At our last workshop, our teachers asked about YouTube and how they could make the viewing experience safer for their students. We offered several suggestions, such as SafeShare.tv. In the past, we enabled the Chrome Extension for Clea.nr, but that extension no longer exists. The easiest and quickest “fix” to remove comments is to enable the YouTube Safety mode. Make sure you are logged into your YouTube account so the Safety Mode will be locked, regardless of the browser you are using.
The video below explains best how to set your YouTube viewing preferences to safety mode.
(Note: We generally use the Chrome browser since it works best with Google and YouTube.)
We hope this helps ease your minds and gives you a little more control, while giving your students a little more freedom.
“Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.” ~~Albert Einstein
Finding the “Pop out” option for YouTube videos was easier when they were located on a “pull-down” or “drop” menu. We thought, when that disappeared, that the “Pop out” option was eliminated, as well.
We are happy to discover that it is still an option, and it can be found with a simple “right click”. The “Pop out” link is our choice to share. It protects our viewers from comments, suggested videos, and it provides a more pleasant viewing experience.
The two images below will guide you through the two simple steps.
This one was short hoping that you will take some time for yourself today. In our neighborhood, the rain has been delayed and there is the promise of a sunny day with warm temperatures. I have a fence to paint before the spring plants grow. We hope you have some “outside time” in your future, as well…
“You know what your problem is? It’s that you haven’t seen enough movies. All of life’s riddles are answered in the movies.” ~~Steve Martin
Film-English.com has won many awardsincluding “Best Individual Blog~2011~Edublog”, The British Council Teaching English “Featured Blog of the Month”, “Finalist Best Use of Audio/Video/Podcast~2011~Edublog”, “2011 TEFL Best Website”, “2011 MacMillan Dictionary Best Blog”, and “TEFL Net Site of the Month”.
Kieran Donaghy is the author of this blog, and with the use of videos and images, he has developed lessons plans that are both engaging and motivating. Most of the lessons appear to be leveled from middle school to university students, and contain some of the latest “Vimeo Staff Picks”. The lessons plans are very complete with questions, group activities, journaling exercises, concluding with a choice of final activities. They are outlined in easy-to-follow “steps”, with plenty of support.
Shannon and I love to stay seated and watch the credits roll at the end of the movie. It gives us a chance to “decompress” and wait for the theater to empty. I have often wondered what some of the “jobs” were as we watched the scroll. And exactly what IS a “Dutch Tilt”? One page offers an excellent resource to solving the code of “Film Terms”, with many of the definitions illustrated with videos.
I highly recommend this site, both its content and its design. I think you will find plenty of lessons that will make teaching and learning feel a little more like recess as you head into the final months of this school year.
With today’s post, both Shannon and I here at Recess TEC would like to wish all of you a wonderful Sunday with plenty of “peeps”. (If not the “candy kind”, the “friends and family kind”.)