[icon name="fa-cloud-upload"] STANDARD 3: model digital age work and learning
Number of videos viewed on YouTube everyday: 4,950,000,000
Hours of video watched on YouTube each month: 3,250,000,000
Total number of people who use YouTube: 1,300,000,000
I will take a wild guess and say that you’ve glanced at YouTube today. In fact, you probably belong to one of two categories of teacher, the teacher who goes to YouTube to watch the ads, or the teacher who goes to YouTube and skips the ads. If you’re the latter, brace yourself for the best extension to watch YouTube in (or out of) your classroom: Adblock for YouTube
Never See Another Ad on YouTube
I was already using the excellent Adblock Plus to block all annoying ads displayed on webpages throughout the Internet. Unfortunately Adblock Plus has no power over YouTube ads.
In comes Adblock for YouTube which does exactly what you expect from its name: it removes all videos ads from YouTube allowing your students a distraction free viewing experience.
Installing Adblock for YouTube
You need to use the Chrome browser in order to be able use Adblock for YouTube (other extensions are available for other browsers).
To install the Adblock for YouTube extension for Chrome:
- Click on Chrome > Preferences
- In the left sidebar, click on Extensions
- At the bottom of the page click on Get more extensions
- Search for Adblock for Youtube in the Chrome Web Store, it will be listed under Extensions.
- Click on Add to Chrome
or you can click on this link to Adblock for YouTube and click on Add to Chrome.
Ad Free Forever?
Will this salvation work forever? Google’s annual revenue for YouTube are $4,000,000,000 (while its annual cost for running the site are a staggering $6,350,000,000). It’s rather unlikely that Google will leave this loop hole accessible forever. So enjoy it while you can!
Head over to More Browser Extensions for YouTube to customize your favorite browser with a few more add-ons to customize your YouTube experience and of course, let us know if Adblock for YouTube for you in the comments below.