YouTube On Your Terms With SafeShare.TV

signThere is a wealth of great content available on YouTube, but unfortunately it sometimes
comes with enough distractions to pull even the most focused learner off task. Enter SafeShare.TV. Simply paste in a YouTube link and SafeShare.TV will give you a link to the same video, embedded in a page that hides all the comments, related videos, and other distractions. You can also set the beginning and ending points of the video, if you don’t want to show the entire thing. You still need to be able to access YouTube, so at this point students won’t be able to view SafeShare links at school from their own accounts, but teachers will be able to show videos or portions of videos without worrying that something inappropriate may appear on the screen.

Here’s an example of a video shown from its YouTube page…

A&B YouTube

…and from SafeShare.TV. Click on the image below to see how the video plays in the “safe view”. (I selected just a portion of the video, so it won’t play from the beginning.)

A&B SafeShare

SafeShare.TV is very easy to use:

customize

Next time you want to show a YouTube video in your classroom, give SafeShare.TV a try. If you have other tips for making YouTube an effective instructional tool, please share them in the comments.

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4 thoughts on “YouTube On Your Terms With SafeShare.TV

  1. Mike Floreck March 23, 2015 / 2:10 pm

    Very cool, but I would also recommend embedding videos in something like a Moodle, or even on the the school’s webpage for the same effect.

    I’m still disappointed that the district has not looked into Youtube for Schools – this problem is not a hard one for the district to solve for us.

    https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2695317?hl=en

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  2. Anne Reardon March 24, 2015 / 7:20 am

    Thanks for your suggestions, Mike. Please know that we are working toward a solution for providing students with access to educational content on YouTube.

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  3. Mike Floreck March 24, 2015 / 7:31 am

    If anyone from the HS needs help embedding content on their websites, feel free to give me a call, or shoot me an email – Anne is awesome, but if you need something in a pinch, I’m always happy to help.

    Anne, thanks again for this blog – you do a great job of capturing current topics and presenting them in a very smooth format!

    🙂

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  4. Anne Reardon March 24, 2015 / 8:24 am

    Thanks again, Mike! I really appreciate your support and help.

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