We first shared ViewPure in this guest post from Patrick Lollis, music teacher at Cannon Elementary in October of 2013.
ViewPure is a great resource for taking away all the comments, ads and other distractions from YouTube video pages. The easiest way to use ViewPure is by using their bookmarklet. From the main page, simply drag the big orange "Purify" button to your Bookmarks Bar (you may have to go to View and choose Always Show Bookmarks Bar if you don't see it.)
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Once the Purify button is on your toolbar, just go to the YouTube video you want to show, click Purify and the bookmarklet will automatically take you to a simple page with just the YouTube video.
It actually creates a new URL for the video so you can share that with your students in Google Classroom, Blendspace, via QR code, etc. so that they can watch without the typical distractions!