Tech Tuesday

Technology for Teachers

Using Video Safely in the Classroom to Enhance Your Lessons

Video is a valuable tool teachers can use to hook students, build background knowledge, and engage them in a lesson. It is a valuable tech resource that can be used in any content area with students of any age, but it should be used carefully. We have all seen many ads and "related videos" appear unexpectedly...leaving teachers a little on edge. None of us want any inappropriate content to pop up on our watch, so we must put measures in place to make sure we are protecting our students in the process. Today. I want to share 3 great tech tools. The first two resources will enable you to use videos in your classroom without ads and clutter and the last tool will allow you to edit and save only the portion of the video you would like to show your students. I think you will definitely want to add these to your toolbox.
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ViewPure will allow you to use video in your classroom without worrying about external ads and inappropriate related videos. All you have to do is find the YouTube video you would like to use, copy the URL, and paste it into the white box on the ViewPure page. Voila! All of the clutter surrounding the video disappears and you are left with a clean and safe page. Want to embed it into Symbaloo or make a QR Code for it? Simply copy and paste the new URL address it creates and you are ready to go! This is a teacher's new best friend!
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This is a traditional YouTube page...full of ads and clutter

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Purify it...and this is what is left

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You can TAKE A TOUR on the website...and it will walk you through the process if you need help

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This site allows you to safely share YouTube videos and crop the parts that you do not want from the video. The process is simple. Find a YouTube video that you would like to share with your students. Paste the link for the video into safe share TV...click to edit...and copy the link of your trimmed YouTube video. It can be pasted into powerpoint, webpages, social networking sites, and anything else you can think of! This is a safe and easy way to bring media into your class for free. -teachersfirst.com
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Video before SafeShare....

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Video after SafeShare...

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You can trim the video with the bar below the video...and even hide the buttons if you choose.

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SafeShare.tv also offers you many ways to share the video with your students easily.

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Tubechop is a tool allow you to take a video from YouTube (or any other website) and cut out the parts you do not want to show. This is great if you find the perfect video, but don't have time to show it all. Now...just find the part that fits your lesson...and clip it so it works perfectly with your timeline.
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This one is easy to use...but very beneficial

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