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Coding & Tech

Build YouTube Thumbnails for Fortnite, Roblox, Vlogs and More: In a Free Program

Students will learn how to create four styles of clickable thumbnails to increase their views on YouTube.
Laura Killam
279 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 17 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Class Experience

Learners will focus on creating clickable thumbnails in Photopea 
I have studied and applied these course topics to my NurseKillam YouTube channel with over 27k subscribers. 

Before my children lost interest I also helped them make some videos two years ago. My 6-year-old is regaining interest and will be starting his channel back up again once he learns how to do all the work on his own (I am teaching him to record and edit). As a parent I want him to learn to run it on his own so it becomes his creative passion project. 
Froggy Fun House: 
Flexible Fun: 
Learners will be asked to create and share a new thumbnail each week after week one. In week one students are asked to complete a survey letting me know what they want to learn in this class. 
Google documents, Padlet, and Google forms will be used to share course content and collect feedback from students. Photopea will be used for photo editing. Students with Photoshop will also be able to follow along since the programs are extremely similar (and I have both). Students are not required to have a YouTube channel for this course, but the course is designed to help students become YouTubers so they may feel left out if they do not have one. Students must have parental permission to share their YouTube channel name and link with the class.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
  • Google Drive
  • Padlet
  • Photopea
Video feedback may be given to the group at the end of each week when thumbnails are posted. Sometimes students prefer to send me their work privately and I may respond to the message in writing or with a vide. 
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
1) Week one has the same content as one of the weeks in my 15 steps to a subscribable thumbnail class so students who enrol in both are eligible for a discount. 
2) Creating a YouTube following takes a lot of time and effort. This course will help students get their channel ready for attracting subscribers, but producing consistent quality content is needed to attract and keep subscribers. Students should not expect that they will get a lot of subscribers immediately. 
3) I may ask students to watch video clips from YouTube. I will screen them before class to make sure they do not contain swears, are not explicit, and are culturally sensitive. I cannot watch all videos on a channel so I cannot guarantee that the entire channel is kid-friendly. Videos will be used for educational purposes. I cannot control if students want to subscribe to those channels after class.
4) Students will be permitted to share their YouTube channel information with each other. Sometimes students try to get people to subscribe to their channels in sessions about YouTube. Students are not allowed to self-promote their channels. If they continue to attempt to self-promote I may need to remove them from the class. They are encouraged to talk about the kinds of videos they make where it is relevant. If other students are interested in subscribing that may happen naturally. However, students must not ask their peers to sub for sub. 
5) If your child is under 13 they will need your support and guidance when creating and uploading videos. YouTube requires creators to be age 13 or older to have an account. Many younger children have an account, but it is important that their parents are involved in keeping them safe online. For more about supporting a child with a YouTube account please see:


Laura Killam
Lives in Canada
Professor. YouTuber. Author. Speaker. Blogger. Techie.
279 total reviews
179 completed classes

About Me

We both know you want your child's class to be a great learning experience, and it will. While delivering on the learning described in the course description, I make learning fun by involving students in the discussion. My classes are active. I... 
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