Adding Captions to YouTube Videos + An Updated FUN Freebie!

One of our super-awesome Kindergarten teachers was playing my FAVORITE morning meeting song when I stopped by last week...

Don't tell my principal, but I miss singing this song with my kids. When I walked into that kinder room last week, I had to bust out some moves and sing along. :) 

My friend and I were talking and I mentioned I had a set of lyrics for this song as a freebie in my store. When I went to send them to her, two things happened. 

1. I had to redo the freebie. It hurt my feelings to look at it. :) 

2. On a search for the video, I learned a new trick that I'm sharing with you today! I may be a little behind on this trick, but I hadn't heard about it yet, so I'm guessing some of you are missing this little gem of knowledge too. Ha!!

I found a way to ADD CAPTIONS to You Tube videos! 

So, as you search for videos on You Tube you can filter through your results, right? Today I noticed "Subtitles/CC" as a filter feature.

Once I clicked on Subtitles/CC, it only showed videos that would play with Subtitles or Closed Captioning! 

When the video started playing, I rolled my mouse over to adjust the volume and I noticed the CC icon. Once I clicked on it, the subtitles/captioning appeared for the duration of the video! 

I hope that little trick helps you!

I'm also sharing my updated freebie for this video. I put a copy of this song in our Leadership Notebooks. I also sent it home in our homework journals so that our kids could look it up and sing it with their families (probably annoying them to death, but at least it worked!).

We also printed this out poster size and hung it in our room. 

Click the picture above to grab the freebie from my Teachers Pay Teachers store

If you'd like to see more Morning Meeting tricks and tips, be sure to follow my Morning Meetings Pinterest board! 

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