TeacherTube, a site for teachers, trainers, and educational professionals, claims to be the best resource for educational videos and training instructions. It closely resembles a stripped down version of YouTube, and the content is instantly identifiable from YouTube or any other video site where the front page would be filled with video thumbnails of a woman's breasts or a collection of rap music videos.

Teacher Tube is devoid of the usual fare, instead making room for a mixture of instructional videos, teacher humour, and in-class activities and lessons for teachers to use in their own classrooms. For a site of this magnitude, it has managed to keep away pornography and adult videos - which is no easy job, what's left are educational videos, math excercises, learning cartoons and videos documenting in-class lessons.

The Overall Ratings for Teacher Tube:
Show Diversity: (3/5)

Based on the mixture of television shows available on the site.
Loading Speed: (4/5)
The time taken to navigate the site and load videos.
Ease of Navigation: (4/5)
How easy is it to use and navigate.
Advertisements: (3/5) (Ads appear throughout videos, ads little difficult to navigate)
Based on the annoyance level of advertisements on this site, the amount of ads, and the volatility of ads appearing on the page.
The lower the rating, the less annoying the ads are.

Total Score: 14/20

could certainly do with a bit more interesting videos, right now it focuses too much on clips. While not entirely drained of humor or entertainment, TeacherTube appears to a very select niche group of educators which may render it not exactly the best source for videos, but for those in the education field - TeacherTube is sure to offer something constructive.

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