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Brief Tutorial – How to Add Videos to Playlists

If you are ready to add to playlists, scroll to collaborator access links – bottom of this article.

The Why

In 2017, Texas and Louisiana were hit with one of the most catastrophic hurricanes since 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. The flooding and loss of life caused by Hurricane Harvey were devastating.  Families fled to other cities and states included the area in which I live.  Dallas’ convention center made preparations to house more than 5,000 evacuees from Louisiana.

Watching the news every day, I couldn’t help but think about all those family’s lives being turned upside down.  I began to think, “What are the kids doing at the convention center while parents are trying to rebuild their lives? What if they had learning right at their fingertips?  Something parents could easily access. Even in the most difficult of times, teachers want nothing more than to teach their students if for no other reason than to give them a sense of normalcy. What if teachers could use this same ‘something’ to teach students remotely?”

I knew I had to make it happen.

The What

The name came to me immediately.  Operation Teacher Relief.  The concept came right behind it. A storehouse for digital learning during crisis and natural disaster. An emergency education outreach for teachers, parents, and children.

Unique in every way, Operation Teacher Relief is a one-stop shop for every grade level K- 12. The goal is for students to learn & keep their routine as normal as possible during a crisis.

The Playlists: The Heart of Operation Teacher Relief.

Playlists were created on the Operation Teacher Relief You Tube channel by grade level for all content areas: reading, writing, language arts, math, science, social studies, and even ELL resources.

The Subscriptions

A comprehensive list of channels has been subscribed to and can be found under the ‘Channels’ tab. 

Selected subscription channels were chosen for not only for educational purposes, but also for fun and entertainment, whole body movement song and dance, scholarship prep, SAT prep, and teacher development.

The subscriptions are a priceless resources for parents and teachers.

The list is growing and includes the following channels:

Khan Academy, Cool School, Edutopia, Nick, Jr., Brain Pop, Brain Pop Jr., Dream Works TV, TARA Martin, Fav Pilkey, Cappex, Epic for Kids, Harry Kindergarten Music, Heinemann Publishing, TEDx Talks, Dave Burgess, Homeschool Pop, Illuminated Films, Lawson’s Dad the Actor, Scholastic Storybook Treasures, SciShow Kids, StorylineOnline, Super Simple Songs – Kids Songs, The Kiboomers – Kids Music Channel, The Singing Walrus – English Songs for Kids, PBS Kids, Netflix Jr., Toddler Fun Learning, Disney Junior UK, Mike’s Home ESL, Pinkfong! Kids Songs and Stories, Carol Salva, Jack Hartmann Kids Music, Scholastic, The Learning Station, Peekaboo Kidz, National Geographic Kids

Platforms

Operation Teacher Relief has a Facebook Page & You Tube Channel and will continue to support learning and teaching through crisis and natural disaster.

Additionally, the Operation Teacher Relief You Tube channel has a rich library of subscribed channels to further support digital learning during times of crisis.

An Enhancement, Not a Replacement

Districts are preparing their own remote learning resources. The intent is not to use #OperationTeacherRelief instead, but rather, in addition to your district’s resources.

For example, if you have created a #remotelearning schedule for your students you may want to suggest parents access the subscription channels for a fun break for the student. A story from StorylineOnline, a song from Pinkfong!, or a fun break watching Netflix, Jr.

Coronavirus

Two years later, the world has its eyes on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Spreading across multiple countries, precautions and emergency management have become routine. What’s not routine is the massive school closings, conference and convention cancellations, large-scale travel modifications, and serious talk about sporting events being played with no fans in the stands.

A Pressing Call to Action

How Educators Can Contribute to Operation Teacher Relief

Operation Teacher Relief is an evolving resource that is still developing and needs educators to contribute to the playlists for use by educators and parents.

The time you take to use your professional expertise to add engaging resources to the playlists will take a tremendous load off our friends who are unable to access teaching and learning.  Your time will help educators having to teach remotely through crisis or natural disaster.

Those of us facing school closure, we, too can add to playlists.

