I love YouTube! I use it all the time for my classroom and when I am trying to learn a new skill. What I don’t love about it is the advertisements, other clutter, and the fact that the next video starts playing automatically. I have found four extensions that take care of all of these issues.
(Not sure what a Chrome extension is? Read about them here.)
One solution to these problems is to use SafeShare. I used this site for years. You just copy and paste the link and then submit it. This site allows you to watch the video distraction free.
What I don’t like about SafeShare is the extra step. I know it only takes about a minute, but sometimes I need things on the fly. Also, if I’m watching a video for myself, I don’t want to have to copy and paste the link.
I am going to share four of my favorite Chrome extensions. If you take a minute to install these extensions now, you will not have to worry about copying and pasting links ever again for school, and you won’t have to look at any annoying ads when viewing YouTube for personal use.
(Click on the image to go to the Chrome store and download the extension by clicking on “Add to Chrome”.)