicing and just starting out, you may want to use an account that's not linked with your school district. You need to practice first.
Play around a little bit and then maybe go back in with your school account. So here I am. I'm creating one with long may she wave. You basically have to name yourself so you have a first name, a last name, and I believe they're asking for further identification nowadays. And it's going to say it's going to create a channel for you.
So here it is barebones. It has my name. It has home. It has uploads. We don't have any uploads. And so here I am going to customize my channel. I'm not going to go to Creator Studio because I don't have any channels yet to edit. I want to basically modify or create my channel or customize my channel.
So this is where I'm going to start adding videos. And I'm going to start adding playlists. Do you see is there any questions right now?
Melinda: What about google.net accounts for channel creation? I'm going to answer that. Google.net is not a Gmail. Google.com is. So if you mistyped it, the answer's yes. But if you really meant Google.net, that doesn't work.
Why is it best to use a Gmail? Because it's in the same playground.
Jennifer Gagliardi: OK.
Melinda: Go ahead, Jennifer.
Jennifer Gagliardi: Reason why you want to create in Google, because if you want to derive any income from your channel, for instance if you want ad revenue, it's much more easy to hook up with ad sense so you can get paid from YouTube. So that's something you want to consider. However, I'm not going to really address that many issues around revenue. OK? Is that it?
Melinda: That's good.
Jennifer Gagliardi: OK. Good. OK. So here I'm basically saying I want to set my intention. So here I'm going to basically say something about about. And so that's where I'm going to describe what my channel is about.
And here my general description is basically talking about how I want to teach people about how to use YouTube or, for instance, if this was my citizenship account, would say I want to help prepare people for their citizenship interview, or my ESL account would say, I want to help my ESL students learn English conversation more effectively. So it's really important to set that intention, because otherwise your YouTube channel could be a dump for all sorts of things. And it could lose focus. A YouTube channel that loses focus is not going to be very useful to people, so please set your attention first.
Later you can add channel art. And you can use something from the gallery or use something from the computer. If I download this, we could be here all day because I really like pretty things. I mean very easily distracted. So please just use this as a placeholder to get something from your own computer. And I got some poppies. I love California.
And now I'm ready to go on to the channel settings. So any time you see this wheel, this means settings. You can change this and changes that you're going to be basically changing your channel. You're turning that wheel. You're creating change.
Here one of the most important things that you can-- you want to keep all your like videos private. So for instance, I always-- when my dad was alive, he really had problems with me watching Steven Colbert, because he really didn't like him, because my dad was really conservative. And I knew that sometimes he would access my computer when I wasn't at home. So I kept all my videos private.
And also you don't want necessarily your students to know what videos that you like. You want to keep that kind of stuff private. You may want to keep your subscriptions private. Now if you've already decided that this is going to be-- remember this is practice. So you may want to keep your subscriptions private.
When you have basically mastered your YouTube channel, you may want to take this off, because you want your students to be able to access all sorts of ESL channels that you subscribe to. And this one-- keep all my saved playlists private. You want to make sure that that's unchecked. Why? Because you're going to be sharing those saved playlists. That's going to be super, super important for you.
You also want to go down to Advanced Settings and basically make sure your privacy settings are intact and make sure, again, that the saved playlists are private, that you've unchecked them. Here this is getting a little bit more into the weeds. And I'm just going to mention this and let it go. You want to make sure that you are not violating any copyright status.
So this is basically you would be downloading videos from other channels and then uploading them to your channel as if it was your own content. If people find out that you're downloading other people's videos and then uploading them as if they were yours, you will get dinged on your copyright. And if you get several violations, they can shut down your channel.
They also will take a look at your community guidelines. So for instance, does your content-- is it clean? Is it accessible for children? And YouTube has been making a lot more effort to make sure that content-- making a distinction between what children can see and what children cannot see.
And then also there's more information about monetization, and livestreaming, and embedding livestreams. So this is the stuff that you could take a look at when you go into maybe the YouTube Creator Channel. The YouTube Creator Channel basically tells you all about creating the channels on YouTube, gives you a lot more help, talks about monetization, talks about creating custom thumbnails and things like that. So please take a look at this on your own time.
Upload default. So if you're going to be uploading videos, what do you want your privacy settings to be automatically? You can make them private so only you can see them. You can make them unlisted so only the people you share the links with directly can see them, or you can make them public. That's totally up to you.
