I am by far just a beginner in using YouTube. Last year, the 1st grade teacher helped me set up my own channel. Last week one of the Japanese teachers at the school was showing a video of my students reading a story. I helped her connect the computer to the projector in my classroom and stayed to watch. When it was done, I asked her to send it to me so I could upload it to our classroom blog. The next day she said that it was too big and she couldn’t email it. So I suggested she send me the YouTube url. She said that she didn’t know how to do that. I told her that I could help her. Another Japanese teacher was standing there and asked to join us. After school all 6 of the Japanese teachers showed up in my classroom to learn how to set up YouTube. It was exciting to see them helping each other. I mentioned that there was a way to categorized the clips and one teacher asked me how. I had to admit that I really didn’t know, but went home and spent some time that evening making playlists and adding clips. That may seem “old hat” to many, but it was new to me. I just did my first playlist with my iTunes in November. It was interesting to see that with YouTube I could make some of the channels private and some public. Today I used one of the channels in the classroom and I need to remember to put a link on my classroom blog so the students can go and listen to the songs and practice them.
I have seen Vimeo clips recently and decided to check it out after Brian Farrell from the Coetail course recommended it. I did register and now have some exploring to do once report cards are completed.
I would appreciate hearing any pros/cons of YouTube vs. Vimeo. Why do you like one?