Inappropriate/Annoying YouTube Ads in Classroom

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  1. ReneeC

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    THREAD SUMMARY:

    Thank you everyone for your suggestions! In summary here are my thoughts on a few of the resources suggested in this thread.

    http://Huzzaz.com - Eliminates video ads. Also lets you collect, organize and share videos. I could see this being very useful for teachers across the country to share videos they are using in the classroom. It's like a Pinterest for videos.

    http://Keepvid.com - Also eliminates ads. Great if you want to download a video for offline use. I have internet access in my classroom so this isn't as useful for me, but I can see myself using Huzzaz to save my own videos, and follow other teachers at my school as well as other schools; then when I need to take one of those videos offline, I'll use Keepvid. There were a few other suggestions that were similar to Keepvid, but I found this one most helpful.

    Ad Block Extension for Chrome/Firefox - I view this as the third and final piece of this summary. The video ads don't show up on Huzzaz, so with this tool, I'm able to block the overlay banner ads to complete the process of blocking ads.

    There you have it, the 1-2-3 punch of how to use YouTube videos in the classroom!!

    I hope you all find these resources helpful!


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    Does anyone else get annoyed with the YouTube ads that show before videos?

    I have so many awesome videos that are great for kicking off a discussion or igniting my classroom's imagination but the ads are super annoying and sometime inappropriate. Not to mention the suggested videos on the side are often not appropriate for the classroom as well.

    Is it just me or do others have this issue too, and is there a better way to show YouTube videos in the classroom??

    RC
     
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  3. Pashtun

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    You tube is blocked in our district.
     
  4. RainStorm

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    All you need to do is go to www.keepvid.com/ and paste the web address from YouTube. This will make a copy of the YouTube, no ads, and you don't have to worry about buffering anymore, because you actually have a copy (as opposed to streaming from the internet.)
     
  5. MsMar

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    I'm just surprised there's a school out there that doesn't have YouTube blocked!

    Hope RainStorm's solution works for you, and that your school continues to make YouTube available.
     
  6. nyteacher29

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    do you know if this works if Youtube is blocked? My school even blocks Teachertube! Best part was when the DOE sent a video for my P to play to us about the state tests and that came up blocked!:dizzy:
     
  7. Tasha

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    We have YouTube for educators and many (probably most) videos are blocked, but there are some amazing videos out there to teach anything! I too have had some slightly inappropriate ads come up before the video, I try to set them up in the morning and pause it as it starts, but there's a time limit. What I do is have something else open related to what we are learning and put that up until the ad finished.
     
  8. mkbren88

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    We have access to youtube and I usually try to start the video to the beginning point before the kids see it.
     
  9. readingrules12

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    I did something like this too. I was able to block all ads on Youtube about 9 months ago. I actually googled it on "How to block YouTube ads on Google Chrome." It has worked great...no more ads.:)
     
  10. readingrules12

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    Another great feature on YouTube is that you can decide when a Video Clip will start. I have had videos where there is something inappropriate at the beginning or near the end of the video. I save the video by starting and ending the video at the time I prefer without the inappropriate material. It is a great feature.
     
  11. Pashtun

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    Not sure about the program given, but there are programs that copy you tube videos and then save them on your computer and then you can play them at school from the saved file.
     
  12. TeachingHistory

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    We always used YouTube Downloader at my school
     
  13. Rockguykev

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    Adblock extension for chrome will stop them, works on Firefox too.
     
  14. teacherintexas

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    When I download clips, I don't have advertising.
     
  15. Caesar753

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    YouTube is blocked for us.

    I recommend downloading videos and saving them via some media saver website (Keepvid has been mentioned) and showing them that way.
     
  16. RainStorm

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    I don't know. I always download my videos at home. Our out-of-date computer system doesn't work that well.
     
  17. Mr.history

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    Thats the best way. Using the adblock extension will remove all inappropriate ads in the videos and on the youtube pages themselves.
    Schools really need to stop blocking youtube. There is so much good free content for the classroom on there.
     
  18. beckyeduk8er

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    I like

    http://safeshare.tv/

    Paste your video link in the box and it will give a new link to save that pops up with no ads.

    I save those links in my symbaloo and then have them no matter what machine I am on as long as I have an internet connection.
     
  19. teachtofish

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    I've been reading the forums for awhile now and learned a lot of useful tips (thanks!), but I finally registered to share this with you guys. I recently found out about this and I think its still fairly new.