You always want to choose the category. So for instance, when I initially started doing citizenship, everything was being uploaded to comedy, which I have no idea why that was happening. And with licensing, you can create standard YouTube licensing or Creative Commons. You want to do standard YouTube licensing because if somebody uses your content-- so for instance they take one of your videos, download it to their computer and then upload it again as if it was their own content, if you have a standard YouTube license, you have recourse to YouTube to tell them to take it down.
So YouTube would contact those people who violated your copyright. You're not the person who is contacting them to say that, hey, you violated my copyright. With Creative Commons, I'm not so sure. There's certain aspects of Creative Commons that you can choose that people can reuse them and things like that. So I basically have stuck with standard YouTube licensing.
Uncheck for advertisements. You've got to make your own decisions about advertising, but this one's really important. Channel keywords-- education, ESL, ELL, literacy, adult EDU, ed tech, adult basic education, VoTech, VESL. All those channel keywords are going to make it easier for your students to find you and for other programs to find you as well. You learn a lot from taking a look at other schools' YouTube channels. OK. And make sure you add your own website as well.
So finally, after all that setting up, we're going to start adding some videos. OK. So what are the things you have to do is you with upload this is your own content that when you get down to playlists as is organized content for your channel and from other channels.
So let's talk about created playlists versus saved playlists. Created playlists have been chosen videos organized by topic. So the first one on the top up here when I originally was doing the ESL playlists. I have created playlists a couple from VOA Learning English. I have a couple videos from ESL Jobs. And then I have six videos that I've called ESL basics. And the ESL basic ones contain videos from all sorts of different content areas.
On the saved playlists on the bottom, I've basically imported or saved playlists that have already been created from several different groups. So for instance, I have one about grammar from Mark Kulek:. I have another one about food and drinks from Mark Kulek: and one about ESL homes from Mark. And then I have a really great playlist from Jennifer, Lessons for Beginners. Is there a question? Is it OK to go on?
Melinda: Well, I'm not sure you covered livestream. Can you have a private livestream?
Jennifer Gagliardi: Yeah. I'm not that familiar with livestream. I've only done a couple. I'm going to show you an example of one YouTube channel where the teachers are basically livestreaming on-- I'm not sure if they're front-ending-- well, I think they're basically livestreaming on Facebook. Then they're downloading the video and then uploading it to YouTube. So if the person can hold on and I would share that with them later on.
Jennifer Gagliardi: The other thing is that because I have done livestreams so infrequently, it would be really better for them to take a look at the YouTube help on that one.
Melinda: OK. OK. There was a question about the unlisted video. Somebody did that. And they sent the link to their students. And their students still couldn't watch it.
Jennifer Gagliardi: Unlisted?
Jennifer Gagliardi: Did the student absolutely click that video? I mean click that link?
Melinda: A lot of variables, aren't there?
Jennifer Gagliardi: Yeah. So it has to be that they have to-- I think that what might have happened is the student might be on your YouTube channel and says, "Teacher, I can't see the video." The student is going to have to click the link that you sent them. They're not going to see that automatically if they just go to your YouTube channel.
So the easiest way for me that I share-- there are two different ways. A lot of times I'm on the video. I'm going to share the link with the person. I can send it to them through the email or I can text it to them. And I'm going to show you about how to share the URL in a couple of slides from now, OK? Is that OK? Is that all right?
Melinda: I think we're good.
Jennifer Gagliardi: OK. Good. OK. So you're looking for this really great Add To icon. So of course, everybody knows the plus, but people probably are not familiar with the-- it's not a hamburger. It's basically trying to show you a playlist. So it's video one, video two, video three, and you're adding a plus.
This is basically saying you're adding the playlist. You're not just adding one video. You're adding an entire playlist. So what you want to do is you want to start with the video you want in the playlist. Under Video, you want to click Add To icon.
There's going to be several choices for you that will come up. First one is to be watched later. So you may want to view this video for yourself later. Faves. That is an old playlist from YouTube. I don't think that's an option anymore. I should really remove it.
Playlists that you've already created. For instance, I've already created the ESL basics playlist. So I could add that video to that playlist, or the last one would be create a new playlist. And you just click that. And you can type in the name of the playlist.
If you create a new playlist, you have to enter the playlist name. And of course, you can change that playlist name later on. You can use the dropdown box to select your playlist privacy setting. If it's private, only you can view the playlist. And let's see, unlisted playlist. Hopefully, we'll have enough time that I can demonstrate that. Let me make a note to myself.
