TeachingTree was created to make online learning as simple and fast as possible. While free educational videos are becoming more abundant, it is often surprisingly difficult to find explanations of the specific concepts you want to learn. While sixty minute lectures and semester-long courses work for many students, some just want quick access to ideas that are often lost within lengthy videos. This is where TeachingTree comes into play. Through user-generated, timestamped tags, you can quickly jump to the exact moments that are right for you.
TeachingTree relies on its users to generate and organize content. The simplest way users help is by voting on concept explanations. With each vote, you can help future students find the best clips for each topic or help to remove mislabeled or poor explanations.
Users can also tag concepts within videos. When a professor starts speaking about a new idea, any user can simply hit "Add Tag" and enter a name for that concept. Once a tag is added, other users can jump to that spot in the lecture.
The more users add, the better our platform becomes, so don't hesitate to spread the word! We want to give a sincere thanks to the people who have featured TeachingTree already: code.org
, Alfred Thompson
, Tech Cocktail
, Educators Technology
, and the many others
who have helped get the word out. Thank you.
Anything you see on TeachingTree was put online for free from a variety of sources. Organizations such as Khan Academy
and MIT OpenCourseWare
are making amazing strides in open-education. If you have the means, we highly recommend supporting their causes. Donation pages can be found here
. There are many more sources on TeachingTree though, so if you find one you like, try finding its info via YouTube.
We are working on a variety of new features to help both students and professors. As always, the amount of concepts we cover will grow as users add more videos and tags. Additionally, TeachingTree will be giving professors the ability to create custom courses. If you are a professor with a flipped classroom or a student with good ideas, let us know
if there are any features that would make online learning better.
Feel free to shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
and we'll get back to you. You can also contact us via Twitter