Watchkin is a free service that allows you to watch and project YouTube videos without seeing the related sidebar content typically seen on YouTube.com. Watchkin can be used in a few ways. You can enter the direct URL of a video into Watchkin to have the sidebar content removed. You can search for videos through Watchkin and have family-friendly results displayed (if a video appears that is not family-friendly Watchkin has a mechanism for flagging it as inappropriate). Watchkin also offers a browser bookmarklet tool that you can click while on YouTube.com to have the related content disappear from the page. In the video below I demonstrate how Watchkin works.
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2. Telling Stories With Storyboards – Webinar Recording
3. How to Add Word Art to Google Slides
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7. Resources for Reviewing for AP US History Exam
- Only 7 seats remain available for the Practical Ed Tech BYOD Camp in July.
- Just one seat is left for for the Practical Ed Tech Chromebook Camp in July.
- If coming to Maine isn’t an option for you, take a look at the online workshops I’m hosting throughout the spring and summer.