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An Educator's Lessons from YouTube with Valerie Pennington
Episode 592nd June 2021 • The Visual Lounge • TechSmith Corporation
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Want to learn how to master YouTube?

Creating video and pushing it out into the world can be a massive challenge – especially if you’re an educator who needs to create engaging and informative videos.

Valerie Pennington of The Penguin Prof YouTube channel joins this episode of The Visual Lounge to share her tips and tricks for mastering YouTube. She explains the lessons she’s learned to overcome common challenges that educators face with video.

Besides being a YouTube whizz, Valerie is a Professor of Biology at Southwestern College and a Teaching with Technology Coordinator. She began creating videos for her students to teach them about biology, anatomy, and chemistry. Eventually, she decided to make her videos public, and today her YouTube channel has amassed over 100,000 subscribers!

Learning points from the episode include:

  • Why video is often missing humanity and connection
  • What the biggest challenge people face with video is
  • Why it’s essential to practice as much as possible
  • The importance of audio and vocal exercises
  • Valerie’s three phases of creating video
  • The benefits of scripted vs. non-scripted videos

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