Back over to Teacher Tube: When laughter turns to tears!

I got this off teacher tube. I think it is a great example of folks having a sense of humor.

Meanwhile — some other videos are cropping up that make you think.

And my laughter turned to tears!

If you're teaching about the Holocaust, have the students watch the video below, then, after studying the Holocaust, have them create a video response! Give students a reason! They love to interact with their peers and this gives them a great method of virtual interaction.

Sadly, this video says only a little over 50% of our school aged students know what the holocaust is! I would love for such videos to include citations at the end, particularly if we're going to use them in the classroom.

It is important to be able to cite your source!

Will Teacher Tube Take Off?
I don't know. It is a very needed resource and will only do as well as those who rate and evaluate it. I like the idea.

I also like the idea, however, of being connected to the world at large (a la youtube.)

Can anyone say — video filtration? podcast filtration?

We need a way to let the good stuff in and keep the junk out! It seems like such a method could be invented!

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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8 comments

Middle School Teacher March 24, 2007 - 9:52 pm

Vicki:

Thanks for the shout out for TeacherTube, but the hyperlink to my blog is incorrect. It should be:
danitarussell.edublogs.org

Thanks!
Danita

Brian Crosby March 25, 2007 - 2:49 am

Vicki – Thanks to you and David Warlick posting about TeacherTube – I uploaded our “Inclusion” video there. In less than an hour it was viewed 30 times. I will probably post some of our other videos there as well. Thanks again.
Brian

Dean Shareski March 25, 2007 - 4:28 am

I have a hard time with this. I’m with you on being torn between the two. Popularity and viewership is critical.

For example I used to use Furl my my bookmarking tool but the sheer numbers using delicious made it a preferred tool.

I like the idea of using the groups within youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/group/K12

I wonder if the promotion of teachertube is to avert blocking issues or if it’s really a better resource or model? I don’t know if it matters but I still lean towards the idea of operating inside the mainstream.

dan March 25, 2007 - 4:47 am

Teacher Tube may be just the answer that many of us are looking for – my district blocks YouTube and I don’t see it being unblocked any time soon. I also like the idea of a more “educationally” focused site. I don’t want to dismiss YouTube entirely – it still has value (I just downloaded a couple videos from YouTube about Holocaust denial last week to show in my classes), but the large number of educationally “questionable” videos make it a harder sell in the K-12 world.

Thanks for pointing this out!

Dale Ehrhart March 25, 2007 - 7:13 am

Just T.T. found it this afternoon.

I hope TeacherTube takes off, and I’m busy emailing the tech-friendly people in our Area ISD to make sure it doesn’t get blocked (or to unblock it if it already is).

Adam March 27, 2007 - 2:51 am

Hi,
Thanks guys for your input and your uploads to TeacherTube. I am Adam one of the 3 co-founders of TeacherTube. Along with my brother and his wife we created TeacherTube to form a community where the best teachers in the world are sharing their best practices with other teachers and with students. Jason and his wife are are 14 year veteran public educators and I am a project engineer for a construction company that builds schools. And of course my brother quotes me as “the tech guru” of the site.

I agree whole heartedly with the idea that many who are blocking web 2.0 sites will need to rethink their practice. In fact TeacherTube is designed to be a safe place for learners of all ages so that schools can feel confident allowing TeacherTube into the classrooms. We also understand that TeacherTube will only be as good as the content that our community members places into the site. So it is very important to us that our community members keep high standards for uploads through the ability to flag and comment on any video lesson.

Please encourage your readers to give us input, for TeacherTube is learning as the site continues to grow.

Sharon March 31, 2007 - 6:55 pm

One advantage I see to TeacherTube is that it could be a way to get hesitant school boards, technology directors and teachers to use video sites. Many are so fearful of YouTube and have it blocked as a matter of course.

Kristen Hernandez January 12, 2008 - 7:15 am

Hello there! There are so many great videos on YouTube, but they are blocked for me at school. How do I go about getting those and uploading them to TeacherTube? Do I need to send a message to the person who uploaded it and see if they can upload to TeacherTube? What do you think?

Thanks,
Kristen Hernandez

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