Who needs a speedy PC when you’ve got Google’s cloud super computers to process your video?!

Video editing in a web browser is one of those things which has always seemed out of the reach of Google’s wannabe laptop, but there are now several options for editing video on a Chromebook. My absoluteis built right into YouTube, so if you’ve got a school Google Apps account chances are you already have free access to it.


The YouTube video editor isn’t anywhere near as sophisticated as Premier Pro or Sony Vegas, so if you’re planning to be the next George Lucas you’ll probably want to look elsewhere, but for the majority of us it does 90% of the stuff you’re ever going to want to do.

youtube-transitionsThe YouTube video editor allows you to cut and crop videos, add transitions, overlay text, and add Creative Commons music and stock movies all from your web browser.

As a lightweight but feature rich video editor YouTube does a really good job and provides your students most of the tools they’ll ever need. Take a look at the video above to find out more.


About Author

Profile photo of Karl Rivers

Karl is an award winning Director of IT for the Royal Grammar School Guildford, based near London, England. He has been working in education for more than ten years and founded ClassThink in 2013 to share technology best practice with other schools. In 2014 he won the NAACE Impact Award for support services in schools, and writes edtech articles for Education Executive Magazine.

Tell us what you think!