Remove distracting content from YouTube videos

Take control of your videos by trimming and removing unwanted content.

Using video to support instruction is helpful, but it can also be problematic.
If you ever felt the need to:

  • Remove distracting, and possibly inappropriate, videos that YouTube suggests on the same screen as your video
  • Skip over the commercials that prevent you from viewing a video
  • Play just a selected portion of the video
  • Hide user comments and feedback

…then this week’s 90 Second Tech tip has the solution. TubeChop lets you take control of how your videos play.


View instructions to embed your video in your Weebly site.

Update 6-5-15:  Nicertube lets you show YouTube videos without any distracting elements. Just your video on a clean-looking page.


Weebly Websites

If you need to create a class website, Weebly is a wonderful tool to use. It’s easy to learn, very powerful, and also free. Make sure you sign up for an account with your GPS email address. If you want some hand-holding to get started, this video (55 minutes) takes you through the whole process. If you’re in a rush to get started, you only need the first 10 minutes or so. Many users figure the process out on their own, because as I already mentioned, Weebly is really easy. Most teachers report that they create their site in less than two hours, and most of that time is spent trying to figure out exactly what content they want to post on their website.

If you already have a Weebly site and want to take it to another level, then this video is definitely for you. It shows you how to add pages, customize menus and offers great tips about other features.