Friday, February 13, 2015

Tip of the Week: Uncluttered YouTube: February 13, 2015

At our recent ILAP session, Eddie Good reminded me about and shared the online tool called SafeShare.tv.  SafeShare.tv is a free online service that unclutters the viewing area around YouTube videos.  This tool removes the surrounding "suggested videos", related links, and the comments that are typically displayed while viewing a video.   These extra visuals can be distracting, to say the least, especially in a classroom or educational setting.

Simply search for a YouTube video, paste the URL into SafeShare.tv and turn this:



into this:


This new 'safe' link can be used as a standalone video to show to students.  It can also be linked into Schoology, Glogster, your web page, your class wiki, or even a flipchart ... anything that lets you link to a website!  Enjoy!


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