These links offer fillers for the last few minutes, or the days when the kids are still asleep. Enjoy watching live stream videos of animals around the world, exploring, talking, or just laughing.
Although YouTube has been blocked from many/most schools, for obvious reasons and not so obvious ones. YouTube does provide great resources and content for teachers and students. View the list of the Top 100 Videos for Teachers. This list is provided by Smart Teaching, a leading online resource for current teachers, and aspiring education students and student teachers. Topics include History, Science, English, Arts, Entertainment, and many more. Bear in mind some of these videos are for teachers, not students, so read the descriptions before sharing with your class.
An almost too obvious choice, the TED.Ed site offers lesson videos teaching anything from How a Pregnancy test works, to Inside the Minds of Animals. Explore and watch these shorts as a class and then discuss how they impact our daily lives and worldwide connections.
Explore.org, linked above, offers countless videos and photographs with current events, human interest stories, and historical investigations worth discussing. Allow students to choose a topic, such as working with blind people, watch the 5-ish minute video, and share their realizations, 'philosophically' discuss resolutions, or just enjoy. Click the 'films' link at the top of the page to access different topics.