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Top 10 YouTube Extras (and more) by David Kapuler

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