Many schools are seeking good examples of how to share school news announcements online, and SchoolTube is the perfect tool for doing so! K12 schools across the nation use SchoolTube to host and share their daily video newscast and announcements and rely on our teacher-driven content moderation process to share their school news in a safe, learning-focused environment.
The process is very straightforward once you have created your FREE SchoolTube account, and for a daily news program, you will want to create a dedicated SchoolTube account just for those shows.
The first step is to video record students (or staff) making school announcements. Using students is far better than staff, as the process generates 21st Century skills for students and is more engaging for your community. To help with this step, we recently hosted a webinar: How to Start a Video-Based School Announcements Program. So, if you are not already video recording your school announcements, you can learn how by watching our webinar!
After recording and editing, to share your school news announcements, upload each video to SchoolTube where it can be safely stored and shared with your community.
There are many ways to use SchoolTube to share school news videos, but there are a few “best” ways that we would like to discuss.
Sharing Via My Channel. As noted, create a dedicated SchoolTube account for your school news program. Under this account, you can then add videos to the My Channel page, which can be further branded with your school logo and other descriptive information. Videos hosted here will appear chronologically with the ability to feature one video in a large format, i.e. your most recent news broadcast. The My Channel page has a dedicated URL so the channel can be shared in its entirety. Viola! Your school news page in a snap!
Embedding the SchoolTube Video Player in a Website. Each video on SchoolTube is associated with unique HTML programming code, called Embed Code. This can be provided to your webmaster for insertion into a webpage. In doing so, your daily news program can air in a dedicated spot on your school website or on a dedicated school news website; it is a cut and paste process explained in this tutorial.
Sharing Video URLs. The simplest way to share your school news announcements online is to share the SchoolTube URL link associated with the video. This can be added to emails, text messages, e-newsletters and web pages. A long form URL and Bitly link are provided for your convenience.
We hope you have enjoyed learning examples of how to share your school news announcements online using SchoolTube. Everything discussed above can be found here: How to Share Videos on SchoolTube.
Keep those cameras rolling!