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Daily Archives: November 11, 2011

Geography Awareness Week

November 13-19, 2011 is Geography Awareness Week (GAWeek) and to celebrate, National Geographic has teamed up with Mission Explore to encourage students (and adults) to think and learn about the interconnectedness of our world.

Missions

Students can challenge friends, classmates, and family members to complete missions and earn badges in a variety of different ways. Some of the challenges include:

More

There’s a ton of resources within the site for teachers and students alike. Download a poster, the missions, activity books, explore the book list, watch videos, read articles, participate in a blog-a-thon, and more!  

YouTube Cleaner

YouTube is a great learning tool and has become indispensable for many educators (as long as it’s not blocked).  However, most teachers who use YouTube will probably at some time, experience a related video or comment which is less than, shall we say, relevant. Personally, I am all for teaching students about appropriate online behavior and what to do if you see something raunchy online, but there are times when you just want a quick and clean viewing session without having to have discussions on digital citizenship.

Clea.nr is a browser extension for Chrome, FireFox or Safari that completely removes everything from YouTube (and Amazon if you want) except for the video. No more ads, related videos, comments, etc.

With Clea.nr you go from this:

To this:

There is also a great dimming feature that will darken the entire screen except for the video being shown.


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