After beta testing for
almost two months, TeacherTube officially launched on March 6, 2007.
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.
was the idea of Jason Smith, a 14-year veteran educator. Jason has been
a teacher, coach, campus administrator and district administrator in
public schools. He asked the question, "Why can't teachers, students,
and schools utilize the power of the read/write web for learning?" To
overcome barriers, he decided to just create a site and get started
trying to help. He turned to his brother, Adam, who is a younger,
digital native, with technical skills. Adam used his skills to develop
the site and found a web host. Soon, Jason's wife, Jodie, joined the
team to start populating the site with videos and help improve the
communication. She too has 14 years of experience in education as a
classroom teacher, campus technology integrator, and district
Most importantly, 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.
The service is free for everyone. We always encourage our users to Contact Us with thoughts, suggestions, or other feedback. We do have a vision for TeacherTube to truly be a better alternative to other video storage sites. With the community's help, it can become more interactive and engaging for all teachers and learners.
For technical help, contact our Support Team.
For Advertising & Media Relations, contact Adam or call (972) 292-8071.
For TeacherTube Headquarters, call (650) 605-3712.
For other questions or comments, contact Adam, Jason or Jodie.