Fidgets2Widgets has created a series of short YouTube-based tutorials that will walk your students through the step-by-step video making process. After watching these videos, each student will be well on his or her way to becoming a YouTube video making extraordinaire!
While watching the Fidget2Widget tutorials, your afterschool students will learn how to set-up their video scene, record messages, edit their videos via the YouTube Creator Studio and create post-production narration.
In addition to teaching the mechanics of the video making process, the resident "Widgetarian" who leads these tutorials also suggests ways your afterschool students can increase their video's reach. For instance, if your students want their video to go viral, he suggests they cover a trend-setting topic, find a subject that will resonate within an interactive community or focus on entirely unexpected subject matter.
Mr. Widgetarian emphasizes the importance of YouTube etiquette. He reminds his viewers to not judge other videos too harshly. It takes guts to put your video in front of the entire YouTube universe; constructive comments are always the way to go!
Click here to access the Fidgets2Widgets YouTube learning modules.
Written by Lisa Stickler, staff writer for AfterSchool Today magazine.