SchoolTube

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SchoolTube
SchoolTubeLogo.jpg
Web address http://www.schooltube.com
Type of site
Education / Online Media
Available in English
Created by User-generated and professional content

SchoolTube is a free K-12 video community. The company was founded in 2007 by Carl Arizpe and his son, Andrew. It is based in St. Louis, MO.

Access in schools[edit]

SchoolTube has traction with a broad base of the American learning community. All student-generated content is teacher moderated. As of 2013, there registered SchoolTube users in over 50,000 K-12 schools in the US who are uploading, on average, 1000 videos a day.[1] Most schools have blocked commercial video platforms from the classroom due to inappropriate content. SchoolTube has been granted this access due to a safe moderation process that ensures all user-generated content is appropriate for the K-12 environment.[2] SchoolTube is endorsed by many of the top national education associations.[3] Some top endorsers include the American Association of School Librarians and the National Science Teachers Association.

Moderation process[edit]

SchoolTube's content moderation process is what makes it a safe platform for the classroom. When a student decides to upload a video, a teacher or administrator from that student's school must approve the video before it will be made live on the site. This allows schools to create strong video-sharing communities. Schools also have the option limit the video viewing to its own school. This moderation process has also led students to create higher-quality work.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us". Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Why Thousands of K-12 Teachers Are Turning to SchoolTube". Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "About Us". Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Waxman, Olivia (13 September 2012). "Lights, Camera, Learn: SchoolTube Strives to Be YouTube for K-12 Education". Time. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 

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