Tutorials on YouTube

I am often amazed at the number of useful resources available on YouTube. Exploding potato launchers, kittens in the toilet bowl and endearing moments with pets and toddlers aside, there are many handy tutorials and how-tos to choose from.

YouTube also provides several ways to either save or share the videos you like. If you have a YouTube account you can “favorite” a video or save it to a playlist. If you want to share a video with your students you can:

  • login and play directly from your playlist
  • use the embed code to add a video to Blackboard
  • embed the video on your blog or web page

Following are a few I’ve added to my own playlists. What good things have you discovered on YouTube? Feel free to leave a comment and share it with the rest of us.

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“Evaluating Web Sites” is one of a series of tutorials found on the researchtutorials’s channel. Others in the collection include “Generating Search Terms,” “Library of Congress” and “Lateral Research” tutorials.

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“A Fair(y) Use Tale” is an entertaining remix about copyright and Fair Use.

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“Google Docs in Plain English” is one of a long series of videos released by the creative people at Common Craft. (Want more entertainment? Check out “Zombies in Plain English.”)

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