Not a Sex Ed Teacher
Confession: I had a near You-tube catastrophe while teaching 4th grade science!
|Yah. You can imagine.|
You-tube is such a wonderful resource to use with your students! You can sing songs, watch problems being solved, and flip your classes--- and I do all of these often! However, I have to be so careful when showing videos. I'll never forget the time we were watching a video about mixtures and macaroni salad and an ad for the movie Sex Tape POPPED UP!!! OMG! (I did find irony in the situation though. Sex Tape is about a couple trying to keep everyone from seeing their inappropriate video, and I was trying to keep everyone in the class from seeing an inappropriate video.)
I'm normally a slow-paced person, but I moved like a ninja that morning trying to shield my students from the video and audio that seemed to invade every corner of the room at lightning speed. Needless to say, from that day forward, I never felt comfortable showing a You-tube video to my class. WHAT A SHAME, RIGHT?!
But wait… it doesn’t end there, and I can now show You-tube videos with no hesitation!
I found safeshare.tv and all is good! In three easy steps, you can ensure that your videos don’t come with inappropriate ads or those awful trolling comments.
STEP 1: Find your YouTube video’s URL. (By the way, this is a great video!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt7lN4QPU0k
|You-tube videos for your students.|
STEP 2: Open Safe Share by visiting safeshare.tv. Paste the URL from You-tube into the box and click Generate Safe Link.
STEP 3: Click Take Me to the Safe View.
That’s it! No advertisements, no alternate video suggestions, and no nasty comments! You’re left with good, clean material to help your students learn! TRY IT!!!! (And just in case you're wondering, my ninja skills saved the day, and none of my students were actually exposed to anything inappropriate that day!)
Have you ever had a You-tube CATASTROPHE while teaching your students? If so, share in the comments!