This is just a quick post to share a Dr. Seuss sqworl I created for my kids to use at listening center next week. I shared it with my team and thought you might find it useful too as you embark on all things Suessy next week. It has links to a variety of Dr. Seuss videos.
There are tons of videos out there, but since I am planning on using this at my listening center next week, they are all about 10 minutes or less in length. The other beautiful thing about this sqworl is that I ran all of the video links through SafeShare.
I love SafeShare. If you have never used it, you must go check it out! It's super simple to use. All you do is paste the URL for the YouTube video into the box and click "Generate Safe Link." It will generate a unique link which will play original YouTube video with all of the other distractions of YouTube filtered out. It's so simple to use that you can generate a safe link within seconds. I use it all the time in my classroom.
Below is a screen shot of what you or your students will see when you click on a link for a video.
It's the YouTube video, but all your little darlings can see is the video. Everything else is blacked out. It's perfect because their only options are to watch the video, pause it, or close the window. No trolling around YouTube or begging to watch "related" videos!
If YouTube is blocked at your school, this may be a work around for you. Teachers in my district have to access YouTube, so I don't know if this is any more filter friendly than YouTube, but it seems like it should be.