    It's a website called Huzzaz, which will play YouTube videos without the ads.

    But another awesome part is that it lets you save and organize videos to your own collections. It's kind of like a pinterest for videos.

    It's brilliant. I can save videos in to collections organized around any subject, easily find the videos, and play them from any computer without having to worry about ads.
     
  20. Cicero

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    Very cool, teachtofish! Thanks for joining to share :)
     
  21. ReneeC

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    Thanks, I will give this a try!
     
  22. ReneeC

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    wow!

    Wow, this seems pretty awesome, the "Learn More" section is very intriguing....just requested an invite. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
  23. blazer

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    I always use keepvid and download the videos. Then you can show them anytime and don't need an internet connection.
     
  24. ecteach

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    Youtube is banned at my school. We have a site that the school pays for that has educational video clips. I can't even remember what it's called. I use it all the time. This shows it's been too long.:eek: We can also use brainpop, or teachertube.
     
  25. readingrules12

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    Thank you so much for suggesting this. I will check out this site.

    I have found you can do something similar within YouTube. I have created many playlists where I organize my video clips I save. I make playlists for each subject (Science, Math, Reading etc.) and special lists such as PD videos, music in the classroom, etc. Having these organized and at my fingertips really saves a lot of time.
     
  26. ReneeC

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    Agreed, there's soooo much amazing educational content on YouTube! I guess once you get past the ads, how do you sort through all of the "cat" videos to get to the good stuff???

    Do you have any favorite history videos you like to show your students? I'd love to potentially steal them for my classes, lol.
     
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    Richard Byrne's daily blog Free Technology for Teachers, www.freetech4teachers.com, is full of goodies; he deals with both the making and the acquiring of videos and video clips with some regularity.
     
  28. ReneeC

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    So YouTube.com is banned, or showing videos that are hosted, or originated on YouTube is banned? Or both?

    There seem to be some great suggestions here for taking a video off of YouTube, on to another platform, and then showing it in the classroom.

    The two suggestions for taking YouTube videos to another platform were:
    1. Huzzaz - Still waiting to be accepted so I'll follow up in this thread if I like it. Seems like the collection, organization and community aspect might be pretty neat in addition to not having video ads.
    2. KeepVid - I like the idea of downloading videos...never know when you won't have an internet connection.
     
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    I do the same thing! I guess the only problem is, I don't like the ads that show up. And agreed, thanks TeachtoFish for the Huzzaz suggestion! After looking at the "Learn More" page for Huzzaz, it seems like you can organize/save YouTube AND Vimeo videos. Most of the videos I use in my classroom are from YouTube, but there are a few from Vimeo too. It is always a hassle to try and keep track of the ones on Vimeo so I like the idea of keep YouTube and Vimeo videos in one place, and eliminating the ads.
     
  30. bros

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    If you are using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, you could download an Adblock extension.
     
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    How long did it take you to gain access? I requested an invite but haven't received an email.
     
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    Oh wow! That´s great. I always use youtube as there´s so many great little videos that help enhance lessons. I am so glad to find out about Keepvid.
     
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    Thanks for the love guys! I'm really glad you all liked my suggestion.

    To answer your questions ReneeC, it took about 3 days before I got the welcome email so I could start using Huzzaz. It was worth the wait though. I'm absolutely loving the fact that I have access to an organized place for my videos and they don't show ads when i play them.
     
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    Just got access today! Took a little longer than 3 days, but seems pretty neat at first glance. I'll report back and do a full summary of all the suggestions in this thread. Lots of great suggestions!
     
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    I received my invitation to Huzzaz in less than 24 hours. I love this website!!!!!!!!
    Thank you to teachto fish for sharing this site and to Reneec for bringing up the subject!
     
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    What is your Huzzaz Profile Name?

    Hoping to find you on Huzzaz to follow your collections!

    Here's a few people creating some great education collections on Huzzaz if you are looking for good video content for your classroom:

    -Annvega: A librarian with 9 awesome collections.
    -LearnBlog: Gary B, a professor living in Korea.
    -VideoAmy: A part of Edutopia.
     
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    I always downloaded videos with savefrom.net, this works not only with Youtube but any website that has a video you want to download. I didn't like relying on our unstable internet access (videos timing out, etc) and of course it got rid of the ads as well.
     

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