Tuesday, May 26, 2009
In a recent blog post, I talked about TeacherTube's MySite, a paid place to create a site for your videos.
There are sites besides YouTube where you can create a site that includes your own videos and videos hosted elsewhere.
Once such place is Fliggo. On Fliggo you choose between a Community blog where members can contribute by uploading videos and adding comments or create a Video Blog where you are the only one who adds videos, but others can comment. Your site can be open, moderated (you have to approve their membership) or closed (by invitation only.) You can customize the look and feel of your site too and there are no ads.
Their site promises that it is "grandma friendly." Not sure I approve of that language!
What's the catch? The add on features will be extra. For the extras there's an introductory price of $14.95 a month. It includes a custom domain, no fliggo logo and an increased video length limit.
Fliggo looks like it could be useful for a class video community or for a group project. It could also be useful for teachers who are looking for a channel on one particular subject. Here's one example of a compilation of videos with a georgraphy theme GeoTube
This looks like something I'll recommend to my students for group projects.