This page contains information on unique ways to utilize TeacherTube.
Questions to be addressed:
-What are some unique ways of using TeacherTube?
A concept that has the potential to be overlooked regarding TeacherTube is that not all videos must specifically be geared toward an academic, educations, K-12 or university-type purpose. TeacherTube is available to all types of educational videos, not strictly those referencing the most common school subjects.
TeacherTube can be used to learn a new hobby.
-A person may be able to utilize TeacherTube to learn how to do something rather than understand a specific school subject.
Here are some examples:
"Crochet for Beginners"
This video walks the viewer through the first steps of creating different crochet stitches. This is an excellent example of how TeacherTube can be used to help users learn new hobbies or accomplish new goals. In the past a person would have had to read a book on the different crochet stitches, however some may learn better from watching a video about it.
"Using Layers in Photoshop"
This video is both a lecture and a tutorial on how to use layers in photoshop. This could be a very valuable resource for any student, teacher, parent, or corporate executive that is interested in how to make the most out of his or her pictures.
TeacherTube can offer a way to present demonstrations to a class without having to set-up, tear-down, clean-up, fund, or troubleshoot potential problems.
"Bed of Nails"
This video is dealing with a bed of nails that has the potential to be very dangerous if people do not know how to handle it correctly. This video could be used to teach a class about why the bed of nails does not actually hurt the teacher and the concept of weight distribution. Additionally, students can get a similar experience by actually being able to see the demonstration, but the teacher does not necessarily have to invest in the creation of a bed of nails nor worry about the danger or potential liability by presenting the material in the form of this video.
TeacherTube can offer some social commentary, suggestions, and ideas for teachers and parents
This video is a powerful commentary on the nature of learners in today's society. How are students learning in such a technology-rich environment? What are teachers doing to help facilitate learning and prepare students for working with and utilizing today's technology as well as developing the confidence to learn the technology of the future? This video hopes to help elucidate some of these questions in a dramatic presentation. The video gives many examples of how technology today should be embraced and not discouraged in today's students and how teachers may go about implementing those changes.
What if you have to work the night of your childs play??...No Problem.
Parents want to be able to see every play, all the games, and help in class when activities are going on but they can't always be there. With TeacherTube they won't have to miss out on these events any more. Many schools shoot video of large assemblys and school presentations. If the teachers post the videos on TeacherTube you won't have to worry about not seeing your son/daughter perform their solo in the chior. When you get home from work, you can go to TeacherTube and watch their performance and be just as proud as if you were there.
Plus, there isn't a parent around that does not want to share things like that with other friends and family. Imagine Grandma, who is 1,000 miles away, being able to see their grandchild walking across the stage and graduate. Or a parent who is overseas in the military that won't have to miss out on the game winning basket at the last second.
"Did you Know? 2.0"
This video is very similar to the video above, and though it offers some of the same information as the video above it also offers some distinctly different information. These videos can be used in educational staff meetings to really help teachers see where technology is taking their students. They can serve as good discussion starters on how teams of teachers can help harness technology to help facilitate and expand learning in the "traditional" sense.
"Foreign language" - Korean
TeacherTube is website having power to global access. Foreigners can log into this site and teach their language with their original sound. I think "Foreign language" is good content for TeacherTube.
Garyd777's lesson: http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=fffae98f97529fe6f07c
-What might a person need to utilize TeacherTube in these ways?
Users just need a computer and internet connection to view the videos that are present in the TeacherTube site. A user might need cameras, speakers, microphones, and other video equipment if he or she would like to make a video. However many videos can actually be made and uploaded directly on the computer, so video equipment is not necessary for all videos. All users will need to register on the site if they would like to be able to upload their own videos to the site.
-How easily can these different ways be utilized by the user?
Viewing videos on TeacherTube is extremely easy! No registration is needed, and users simply search for the topic they are looking for and choose videos from the search results. Uploading videos is also a relatively easy process. The actual creation of the video to be uploaded can be as simple or as difficult as the user is comfortable working.