YouTube is a great video resource for us in education. It is probably the primary source everyone thinks of when looking for a video online. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has even dedicated a whole section to eveything that has to do with the use of YouTube in Education hoping that teachers and educators will find it helpful in implementing this service in their classrooms. If, for any reason, you can't have access to YouTube then don't worry there are 80 educational alternbatives to YouTube that you can check as well.
Sifting through the YouTube tools I have reviewed before I decided to compile a list of some great services that you can use with YouTube to drive away the distraction that surrounds YouTube videos particularly inappropriate ads, vulgar language included in the comments section, and indecent pictures and might be displayed in the related videos' sections. These features make out of YouTube a video serivce that you need to think twice before considering using it especially with your students in the classroom. So to create a healthy, safe and distraction-free environment for the inclusion of YouTube in the education, we need to use some of the tools mentioned in the list below. They are all free and easy to use.
1- YouTube Chop
It is all about chopping Youtube videos and selecting the parts of a video you would like to share with your students or colleagues .
It removes all the distractive features around YouTube videos . These features include : promoted videos, related videos , ads , and comments .It is really very useful when it comes to using videos in our classrooms .
This is another great web tool that removes all the fluff and distractive features around YouTube videos .It is very easy to use and has a user friendly interface.
4- Cleaner Internet
It is a browser extension that works with chrome, Firefox, and Safari. This extension deletes distractive features around videos and make them more attractive.
5- YouTube Preview
YouTube Preview ,as its name suggests, is a Chrome extension ( sorry for Firefox users ) that allows users to have a quick and instant preview of the YouTube videos. Yes you can now skim through the content of a video before you start watching it.