Editing in YouTube — What You Need to Know

Published On: October 14th, 2016·By ·

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Editing in YouTube is easier than you might think. Take a look at how SimpleK12 experts recommend going about it!

Editing in YouTube

Editing in YouTube doesn't take any advanced degrees. YouTube gives you everything you need to make basic edits to your videos, completely for free!

Are you aware of all of the editing tools available inside your YouTube account?

In the above 3-Minute Classroom Problem Solver video, SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community trainer Jerry Swiatek explains how you can edit your YouTube videos after you've already uploaded them to the site.

There are many helpful editing features available free of charge. Adjust the image or sound quality, insert additional video or audio content from a searchable creative commons area, add transitions or text — there are many options available to explore.

For more on YouTube's editing tools, take a look at this article to learn how simple it is to edit an existing video and add links via the annotations tool. This allows you to add hyperlinks or other text directly in your videos to take your students to additional helpful resources.

To take advantage of all that YouTube has to offer, watch this video, Hook Your Students with One of Their Favorite Sites – YouTube. This session focuses on some of the fantastic tools that make YouTube easier and safer to use in the classroom. For those of you who don't have access to YouTube in your classroom, you'll learn about some options to help you handle that, too.

What do you like to use YouTube for? Are you experienced with YouTube's editing tools? Share your experiences in a comment on this article.

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About our Editing in YouTube Presenter:
Jerry Swiatek is a Google Certified Innovator, as well as a Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer. He works with teachers and students helping them integrate technology into their classrooms. Click here to look at more videos from Jerry.

About the Author
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for SimpleK12.com. She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at editor@simplek12.com.

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