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 for Tuesday - Zaption

Zaption lets you embed questions within the video


Flipping your class and using videos. We all know that it is better to ask questions throughout the text rather than only at the end of the chapter, so asking questions after a topic is covered in the video and not waiting until the end is a better plan as well. Although that’s what we do most of the time because there is not easy way to do to ask question during the video.  

Whoo Hoo….Problem solved with Zaption!  If you want to create your first Zaption and share interactive video lessons, head over to www.zaption.com on your computer. Your students will use the app to access your video creation. This is a new way to do assessment!

Zaption lets you embed questions within the video. Students can't move forward in the video until they can correctly answer the question. 

Whether you’re flipping your classroom or in-flipping, this is a powerful tool.  Go to the Zaption Gallery and check out examples from a huge variety of content areas and grade levels: https://www.zaption.com/gallery 

Official Description: Zaption allows teachers to easily create interactive video lessons by adding images, text, quizzes, and discussions to existing videos from YouTube or Vimeo. These “learning tours” can be shared privately with a simple link, or embedded in any learning management system -- making Zaption perfect for blended learning, flipped classrooms & online classes in K12 as well as Higher Ed and training. Zaption’s Analytics also track all learner activity, so teachers get immediate and actionable data to improve instruction and personalize learning.

Here is a good tutorial by teacher Klista Rader: 

Link to all the tutorials for using Zaption: https://www.youtube.com/user/GoZaption/videos