YouTube Creator

Session Description: YouTube is a great equalizer - it can amplify your voice, increase the reach of your message, connect you with experts, and educate the masses syncronously and asyncronously. Join YouTube Star Teacher, Patrick Green, in this hands-on session where participants will use YouTube tools to create content such as photo slideshows, video messages, screencasts and more. Move beyond passively watching videos - become a YouTube CREATOR.

1. Easy Upload

If you have a webcam built into or connected to your computer, you can record a webcam video on YouTube and upload it directly to the site.

YouTube Capture App

If you are using a mobile device such as a phone or tablet, download the YouTube Capture App, record yourself and then upload directly to the site.

2. ScreenCast

In Chrome with Snag-It Extension

Open your Chrome browser or Chromebook and install both the app and the extension from the Chrome web store. It’s free! For more information, watch the overview video here.

On a Mac with QuickTime

3. Photo Slideshow in YouTube


Make a slideshow with photos from your Google Plus or Picasa galleries or upload some on the spot.

More YouTube Creative Tools

Video Editor

Combine videos and customize clips with special tools and effects and copyright free audio tracks.

Audio Library

The YouTube Audio Library is a collection of music tracks that are freely available for YouTube creators to download and feature as background music in their videos.

4. Hangouts on Air

With Hangouts On Air, you can broadcast live discussions and performances to the world through your Google+ Home page and YouTube channel. You can also edit and share a copy of the broadcast.

Learn how to get started with Hangouts Support information.

Extras: In Video Programming

Access In Video Programming here

  • Branding Intro
  • Watermark Overlay
  • Featured Video

More Extras: Channel Customization


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