Hello All you wonderful teachers,
I am a college student that has been working on a platform that will allow teachers to host video watching sessions with their students where the playback is synchronized for each student so that everyone is at the same spot in the video and you can pause the video for all students at the same time. This will work similarly to the new Netflix Party extension, but I can host basically any movie or video for your class. I can also provide a large amount of movies, videos, and documentaries for you to use. The system also provides a chat system so you can post questions and have a dialogue with your students.
This is still very much a work in progress and right now the platform only works when the students use a laptop/desktop to access the site (so no iPhones or iPads). If you are interested in trying this out with your students, please send me a message on here and we can work out the details.