OK. And let me see. And then you click Create. So here I am--
Melinda: So when you create a playlist-- this question has come up a couple times. I'm sorry. When you create a playlist, the videos added to that playlist, if they aren't yours but you added them to your playlist, do they become your videos?
Jennifer Gagliardi: It's as if you're creating an alias, a visual alias from that website. So I'm going to be showing that right now. OK. So here's one from Learning Chocolate. And I'm going to be adding it to my playlist, ESL Basics. The video stays on the Learning Chocolate YouTube channel. But it's going to-- an alias of it is going to appear on my channel.
When my students click on that video, I'm not getting the financial credit for it. I'm not getting the views. Learning Chocolate is getting the views. So I'm not violating copyright at all. I'm simply creating something like a visual alias to that YouTube video. Is that OK? Is that appropriate?
Melinda: I think it's a perfect description, but I'm a techie so what's an alias?
Jennifer Gagliardi: An alias is basically saying if I give you the URL, these names, and numbers, and addresses are not going to mean anything to you, but if I give you a picture and say click here so you can watch something about numbers, you're like, OK, that's what I want to do.
I'm not interested in those numbers, and addresses, and everything like that. I just want to learn more English. OK. So here you're basically creating a picture and a link behind the picture that's going to take you to the right video to watch. Is that a little bit better?
Melinda: I think that got it. Yes.
Jennifer Gagliardi: OK. Can you think of a better way to explain that? Yeah.
Melinda: I think people are worried about copyright. So if you're creating a book list, and one of the books that you list is A Christmas Carol, my favorite book, I did not write that. I have it in my playlist but Charles Dickens gets the credit for it. And if he was still alive, he'd be getting the money for it if it was a YouTube video. So you can add your own videos to your playlist. And then you would put your title, Jennifer's Awesome Video About Citizenship. Let's say that was the title, and she created it, and she adds it to the same playlist, then she's getting credit for it.
Jennifer Gagliardi: So here's one, because I really-- I know some people have problems with Learning Chocolate. I really like it. And they do have some videos. So here is a video that I want to add to my ESL Basics playlist. So I'm basically right clicking it. I'm going to add it. And now it's going to-- sorry. I think I got rid of that screen.
Now it's going to show up or it's going to appear on my channel. OK. So I don't have to tell my students go to Learning Chocolate. Learning Chocolate is going to appear on my channel's home page that they simply can click that and go there directly.
I'm going to go on. And I'm going to say, well, that was a video. But I want to get the whole playlist. OK. So here's one from Jennifer ESL that I really love. And it's her new-- she had a series one to 65-- or 65 videos about basic English. So it's no scripts, nothing. People are simply talking.
She's done another series. And I like this series even better. If I simply click that little like almost hamburger with the plus sign, it would go into my library. But the thing is that the library is going to appear on my playlist page on my channel.
I want it to appear on the front page. So I don't want my students to go digging through all these different pages to find something. I want it to appear on the front page so they can immediately access it. And they can't say to me, Teacher, I can't find it, because you know they'll say that.
So instead of clicking this Add button, I'm going to sit there and I'm going to Share this playlist. Why do I want to share this playlist? I want this playlist to appear on my channel's home page or front page.
Melinda: Jennifer, we lose you when you turn away from the computer.
Jennifer Gagliardi: OK. I'm sorry about that. Do you want me to repeat that? I would be happy to.
Jennifer Gagliardi: OK. So one other thing. So here is-- let me see. Let me start from the far left to go to the right. OK. So on the far left, we have the home icon, which would bring us to the YouTube home page. We would have trending, which would show the most popular videos.
We have subscriptions that we would show all the subscriptions that I have subscribed to via my YouTube channel. And we have library. And library is going to show all the videos that I have saved and all the playlists that I have saved.
However, even if I go and save that stuff and it's in my library, it's not going to be publicly on the front page of my channel. And it's going to appear several tabs in on my channel. I don't want my students to go hunting for the videos that I want them to watch. I want that stuff to appear on the home page or the front page of my channel.
So instead of simply saving this, saving the video or saving the channel, what I'm going to do is I'm going to say I'm going to share this entire playlist. So I don't have to download anything. I simply am going to grab that URL, because I want the playlist to appear on the channel home page. So all these-- I think there's maybe about 30 more videos from Jennifer ESL that are going to appear in a playlist on my home page.
How do I do that? I am going to basically-- so excuse me. I basically click the Share button. And now this is going to appear. It's going to say, do I want to embed the playlist? No. I don't want to do that. Do I want to share it to Facebook? I do not want to do that. Twitter, or Blogger, or Tumblr? No. I don't want to do this.
