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Amazing! Auto Upload Videos to a YouTube Playlist

If you do a lot of videoing and sharing out of your videos to different groups of people, here is a super time saver for you! You can create a Youtube playlist, add simple rules, and every time you upload a video, it auto adds it into that playlist.

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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.


Technology Enables a World-Wide Virtual Choir

If you haven’t seen Eric Witacre’s amazing global video project, Virtual Choir – Lux Aurumque,” it’s a must. It is an amazing example of how technology can bring people together from around the world to collaborate and produce something beautiful.

Take a few minutes to watch.

In a recent Ted Talk, Witacre explains how this project came to fruition and what he is doing for part 2.0:

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