Screencastify – Chrome Add On

Looking for an easy to use video screencast WEB2oOL that is built right into your Chrome web browser?  Screencastify is your 2oOL (make sure you open this link in Chrome)!   Once you add this to Chrome, just click the “film strip” icon in the upper right hand corner to open the menu shown below.  If you choose Desktop, you will be recording everything that is view-able on your desktop.  Notice, you can add your “face”/webcam video to the screencast.  When you are done recording, you will get the option to copy the link (if you are saving to Google Drive and not locally).  This is the link you will use to share with others.  It is open to anyone with a link, so BV students will be able to see BV teacher videos, and vice-versa.  With the FREE (Lite) version, you get up to 10 minutes per video and up to 50 recordings per month.

SafeShare.TV

SafeShare.tv provides a safe way to watch and share YouTube videos.   It is simple, just copy and paste the link to the YouTube video into the provided box and click Generate SafeView.  Here are some advantages:

  • This eliminates ads and other videos that populate.
  • There is no sign in. You make it and take it.
  • You can edit the start and end positions (trim your video, I needed that years ago when I would accidentally leave my video recorder on after the lesson)!
  • You have the ability to make them private so they are not searchable via SafeShare.tv, but they are shareable via a link.
  • You can turn off the ability to download your video.
  • You can use this to “LOOP” your YouTube videos.  Please note that it takes some time to create the “endless video”, so be patient.  I ended up leaving it overnight, and the next day it was done.  I just did this 4 second video and it took a little over an hour to render. Check it out – no idea who is in that video?!?!  Link to Looped 4 Second Video

safeshare-tv

Integration Ideas:

  • Use to display your flipped classroom videos.  Many folks hold back from posting their videos to YouTube for fear of privacy.  I will challenge you to post them as “unlisted” and share the link to SafeShare.tv!  This accomplishes a couple of things.  Students do not have to download the video and hope that the file type is compatible with their device.  It also allows them a safe viewing experience.  Win, win! Shout Out to Theresa Grospitch for using this!
  • Coaches and sponsors, use this at your banquets.  If you use the Loop feature, your videos will continue endlessly. Plus you won’t risk the ads and the end of the video images that populate.
  • Administrators, use this for your presentations.  Especially the all school videos!  You can create the link and share it in advance with all stake holders to be sure that it is the correct video and that it is school appropriate.