What I want to do is copy the link. So copy the link is basically saying that this is the page where all these videos from Jennifer ESL lives. I copy it. And now what I'm doing is I'm going back to my channel. And I'm going to click Customize The Channel. So when I click Customize The Channel, what I'm going to do is scroll to the bottom-- sorry. Let me go back. I'm going to scroll to the bottom of my page.
So here's my welcome page. I have some more videos here. I'm going to basically scroll to the bottom of that page. And it's going to-- there's going to appear add a section. I want to add a new playlist. And what kind of playlist do I want to add? I want to select the content and define what the type of playlist is it going to be. It's going to be a single playlist.
And I'm going to select content. I want it to appear in a horizontal row. If it's a vertical row, it might scroll to the bottom of the page. I want it to appear in a horizontal row. Next, number three, I'm going to enter the playlist URL. So this is where I can put in that URL that I just copied from Jennifer ESL. And I'm going to click Add and then Done. Is everybody OK so far on that?
Melinda: Looks like it.
Jennifer Gagliardi: We're going to add the section. I'm going to talk about the content. I'm going to add the URL. I'm going to click Done. And now Jennifer ESL playlist now appears on the front page of my channel home page.
However, it's at the very, very bottom of the page. And my students will get lost on that page. So what I'm going to do is up here, you see the little pencil mark. That means edit. And you have the little arrow. I can move this from the bottom of this page to almost the top. So the first video they're going to see, this is welcome to my web page.
You're going to see the first 65 five videos from Jennifer ESL. But then you get to see the second series. So the students after they go through these videos, they're going to be pretty good with conversation. So here again I've moved the Jennifer ESL playlist from the very, very bottom of my channel home page. And now it's at the appropriate place so my students can now find it.
Melinda: Jennifer, could you go over the horizontal row again? Thank you.
Jennifer Gagliardi: Let me go back. So here you might be able to see it. I can get it placed a little bit better. You know what, if I go too far back. It's not be right. So here-- there's the content. The single playlist or I can say it's a multiple playlist. I'm basically saying that I want it to appear by itself. I don't want it to appear with Learning Chocolate stuff. I don't want it to appear with-- oh, excuse me. Here is a good example up here of multiple playlists. I don't want it to appear in this series. I want it to appear by itself. Does that make sense?
Melinda: We got it.
Jennifer Gagliardi: So this is--
Melinda: And could you go into the pencil one more time, moving it up?
Jennifer Gagliardi: OK. So this is the single playlist. It's horizontal. It's not vertical. Now up here we have the edit. And when I talk about-- the arrow is the thing that's going to move it. It's going to move it step by step up the page.
If I want to edit this, this means I could basically add some information or I could even change this playlist. I don't want to do this. I want it to move up by the arrow. OK. Is that a little bit better?
Melinda: I think so. And remember to face the computer. OK.
Jennifer Gagliardi: Thank you. Yes. So again, I want to-- so I made a mistake. I should not be highlighting both of these icons. These are two separate icons. This one, the arrow, is the thing that is going to reposition it on the channel home page. The pencil is going to be that I can change it maybe from vertical to horizontal or maybe I could even change it to another playlist. OK?
Melinda: OK. So what is the alternative setting command for a single playlist, meaning if we do want it to be in a combined row with other playlists, what do we select?
Jennifer Gagliardi: Multiple playlists.
Melinda: Thank you.
Jennifer Gagliardi: OK. Here is an example of if I'm getting ready to embed a playlist. So this means you're not putting it on your YouTube channel. You might be bringing it into Canvas. You might be bringing it into Google. You might be bringing it into Blogger. So what you're doing instead, you're clicking share again. And you're copying and pasting the embed code. So this is the embed code here.
One of the things with videos, individual videos, you can start at a particular time. So if you want students to focus on a particular part of the video, you can basically start it at a time. And so here it is on the YouTube and Jennifer ESL's YouTube channel. I've gotten the embed code. And now I put it to my blogger and now it appears as a blog post.
So I want to talk a little bit about Canvas, and Google Classroom, and forms. A lot of times you don't need the embed code. You simply need the URL of the video itself. And Google Classroom and Google Forms automatically knows how to basically create that embed code. And I think Canvas does as well.
