ICT in Schools Bulletin

April 2015

Using Video Special

There are some excellent educational resources on You Tube. However, many teachers cannot access You Tube in their classrooms, and many more are cautious of displaying additional content such as adverts. There are a number of ways of making sure that videos are safe, non more important than simply making sure you have watched all of the clip yourself to establish it's suitability in your classroom.


This Newsletter special edition looks at other ways to use video safely - and we've compiled a list of other places to find educational videos that don't rely on You Tube.

Join You Tube for Schools

Sign up for YouTube for Schools to bring the power of video to your classrooms free of charge. Access thousands of free, high-quality educational videos on YouTube in a controlled environment. Learn more here.
YouTube for Schools: Join the Global Classroom Today!

Embed a You Tube video into a Google Slides presentation.

Google Slides - Tutorial 02 - Insert a background and Video
When you present the slide show play full screen which should eliminate any advertisements etc showing beneath the video.

Some alternative sites to You Tube

Some other ways to make You Tube safer.

Quiet Tube

Quietube is a handy little browser extension that removes all the clutter from YouTube allowing you to view only your selected video. Quietube removes all advertising, sidebar content, comments, and ratings. Installing Quietube requires nothing more than dragging the Quietube button to your toolbar. Then anytime that you're on YouTube click the Quietube button to remove all of the clutter and just watch your selected video.

Some Apps that are good!

And some of the bad!