The world is a crazy place, and You Tube seems to be a smorgasbord for craziness. It's a great educational tool, but you have to be very careful when using it in the classroom. Case in point, I wanted to use this short video about Susan B. Anthony in social studies, but notice the sidebar...."I need to poop". I have a feeling that my entire social studies class would have ended with every single student exchanging bathroom jokes, and very few able to talk about the amazing work of Susan B. Anthony.
This is where Quietube comes in. <<Sidenote: Didn't even notice the comment in the You Tube comment box above! Sheesh! >>> Quietube is free, and really easy to use, especially on Mozilla Firefox. You simply go to quietube.com....the screen looks like this:
You follow the directions and drag the quietube button up to your toolbar (favorites bar on Firefox) and viola! Now, when you are on You Tube and want to use a video in class, you simply click your Quietube button you saved on your favorites toolbar and it magically transforms it to something like this:
That's it. No comments. No side bar naughtiness. The links can still be used in slideshows and interactive whiteboard files too....and blogs! Here's the link to the video in the post, check it out!