TeacherTube and SchoolTube – Free Teaching Videos Online
Posted by LibeRaCe on April 10, 2008
A new way to interact with our students:
TeacherTube went live in 2007 and so far has 15,000 free to view instructional videos created by and for teachers. It includes featured videos, that are rated by viewers. Some of the diverse subjects covered include photography, maths, physics, English, French grammar. A keyword search box provides links to suitable videos. The US slant and some distracting advertisements may limit its appeal, but the range of subjects and alternative teaching ideas available make it a useful resource.
Another US based website called SchoolTube contains videos that have been created by students with the help of tutors on a wide range of subjects. Each video is screened by a qualified teacher using school district best practice before it is made available on the site. Videos are arranged by subject heading to the left of the page. The site also works in partnership with the Student Television Network (STN), a group of journalism teachers that share their expertise to create quality videos.