Monday, April 4, 2016

How To Use YouTube Safely And Effectively In The Classroom

How To Use YouTube Safely And Effectively In The Classroom - A Word On Third

Hi, Teachers! 

Today is a big day for me. It's my first day back after spring break, my first day of Teacher Entrepreneur School, and my last day before standardized testing begins! That means my Teacher Self-Care Challenge is officially over, but I still want you to try the challenge if you haven't yet. Even if your spring break is over too, I know it will benefit you.

Do you guys use YouTube in your classroom? I LOVE all of the resources on YouTube, but I DON'T LOVE all the ads and video suggestions that pop up on the screen when I'm trying to use it! I don't need commercials for lotion and beer popping up on screen when I'm trying to teach my kids. I also don't need them to see video recommendations on the side that might not be appropriate for school. 

Would you use YouTube more often if I told you that I have the perfect solution for this problem? I hope so! YouTube is FULL of informational videos, relaxing music, etc. Check out my short scope on this topic below. By using the site safeshare.tv, you can really easily use youtube videos without worrying about weird ads popping up. That site makes your content safe! I highly recommend using it. Once you've added a website to safeshare, you can bookmark it and have it forever. I also shared my favorite, fun way to use YouTube on a regular basis in my classroom that makes our classroom more joyful! Check out my short, 5 minute scope below. 

6 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this site!! As a tech teacher I want students to use YouTube because it has great resources (and my district was kind enough to give me a special account with extra YouTube restrictions) but this will make it even better!

    Katie
    Teaching Voracious Learners

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    1. Katie, I'm so glad this will help! It's pretty awesome that your district set you up with a special YouTube account.

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  2. You can also use www.viewpure.com which lets you insert the youtube url and creates one without any ads during or on the side.

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    1. That's cool! It sounds like the same thing safe share does. I had no idea about these kinds of sites until this year. It's a really great idea, isn't it!?

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    2. That's cool! It sounds like the same thing safe share does. I had no idea about these kinds of sites until this year. It's a really great idea, isn't it!?

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