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Cleaning up YouTube for the Classroom

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Teachers often want to use YouTube videos in the classroom but are worried about inappropriate comments and adverts. There are a few sites that make it easier for you. These sites show YouTube videos but they are cleaned up and do not show adverts that display (or link to) undesirable content.

YouTube XL  is a YouTube service that enables the watching of videos on a large screen without ads and ...

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Space Links for Pupils

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If your topic includes studying space there are a wonderful collection  of web sites that may help you:

Nasa Kids’ Club

Nasa Kids' Club web page

The main categories are:

  • Earth
  • Shuttle and Station
  • Solar System
  • Universe
  • Beyond Earth
  • Commercial Space
  • Aeronautics
  • NASA People and History
  • NASA in Your Life
  • Technology

Astronomy for Children

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Teacher Sites for The Earth and Beyond

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There are a variety of inspiring on-line resources available for the subject of space and some of the recommended websites below may well fit into current topics and themes:

A web site about spaceThere are lots of excellent space resources in Teaching Ideas

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Fables

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Fables seem to fit into the literacy curriculum for all years, whether listening, writing, making animations or videos they are great fun and very interesting. There are  a huge collection of video, text and picture resources that you can call upon for lessons on this subject.

A picture from a fable

Ivyjoy.com – a  lovely collection of fables and well known fairy tales.

Fablevision.com – has ...

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Storyline Online

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The Storytime Online logo

The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Foundation runs a wonderful story telling site called the  ‘Storyline Online’ Program:

“Since 1993, the SAG Foundation has been committed to championing children’s literacy. Through our many diverse and innovative programs we continue to inspire children to read and write. With unique partnerships and collaborations and support from thousands of (SAG) actors across the ...

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