Read about new video tools that allow you to make any video a lesson.
The first find is EDpuzzle. EDpuzzle is a free webtool.
Likes about EDpuzzle:
- Import any video off the web or from your file
- Crop the video
- Add voice over (for the entire video)
- Add audio notes (Add multiple notes in various spots)
- Embed quiz questions (M/C, open-ended)
- Create a class and have students join with a generated code
- Assign videos to a class
- Share video creations via social media or a web link (login required)
- Monitor student progress
- Block skipping ahead in video assignment
- Student iOS App now available
- Viewing is better from the app than the web.
- The video displays across the entire screen
- Quiz questions appear in another screen instead of beside the video.
- Class assignments show grades and progress
Dislikes about EDpuzzle:
- You cannot show different parts of the same video or combine two or more videos into one assignment (you must create a separate assignment for each “chunk” of video).
- You cannot rearrange the order of video assignments within a class (although you can hack this by numbering the video assignments when you name them).
- No partial voiceovers – you must either record an audio track for the entire video or none at all.
- Link to assignments for students require login
JUST ADDED LAST WEEK: EDpuzzle now has a FREE iOS student app to make the viewing process easier. Click the icon to download this free app.
|The view of the app reveals the progress of the student.|
The second find is Zaption. Zaption has a free version and a paid version.
Likes about Zaption:
- Records skips
- Add questions and make them required
- Track viewer progress with analytics
- Import videos from YouTube, Vimeo, your computer
- with pro account you can add multiple videos
- Can add these tools to your video (free account):
- Text slide
- Image slide
- Open Response Question
- Multiple Choice Question
- Checkbox Question
Dislikes about Zaption:
- These features are only available with the Pro (paid) version:
- Import multiple videos into same lesson
- Put students into groups
- Integrate with Canvas LMS
- Numerical, discussion, and drawing response questions
- Jump feature
The third find is Metta. Metta is another free video lesson editor.
Likes about Metta:
- Crop videos
- Add questions
- Add images
- Lessons visually appealing
- Allow teachers to combine more than one clip into the same lesson
Dislikes about Metta:
- Does not have the same level of teacher reporting such as...
- seeing if each individual student watched the lesson
- how they performed on the quiz
- Not as robust as EDpuzzle and still experiences kinks inside the webversion and the app.
- Unable to login to account on the app using Google+ even though the account was great using Google+.
"Video Strategies." National Teacher Training Institute. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Sept. 2014.
"EDpuzzle Review: Easy-to-Use Tool Lets Teachers Quickly Turn Online Video into Lessons | Edudemic." Edudemic. Edudemic Staff, 30 Sept. 2014. Web. 06 Oct. 2014.