The social annotation tool Hypothes.is has recently enabled the ability to annotate YouTube videos. YouTube videos.
Note that this feature only works for YouTube videos that have a transcript. The annotations will appear on the transcript that appears alongside the video.
Some instructional uses of this new feature may include:
- Creating a space for students to share their thoughts about the video as they watch.
- Providing a way for students to feel as if they are chatting with their peers as they view the video, sort of similar to a watch party or the experience of watching a film or video with your friends when they are in different locations and chatting about it in real-time in an online space. (Hypothes.is supports both synchronous and asynchronous annotation activity).
- Asking for students to annotate with their responses to a specific part of the video. You may consider “seeding” Hypothes.is with your prompts to generate these responses.