Monday, November 21, 2016

Safe Video Viewing

If you've ever had something inappropriate appear on the side of your YouTube screen or have been distracted by the many YouTube suggested videos, this post is for you.  Watchkin is a site that allows users to paste a YouTube link into a simple text box and create a new link that points to an ad-friendly video format.

Simply COPY the URL from YouTube:

Next, navigate to Watchkin and PASTE into the Watchkin URL field and click the magnifying glass:
TIP: Use the FULLSCREEN VIEW button in the lower, right corner of the video window: also assists in producing a clean screen for video watchers.  Complete a similar process for

COPY the URL from YouTube:

Now, go to and PASTE the URL into the text box:

Click the button.

Change the TITLE if you would like, add a description, select additional preferences and click SUBMIT

A video screen will appear with a new SAFESHARE link at the bottom of the screen:

Viewpure will complete the same task, however the  bookmarklet can be added to the BOOKMARKS BAR for more convenience.

Read more on the Viewpure website.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Hour of Code is Coming!

The Hour of Code is coming the week of December 5th! To learn more, watch the video below and read on.

Some very easy ways to start:

Keller ISD Teachers:

** Those who tweet using #hourofcode and #kisdpd will be entered into a drawing for prizes!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Explore Google Explore

Have you explored the new EXPLORE feature in Google?  Take 19 seconds to watch this video as I demonstrate two easy ways to access it - both in Sheets and Slides.  Enjoy!