SchoolTube: A Safer Video Sharing Option
What Is SchoolTube?
SchoolTube.com is “the nation’s largest K-12 moderated video sharing platform, specifically designed for students and educators and is exclusively endorsed by over twenty national education associations.” Their goal is to empower students and teachers through the use of video with a safe, informative, and fun video sharing experience.
What Does It Have To Offer?
- Create your own videos for projects, homework, and events.
- Watch Schooltube videos created by students and teachers about everything.
- Safely share projects and assignments with teachers, classmates, and peers.
- See what other students are doing around the world.
- Easily & Safely Share Videos.
- SchoolTube is approved for access in schools.
- All videos are moderated by teachers.
- Spark student engagement and classroom discussions with video.
- Show your projects, lessons, and students’ achievement.
- Impact thousands of students and teachers around the world by sharing your ideas.
The Origin And Growth Of SchoolTube
SchoolTube was created by father and son, Carl and Andrew Arizpe in St. Louis. They wanted to make a website that schools would allow to utilize and pass through their strict firewalls. The Website was established in 2007 and has since boasted over 400,000 videos and is used by at least one user from 40,000 schools nationwide.
Why Use SchoolTube?
Many schools block YouTube, so SchoolTube is a safer, more controlled alternative. A teacher in the district where the student uploads the video must approve it before it is posted to the site. SchoolTube is educational and serves as an exciting and engaging alternative to assignments such as reports, and offers an alternative option for a video project. A student can learn a variety of skills and the project can by deemed as authentic because it will be published for a large audience outside the classroom, which encourages students to produce their best quality work. SchoolTube is a large network of educational videos categorized and filed in one location for students to browse and learn from in a safe, educational environment.
How can teachers Get Started With SchoolTube?
Here is a great link from SchoolTube on how teachers can navigate the website in order to ensure their students learn to their potential and have access to this educational vault.