TeacherTube

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TeacherTube
TTube logo.png
Type of site
Educational
Available inEnglish
OwnerTeacherTube, LLC
Created byUser content
Founder(s)Adam Smith
Jason Smith
Key peopleAdam Smith (CEO)
Jason Smith (President)
URLhttp://www.teachertube.com
Alexa rankPositive decrease 64,539 (April 2014)[1]
CommercialYes
Registrationoptional
Launched2007
Current statusactive

TeacherTube is a video sharing website. It is designed to allow those in the educational industry, particularly teachers, to share educational resources such as video, audio, documents, photos, groups and blogs. The site contains a mixture of classroom teaching resources and others designed for teacher training. A number of students have also uploaded videos that they have made as part of K-12 and college courses. As of July 2008, the website contained over 26,000 videos. In October 2010, TeacherTube had over a million members and over 400,000 educational videos. It has found favor with educators from institutions where YouTube content is blocked by content filtering systems.[2]

On September 1, 2017, TeacherTube was acquired by Salem Web Network[3], a Christian website company owned and operated by Salem Media Group, which targets audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values.[4]

History[edit]

TeacherTube was launched on March 6, 2007 by Jason Smith, a Superintendent from Melissa, Texas and younger brother Adam Smith. In 2007, the site garnered 10 million page views per month. [5] The site ran a number of creative educational competitions, in association with companies such as Texas Instruments[6] and Interwrite.[7] Institutions such as South Carolina State Library are using the service to disseminate information.[8]

Partnerships[edit]

In 2009 TeacherTube partnered with NASA's Ares and NASA's Ares TV program. Since the partnership started, the Ares videos have reached students across the world.

In 2007, TeacherTube partnered with the American Institute for History Education (AIHE). The AIHE Channel on TeacherTube has now branched off to AIHE TV which broadcasts live reaching the state of New Jersey.

Since 2010 TeacherTube has cooperated with an education program, Glogster EDU, which is a web 2.0 platform that enables users to create virtual posters and load them with videos, music, sounds, pictures, text, data attachments, special effects, animations and links.

TeacherTube created the Non-Profit Program Channel for Non-Profit organizations. TeacherTube partnered with UNICEF and the TeachUNICEF program, Adopt a Classroom and the North Texas History Center.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "Teachertube.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  2. ^ "TeacherTube Safe, Reliable Resource". American Institute for History Teaching. Retrieved 2008-07-10.
  3. ^ "AboutUs". www.teachertube.com. Retrieved 2020-02-06.
  4. ^ https://salemmedia.com/about-us/
  5. ^ "Educators get TeacherTube". NY Daily News. December 10, 2007. Retrieved 2008-07-10.
  6. ^ "Fayetteville math video contest". Reuters. May 5, 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-10.
  7. ^ "Interwrite, TeacherTube Launch School Video Contest". T.H.E. Journal. September 27, 2007. Retrieved 2008-07-10.
  8. ^ "Press release". South Carolina State Library. April 21, 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-10.

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