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Top 10 YouTube Extras (and more) by David Kapuler

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October 21, 2011 By: Guest Blogger

Feb 27

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Here are my top ways to to filter YouTube to make it safer for educational viewing and to edit YouTube videos.

Top 5 Ways to Make YouTube Viewing Safer for Schools
  1. YouTube: Safety Mode - This is a great new feature which is simple to use. By clicking on the safety mode button at the bottom left of a YouTube screen, it filters inappropriate words from comments and doesn't allow inappropriate videos to be played.
  2. ViewPure - Nice way to remove comments and ads from YouTube video and easy to use. Also, can install a bookmarklet into your browser for convenience.
  3. Safe Share TV - Great site which generates a unique safe URL for viewing YouTube content.
  4. Silentube - Installs a bookmarklet in your browser to watch all YouTube, Viddler, and Vimeo videos in peace.
  5. Vusafe - An excellent way for an educator to create a safe environment for students to watch videos.
Other - (Quietube)

Top 5 Ways to Edit YouTube Videos
  1. YouTube: Video Editor - Great tool that allows users to upload a video, then edit it by cropping, adding soundtrack, and creating a mash-up.
  2. Tube Chop - Excellent site that is super easy to use for editing YouTube videos by entering a URL and selecting the start/stop times.
  3. SnipSnip.It - Easy to use site by entering a URL and selecting the start and stop times (similar to Tube Chop).
  4. VidScan - Great way to view YouTube videos in a timeline to figure out which sections you want to watch.
  5. VideoANT - Fun way to watch a YouTube video and then annotate it as it plays along.
Other Goodies
  • Synchtube - Create a public or private room where users can view the same video and chat in real time.
  • Kick YouTube - Easy way to view YouTube videos being blocked by a filter.
  • SaveVideo.Me - Great way to save any number of different video formats.
  • SaveYouTube - Excellent way to save YouTube videos.

David Kapuler is an educational consultant with more than 10 years of experience working in the K-12 environment. For more information about his work, contact him at and read his blog at


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