1. TeacherTubeTeacherTube is, as it sounds, like YouTube for teachers. It's a family-friendly site where teachers and classrooms can find video lessons on all types of topics. It's free to sign up for an account, and teachers can use the site to share video lessons that they created. Or, they can work with students to create and share videos about topics that are being discussed in the classroom. Like other video sharing sites, TeacherTube makes it simple to embed videos from the site, email them, or share them on social networking sites.
2. School VlogA classroom video blog is useful for sharing videos that relate to the curriculum, or video projects produced by students. It's simple and free to start a video blog. And you can find or host videos for it on TeacherTube or another video web site.
When I was in school the teachers had a well-worn collection of VHS tapes that they showed to students year after year. Students and teachers are much luckier today, in that they can easily find relevant and up-to-date educational videos on nearly any topic, many of them available for free.
As noted above, TeacherTube has lots of teacher-produced, kid-safe lessons and educational videos. But there are also many professional broadcasters such as PBS and Discovery that offer much of their content for free on the web.
Is it time to make a video to promote your school? This guide will show you exactly how to do it.
A professionally produced video is always nice, but it may be out of your budget. If that's the case there are lots of ways to produce a great video on a shoestring. And if you work at a school, you probably already have plenty of talented students on hand who'd be able to help out!