Ed Tech Tips with E. Mosier
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Adding Videos to Google Apps
Basic Video Embedding
If your student would like to insert a YouTube video, the simplest way to do that is to navigate to the "Insert" tab at the top of the page. A menu like the one in the image will appear. From there, the option is presented to insert a video from YouTube. A student can either paste a YouTube URL in the box, or type a subject and do a simple search that way. Once the video has been found and selected, inserting it into the presentation is a click away. The resulting video is a professional look and the video will play directly in the Slides presentation.
The Video Tag
Sometimes, a video can be difficult to search for in YouTube. For example, students may have found it in a Google search, or it just may have a title similar to several other videos available on YouTube. The easiest way to search for and embed a video through the search is by finding the video tag. This is the unique set of numbers and letters assigned to each and every YouTube video. For instance, in the YouTube video URL, everything after the equal sign is the video tag. The image offers a visual representation of a video tag. Please note that if you're typing the tag, it is case sensitive, so be sure to copy it exactly to ensure you're using the desired YouTube video.