If you haven’t heard about Truetube yet, check it out! Schoolswork.co.uk flagged it up, they described it as a place for young people to upload videos, debate, and raise awareness of loads of different issues.
Over 1.5 million young people have visited the site in the last 9 months, it won an award at the Education Resources Awards at the beginning of this month. ‘Truetube provides a safe, pre-moderated platform for 12-25 year olds to use the internet and advances in streaming video technology, to encourage them to think, discuss and engage with moral and ethical issues that matter for this generation, inspiring them to become involved in changing the world that we all inhabit for the better.’
Current issues that are being discussed include poverty, race & culture, music, environment and prison. One of the aims of the site is for increased awareness of spiritual, moral, ethical, social, cultural, environmental and European issues. Access the teacher’s page to read about teaching resources for the classroom. This is definitely worth checking out, it has resource ideas for English, Citizenship and RE (including vox pops and other useful vids!).
I had a quick flick around the site and it looks awesome. Certainly one I will be using with our mid-week groups and in schools. Check out Truetube here.