With Blogger or with some other products that I've used, you actually have to grab that embed code. So this is you've basically done the video here. And here you basically can do instead of just one video, you can do the entire playlist. And how do you know you've embedded the entire playlist? You basically see that little hamburger with the arrow that basically shows that you've embedded the playlist.
So I'm ready to go on to talk about other channel resources. Is there anything else that I can talk about right now or any questions?
Melinda: I don't think so. Everyone's watching with bated breath. How's that?
Jennifer Gagliardi: So when you get your student, you tell them go to YouTube and watch my videos, they're like, whoa. I really like Wally. I really like that video. I think I want to watch the Wally videos. Like no, don't watch the Wally video. But I really like comedy, so do I want to watch Channel Ali? No. Don't watch the channel.
Do I want them to watch baseball? I always want people to watch baseball. I think baseball is a great sport. But please do not watch baseball. I want you to watch the Mark Kulek:, Making Friends video. OK. That's what I want you to do. That's your target. So instead of getting my students to wander all over the place on YouTube, basically I created the channel to basically have them focus in on the content they need to be looking at.
So I want to talk about some of the resources. I have about 10 resources to share. And I'm going to be talking about the different types. The first one is pro-created content. And we have a really good one from StoryCorps.
StoryCorps has gone all over the country and done interviews with people. And then they've taken these interviews, archived them, and then they've taken some of these interviews and then created visual stories that go along with them. So I can't recommend this enough.
I use these videos with my upper level students basically to inspire them to talk to talk to their own elders and what kind of questions they need to ask to elicit some really interesting answers. So again, created content. And then StoryCorps also has great supplemental material on their website about how to interview people. So again, please take a look at StoryCorps.
Now student-created content. We have Support Adult Ed. And this is a series of videos created by the students at Pima Community College down in Arizona. And these students have basically interviewed themselves, told their own stories, and basically use their own pictures and very rudimentary editing techniques to create their own stories. So this is really, really inspirational for students again to watch these very short videos and how they're able to present their own stories.
And a lot of them are talking about transitioning from adult add into community college or into better jobs and also to citizenship. So this is a really, really good series. I can't recommend it enough. And also the teachers have created a series of lesson plans to how they created that. Was there a question?
Melinda: They're asking for the links to all the resources. I'm assuming it's your handout. So folks, we're going to do that at the end of the presentation. It will all be on the OTAN website.
Jennifer Gagliardi: If you take a look at-- if you go to Support Adult Ed-- I'm going to just say this real quickly. If you go to the Support Adult Ed channel, and you go to the Digital Stories link, I think the information is there if you want to simply shortcut this. This is a really valuable one.
And then also, excuse me, I think COABE did a special feature with these people with the school last year for the COABE national conference.
Adult Basic Skills Learner. For my money, gclearnfree.org is really great for adult basic skills. Of course, they have their supplementary-- they have their website, which is adding more languages. So they're adding more Spanish content, more Portuguese content, more Arabic content. But they have some really great playlists specifically about career, work skills, soft skills, searching for a job, all sorts of things. So again, adult basic skills learner. They really need to check out gclearnfree.org. And also on their website, they have self-paced courses that they can study these topics online.
For workforce skills, I want to recommend to two really great sites. The first one is CareerOneStop. And CareerOneStop has hundreds of videos related that they use on their own website. They've been organized into playlists. So students are like, well, I'm really interested in health services but I don't know which one would be the right video for me.
These videos are about a minute long. And they basically talk about the education, the background, the expectation, and, in some instances, the pay scale of each one of these different career choices. So this is really going to be appropriate for EL Civics or for adult basic skills when they're trying to look at workforce skills.
Also, Khan Academy did a whole separate channel about career and personal finance. And so those have been really, really good. So taking a look at those videos and seeing what the expectations are about careers and personal finance are going to be really super important. Especially right now, some people are really contemplating what's going to happen with the economy and what kind of careers are going to be emerging post-COVID-19.
Dual learning. So for my money, American English @ State. So this is the parent company or the parent organization of VOA and VOA Learning English. Not only do they have videos for students. They have videos also for teachers.
So for instance, here's a video for a student. What types of new technology do you like to use? So that's going to elicit some discussion from the students.
There's going to be a video about American English resources. So this is not only for the students but also for the teacher as well. So sometimes they need to bring more technology into their class. There's going to be information about how to use gerunds and infinitives. And I know that that was something that we would teach in ESL three. And sometimes it's even introduced in ESL two about what's the difference between a gerund and an infinitive.
