EdPuzzle is a website site that lets you take just about any video off the web, edit it down to the portions you want, add audio notes and questions for students, and create virtual classrooms where you can monitor individual student work. There is also an app that supports students to access the virtual classrooms and participate.
I see this tool as a fantastic way to engage students as well capture some analytics to see how your students are tracking. It’s a very powerful tool that can be used for any type of formative assessment.
I have set up a simple example in EdPuzzle that you can have a look at, it’s titled the Networked Student. This is a video that was shown to me in my early teaching years and struck a chord. With EdPuzzle I’ve added 3 simple questions to the video, all based on what was previously watched. The student is unable to skip to any part of the video until the question has been answered and once the student submits, there is instant feedback. This is configurable within your virtual classroom once you set it up.
You will need to create an account, but it’s easy and FREE!
Seems there’s been a few changes to the EdPuzzle platform and the original link doesn’t work. Another collaborator has used the Network Student to create their own edPuzzle which you can see at https://edpuzzle.com/media/5b898bb98b97f240aab9f256
Below is an example of the how an EdPuzzle can be embedded into a web page.
Go and get your own account and start having a play! https://edpuzzle.com/
You can also find out a little bit more from Larry Ferlazzo at http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2013/11/03/edpuzzle-is-an-innovative-video-site/
Since this post was originally published, you can look at achieving the same outcome using H5P. Have a look at some of the examples below: