Sherston, Wiltshire, UK (PRWEB UK) 18 May 2011
SchoolsTube is pleased to announce the launch of it’s free cloud based video storage, broadcasting and sharing service for schools. Delivered through http://www.schoolstube.com, this unique free online video storage and sharing service is specifically aimed at schools and guarantees a safe environment for pupils to explore and share videos.
Schools will be able to store unlimited video and audio files, broadcast and share files around the globe free of charge. The website is specifically designed for teachers to share lesson resources as well as pupils being able access video and audio content in a safe secure online environment, both in the classroom and at home. With an existing and ever increasing library of video clips, teachers and pupils have access to a large bank of video resources for classroom projects. Unlike other video sharing sites, SchoolsTube is moderated to ensure that all public content is suitable for a young audience and is not ‘black listed’ by Local Authority firewalls.
In addition schools can create a closed private video and audio channel so that only people within the school can view the posted material, meaning the privacy of content is maintained and supports a robust e-safety policy – and all these benefits come free.
By upgrading to the ‘Pro’ version, each individual teacher and pupil can have their own login and create unlimited users groups, allowing schools to have a high degree of control of who gets to see/hear the resources. Plus each teacher and student gets their own personal area to store and bookmark favourite videos. Additional features of the Pro version include the ability to annotate videos for assessment purposes.
Using the free SchoolsTube service schools can now:
- Broadcast their pupils’ video work online, celebrating their work and encouraging participation of parents and the local community
- Create their own private channels for broadcasting/ sharing video and audio files to selected audiences
- Give freedom to their pupils to explore/ research video safe in the knowledge that they have been vetted
- Remove the headache of storage space, backup and virus checking
Notes to the editor:
About BLi Education
BLi Education is a leading technology supplier of software, peripherals and hardware into the education sector, both in the UK and internationally.
BLi Education's vision is to develop and provide the most appropriate solutions for children and teachers to empower teaching and learning, stimulate creativity and equip them with 21st century technology skills.
The group comprises long established and popular brands such as TAG Learning (creative ICT tools), SEMERC (Special Needs software & peripherals), Sherston Software (curriculum content) and Economatics Education (Science and D&T).
The in-house development team provides the focus for developing innovative new content for learning platforms, portable computing, games consoles and other new technologies.
Working with schools, local authorities, awarding bodies and government departments, BLi Education ensures that children benefit from an exciting range of educational resources.
BLi Education is based in Wiltshire with distribution facilities in Sheffield and regional offices in London, Trivandrum (India), Oregon (USA) and Cape Town (South Africa).
SchoolsTube.com is a UK based leading media sharing website for schools and any organisation involved in Education, founded in 2006 in the UK, we now have active schools and users based in over 130 countries around the world, creating a unique opportunity for not only the sharing of educational resources but culture and heritage.
SchoolsTube provides curriculum focussed educational content as well as a platform to share User Generated Content and is a unique resource for teachers in lesson preparation - planning.
SchoolsTube works with Local Educational Authorities across the UK and has developed simple integration tools for of the leading Learning Platforms, being adopted across the educational world.
SchoolsTube offer a unique professionally moderated service that encourages the use of ICT in the classroom and offers teachers and their pupils a safe secure online environment. All uploaded educational resources are checked for appropriate content including Copyright material. Schools can be safe in the knowledge that all material on the SchoolsTube site has been checked and is copyright free – totally safe for use in schools.
SchoolsTube was formed by three media educationalists, and is based in the West Midlands.