And then they have livestreams where they're basically teaching teachers how to teach more vocabulary. They also did a very interesting series on journalism. And this really pairs up really well with VOA Learning English that they did a series on news literacy. So talking about students developing a student newspaper, or contributing to their local papers, or even or contributing to online news sources is going to be really, really important to get authentic information and to develop students' voices on leadership.
For my lower level learners, I really like Mark Kulek:. And initially, I thought this is really a dumb channel because it's slow. It's repetitive. There's music. It's cartoons.
And exactly the reasons why I didn't like the videos were exactly the reasons why my students liked the videos, because they were the only videos that my students would actually whisper along or talk along with. So they would go slow enough that my students could actually repeat after Mark. He is not only doing these short videos but he's also doing livestreams and also videos about how to teach this kind of content.
So there's lots of variety on his website about for low level students and for teachers how to teach vocabulary and also for some intermediate students maybe to basically watch his livestreams and so they can level up on their own speaking abilities as well. So simple graphics, repetition, the patterns, but it's very, very successful. And I've really seen improvements with my students learning with Mark Kulek:.
For intermediate English language learners, I really like 7ESL. And they had-- I'm sorry. I'm going to forget the-- I think it's idioms.com, something to that effect that they have basically charts where these are, again, very slow moving but students can follow along and basically learn English vocabulary or learn grammar points, or they work on pronunciation, or they do things about business acronyms. 7ESL is a really great YouTube website-- YouTube channel.
Two from VOA. So there's VOA News and VOA Learning English. So VOA News currently has a really good series or several good playlists on COVID-19. So those have been really good for my lower level students that there's not a lot of words to distract them. But they're able to generate a lot of content from simply describing what they're seeing on the video. So that's been very effective for my own low level students.
VOA Learning English is-- sorry. VOA Learning English has grammar TV. They have playlists related to the American presidents. So really great for your lower level language learners. For your upper level learners, take a look at VOA News, which is up to the minute information from all over the world about what's happening, especially nowadays with COVID-19 and some of the administration's pronouncements about that.
For high school subjects, we have Crash Course and Khan Academy. So Crash Course is super fast, but you can basically slow those videos down and watch them on a slower speed. So they've been divided up into high school subjects. And they're instantly accessible. And the students can learn along with both Crash Course and Khan Academy.
And oh, I'm sorry. Khan Academy also has another channel in Spanish as well. And I was interested to see or get a reaction from people who have possibly learned what the Spanish channel from the Khan Academy. Has anybody done that? No?
Melinda: Nobody's answering so I think no.
Jennifer Gagliardi: Otherwise I put them to sleep. Resource that I'm going to share is that we have these deep dives with lesson plans from Ted-Ed. So you've got some really great graphics. Especially they have some recent ones about more science based about pandemics and disease. But these have been really high interest to share with our adult basic skills and our high school subject classes.
However, those are interesting but they're not accessible to some of our students because the language is too hard. So what are you going to do?
So now I'm going to move on to talking about how to use the YouTube videos. Is there any questions before I continue?
Melinda: Nothing that's open, Jennifer. We're good.
Jennifer Gagliardi: OK. So one of the ones that I wanted to share, BPSOS is basically doing livestreams of classes. And so you have the instructor reviewing citizenship information. And then they're livestreaming that to Facebook. And they're basically posting those videos to their YouTube channel.
So this channel is maybe about two or three weeks old. They have a combination of citizenship and ESL classes. The teachers are using a combination of books, and slides, and all sorts of things. So take a look and see-- this is a way for their students to basically access this information outside the classroom. But I want people to see this and perhaps learn from these videos about how to conduct their own classes online.
I want to talk about five different ways to use this. One of my very, very favorite resources is We Speak NYC. These are a series-- they did a series in 2008 or 2009 and again in 2019 of different videos or telenovelas. And they had all sorts of supplemental PDFs in multiple languages and then activities PDFs that you can download and share with your students.
They're not directly posting to-- or they don't seem to be directly posting to YouTube. However, Literacy Partners is posting their videos to their website or to their YouTube channel. And they also have some very interesting videos over here. So for instance, the discovery, the joy of reading.
So sometimes as a literacy teacher, you think, oh man, I know how to teach reading. I've done it all. Some of these videos are really inspirational and basically remind you, oh yeah, I haven't used that technique a long time. I really need to get with that technique.
So going and taking a look about how people teach literacy, how people use these videos as activities is really, really important. So again, these videos from We Speak NYC, they're not explicitly teaching English. And they're not explicitly teaching civics. However, they're addressing concerns about domestic violence, or balancing work and school, or workman's comp, or health issues so please, please, please take a look at these videos. And take a look at their episodes and their supporting PDFs.
