We all love YouTube– right? I myself check in from time to time to view the menagerie of clever, shocking and sometimes just plain stupid videos. For most, YouTube is pure brain candy and entertainment.
So imagine if YouTube was made up only of educators and fans of learning. And instead of shocking or embarrassing videos, they posted content that can be used in the classroom. And community members also uploadedveducational resources and docs? We get- TeacherTube.
The mission of TeacherTube is to provide an online community for sharing educationally focused videos that are appropriate for teachers, schools, and home schools to share. It is a site where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill.
TeacherTube was launched in March of 2007 and is the brainchild of Jason Smith, a 14-year veteran educator. Jason has been a teacher, coach, campus administrator and district administrator in public schools. TeacherTube relies on it’s community members to preserve the integrity of the site by providing constructive feedback and ratings.
I appreciate the creators of TeacherTube for recognizing the value of YouTube but eliminating the riff raff that may not be suitable to share in an educational setting. I encourage you to check it out- and send me links to your videos once you begin posting via Twitter or Facebook!
Filed under: Teacher Resources on June 28th, 2009