There 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…
…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.)
SafeShare.TV is very easy to use:
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.