This page contains information on the mechanism of TeacherTube.
Questions to be addressed:
-How does TeacherTube work?
TeacherTube community members are a major part of the evolution of the site. Members are encouraged to not only upload educationally relevant videos, but also to make constructive comments and use the rating system to show appreciation for videos of value to one as an educator or learner. Users also have the ability to preserve the integrity of the site by flagging inappropriate videos. TeacherTube staff review flagged sites and will remove any inappropriate posts. With more collegial commentary and discussion through messaging and responses, the quality of this resource will only increase.
-How can a person start using TeacherTube?
TeacherTube's url is www.teachertube.com. Anyone who accesses the site has the capability of searching key words and "tags" to find a variety of educational videos. Users also have the option of registering on the site. Registration is free, fast, and easy. This allows the user to edit his/her own personal profile, upload his/her own videos, save videos to a "favorites" folder, as well as comment on other members videos. Registration is not required for searching or viewing videos, but is required for any "posting" activity whether that be uploading videos or commenting on others.
-What materials does a person need to start using TeacherTube?
The only equipment a person would need to begin using TeacherTube is a computer and access to the internet. If users wish to post material they must also have a valid e-mail address, as well.
-What else might a person need to do to be able to use TeacherTube?
As mentioned above, if a person were interested in posting any information to TeacherTube he/she would need to register and become a member of the site. This requires submitting an e-mail address, however TeacherTube does not display the personal e-mails of users on the site. This is solely for the communication purposes between the site and the user.