Thursday, October 19, 2017

3 MORE Safe Alternatives to YouTube!

First of all, I want to thank you all for your feedback! After my last post titled 3 Alternatives to YouTube, I received many great ideas from you. Without further adieu, here are 3 more alternatives to YouTube!

# 1 - Watchkin

Watchkin is another great YouTube video alternative that I recently learned about. It provides a safe environment for watching YouTube videos, as well as creating a safe URL similar to SafeShare.Tv and NiceTube. Users can also search for YouTube videos within the website, which makes it a very good tool to use in the classroom.



#2 - Embed YouTube Video in Google Slides

If you are looking for an easy way to show videos without the distractions, you might want to try embedding a YouTube video in a Google Slides presentation. Your presentation can be shared with students and they do not have to be distracted by suggested videos.

How does this work?

  • First, create your Google Slides presentation.


  • Next, you will choose the Insert menu and select "Video."


  • Then, you will need to search for your YouTube video. As a side note, you can insert videos from Google Drive tool.



  • Finally, you will choose "Select" to embed your video in your presentation. 


# 3 - NearPod

I like NearPod as a presentation tool, but have you ever thought of having students watch YouTube videos via the site / app? This might be a good alternative to YouTube because you can control how long students watch the video and you have the ability to restrict students from visiting other sites.

Simply embed the link of your video in a NearPod slide and students are ready to watch!



Conclusion

Do you have any other alternatives to YouTube? I would love to hear about them! Leave a comment below.







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