Alternatives to YouTube
YouTube is a popular website for video on the internet. However, this site is cause for concern by some school districts due to the inappropriateness of some of its content. While there are paid solutions for bringing video to the classroom, there are a number of free websites that provide alternatives as well. Below are some alternatives:
School Tube - Excellent safe place for students and teachers to share and view video.
- WatchKnow -Wonderful site with thousands of videos for students in multiple subjects, organized in a clear, precise way.
- Neo K-12 - All videos on this amazing site are 100 percent safe. Also, there is a complete suite of educational tools for educators to choose from, such as quizzes, presentations and more.
- Snag Learning - An interesting site that brings documentary style films to engage students in discussion and classroom participation.
- Qwiki - A very new (alpha) site that brings an innovative twist on video experience. While the content is still growing, one can't help but notice that amount of promise that is shown here.
- Explore - Great site, similar to Discovery Streaming for educational video. Users can either view on the Web or download for their own convenience.
- Kids Tube - Excellent filtered site for kids' videos.
- Teacher Tube - Excellent site for educators to find videos for students and share in the wonderful educational online community.
- Vimeo - A very popular alternative to YouTube. Use with a filter of some sort, or view all content before introducing to students.
- Clip Blast - A huge collection of videos can be found on this site; must be used in a filtered environment for safety reasons.