By request, I’m posting the steps to showing youtube movies in class the “low tech” way. For those with the technological know-how, I prefer using the firefox plugin “Download Helper” or a site like zamzar.com, however, this is for teachers with little tech know-how and a laptop. Of course, all of these methods are designed to get around district blocking of youtube. If youtube is not blocked in your district, there is no need for any of these.
1. Visit youtube.com from home on your laptop.
2. Load a youtube movie that you want to show in class. (You can also load multiple movies in multiple movies)
3. Make sure the movie completely loads, by watching the red bar on the bottom of the movie.
4. Close the laptop (BUT DO NOT CLOSE THE WINDOW) and that movie is now ready to show in school.
If you close the browser window, the movie is gone. However, as long as you leave that window open, and the movie has fully loaded, the movie will play in class.