YouTube is an essential educational tool in today’s classroom. But not everything on a YouTube video page is vital for learning. Not anyone’s playlist, or on-deck videos, and definitely not the comments section. With this in mind, there are a few online tools that allow teachers and students to view YouTube videos without the sidebar distractions. Here are three choices: Safe YouTube, View Pure, Watchkin. Each one allows you to copy/paste a YouTube link that will transform the original page into clutter-free viewing of just the video. Just the video. Give them a try.