I just discovered TeacherTube, it’s like a YouTube for teachers, with videos made by teachers. It’s looks so similar to YouTube with almost exactly the same features, that I wondered if it was made by YouTube (or Google).
But no, according to the website it was created on march 6th 2007, by someone named Jason, a 14-year veteran educator, who got inspired by power of the web for e-learning, and had a good idea.
Our goal is to provide an online community for sharing instructional videos. We seek to fill a need for a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners. It is a site to provide anytime, anywhere professional development with teachers teaching teachers. As well, it is a site where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill.
Just like YouTube you can create an account and upload your own videos, join groups and watch channels. On the quality of the videos it’s difficult to comment. I haven’t seen enough videos yet, but so far I’ve found this endearing example. It’s great to hear what blogging is by 6 and 7 year olds.