I stopped by our Kindergarten wing yesterday, and saw something so cool that I had to investigate!
One of our kindergarten teachers found a QR Code listening center on Teachers Pay Teachers for Thanksgiving stories, and the QR codes linked to videos of the stories. The students scanned the QR code and listened to the story as the video followed the pages and words. They were loving it!
One thing I noticed is that the videos were actually from YouTube, but were on a site called SafeShare.TV. On this site, you can put in a link to a YouTube video, and it will block out everything else around the video on a unique link.. even the ad that plays before it! Pretty nifty!
To test it out, I found the video on YouTube for Duck for President.
Then, I pasted the link into SafeShare.TV and clicked the Generate Safe Link button.
You can also click on Customize Video to choose just a portion or clip from the video to share on your link:
And voila! Your video is complete!
So the next step would be to create the QR Code that links to the video. That's easy to do on QRstuff.com. Just copy/paste the SafeShare.TV link that you made into the Website URL box:
Then click on Download QR Code and you can put it onto any worksheet, poster, or even just your SmartBoard for students to scan and watch!
Try testing this QR Code by using a QR Reader app, like Scan. Enjoy!