Great YouTube Tips and Tricks Revisited

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I’ve posted and trained in the past about some of my favorite YouTube tips, tricks and tools and decided to share out both some new ones and revisit some of my old favorite gems.

  • Awesome YouTube Tricks to try

    • Quiet youtube: If you’ve ever been frustrated by all of the adds and distractions pulling students’ focus away from that great YouTube instructional video, then you will love the first two tips. Quiet Youtube or “quietube”  is a favorite that has been around for some time but I revisited it recently as they changed a bit how it functions. I used to just add the word “quiet” to before youtube, in the link. Now you pull a bookmarklet to your bookmars bar that creates a special quiet link complete with choices of white or black background to quiet out “all the noise” around that video you want students to focus on.Screenshot 2020-02-13 at 10.33.45 PM
    • ViewPure or Quietube. You decide! A colleague of mine, posted a great video demonstrating another tool alongside Quietube, called View Pure. Both have great pros. Check them both out in this  Example by Jenn Scheffer
    • Theater mode- a simple fix to remove some distractions without a bookmarklet or site, is to click the rectangle icon at the bottom right of any YouTube video and set a default on that device to Theater Mode which has the video spread across the screen with all other content pushed below it.
    • Gifyoutube: Want to create an informational gif quickly from something on a YouTube video? just put the letters “gif” before youtube in the link and a tool opens to let you edit, caption and customize a segment of that video into a gif.
    • Pwnyoutube: Need to download a video from YouTube to play offline or other reasons? type “pwn” before the words youtube in the video link  ( and it will bring to a screen with multiple download options.
    • Make the video loop with repeater after the words youtube:
    • Share a link to start at a specific time point you want in a video by right clicking on the video timeline and choosing “Start from here” Then share that link via Classroom or otherwise to start at the point chosen.
      • Or start at the time you want in the url 
          Can be shared 90 seconds in using this URL:
    • Resource links  to  check  out  even  more  great  hacks:

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