Tech Trick- Edit YouTube Vids
YouTube videos are engaging additions to curriculum that garner student interest. Teachers often want to customize them for length and further editing to limit distracting ads or inappropriate comments. I have been using Metta.io (formerly SooMeta) for this purpose. Metta.io offers text boxes which are perfect for highlighting important curricular items such as vocabulary, essential questions, and surveys.
Med Kharbach writes: Using YouTube videos with students means that you might run the risk of exposing them to inappropriate and distractive content that comes in the featured playlist to the left of the video. The textual comments under the video can also be offensive and featuring vulgar language not appropriate for our students.
Kharbach shares an option which he labels “hacking” originally posted by Daniel Russel which allows YouTube videos to occupy the full screen of showable space thus eliminating the most offensive portions of YouTube videos. Click here to read Kharbach’s post. Click this link for the original URL of a video by Ken Robenson: