Last week I attended the MECA (Mississippi Educaitonal Computing Association) conference in Jackson. I had an amazing time and got to speak with a lot of educators about using technology in the classroom. To my alarm, no one I spoke to know about Teacher Tube! I explained that it was basically an equivalent to YouTube with educational material perfect for the classroom. Of course, many of the initial reactions were "Oh I'm sure thats blocked too" or from tech coordinators "Well, I know we block YouTube." But once I spoke in detail about TeacherTube all the tech coordinators said they would probably be able to add it to the "safe list." So this got me thinking...Do most teachers NOT know about TeacherTube?

I think it's a great, FREE resource. Teachers can search for videos by subject (known as "Channels" on the site). There are Channels for science, writing, middle school, physical education etc. This makes it easy to find videos! I know as a student it is nice to break up a lecture with a video component.

Teacher Tube Groups also allow educators to collaborate with others with similar interests to bring their classrooms to life. In a world of digital learners, what's better than adding a streaming video to class presentations?

I'm curious to see who all out there uses Teacher Tube in their curriculum and any creative ideas on how you use it!

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Comment by David Kapuler on June 11, 2008 at 10:32am
Funny, I'm thinking the same thing. YouTube is blocked here but not Teacher Tube. (nobody here new about it) I've been trying to push teacher's into using Teacher Tube w/ their classes but so far the only place they goto for online video's is United Streaming or Clip Blast. Being new to this district I really hope to use this resource for next school year.
Comment by David Kapuler on June 11, 2008 at 10:38am
Whoops one last thing I forgot, there is also do u know what the main difference is between that and Which one would u recommend using w/ your class/school?



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