• Turn YouTube Videos into TeacherTube Videos 


      By David Ligon

      Problem: Our district occasionally needs to show educational videos posted on YouTube, but all content on that website is blocked by a Web filter.

      Here’s a solution: Access YouTube (from home) and copy the URL of the educational video you want, then access a conversion tool, such as www.downloader9.com and paste the URL into the box indicated. Follow the instructions on the screen to convert the video to an FLV file. Go to a download-hosting website, such as www.teachertube.com, and upload the FLV video file you just converted. After a day or two, the educational video will be reviewed and approved, and then you can access it from your school for viewing. Note that TeacherTube requires you to sign up for a free membership to use the service, but it is not typically blocked by school Web filters.

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