How Do You Save A YouTube Clip for training purposes?


If you’re anything like me you would have wondered from time to time how to save a YouTube clip to your hard drive or to a USB drive so you can play it whenever you want.

Why not just stream it? Well… you might not have access to an internet connection when you need it.

Or, like me, you might be paranoid that the internet connection you’ve been promised will be patchy and fail at the crucial moment.

This paranoia is usually based on experience…

Here’s my solution:

  • Use free online youtube downloaders that convert the clips to MP4 files that I can save on my computer.

I’m not advocating any particular one, but you can generally find them by googling the following search terms or something similar:

  • “Free online youtube downloader covert to mp4”

Here’s an example website:

There are different file formats for video. I’m generally on a Mac and I like to use MP4 for video as it seems pretty universal.

Make sure that you understand any relevant copyright or fair use guidelines first.

If your organisation prohibits you from downloading youtube clips then this is for information purposes only.

You know… So you know how other people do it.



And don’t make assumptions about your students either…!

This great clip courtesy of one our completing NCALNE students today as part of his wrap up… The point is that we shouldn’t make assumptions about our learners (even though we usually do…).

There’s lots of benefits that come from completing the literacy and numeracy professional development that we offer through ALEC and Pathways Awarua. Realising that you really need to stop making assumptions is definitely one of them (Hard to understand though if you haven’t been through the training…).

Congratulations to the 15th cohort of NCALNE students from the Department of Corrections. Well done team…!

Using the TEC Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Tool for Adults: Video Content

Using the TEC Assessment Tool

The video below should cycle through the four videos discussing the TEC assessment tool. These are:

  1. Administering the initial assessment
  2. Administering the progress assessment
  3. Discussing the assessment tool results with learners
  4. Learners’ messages about good practice and the assessment tool.

In our live workshops we usually only get time to watch the first one, but I’d encourage you to watch them all if you have to use the TEC tool.

Embedding literacy and numeracy with the NZ Department of Corrections staff

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This is a summary of all of the video content to date that highlights some of our best work with the Department of Corrections.

The instructors in the various video clips have all undertaken the National Certificate in Adult Literacy & Numeracy Education (Vocational/Workplace).

This qualification, which we abbreviate to the NCALNE (Voc), teaches a system for embedding literacy and numeracy explicitly into the content and context of trades and vocational training as well as other areas.

Each entry in the list below will take you out to a separate post with video.

  1. Rachel Bulliff introducing the NCALNE (Voc) training with ALEC.
  2. Graeme Smith on the structure of ALEC’s professional development training.
  3. Ritchie Howard on how he embedded literacy and numeracy into prison painting training.
  4. Kushla Clover on how she embedded literacy and numeracy into prison grounds and horticulture training.
  5. Arnie Kumar on how he embedded literacy and numeracy into prison farming training.
  6. Jeanette Matthers and Arnie Kumar on embedding literacy and numeracy into prison horticulture and agriculture training.
  7. Ken Collins on embedding literacy and numeracy into prison building and painting training.
  8. Andy wood on embedding literacy and numeracy into prison carpentry training.
  9. Andy’s also here as well talking about how he uses a basic framing task to embed literacy and numeracy.