TeacherTube learn while watching videos

Martin Brinkmann
May 15, 2007
Updated • Feb 23, 2014

Specialized YouTube clones are appearing left and right these days. Some have little to offer that goes beyond showcasing a collection of videos,  while some offer videos targeting a niche and users who are grateful for not having to search YouTube for the videos that they are interested in and would like to watch.

TeacherTube is one of the better YouTube clones. It concentrates solely on the teaching aspect of videos which means that you will only find videos on TeacherTube that "teach something" to the viewer. This can be how to videos, tutorials, lectures, demonstrations and everything else that provides you with information about a particular subject.

This targeted concept is working very well judging from the views the videos get. Teachertube already got quite a big userbase that is uploading several videos every minute to the website.

You do find lots of interesting categories on TeacherTube; some specially designed to suit the needs of a certain age group, others dealing with a subject like math, social sciences or sciences in general.

Several ways to interact with the community are available. You can vote for videos, comment on them, add them to your favorites or use tags to find new videos. It is also possible to embed videos on your own website which is the same feature that YouTube offers.

I did a search for computer and decided to list the first five results on this page to give you a better understanding of what you will find at Teachertube. Here we go:

  • 3D Modeling & Animation for Children
  • A Bit of PC Animation History - 1985
  • Animation with Flash MX2004 - ani. masking
  • Basic Computer Components
  • Basic Computer Troubleshooting

This sounds pretty interesting to me, I would probably watch all of them except the Flash MX2004 one because I do not use this program at all.

Update: The site has connection issues right now. It is not clear if this is a temporary issue or something permanent. We will keep an eye on it and inform you either way in the near future.

It appears that it is still available, but seems to have troubles coping with the traffic it receives. The developers of the service have added other media types to it recently, so that you can now access photos, audio files and documents on the site as well.


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