TeacherTube: YouTube for Teachers

TeacherTube (Via a workshop participant earlier this week… in Redondo I think.) This is like YouTube for teachers… ’nuff said, right? It’s a brilliant idea and I’m glad it exists. All the videos are educational… just check out the channels.

Appropriateness is community moderated; as each page suggests, “Keep it SAFE! Flag all Inappropriate Videos.”

For a few days it was hard for me to put my finger on why it felt so strange to hear about this from a workshop participant. Just now I realized it’s because I would normally hear about such things from my RSS feeds… but I haven’t been keeping up! Not hearing about this is more than enough reason to get back to it. In fact, as I sat down to breakfast just now (Eva was still sleeping), I had a strange desire for a newspaper… so I grabbed the MacBook instead and dug into my feeds!

To be fair, I did hear about it within the week and probably no more than a day after most of you. I just searched my feeds and it popped up first (in my subscriptions) at the CogDogBlog on the 24th, followed by The Tech Savvy Educator on the 27th, and a host of others on the 28th. Then there was a trickle of others on the 29th, 30th, 31st, and even this morning. I learned of it via old-fashioned word-of-mouth on the 29th. Not too bad. Of course, in blog terms I posting quite late to the party. ;)

2 Responses to “TeacherTube: YouTube for Teachers”

  1. Ben Says:

    I did the same thing myself this summer while moving to a new house. I put all of my energies into the move and stopped checking my RSS feeds for about a month or two. Big mistake! I came back to well over a thousand postings and ended up having to just skip through most :(

    It’s something I won’t soon repeat, but it is also good to know that I can still find some interesting news at workshops and conferences.

  2. Mark Wagner Says:

    Thanks for the comment, Ben. It’s good to know I’m not alone in this… and that keeping on top of it is still possible after getting so behind. ;)

    Also, I’m not sure it’s something I’d never do again. I think there is probably an ebb and flow to reading feeds that is a perfectly natural extension of the ebb and flow we see in how we spend our time “offline.” If we’re going to spend years in this community and reading feeds will be a long term practice, it will have to have some “fault tolerance” for things like moving. I think I’m coming to terms with being behind (or not reading everything) being ok… or even a necessity for someone with over 600 subscriptions. :)