Tools that work with YouTube
One great tool that will help students takes notes and reflect while watching a video is Videonotes. The best and frankly, only way I would use this tool with students is by integrating it into their Google Drive accounts. Why? Then, their notes documents will save in a folder in their Drive account. The power of this tool is that students can put the video URL (Youtube videos seem to work as do other video sources... but not all sources work. Teacher Tip: Test the video before assigning to your students). The video plays on the left and the student is able to take notes on the right. You need to give this a try! I think this tool could have great power in the classroom.
If watching YouTube in your classroom makes you nervous due to the fact that you have no control over what may pop up on the side of the screen, Safeshare is your answer. Safeshare takes YouTube links and creates a "safe" link for them, which take out the risks of putting students in the YouTube environment.
Another great tool that may help when using video content is tubechop. This tool is helpful when you find the perfect youtube video, but it is just too long. Shorter segments of videos are more successful than long videos. Tubechop allows you to chop the youtube video and save only the most relevant part.
This is a great tool because it allows you use video content from YouTube and other sites and add interactive pieces, such as open response questions, multiple choice questions and others into the video. With a free account, you can add up to 6 interactive elements into a single video, share the video lesson with others, and also track the viewer's progress and responses. Great tool to keep kids engaged in video content and flipped classroom learning experiences.Check it out!