If you enjoy using YouTube videos in the classroom but hate the things that are on show all around the video, and, can’t be sure that what is showing is ideal for your class then there is a very simple answer!
NicerTube for Classroom Video
NicerTube is a website that allows users to play a video in the middle of an empty of clutter screen. All one has to do is choose a background, this can be simple and bland like sky and clouds, or more educational like crayons. Once the background is chosen then the teacher can paste in the YouTube video address and save it.
“Get rid of all the fluff, distractions and sometimes-dodgy content around YouTube videos. It’s great for Education, Marketing, or just making others smile. No registration or sign-up required. Works like Magic!”
NicerTube has no sign up, it is free, easy to use and can be a real help in the classroom!
If you often get messages on the videos that hamper seeing the bottom of a video, captions or important bits of the film, there is an easy way to switch that off forever!
In YouTube itself to to Account Playback and take the tick out of the setting ‘Show annotations and in-video notifications,’ select Save and it is done!
Happy viewing!” (Nicer Tube Website)