Why Video? Why YouTube iCTLT

Find the Good Stuff: Searching YouTube

Use Filters to find Videos, Playlists or Channels

Advanced Search Explained here

DEMO: How To Subscribe

Have the Good Stuff Find YOU: Subscribe to Content

  • YouTube/EDU - Auto-organized education videos.
  • TED-Ed - Audio from incredible teachers brought to life by some of the world's best animators.
  • MinutePhysics - Simply put: cool physics and other sweet science.
  • PBS Idea Channel - Here's an idea: a PBS show that examines the connections between pop culture, technology and art
  • Pgreensoup’s Teacher and Student Tutorials - Okay, you caught me. This is shameless promotion of my own channel that features tutorials of technology tools used in education (and sometimes just fun videos of my five-year-old that only gramma wants to watch).
  • The Economics Classroom - Jason Welker’s video lessons for introductory Economics students, focusing on Micro, Macro and International Economics topics.
  • IB Chemisty Video Review - section by section explanations of IB Chem topics utilizing graphs, charts and even gaming videos
  • Autograph Maths - videos of using the program Autograph to visualize maths concepts.
  • Bozeman Biology - Paul Andersen, the 2011 Montana Teacher of the Year, explains all things Biology.
  • Crash Course - The popular Vlogbrothers give weekly lessons in science and the humanities - college will never be the same again.
  • Edutopia - Inspiration and information for what works in education.

YouTube Home Page

YouTube customizes your "start page" based on what it thinks you want to watch using your watch history, likes, your location and your subscriptions.


In your YouTube settings you can set notifications to send you emails about trending videos, videos from your subscriptions etc.

Browse, Search and Subscribe

Create a YouTube Account

Go to Youtube, and then sign in using your Google Account. Hit the upload button and follow the prompts to get your channel up and running.

Search for Channels by Topic

Search for topics related to your teaching. Are there channels out there that look like they might be producing stuff you can use?

Start Subscribing!

Subscribe to excellent content (either my suggestions above, through search, or by browsing Youtube/edu

Check your Notification Settings

Get your settings just how you want them.


Curate your own Playlists and choose the order they appear. (YouTube playlists are groups of videos (or lists) that can be arranged in any order and are set to play one after the other)How to Create a Playlist (YouTube Support Instructions)

  1. Log in to your YouTube channel
  2. Find a video
  3. Click "Add To"
  4. From there, create a new playlist or add to an existing one

If you really, really, want to know all the ins and outs of playlists, here is an extensive post.Here is a link to a playlist where you can view the list in the order it is set to play along with any annotations that the playlist creator included.

Edit Playlist Options

  • Reorganize
  • Add note

Two Views Examples

List View

Player View

Share a Playlist

via a link

On your channel

on a Google Site

On most websites via embed code

Make a Playlist

Option 1: Surely you’ve got a list of links to videos that you like to use in your classes. Take a few minutes to dig out the list and start putting them together in a playlist. Try all of the editing features as well.

Option 2: Think of a topic that you'd like to develop a playlist for. Use your search and filter skills to find videos that might meet your needs. Add them to a playlist for you to review later.

Use Your Channel to Organize Content

Components of your Channel

Channel Housekeeping

Get your Channel setup.

  • Turn on any channel features that you might want.
  • Create some channel art
    • Art should be 2560 x 1440 px
    • Create in image editing software that you are familiar with (Photoshop, Keynote) or use Canva online.
  • Connect your social networks
  • Tweak the sections on your channel by displaying your playlist.
  • Set any of the channel settings to your liking.