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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Crop, Download, and Share YouTube Videos with Safeshare.TV


News flash!  YouTube videos, the YouTube site, and the related videos that may pop up when your selected video is done playing may not be suitable for your students.  Let me guess, I'm not telling you anything you didn't already know.

That is why sites like Safeshare.tv have been around for awhile.  Safeshare allows teachers to select a YouTube or Vimeo video and show it in a safer environment by removing all of the surrounding content.  I have used Safeshare for several years now, but at a recent conference I was reintroduced to to the site and some of it's newer features.  
(Thank you Nick LaFave @nflafave)

Now Safeshare.tv also allows users to crop the video content.  So you don't want to show the entire 5 minutes of that video clip or you need to remove the first 20 seconds of introductory slides- you can!  But wait, there's more!  When you are done cropping the video content, you can DOWNLOAD it!  That's right.  You can download video content from YouTube with Safeshare.tv.  You can also share your newly cropped and safely situated video on your favorite social media site or via email to your favorite teacher friends.

How do you create a safeshare.tv video?
1.  Enter the URL of the YouTube or Vimeo video you wish to share:

2. Crop the video by time (if you wish).

3.  Share the video by the URL created, download your video, or share via a variety of social media.

Note: If you share a Safeshare.tv video with a student, they can still access YouTube by clicking on the video.  This product is meant for use while monitoring students.

Safe sharing!




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