Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – A Cleaner YouTube

Update November 24, 2015: Unfortunately, the tool featured in this post, A Cleaner Internet, is no longer available. 

YouTube can be a great source of educational material to share in your classroom. Unfortunately, if you try to search YouTube in front of a class you’re open to the possibility that something inappropriate will pop-up. I learned that the hard way years ago when I did a search for videos about “women’s suffrage.” To prevent inappropriate “related” videos appearing on the screen I use a browser extension called A Cleaner Internet. This extension clears out the related videos, comments, and other sidebar content while you’re viewing a YouTube video. The video below demonstrates how to install it.

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Five discounted seats are still available for the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp. If you cannot make it to Maine for the camp, you might want to check out the Getting Ready for GAFE summer webinar series or the Blogs and Social Media for Teachers and School Leaders webinar series.

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