EdPuzzle should be on your shortlist of essential tools. Why is EdPuzzle essential and so useful?
Simply this, take any video from YouTube or Khan Academy (and other sites) and make it interactive by embedding questions right in the video.
This allows for:
- self-paced lessons. It lets students move through content they already understand to focus on what challenges them. Students are also able to stop and review content they missed the first time the teacher taught it.
- students to ask questions that they too embarrassed to ask in class
- teachers to easily add images, interactive graphs, websites and comments to a video lesson
- students to respond to teacher posed questions. There is a useful “big-brother” aspect to this. As a teacher, I can see how many times a student watched a particular segment (or if they watched it at all). I’ve had students watch segments of a video up to 5 times to answer a particular question. This lets me know if my question is too hard or the concept is too challenging.
- full integration with Google Classroom.
Take it another step. Tape yourself either during class delivering the content or in advance of class. Now your lesson is archivable and interactive in ways it never was before.
By the way, I rarely go to edpuzzle.com as I usually use the chrome extension to do my edpuzzling. It gives me all the utility I need and saves me some clicks.
To learn everything you could ever want to know about EdPuzzle, check out its YouTube Channel.