YouTube and other Web 2.0 Applications
Why would YouTube benefit a classroom more than TeacherTube?
YOUTUBE VS TEACHERTUBE Although TeacherTube is helpful for teachers and educational...
YouTube Compared to other Applications
Although TeacherTube is helpful for teachers and education, YouTube has a lot of benefits for teachers that TeacherTube does not necessarily offer. YouTube has a much broader variation of videos and subjects than TeacherTube does. More people are familiar with YouTube and will most likely upload their videos there, rather than TeacherTube. TeacherTube has a more specified group of videos. TeacherTube is geared towards lesson plans and instructional videos. This is a great idea, however, YouTube offers this and much more. The day after the 2008 presidential election, I logged on to both TeacherTube and YouTube. YouTube had numerous videos about the election on their main page, while TeacherTube had none on their main page. However, I searched some on TeacherTube and ended up finding only a couple of videos about the election. I think this says a lot about both of the sites because presidential elections are important in our nation, regardless of who any person voted for.
YouTube has many different videos to choose from. YouTube has most of the same videos as TeacherTube (I obviously cannot search them all) plus they have more videos that offer other educational insights that may not be lesson plans or instructional, but informational. There are a vast amount of videos that may not be put on TeacherTube because they may not be "educational" however they will aid the classroom. In all of my Spanish classes here at Purdue, my instructors have used YouTube more than once to show lessons, culture, and other aspects of this language and the cultures that speak it. Since TeacherTube has been around for over a year, I would think that my professors and instructors would use this site, however, I had never heard of it, until this project.
YouTube was created in December of 2005 while TeacherTube was created in March of 2007. This goes to show that YouTube has had more time to smooth out any issues that may come about. A teacher who blogs about her school experiences, Kathy, said, "I went to the Teacher Tube as instructed only to experience the slow and inefficient design of this internet site." 27 This shows that teachers have experienced problems with the younger and less used website.
Although, TeacherTube may have its benefits, YouTube offers the same things plus a lot more. YouTube is also more accessible and widely used and accepted in comparison to TeacherTube.
YouTube Working with other Applications
Facebook and YouTube work together because Facebook has an application that can link the YouTube videos directly to the website, and YouTube also has a link on the website to allow for videos to immediately be uploaded to Facebook. This can also be used in Myspace and blog entries. Another application is Google Results. This is beneficial when looking up specific information because there are links to YouTube videos on the information that is being researched.
 BlogSpot|http://kca789.blogspot.com/2008/04/youtube-vs-teachertube.html">BlogSpot A, Kathy. (April 13, 2008). Teacher Tube vs. YouTube. http://kca789.blogspot.com/2008/04/youtube-vs-teachertube.html