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Turn Off the Lights Extensions
Adblock for Youtube
This extension lets you dim the screen around the video with a single click focusing only on the Youtube video. It seems very simple to use. Click here for a preview of this extension. Click here to get to the add to chrome button to add it to your chrome browser.
I think this extension is really nice because as educators we hate to see all those adds around our Youtube videos. If you add this extension those adds are gone forever. Click here to for a quick video on how it works. Click here to go to the add to chrome button and add it to your Chrome browser.
‘Enhancer for YouTube™ is a very lightweight extension that is highly customizable, easy to use, and that will greatly improve your YouTube™ experience! It allows you to: Control volume level and playback speed with the mouse wheel; remove ads from videos (automatically or on-demand); remove annotations (automatically or on-demand) and many more’
Click here to go to the Add to Chrome button.
ImprovedTube provides you with a number of functions to enhance your YouTube viewing experience. Some of these include: dark color themes for better viewing at night, set default player size, hide YouTube elements like header and footer, hide annotations and related videos and many more. Click here to go to the Add to Chrome button.
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iPad Apps for Education
Wokabulary – Learn and manage your vocabulary Wokabulary is your personal vocabulary trainer that helps you learn and organize your vocabulary efficiently. It features a flash card system based on difficulty. Free
Click here to learn more.
Encode: Learn to Code
This tool for iPad provides interactive code challenges and lessons. Encode is perfect to anyone new to the world of coding. Free, Click here to learn more.
Bloom by Megalearn
In Bloom, your child explores the ingenious strategies used by plants to spread their seeds.
Your child will learn
- Three different dispersal strategies.
- The anatomy of a plant.
- The names of some common plants.
- The required conditions for plants to grow.
- Raspberry bush.
- Coconut palm.
$4.99, Click here to learn more.
Justin Guitar Beginner Song Course by FourChords
This is THE app to get you started if you are picking up the guitar for the first time, or if you been playing for a while and want to make sure you have not left any holes in your knowledge.
- Step-by-step play-along learning path to play guitar: basic chords, chord changes and strumming patterns
- Over 25 exclusive Instructional Videos by Justin (well over 90 minutes!)
- Exclusive chord change counter and strum along chord changing songs
- Self-assessment system to track your improvement
- Song collection of over 200 hit songs
- Play-along style display with easy chords, adjustable backing tracks and lyrics
- Accurate and easy to use tuner
This is a free app. Click here to learn more.
Terminology Dictionary: Thesaurus and Dictionary
Terminology is a browser for the English language – part dictionary, part thesaurus and part research tool. Terminology makes it easy to explore words and phrases, diving down to more and less specific terms - accessing the web and other apps for more detail and sharing. Free app, click here to learn more.
BiomeViewer lets you explore and discover Earth’s ecosystems with a tap of your finger!
• Descriptions for every major biome on each continent
• Biodiversity data for more than 16,000 species of reptiles, amphibians, and mammals
• Gridded historical climate data for the entire planet
• Global precipitation and temperature maps
• Maps of human alteration of ecosystems over the last 300 years
• Side-by-side biome comparisons
• Fully interactive globe and flat map versions of all datasets
• Gridlines and political boundaries
• Animated data sets
• Educator guide with tips for use in the classroom