The Nation’s status is changing rapidly with every passing moment. Now, nearly every district in every state is considering some type of remote learning, or at the very least the conversations have begun.

At the time of the initial publish date of this article, my district wasn’t closed. As of today, my district is closed for two additional weeks beyond spring break.

Looking for Teachers in Other Parts of the World to Build playlists for Their Countries

Teachers and parents around the world could use a resource such as Operation Teacher Relief. Let’s take it global!

To do that, I need global teachers from other parts of the world to contact me at [email protected] We would discuss how you can add a playlist that I can create for your country.

We need this now more than ever and we can all play a critical role to aggressively add to playlists.

Here are the ways YOU can help NOW!

THIS ONE IS HUGE!

    1. Add to the many playlists on the Operation Teacher Relief You Tube channel. By clicking on the collaborator links below you can add videos.
  • When you click on the link, it will take you to the playlist and you will see a highlighted option.
  • 2. Add resources to the Operation Teacher Relief Facebook page. Specify grade level and topic. What you can add here is endless, think big! Simply upload to the page!

Our hearts go out to children, teachers, their families, all citizens, and first responders affected by crisis or natural disaster.

This simple act is one giant act of kindness and caring for mankind.

Let’s help teachers & parents continue to remotely educate our children in times of crisis. Be sure to use #OperationTeacherRelief when sharing.

Questions, support needed to upload videos, inquiries, please email [email protected]. To continue to connect, search Traci Browder on your favorite podcast platform for my podcast, Intelligogy.

Collaborator Links

After clicking on the link, the blue bar shows permission to add to the playlist.

Search for your videos to add to the playlist by grade/content area

Click the blue “+”, it will change to save, select/choose playlist category.

Educators, add your favorite 7-8th grade reading writing ELA teaching videos to the playlist on You Tube’s #OperationTeacherRelief channel to help teachers of schools closed due to #coronavirushttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEBXS4lfFEy0BDSOSBJYu8wBX6B1pc__O&jct=CjcotVN52055daqSIY6YnsJ9NEyTeA

Educators, add your favorite 4-6th grade social studies teaching videos to the playlist on You Tube’s #OperationTeacherRelief channel to help teachers of schools closed due to #coronavirushttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEBXS4lfFEy1IrizHzsu1b8uWHT953zDD&jct=qhpTv3voZOeVS8ZdHZ3eybtG5orMjQ

Educators, add your favorite 7-8th grade reading, writing, ELA teaching videos to the playlist on You Tube’s #OperationTeacherRelief channel to help teachers of schools closed due to #coronavirushttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEBXS4lfFEy0BDSOSBJYu8wBX6B1pc__O&jct=CjcotVN52055daqSIY6YnsJ9NEyTeA

Educators add your favorite 2nd – 3rd grade social studies videos to the playlist on You Tube’s #OperationTeacherRelief channel to help teachers of schools closed due to #coronavirus. This link gives you collaborator access! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEBXS4lfFEy0GG955XmYbf6-m9yug_PxO&jct=ctQxdIkSD5UwqlYJWt7TBXBkFBVxuA

Educators add your favorite 2nd – 3rd grade math videos to the playlist on You Tube’s #OperationTeacherRelief channel to help teachers of schools closed due to #coronavirus. This link gives you collaborator access! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEBXS4lfFEy08YjWM9G2-sFa6wiexQ8zD&jct=WxNO_JrtwX3-2Zrabnfrhrqo-xZJDA

Educators add your favorite 4 – 6th grade ELL videos to the playlist on You Tube’s #OperationTeacherRelief channel to help teachers of schools closed due to #coronavirus. This link gives you collaborator access!https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEBXS4lfFEy0HYZBsHjv7Ch-8amYo49hD&jct=mbXoAtJM_HqN6X_1X1rr5jk_7AT05w

Educators add your favorite K – 2nd grade ELL videos to the playlist on You Tube’s #OperationTeacherRelief channel to help teachers of schools closed due to #coronavirus. This link gives you collaborator access!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEBXS4lfFEy3Ys4CmCpqmSZzQ-WOueb-a&jct=ux-lFU_J3TyIAhRYFhpUX8s-gSQZFA

