Sunday, April 10, 2022
Sunday, February 27, 2022
Have you wished you could watch a YouTube video without all of the "extras" on the page? What if I told you that you CAN ... and it's SUPER easy? In fact, it's probably one of the easiest tips I'm passing along lately.
I was reminded of this recently when one of the elementary music teachers I work emailed me hoping to do just that. He did NOT want all of the ads, the comments, and the suggested videos to show when he showed a video in class.
You will need 2 things: the video(s) you want to show & a Wakelet account. [Wakelet is "a digital curation platform that lets teachers and students organize a mix of content for easy access" and is FREE to use. I have hundreds of collections. I've talked about Wakelet numerous times and love sharing how great it is to use.]
Here's what I showed the music teacher:
- Create a collection - the view status (public, private, unlisted) depends on how/who you want to share it with.
- Copy & paste the video link into the collection.
- View the video IN Wakelet.
p.s. The music teacher can use this single collection over and over to curate any/all videos he might want to use during the year OR he can share this collection directly with his students in Google Classroom (or any LMS you use) so they can view it on their own. WOW!
Sunday, February 20, 2022
Monday, February 14, 2022
- using the "Stickies" tool on Macs (it's built in, nothing to download or install, I can re-size as much as necessary, even change color & type on them)
- the extension Annotate.net (which is packed with a TON more features than a screen shade)
- the extension Helperbird (which has 38 other features - the company chimed in on this)
- just before I published, I looked back at the Tweet and found Texthelp chimed in, too, so this is definitely on the list!