Sep 11, 2012

Cool Tool: KeepVid.com

Youtube can be an incredible resource for teaching (have you seen the newer Youtube for Education?). But sometimes the video doesn't play smoothly due to a slow connection. Or those pesky ads appear. Worse, what was there yesterday is no longer there today! Frustrating for an individual viewer, unacceptable for a presenter or teacher.

KeepVid.com is a free, web based tool that will allow you to quickly download and convert YouTube files so you can share them with students in the classroom. Simply copy and paste the video url into appropriate box on KeepVid, choose your preferred format, save the file to a local location (the computer, your H drive,  or the Q drive).

A fellow school librarian created this fun step-by-step guide to using KeepVid.com (click the image to see a larger size).