Coding & Tech

So You Want to Be a YouTuber? How to Make Thumbnails and More! 🎞️

Learn to enhance your YouTube channel with thumbnails, a profile icon, and channel art in 45 minutes!
1160 total reviews for this teacher
148 reviews for this class
Completed by 1087 learners
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30 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does a β€œOne-Time” class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Class Experience

*The original OUTSCHOOL YOUTUBE TEACHER,*  I've been teaching on Outschool over 5 years.   

As an educational content maker and multi-media University Prof, I have taken live workshops facilitated by MattPat (Game Theorist), Alex (LowSpecGamer), Maxim Jago (Adobe), LCShadowLady, Matt Gielen, Mike Cook, Tahir Basheer, Cliff Fluet, Ben Jeffries, Hank Green, Rebecca Parham, Matthew Vandeputte, Jeremy Vest, Andy Burgess (Metfilm School), Jesse Latham (therealshookon3), Claudio Barbiero, William Hodgett (GoPro), and many more from travelling the world for multimedia work. 

My teaching style is instructional.  I want to get the most information out there and pass it over to learners to try on their own.  This style is reflective of my teaching style and background; I teach part-time in multimedia, journalism, communications, media and film at two universities.  I have been fortunate enough to take video making and YouTube workshops to enhance my expertise, including copywriting and law for Youtube. 

I have over 20 years of experience as a certified teacher and because I am serious about the use of video making for and as learning as well as using YouTube with my students, I am able to develop a great online classroom climate with learners and help them learn what they need to get their YouTube channels on a successful path. 
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HEADSETS WITH MICROPHONE! Learners will need a headset with a microphone so that we can hear them and not the rest of the people in the household. This course is mobile friendly. Make sure your device works with Zoom. You need only press the enter classroom button to enter the classroom, the password is embedded in the button. The link is embedded in the button. For a quick start guide to getting on Outschool, see the classroom page when you register for class.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
According to YouTube, children under the age of 13 should be supervised by an adult.  Because of Youtube privacy and age requirements, I am able to provide you with instructions to create the channel, however, I am not able to open a channel for learners.  No adult other than a parent is lawfully able to open a YouTube account for any minor under the age of majority (18, 19, 21) where you live.  No one on Outschool is authorized by YouTube to open accounts for children.  It takes 5 minutes to open a channel.  You do not need to register for any Outschool course if you would just like the instructions.  Please email me and I will be happy to provide them so you can get your child Youtubing! 


Erin, MA, B.Ed. Certified TeacherThe Original Outschool YouTube Instructor and Scratch Animator
1160 total reviews
642 completed classes

About Me

With over 5 years experience on Outschool, I am a Certified Teacher, part-time Special Education Consultant, part-time Coms, Media, & Film Instructor, and full-time Worldschooling mom. We spend half our year in the UK/Europe πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ and the other half...Β 
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