Educators and parents of the world rejoice, because YouTube Kids is here! YouTube Kids simplifies the YouTube experience and only allows students and children to access videos that are part of YouTube for Edu. So no longer will a scantily clad Katy Perry appear in your list of suggested videos or the weird videos of some guy opening up Kinder Surprise eggs, which my children are obsessed with.
This app also features a built in timer that you can activate. This handy little feature can be great when used in conjunction with classroom stations. Of course, you could just use Guided Access, but it is always nice to have multiple options.
Also, for you Android users out there, there is also a YouTube Kids for you!
Every other week within this blog a 'Tool of the Week' will be highlighted. These are tools that can easily and quickly be added to any educators toolbox.