Friday, July 6, 2012

Tool #3: Finding Online Video and Image Resources

I visited YouTube, TeacherTube, SchoolTube and KidsTube.  Out of these four sites, I found SchoolTube to have the most to offer.  The user interface and structure of the site made it easy to explore and find videos.  The site offers videos created by students and teachers about everything, and the site offers the opportunity for teachers to share lessons, projects, and ideas with other teachers.   Using the site students can see what other students around the world are doing.  

I found the two videos below using SchoolTube.  
The video below contains basic information about the Singapore Math program.  Check it out!

Do you ever forget how to spell the word do?  Check out this video!

For more Kindergarten Sight Word Songs, visit

The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education video was helpful for explaining fair use of material.  Basically, the Copyright Act of 1976 states that we can not use a quote or copyrighted material without permission or paying a license fee.

I created a Dropbox account and added some files to the box.  The YouTube video What is Dropbox? gave a very good description of the advantages of using Dropbox. We can use Dropbox as a "magic pocket" a single secure place for all of our stuff.  Classroom teachers can create a classroom account that you could sign into on all of the devices in the classroom. Students would then have access to the Dropbox to see images and projects that have been created.


  1. Since we created this course, YouTube has come out with YouTube/education. It is full of videos on content. You might want to take a look! We have opened it for students over the summer!

  2. Dropbox has limitless possibilities! I think the more you use it, the more you'll find!