Sunday, April 11, 2010

Thing #20

Youtube and Teachertube are video sharing websites that allow users to upload, share, and view videos. The difference between the two is that Teachertube is designed to allow educators to share educational resources such as video, audio, documents, photos, groups and blogs.

These video sharing websites allow educators the opportunity to access information to supplement their curriculum. Although youtube is blocked by most school districts (since there is no way to control the types of videos that can be uploaded and viewed), teachertube can be accessed and used in lessons from inside many schools. These videos can provide students with information on various subjects, as well as, provide instructional information and training in different areas for teachers. For example, this teachertube video by Lucy Calkins gives teachers some great information on the importance of great teachers and of The Reading Workshop.

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