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Tooble is a useful application that lets you browse, search and download any video from YouTube and put it on your video iPod, iTouch, iPhone or Apple TV. You can also save these videos to watch on your computer. The best of Tooble is that it automatically converts YouTube videos to MP4 format and then sends them straight to iTunes so that the next time you plug in your iPod or iPhone they’ll be there for you to watch.
I have tried out Tooble for the past few days. I think Tooble is a great utility that allows teachers and students to download educational videos from YouTube to their iPods. Tooble has a terrific interface and is very simple to use. Tooble can be a stand alone YouTube browser that lets you search and select video from YouTube. You can navigate using the lists of featured videos, enter a search in the search bar, or enter a direct URL you already know. Once you have found the video you like, simply check it and hit the download button. Tooble will take care of the rest. It will download the video, converts it, and imports it into iTunes to be played or synced to your iPod. Currently, Tooble is only available for Macintosh, but a Windows version is in beta testing and is coming soon.
YouTube offers a new service called YouTube College where students can join their college and share videos only with students from their college. This is an interesting move by YouTube. YouTube College allows students to post videos and create groups that are only available to others in the same college. You can experience everything that is going on (from party videos to commencement clips) at your college. This is fun for the college students. However, I think YouTube College has educational potentials in teaching and learning. It is likely that more students and teachers will take advantage of the YouTube College by posting their educational videos, lectures, and projects clips for their classes. Unfortunately, YouTube does not offer an educational category that makes it difficult for users to find educational content. To join your YouTube College, all you need to get in is an email address from your college. However, if you signed up on YouTube with a different email address, you can change it when you join.