Wednesday, November 7, 2012

2 Tools to Help Eliminate Distractions Around YouTube Videos

YouTube is wonderful tool to use in your classroom.  What isn’t so great: all of the garbage that can come along with it (i.e. advertising, comments, related videos…in short-distractions). Here are two resources that will allow you to safely view and share YouTube videos without all the garbage.

YouTubeXL- This is a service that YouTube provides that lets you watch videos on large screens without the ads and comments.

Safe Share TV is a fantastic way to share You Tube videos with your students. Safe Share TV removes all distracting and offensive elements that surround a video on You Tube and allows you to share the video with a unique link. Safe Share TV also gives you the option to crop videos before sharing them.

  • Spark interest in certain topics
  • Make real world connections to various topics
  • Explain concepts to students

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  1. Just tried SafeShareTV.
    *open safesharetv
    *open youtube
    *choose youtube video
    *copy url of video
    *paste into safesharetv
    Doesn't get much easier than that! Thanks Zack!

  2. XL was so easy to use. It will work great when we do brain breaks/movement in the classroom using Just Dance Kids videos.