Distance Learning Solutions for K12 Schools
The Coronavirus outbreak and the threat of quarantines and school closings are cause for school leaders to prudently research and plan for distance learning.
By its nature, SchoolTube, a video hosting site 100% dedicated to the needs of K12, is a distance learning solution. Within our suite of K12 video sharing and creation tools, there are several that stand out as partners in distance learning. First and foremost is Virtual Classroom a new distance learning solution featuring a suite of web-based tools that enable a teacher to host and record a live virtual classroom. In addition, as outlined below, SchoolTube’s Channel system, Passport system, video Quiz Maker, and our Capture system can be key elements of a distance learning plan.
Introducing Virtual Classroom!
Plans available for 25 to 500 participants
Virtual Classroom is a distance learning solution fully integrated into SchoolTube offering a suite of web-based tools that enable a teacher to invite students into a virtual classroom for lectures, lessons, two-way discussion & more. Students need only a laptop, PC, notebook or smart device with internet access to participate. Virtual Classroom accounts include the following features:
- Live video, audio and desktop sharing
- Session recording
- URL-based join link, with optional password protection
- Integrated with SchoolTube channels
- Integrated YouTube video play
- Participant webcam display
- Stored files & playlists: videos, slides, documents
- Quiz tool – poll students and create tests and quizzes
- Unique URL per channel for students participation
- Annotation tools (markers, arrows, whiteboard)
- & Much more!
Unlimited Video Uploads, Channels & Playlists
A core distance learning feature of SchoolTube is our ability to host and share lesson videos created by teachers. Personalized video channels and playlists allow teachers to organize and share their videos with students, or link them with other applications, websites, etc. Playlists are sequences of videos under a channel and can provide a learning path where completion of one video leads to the next in a series.
SchoolTube Passport – Safe YouTube© Sharing
Link and play YouTube videos to a SchoolTube account.
SchoolTube Passport enables any public video on YouTube© to be linked to a SchoolTube account. Teachers can source videos on YouTube that support lessons and share them under their SchoolTube account.
YouTube videos play without YouTube ads, suggested videos and comments and can be treated like any other video under the user’s account: saved to a channel, converted to a quiz, shared via URL or embed code, etc.
Learn more about SchoolTube Passport.
Quiz Maker – Add an interactive quiz to any video
With our Video Quiz Creator, a teacher can add a fully-functional quiz with grading to any video under their SchoolTube account, even a video that they linked in from YouTube! Question types include Multiple Choice, True/False and Open-Ended. Additional settings allow for quiz instructions, questions to be retaken, grades to be shown, and grade export.
SchoolTube Capture – record your screen, audio, and image
Included FREE in every SchoolTube account!
The ability to instantly record your device screen, camera and audio feed makes SchoolTube Capture the perfect tool for creating lessons and training videos. Teachers can record presentations from PowerPoint, Google Docs, other teaching apps/ sources, then save and share with their students.