A. Efficiency - 8
B. Functionality - 4.8
C. Design - 9.5
ViewPure: Removing Distracting Ads from Online Videos
Summary : Helping to “Purify” Videos
ViewPure is a website that allows users to stream videos without ads. Simply, users first have to locate a video online. Next, they need to copy the video’s URL and paste it into ViewPure’s search box. ViewPure will then play the video without ads. Users can also locate a video with ViewPure. To do so, they will need to enter their key term(s) in the search box, and ViewPure will report related videos. Users can then click on a video to view it without ads.
Finally, ViewPure allows users to sort videos with both the “SafeSearch” and “Sort By” options. Users can adjust both of the tools’ settings to specify the types and order of the videos ViewPure reports.
Classroom Applications for ViewPure
- After finding a video they wish to play for their class, teachers can show that video using this website. That way, teachers will be able to eliminate any distracting ads that may be part of it.
- When having students search for videos, teachers can have them use this website and adjust the “SafeSearch” filter to the “strict” option. By doing so, inappropriate advertisements and other potential harmful material will likely be removed.
- After finding a video using this website, teachers can use a tool such as PlayPosit or EdPuzzle to embed questions within the video and then assign it to students.
|B2. Collaboration & Communication|
|B3. Ability to Save Progress|
|B5. Platform Integration|
|C2. Ease of Use|
|C5. Screen Design|
|C6. Information Presentation|
|C7. Media Integration|
|C8. Free of Distractors|
Screenshots of ViewPure