EdPuzzle & Educanon: Interactive Learning Experiences with Video

Last spring I told you about an assessment tool called Zaption and many of you began using Zaption.  The original post is archived at my PostHaven site. http://cdk.posthaven.com/ipad-resource-for-tuesday-zaption

But are are two more tools, Educanon & EdPuzzle, that are similar to Zaption, but have a few different features.  In comparing the three, you might find one works better than another for your assessment needs.  Like Zaption, you make your assessment on your computer, but the students take the assessment on their iPads with the free app or any device (iPads, computers or smart phones).  Tt is always nice to have options!!

Interactive Video in your hands
Educanon iPad App for Students:   

What is eduCanon?

With eduCanon, transform video content you find online (YouTube, Khan Academy, LearnZillion, TeacherTube, Vimeo, etc.) into an interactive learning experience for your students. By presenting questions that students engage with as the video progresses, you keep students accountable to the material and, through our analytics, know who watched the video, where misconceptions arose, and what material needs to be retaught.

The eduCanon mobile player empowers your students to learn from any iOS device. To build and monitor as a teacher, head to http://www.educanon.com on your computer.

This video tutorial covers how to turn a YouTube into an interactive eduCanon lesson

Learn the basics of EduCanon (for educators)

Another option is EdPuzzle.  https://edpuzzle.com 
The easiest way to engage your students with videos; pick a video, add your magical touch and track your students understanding.

EdPuzzle iPad App for Students: 

What is EdPuzzle?

EDpuzzle is an easy and effective way to deliver videos in the classroom. Video is no longer a passive experience, with EDpuzzle video comes to life with audio-notes and questions. An interactive an unique experience for your students. Make any video your lesson.

For students, EDpuzzle provides an easier way to learn through video-lessons outside of the classroom. Students can download the app and opt-in to receive video-assignments directly with questions, so they can check their understanding through the video. 
Use EDpuzzle to make any video your lesson, engage your students to learn in a 21st century tool. Try it today! And if you love it, share it with your colleagues or write a review!

This video explains how to use Edpuzzle in the classroom

Learn how to use EDpuzzle to create educational mashups using YouTube videos, Khan Academy Videos, TED Talks, National Geographic videos, and much more. You can add your own voice to the videos, you can add comments, and multiple choice questions.

The Think Different Resources each week are all archived at http://cdk.posthaven.com

iPad Resource Monday: Quick Key for Formative Assessment

Quick Key is an app that turns your iPhone/iPad into a bubble sheet scanner. Quick Key, the mobile app that puts a digital classroom into the palm of your hand, no network required! Scan paper quizzes, tests, and surveys with your mobile device.

Quick Key  makes it very easy for you to quickly grade multiple choice and true/false quizzes. Basically, create your quiz on the Quick Key website then print and distribute your bubble sheet. After your students have completed the bubble sheet you simply scan the sheets with your iPhone or iPad, (resolution on an iPad is bit grainy) and the grading is wrapped up for you. 

From the app you can send grades to the classes that you have created on the Quick Key website. If you enter students’ email addresses into your class rosters on Quick Key, you can have grades emailed to students.  Teachers are already over worked, most have created many great formative and summative assessments over the years. Quick Key allows teachers to use the assessments that they have already created. Not reinventing the wheel!

So, if you use Formative Assessments & bubble sheets, this may be the solution you have been needing.  I hate to admit it, but I have no idea where a “Scranton Bubble Sheet Reader” is even located.  Quick Key would totally solve that problem, it is in my hand!!