CONCEPT: EDpuzzle is basically a web tool to create interactive video lessons based on free videos available on YouTube, Khan Academy, Vimeo etc. EDpuzzle has an online teacher’s platform where you can create your video lessons and post it for your students. Students can access the video lesson through the app.
DELIVERY:The teacher’s platform provides step-by-step instructions to choose a video, crop it and add audio notes for your students. You can crop lengthy videos and include only the portions that you want your students to watch. The platform also allows you to add audio notes and a range of question types anywhere in the video. This means that students need not watch the entire video to answer questions. You can break down a huge video into smaller sections and insert audio notes and review questions for each of the sections. The interface is extremely user friendly and allows a lot of freedom. Working with videos has never been so easier.
Once the video lesson is ready teachers can post it for students on their virtual classrooms. EDpuzzle creates a code for each classroom and students join the classroom using the class code. When a student launches the EDpuzzle app, it prompts them to log in. Students can join classes using class codes and view the history and grades of the assignments they have already completed, get information about assignments that are due or upcoming. From there, students can choose an assignment to work with, complete the video lesson, work on the review questions and submit the assignment to the teacher. As per the teacher’s setting, students can either view their marks, get to see the correct answers or opt to redo the assignment.
LIMITATIONS:The teacher’s platform is currently available only as an online web tool. The app is for students to access and work with their assignments on their iPad, but you cannot create a lesson on the app.
CONCLUSION: Teachers can set up the video activity as a learning task or as an assignment and also get information on students’ progress. The teacher’s page provides an overview of the responses, number of correct responses per student and the date and time of assignment submission. These features make EdPuzzle a great tool for teachers. True to their tagline, with Edpuzzle you can now create complete learning modules out of any free video available online.. 3/5
This app is great for flipped classrooms, ESL listening activities and for self –study. Science teachers can use this for experiments and demonstration videos.