Nov 27, 2017

Deanna’s Tech Spot: Engage students with video using Edpuzzle

Deanna's Tech Spot

by Deanna Weber, GWAEA media specialist
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Edpuzzle is an easy and effective way for students to view videos with audio notes and questions at their own pace. Educators can use snippets of already created videos to reinforce a lesson or engage students in new learning and then use the data from the students’ responses moving forward.

Edpuzzle can be incorporated at all grade levels for:

  • Flipped classrooms
  • A formative assessment tool
  • To differentiated instruction
Melissa Kane, teacher librarian at Anamosa Middle School and High School, uses Edpuzzle with her students. “I liked the accountability for the students to watch the entire video and the ability to stop at important parts to see understanding by students. I was able to pinpoint which students still needed extra instruction very quickly,” said Kane. Below is a video Kane created using Edpuzzle to highlight the purpose of research with GWAEA Online Databases.

Interested in using Edpuzzle in your classroom? View this video to get started.

Edpuzzle is compatible with iOS, Android, Chrome and other web browsers. Be sure to checkout the YouTube Chrome extension to easily pull videos into the platform. The basic features are free for educators, but additional gradebook, school channels and success plan features are included in group, school and district plans

-Deanna Weber, GWAEA media specialist


Tags: Technology