Oh. I'm sorry. I forgot to make a point. The point I wanted to do is basically in this situation, you have the student watch the video. And you've shared with them the PDF that goes along with the video. And that's a way to teach. Now a lot of our students are not going to have access to the printers, so that might be a little bit difficult. But you can still email people the PDFs for them to basically reflect on.
Another really interesting YouTube website is youglish.com. And this is basically accessing-- it's a tool that basically accessed the YouTube. And so from here you're saying, well, I want to search on the term how to pronounce binge watch.
So they'll come up with maybe about 89 different videos about how to pronounce binge watch. But it's not so much about pronouncing. It's more like taking a look at the pragmatics, or the semantics, or the syntax, or idioms, or colocations, or pronunciation-- how people use living English.
So for instance, you're not just simply looking at the pronunciation. You're looking at all different ways that binge watch is being used. So you could type in the word citizenship or you can type in any term that you want. And Youglish will go in, access YouTube videos, pull out those videos, and they'll start showing you the video maybe about one to three seconds before the actual term is used so students can basically see English being used in real life.
Now you can choose to say see people from the United States, or the UK, or Australia. But I think sometimes it's really interesting to see all sorts of different usages and accents. So here's where you can make the choices up here about where do you want to pull the videos. Is there a question?
Jennifer Gagliardi: Oh. And do we have the time?
Melinda: You have about 10 minutes.
Jennifer Gagliardi: OK. All right. Great. One of the most important things-- again, some of the resources that I shared, they're pretty sophisticated. One of the things, they're like god, there's no PDF with this. How can I make a really good presentation from it?
You can create transcripts. So let me talk about the easy way to create transcripts. So here's another video from Jennifer ESL. It's about how to write a job inquiry email. I'm like, oh, this is such a good video. Plus her husband basically works for a job recruiter so she's getting some really good tips and showing some really good email usage.
Sorry. Excuse me. Let me go back. What you do, you go for the dot, dot, dot on the bottom. And that's going to be basically opening up more information that you can use. So you don't want to report the video, because there's no bad content in there. What you want to do is open the transcript.
It's going to open the transcript automatically. And if you basically click the dot, dot, dot over here, you can basically toggle these timestamps. And what is a timestamp? This is when or where the text appears. Now you can also see if she has different type of closed captions. The default is English auto-generated closed captions, which is no problem because Jennifer ESL speaks really clearly.
However, with some of my videos, I have English auto-generated and I have basically standard English. So you can basically click them back and forth. What you can do if you take off, if you basically toggle away the timestamps, you can basically simply copy and paste this transcript.
You can dump it into a Word file or Google any text file that you want. And you can basically recreate and basically take sections in or manipulate the text whatever the way you want. You could create closed listening trend exercises. You can create a grammar lesson or writing lesson where basically the student has to correct and put in where the punctuation would be. You can do all sorts of stuff by creating a transcript simply from the content that's already there.
So let me repeat this again. Go to the dot, dot, dot at the bottom. Open the transcript. Basically use the vertical dots to open the timestamps and basically get rid of the timestamps. Make sure you have the correct language. And you can copy and paste that into another file and then manipulate it into creating a closed exercise.
How I usually use videos is I simply basically embed them into my own blog post and basically I create quizzes on it. So for instance, this is African immigrant. She's talking about school and joining the Air Force. And I have some citizenship questions in here. And also there was some further information.
However, you could also-- a better way to do this is basically to use EdPuzzle, which will basically show the video and then basically stop the video and up will pop up a question. So for instance, here's a minute video about George Washington. And while the video is playing, it's going to pop up who was the first president. And the student can basically answer the question and continue along.
However, as you can see, this is a minute video and I think I have 10 questions. And that is really stupid. Don't do that. Make sure try to space out the questions a little bit better than I can. And again, you can embed this into your Canvas classroom, or your Google classroom, or whatever blog post that you have, because EdPuzzle is basically an add-on to the Google suite.
And EdPuzzle has a really good professional development. So there's different ways that you can-- they have different ways to show you how to use EdPuzzle, especially in the flip setting, which is really amazing. So these are miniature courses that you can learn more about how to use EdPuzzle. Some people love EdPuzzle.
