by Alix E. Peshette
Reposted from the Impetuous Geek
Say YouTube to most educators and IT folks and they will probably wince. Many school distrists block YouTube or only let teachers acess the site. However, amid the offensive flotsam and jetsam are some real gems of educational content. So, the question is; how does one use a YouTube clip and not show the extraneous content clinging to that clip?
In my daily dip into personal professional development, I checked one of my favorite blogs: NCS Tech which shared a new site called SafeShare.TV. This free Web 2.0 application takes a YouTube URL, strips away the surrounding content and produces a safe link to the video. But it gets even better...the video can be edited! One can select where to start and stop the video clip. Just as an experiment, I tried a non-YouTube video URL from a national content provider. SafeShare primly told me that the link did not seem to be a YouTube link. Oh well, one can't have everything!