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Friday, October 5, 2018

ytCropper - Share a Section of a YouTube Video

This week I answered an email from someone who had read my article 10 Tools for Teaching With YouTube Videos and wanted to know if there was a tool for sharing just a portion of a YouTube video. I used to recommend TubeChop but while that tool is still online it doesn't consistently work as it should. Now I recommend trying ytCropper.

ytCropper lets you share just a portion of a YouTube video by specifying the start time and end time of the video that you want others to see. To do this simply go to the ytCropper site then paste in the URL of the YouTube video that you want to share. Once you have done that you can specify the start and end time of the portion of the video that you want people to watch. ytCropper will generate a link to the cropped version of the video. Share that link to have people watch your specified portion of the video.

Applications for Education
ytCropper could be a good tool to use if you want your students to watch just a section of a video. However, if you want them to watch a section and then answer questions about that section, then tools like Play Posit and EDpuzzle are a better choice.

VR, AR, Video, and the Best of the Web - Slides from Today's Presentations

Good evening from the Pittsburgh International Airport where I'm about to board a flight home after a great day presenting in Morgantown, West Virginia at the Archdiocese of Wheeling-Charleston's Teachers Convention. I had the privilege to give three presentations there today and meet some fantastic teachers too. The slides from the presentations that I gave are embedded below.

5 Video Projects for Almost Every Classroom

Worlds are Colliding! Intro to AR & VR in Education

Best of the Web - Fall 2018


If you would like to have me speak at your next conference, please send me a note at richard(at)byrne.media

What Happened to MyBib? - An Update

Back in August I wrote a blog post and made a video about a promising new bibliography tool called MyBib. Judging by the number of emails and phone calls that I've received about it in the last month, a lot of you liked it too. Unfortunately, the developers had to take it offline until they can fully support the number of users that signed-up to use it.

Unfortunately, I don't have any firm information about when it will be back online for teachers and students to use.