Tech Tip Thursday November 3, 2016

Most teachers, at some point, have shown a YouTube video in class. YouTube always made me a little nervous as a teacher because while the video I was showing was totally appropriate, the ads, comments, and recommended videos at the end of the finished video were NOT always student friendly. A very EASY and FREE solution is ViewPure!

ViewPure is a FREE website that allows users to watch any YouTube video without the comments, ads, or any other distractions!

Here's how it works:

Copy the URL from the YouTube video that you would like to show to students.

Open the YouTube video that you would like to show and copy the URL.

Go to View Pure and paste the YouTube URL.

Once you have copied the URL, go to and paste the YouTube URL in the white box. Then, press ENTER.


You now have a totally pure view of the original video!

NO comments, NO ads, NO recommended videos, and NO up next icons!

You can even select Full Screen just like with YouTube!

Hint: Bookmark the View Pure version and use it over and over again!


And my FAVORITE feature? Check out what happens when the video is over! View Pure simply shows a screenshot of the video and no recommendations! I LOVE THIS!

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Laura Sprinkle - Digital Learning Specialist


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