Educators add your favorite K – 2nd math videos to the playlist on You Tube’s #OperationTeacherRelief channel to help teachers of schools closed due to #coronavirus. This link gives you collaborator access!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEBXS4lfFEy2B3z4fKGHBzgYgRTu2b47G&jct=40uvYnqIF2wmoXsB5O6JWfQll-5fYA

Educators add your favorite 1st – 3rd grade ELL videos to the playlist on You Tube’s #OperationTeacherRelief channel to help teachers of schools closed due to #coronavirus. This link gives you collaborator access!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEBXS4lfFEy1EY_ENn-cD6N_ZbmNon-oA&jct=7qGmBePbb0SqTTv8EbrXiT9rH2wN_w

Educators add your favorite 11 – 12 grade reading, writing, ELA videos to the playlist on You Tube’s #OperationTeacherRelief channel to help teachers of schools closed due to #coronavirus. This link gives you collaborator access!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEBXS4lfFEy118VmijVAPWDumaN7aG43-&jct=ltvuFv0xCHhBBX1PpsaqpOjR-sYC0w

Educators add your favorite 7 – 8th grade science videos to the playlist on You Tube’s #OperationTeacherRelief channel to help teachers of schools closed due to #coronavirus. This link gives you collaborator access!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEBXS4lfFEy2IU5BU3WPFGSBU_wXpD1jk&jct=z9gSfvblK07DsL2ShTTGsfx3uUVLsw

Educators add your favorite 9 – 10th grade social studies videos to the playlist on You Tube’s #OperationTeacherRelief channel to help teachers of schools closed due to #coronavirus. This link gives you collaborator access!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEBXS4lfFEy1gLKFfE_rhUe5qJ40SoK-j&jct=a1kz5HgrMZw0XIvzE6iNKJqblnjz0g

Educators add your favorite 11 – 12th grade social studies videos to the playlist on You Tube’s #OperationTeacherRelief channel to help teachers of schools closed due to #coronavirus. This link gives you collaborator access!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEBXS4lfFEy2EzIVMXJidj0M-9KvajNYJ&jct=0ZIPKXKLIFOOcDfERtrPSR4OM6xQ4A

Educators add your favorite 7 – 8th grade social studies videos to the playlist on You Tube’s #OperationTeacherRelief channel to help teachers of schools closed due to #coronavirus. This link gives you collaborator access!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEBXS4lfFEy1JrtViFPYexY7t57Ky-lTn&jct=dKgCz1FQGTgslt25R7JkN2Jp-JfEbA

Educators add your favorite 4 – 6th grade reading, writing, ELA videos to the playlist on You Tube’s #OperationTeacherRelief channel to help teachers of schools closed due to #coronavirus. This link gives you collaborator access!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEBXS4lfFEy3qgXlkCpbHwertU6dWrBSC&jct=5GlQ9wOQXZOFg9zCCdOiWtDm-7feBA

Educators add your favorite 2nd – 3rd reading, writing, ELA videos to the playlist on You Tube’s #OperationTeacherRelief channel to help teachers of schools closed due to #coronavirus. This link gives you collaborator access!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEBXS4lfFEy0-kHg1CIsgEctdZO9_mMo2&jct=6GZJ1PAEZ_fWmjyk_z6CL_rlgjKlvA

Educators add your favorite 2nd – 3rd science videos to the playlist on You Tube’s #OperationTeacherRelief channel to help teachers of schools closed due to #coronavirus. This link gives you collaborator access!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEBXS4lfFEy2dGDadQvQlwhhMb3R4_zAP&jct=hhbz2D5rmy-RiuICJ2FyFvivmsVWug

Educators add your favorite 11 – 12th ELL videos to the playlist on You Tube’s #OperationTeacherRelief channel to help teachers of schools closed due to #coronavirus. This link gives you collaborator access!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEBXS4lfFEy3xm1_egavcsId3LtNAoQqj&jct=Cp8IfKAKTKwTdiLX_nfxrWTWx_VD9w

