Review of TeacherTube

Posted: November 18, 2010 in Websites
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The technology: TeacherTube

My impression: TeacherTube is the teacher’s version of YouTube. It has many advantages, namely the fact that it isn’t blocked by some schools or districts (like YouTube unfortunately is), and that the content is safe for viewing in schools.

All that being said, I find the majority of the videos on TeacherTube to be fairly contrived. Yes, they are educational, and you can find a video for most subjects and concepts, but they lack a certain authenticity that I think is very valuable on YouTube. I personally prefer YouTube videos for this reason, but that’s not to say that TeacherTube isn’t a valuable resource for the classroom.

Possible uses in the classroom/ Lesson ideas:

TeacherTube has a variety of videos, documents, audio, and photos that are valuable for teachers of all subject areas. The possibilities are endless and extend much further than just showing videos to your students. One of my favourite assignments to students is to have them create a video for TeacherTube on a certain topic. Students can also search the site for information rather than relying on text-only documents.

Pictures:

Where can I learn more?

www.teachertube.com

Rating: 3 stars

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