TeacherTube: Free Online Educational Videos for Students and Teachers

Public, private, and homeschool teachers can all benefit from this free resource

The Ultimate Guide to Online Learning at Home
The Ultimate Guide to Online Learning at Home

TeacherTube is similar to YouTube in layout and function, with one crucial difference: It's devoted entirely to educational videos.

Although the advertisements on the site can be distracting, it's still a helpful resource for students and educators. The website monitors inappropriate materials, so it's safe to use in the classroom.

TeacherTube also has free audio files, photos, and documents. All of this is free to access; a user account is only necessary if you want to access options like the ability to upload your own content or add items to your list of favorites.

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What Types of Videos Are on TeacherTube?

TeacherTube has thousands of videos, many of them student-made, covering topics from PE exercises to Monet's painting techniques.

Because anyone can upload videos to the site, content and quality vary greatly, and not all uploads are straightforward educational videos. Some are student projects or classroom demonstrations, and many of are amateur presentations.

However, the benefit of this is that you also get to see what students around the world are working on; there are videos from classrooms as far apart as New York and New Zealand.

You can browse for the videos by topics like science, professional development, educational podcasts, reading, social sciences, technology, world languages, gaming, computer science, history, science, non-profit, math, fine arts, and more.

What Do TeacherTube Videos Look Like?

TeacherTube videos play on a mid-sized screen much like the default YouTube video size. The quality varies from video to video, depending on who made them. For the most part, however, the quality is not especially high, and the videos take a while to load. Still, for one-on-one instruction, the videos work well and may provide vital resources and learning experiences for students and teachers alike.

What Do You Need to Watch TeacherTube Videos?

All that's really required to use TeacherTube is a web browser. You can use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge—whatever you'd like.

Additional Features on TeacherTube

TeacherTube has a lot of useful extra features. You can email videos to friends, embed them in blogs, or link to them in other websites using the provided HTML code. You can also download some of the videos to your own computer so that it's easier to show a classroom or use it without internet access.

How Much Do TeacherTube Videos Cost?

TeacherTube is free for anyone to use right now, and there's no need to create a user account to watch content. However, you do have to have an account to upload your own videos, create lists of favorites, or make playlists. You can create an account for free. If the advertisements bother you, you can also pay to have them removed by subscribing to TeacherTube Pro.

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