Using Content from other Creators

Channels and Subscribing

You can subscribe to channels you like to see more content from those channels. You can find a Subscribe button under any YouTube video or on a channel's page. Once you subscribe to a channel, any new videos it publishes will show up in your Subscriptions feed.

You may also start getting notifications when a channel you subscribe to publishes new content. By default, we’ll only send you the highlights from the channel.

YouTube Help Content on this topic can be found here.

Education Channels to check out:

    • Elementary

      • Sesame Street: Sesame Street’s YouTube Channel features all your favorite monsters and playlists such as Monster Yoga, Animal Fun, Learn Colors, and playlists for all kids’ favorite characters.

      • Khan Academy Kids: Khan Academy Kids is a new channel from Khan Academy that has content specifically for children ages 2-7 focusing on circle time activities

      • Khan Academy: Khan Academy has instructional videos for math, science & engineering, chemistry, biology, the arts/humanities, and coding. They are probably most famous for their math support which ranges from identifying shapes and early addition and subtraction, all the way up to calculus.

      • Crash Course Kids: Crash Course kids is a bi-weekly show that is all about elementary school science! Videos include gravity, matter, food chains, space, non-newtonian fluids, AND MORE!

      • SciShow: Scishow explores all the weird questions kids have about science, like "Why can't we just throw all our trash into volcanoes?" Videos include "How Dangerous is COVID19?" and "5 Dinosaur Dinners and What they Told Us." Playlists include Fast Facts, Biology, Technology, Physics, Chemistry, and more.

      • Flocabulary: Flocabulary features SUPER catchy songs about basic concepts from science, math, social studies, and more. Playlists include Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science, Vocabulary, SEL, and More.

      • Math Antics: Math Antics features math videos that are created to be easy to understand. Playlists include numeracy, arithmetic, fractions and mixed numbers, percents, ratios and proportions, geometry and more.

    • Secondary

      • Crash Course: Crash Course features videos on topics ranging from physics to philosophy, explained by experts. Crash Course is ideal for a quick study on a big topic. Playlists include World History, Computer Science, Study Skills, Literature, and more!

      • Khan Academy: Khan Academy has instructional videos for math, science & engineering, chemistry, biology, the arts/humanities, and coding. They are probably most famous for their math support which ranges from identifying shapes and early addition and subtraction, all the way up to calculus.

      • KQED Above the Noise: Above the Noise is produced by KQED and covers complex and relevant topics like "Should the Voting Age be Lowered to 16?" or "Should Hate Speech be Protected as Free Speech?" Playlists include Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice, Social Issues, Media and Tech, Health & Well Being, and More!

      • Numberphile (Math): Numberphile produces videos about numbers - from the Golden Ratio to impossible numbers to prime numbers, these videos feature real mathematicians talking about big concepts in math.

      • Veritasium (Science): Veritasium explores applied science concepts like engineering with origami, electric cars, and how to understand images black holes.

      • Ted Talks: The TED channel features the best talks and performances from theTED conference and TED events. Topics are wide ranging and multidisciplinary. Playlists include Community and Hope, Understanding Coronavirus, DIY Neuroscience, The Truth about the US Prison System, and MANY more.

Creating Playlists

What is a playlist?

A playlist is a collection of videos. Anybody can make playlists, share them and friends can add videos to your playlist. You can view all of your playlists under the library tab.

YouTube’s help content on this topic is here.

How can I use YouTube Playlists in my class?

      • Organize instructional videos by topic or subject area

      • Organize tutorial videos by assignment

      • Create a playlist of motivating music to share with your class

      • Create a playlist of videos that is useful in your own PD

To create a playlist:

      • Find a video you want in the playlist

      • Under the video, click SAVE

      • Select watch later, faves, or a playlist you’ve already created OR click create new playlist and enter the name of your new playlist.

      • Use the dropdown box to select your playlist’s privacy setting

      • Click Create

YouTube’s Help Content on this topic is here.

To delete a playlist

    • Go to one of your playlists.

    • Click the Menu .

    • Select “Delete playlist.”

    • Confirm that you want to delete your playlist by selecting "Delete."

YouTube’s Help Content on this topic is here.

Creating Your Own Content

Create a YouTube Channel

  1. Sign in to YouTube on a computer or using the mobile site.

  2. Try any action that requires a channel, such as uploading a video, posting a comment, or creating a playlist.

  3. If you don't yet have a channel, you'll see a prompt to create a channel.

  4. Check the details (with your Google Account name and photo) and confirm to create your new channel.

Check out YouTube’s Help Content for Creating a New Channel here.

How to post videos

  1. Sign in to YouTube.

  2. At the top right, select Create a video or post and then Upload video.

  3. Select the file you’d like to upload.

YouTube will ask you input basic information about your video, such as the title, if you want to add it to a playlist, the intended audience of you video, etc.

Check out YouTube’s Help Content on this topic here, , or watch this tutorial video.

What kinds of videos could I make?

    • Tutorial Videos

    • Science Demos

    • Record your lecture and screen share your slides

    • Read Alouds

    • Community Building Videos

Creating Screencast Videos

Creating a screencast videos is a great way to put direct instruction online! You can narrate over slides, create tutorial videos and more.

Add a video to Your Youtube

Add a video to your YouTube Playlist

View and Share YouTube Playlists from

View and Share YouTube Playlists from your Library

How to share YouTube Videos with your students

Google Classroom

    • Share videos or playlists as materials, assignments or announcements by using the link to the video.


    • Here is a short video about how to add a YouTube Link to Seesaw


    • Asking students to respond to a video as a FlipGrid topic is a great idea! Use your video as a Topic Focus when you create your topic.

For more about Topic Focuses on Flipgrid, click here.

Talking Points

    • Share a link to your channel or playlist via Talking Points


    • If you are teaching a lot with YouTube, consider trying EdPuzzle to embed questions for students to interact with the videos (just like we do in class!). EdPuzzle integrates with Google Classroom.

What is EdPuzzle?

Teachers assign videos to their class and customize them with voice-overs, audio comments, embedded assessment questions, and additional resources.

Teachers can select videos from YouTube, upload their own videos, OR choose from a library of pre-created content.

Teachers can view students' scores and progress over time as well as the length of time students took to complete an assignment.

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