Concept: We Know… … students often learn better through project-based learning. … students enjoy using technology, and this can be used as a ‘hook’ to get their attention. … employers are looking for students who can communicate orally and in writing. … employers are looking for students who can work in teams. … No Child Left Behind requires that we show concrete evidence when students master material.
TeacherTube is similar to YouTube, except that it is monitored by the sponsors of the site as well as the teachers & students who use it. It does require the creation of a username and password in order to upload videos.
A user can easily upload videos, and set them so that people cannot see them, and cannot embed them in external websites.
Users are also able to restrict viewing and use of videos to people that are on a created email list.
For the purposes of a blogfolio, the teacher will retain control over videos uploaded and used, because students will not be given their own accounts to use in school.