Whether in the same room or miles apart here is a quick and easy way to use YouTube Editor with colleagues to create a quick and easy collaborative video project. Recently 4 friends and I created a quick Happy Birthday Video for our friend Elizabeth from 4 different locations.
This can be a convenient workflow to use with students. Your students are sharing quick pics and quick videos with each other using their mobile devices. Why not have them share their learning with you using the same devices.
Here is a video tutorial and slide deck of how to complete the steps outlined below.
Step 1: Make sure you have a YouTube channel. After I started using this method more frequently with students, I created a separate YouTube channel just for these types of project.
Step 2: Locate the special email address for mobile uploads by email that YouTube generates for you. You can find this this under Overview
Step 3: Share this 'special' email address with students. This is best used in a group where there digital citizenship and collaboration is part of the culture. Since it not an easy email address to communicate, I find that sending all my students the address via email, makes it easy for them to add to their contact list. (You can always reset the 'confidential' email address if you find some students were not as 'ready' as you expected.)
Step 4: Ask all participants to use their devices to complete a short video in response to your PROMPT. (SHORT is key email systems will not allow you to email long videos. I would start with 15 seconds or less and test longer videos if necessary.
Step 5: Check the Video uploads section of your YouTube Channel. You will find the new videos automatically appear here.
Step 6: Use YouTube Video Editor to remix these clips to make one fun fantastic video project.