Without a doubt, one of the greatest tools for classroom use is YouTube. The issue with YouTube is that nearly every video, regardless of it’s content, has some sort of inappropriate comments or inappropriate/unrelated “related videos.” This is where Watchkin comes in. Watchkin is the latest player in the game of making YouTube videos safe for our students (Safeshare,tv, Quietube.).
As with the others, to use Watchkin, simple copy and paste the URL from any YouTube video into Watchkin. You are immediately presented with a new, clean view of that video, without any distractions. Clicking on “More Info” at the bottom of the page provides you with a shareable public URL, taking your students directly to the “clean” version of that video. Check it out in action: