Tuesday’s Tool: SchoolTube

We’ve featured several YouTube add-ons in recent posts, but this one needs to be highlighted.

SchoolTube is today’s tool, one I learned more about at last week’s Winter Conference. Here’s what their website says:

SchoolTube.com is the nation’s largest K-12 moderated video sharing website that provides students and educators with a safe and FREE video sharing website that is exclusively endorsed by leading education associations.

SchoolTube provides schools with a way to store and share videos safely. Also, for teachers in districts where YouTube is restricted, YouTube videos can be stored and shared without the unnecessary ads or comments.

This online tool provides several uses for different groups. Students can use it to post their own works and compete for awards. Teachers can be sure that the media shared from the site has been approved by their peers as well as gather lesson ideas. There are also many uses for principals, parents, and IT managers.

Check out SchoolTube today and discover the ways you can enhance your lessons with the media and storage it provides.

Zac Early is an instructional specialist with the eMINTS National Center.

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  1. I attended the session at the Winter Conference about SchoolTube and can’t wait to see how teachers start using it to support instruction in their eMINTS classrooms. The feature that allows teacher to store YouTube videos and not just embed them is going to make it so much easier to share videos with their students but I hope they remember to check and make sure the original author allows sharing. This could be another great opportunity to talk about copyright with students.

    SchoolTube might be an option for teachers that want to upload video to use as artifacts for their eMINTS Portfolio since they are usually too big to upload to the eMINTS Moodle. And Bonus….How cool that it is totally moderated…I’m sure district techs are going to appreciate that.

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