Other people prefer PearDeck and Nearpod, because they can incorporate videos, and your slide decks, and all sorts of things. And they can deliver the content to your students in whatever your preferred setting is. But for my money, I think Google forms really does it. With Google forms, you can basically embed videos. And after the students watch the videos, you can basically-- they can take different quizzes. The teacher will get the information about how successful the student was on the quiz.
Because we were very focused on the census, I used a lot of these short census videos to answer questions. And they were really, really successful on that.
I want to share two more slides. One was Teach Thought, because a lot of times we just don't want the students to be passive. We want them to basically engage in critical thinking. So these are two really good articles about how to teach with-- best teaching practices with videos and how to read a video like you're reading a book. So how do you annotate it? How do you pull information out of that video?
So please take a look at these. bit.ly/4bps-videos. So the BPS is best practices strategies. So again it's bit.ly/4bps-videos. And this one is bit.ly/yt for YouTube dash C-O-M-P for computer-- m for comprehension-- slash strategy. Was there a question about? That.
Jennifer Gagliardi: OK.
Melinda: No question, but just a note to all of our attendees that when we post links now, Zoom does not allow them to be live links. So when we post them in the chat, you have to copy and then paste them somewhere, or you could paste them in a browser and then open them.
Jennifer Gagliardi: OK. Finally, that's it from OTAN. Does anybody have any burning questions that I can share, because there was so much more that I really wanted to share. No.
Melinda: Jennifer, we were answering questions as we went along. I think we got them all.
Jennifer Gagliardi: OK.
Melinda: If I'm wrong, please, everybody, type questions in the Q&A. We're getting some thank yous. Can we make open captions default?
Jennifer Gagliardi: What? I don't know that. Let me take a look at my-- let me go back to share. I'm going to do a new share. And I am going to go to-- one second.
OK. Screen. One. Are you seeing my desktop?
Melinda: Yes. There's your Gmail.
Jennifer Gagliardi: So are you seeing YouTube?
Jennifer Gagliardi: OK. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to try to go quickly to my own YouTube channel. So I need to switch accounts.
Melinda: And just for your information, folks, you won't have to do this to get to Jennifer's channel.
Jennifer Gagliardi: I think I'm having some problem. I think we're-- I'm experiencing some--
Melinda: The internet is slow. So if people did a search for US citizen pod--
Jennifer Gagliardi: Yeah.
Melinda: Would that bring up your channel for them?
Jennifer Gagliardi: That would bring up the channel for them, but the thing is is I'm going to have to get into my creator account. Let's see if I have anything here that I can-- let's see.
Melinda: And Jennifer, for while you're doing that, videos in different LMS' like Moodle, Canvas, Schoology, do you use embed codes or do you use links?
Jennifer Gagliardi: I think for most part, from what I remember about Canvas-- I haven't used Canvas in a long time. But usually they're using the URL.
Hi. This is teacher Jennifer from US-- no, no. I don't want to talk to-- I don't want to talk to me right now. OK. So what I'm doing is right now I'm going to my YouTube Studio. And YouTube Studio is where people can automatically-- that's where you edit your videos. And so what I want to do is show you how to quickly-- that I want to basically--
Melinda: Jennifer, can I interrupt, because I know what this is going to take, and I also know that the internet's slowing you down. And I see everybody asking for a part two. So I'm going to put you on the spot.
Jennifer Gagliardi: OK.
Melinda: And I'm going to ask you can you do a YouTube video-- can you do another presentation on how to create a video, how to post it to YouTube, and do some of the voodoo that you were just about to do? Would that be possible?
Jennifer Gagliardi: Absolutely.
Melinda: There you go, folks. You heard it here. And I have it being recorded. So we're going to hold her to that. She's going to do another one. We have to fuss and discuss dates. So she'll be able to show you how to create a video. Jennifer, do you Screencastify or--
Jennifer Gagliardi: No. A lot of times-- I could use Screencastify. A lot of times I'm actually doing stuff in PowerPoint. I've done things-- I've recorded things on my iPhone and I've done it that way. So I mean it really simply depends. Do they want Screencastify?
Melinda: No. I'm just asking the medium that you play. So we have a presentation that was done on how to create a video using PowerPoint. It was done by Yesenia Delgado Lorenzo. And that will be posted on the OTAN page very soon.
Jennifer does not use OBS. I just saw this question. I know that for a fact. But I'm going to turn her onto it, because she might like it. And it's looking like most of the other questions left were how do you do this, how do you do this, how do you do this, so we're going to get that done on her next video.
Jennifer Gagliardi: OK.