Type of site
|Education / Online Media|
|Created by||User-generated and professional content|
SchoolTube is a free K-12 video community based in St. Louis, Missouri. The company was founded in 2007 by Carl Arizpe and his son, Andrew.
Access in schools
SchoolTube has traction with a broad base of the American learning community. All student-generated content is teacher moderated. As of 2013, there are registered SchoolTube users in over 50,000 K-12 schools in the United States who are uploading, on average, 1,000 videos a day. 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. SchoolTube is endorsed by many of the top national education associations. Some top endorsers include the American Association of School Librarians and the National Science Teachers Association.
SchoolTube's uses a moderation process which it claims makes it safe for usage within K-12 classrooms. 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 to limit the video viewing to its own school. This moderation process has led students to create higher-quality work.
- ^ a b "About Us". Retrieved 16 July 2013.
- ^ "Why Thousands of K-12 Teachers Are Turning to SchoolTube". Retrieved 16 July 2013.
- ^ Waxman, Olivia (13 September 2012). "Lights, Camera, Learn: SchoolTube Strives to Be YouTube for K-12 Education". Time. Retrieved 16 July 2013.