Educators add your favorite 9 – 10th grade science videos to the playlist on You Tube’s #OperationTeacherRelief channel to help teachers of schools closed due to #coronavirus. This link gives you collaborator access!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEBXS4lfFEy0e_GxDVfTAaX5sktPHm5dS&jct=mZohuvvDkpKIOJz4UVK4_c8dT0Xyvw

Educators add your favorite 11 – 12th grade science videos to the playlist on You Tube’s #OperationTeacherRelief channel to help teachers of schools closed due to #coronavirus. This link gives you collaborator access!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEBXS4lfFEy2yj3_SzjSzmAAJsF8Xm7E5&jct=W3uKg1WuxDoU92rlICQokCPHQSR8rQ

Educators add your favorite 4 – 6th grade math videos to the playlist on You Tube’s #OperationTeacherRelief channel to help teachers of schools closed due to #coronavirus. This link gives you collaborator access!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEBXS4lfFEy10K4C1U031C1fsyvFHYJLz&jct=iwjVjIDuYc4cD6u-gx6hkRKXvFiOpw

Educators add your favorite 4 – 6th grade science videos to the playlist on You Tube’s #OperationTeacherRelief channel to help teachers of schools closed due to #coronavirus. This link gives you collaborator access!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEBXS4lfFEy1l_bJekTwRnVy3x3qjxm32&jct=9mowi1Unr5GzwD65kvRsCAneGJVGZA

Educators add your favorite K – 1st grade reading, writing, ELA videos to the playlist on You Tube’s #OperationTeacherRelief channel to help teachers of schools closed due to #coronavirus. This link gives you collaborator access!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEBXS4lfFEy2dkb7gqwTV2TrLs_x-bCFp&jct=haaU81AZN7Bsj7vqbdX_mVXdOGfIjA

Educators add your favorite K – 1st grade science videos to the playlist on You Tube’s #OperationTeacherRelief channel to help teachers of schools closed due to #coronavirus. This link gives you collaborator access!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEBXS4lfFEy0plelsKRroYVmsqRfOMI4U&jct=rNsGWWMEEnxKn2GlOGML2s0Wm_-VTQ

Educators add your favorite 7 – 8th grade math videos to the playlist on You Tube’s #OperationTeacherRelief channel to help teachers of schools closed due to #coronavirus. This link gives you collaborator access!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEBXS4lfFEy2OBXRVbiAewbKYa8xZ6SvS&jct=fOOCu-0nZlDDTg_BCILfHyK7pnCyVw

Educators add your favorite 9 – 10th reading, writing, ELA videos to the playlist on You Tube’s #OperationTeacherRelief channel to help teachers of schools closed due to #coronavirus. This link gives you collaborator access!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEBXS4lfFEy0AdIs5q1jXeMWmrWw1kxe0&jct=v8mkqHxX2lfvTzWAe0NZSyFylxo6Tw

Educators add your favorite 11 – 12th grade math videos to the playlist on You Tube’s #OperationTeacherRelief channel to help teachers of schools closed due to #coronavirus. This link gives you collaborator access!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEBXS4lfFEy3sJxQOv_dmT6DFEBCpWhFX&jct=Q3B1C504Ze-O1HWbIabN7CdZxE1EmA

Educators add your favorite K – 1st grade phonics videos to the playlist on You Tube’s #OperationTeacherRelief channel to help teachers of schools closed due to #coronavirus. This link gives you collaborator access!https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEBXS4lfFEy1bxGZsVvpIsyKXWumkGOLS&jct=zprZGZjHHkjI0qly41qzJTqTMn8JOw

To continue to learn more, listen to a conversation about Operation Teacher Relief between Ramona Meharg and me on her podcast, “I Wish I Knew EDU.”

Thank you for helping our friends in crisis.

References

Author not listed. (Page last reviewed 2020, March, 7). Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-2019). Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html.

(2020, February 10.) I Wish I Knew EDU with Ramona Meharg. Episode 95 Part 2 Traci Browder. [Audio Podcast]. https://www.spreaker.com/episode/22061939. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/i-wish-i-knew-edu-with-ramona-meharg/id1447009993?i=1000465187204.