Today I created a video introduction to EdPuzzle.com, but I thought I would add a little more narrative to it here. If you want to watch the video you can find it at this link: http://viewpure.com/rPmEwo8CWtg?ref=bkmk

EdPuzzle is an amazing way to share videos with your audience, whether they are young or old. I love it because you can take any published video (yours or another) and clip off the beginning and end. This allows you to share a small portion of a video very easily. Imagine studying a piece of literature and being able to share with students the exact clip from the book’s movie so they can compare and contrast (without having to watch the entire film). Or imagine you teach science, or math, or social studies, and there is a great bit of video that introduces your next lesson. How wonderful to be able to share it this way.

A few great positives that I have to note:

  • EdPuzzle is FREE.
  • Students can’t skip ahead, if you’ve selected that option! This assures you that they’ve watched the entire video.
  • Students can’t open a new window without pausing the video.
  • You can insert questions that must be answered before moving on.
  • Questions you insert can be short answer, long answer or multiple choice – and the multiple choice questions are corrected for you.
  • EdPuzzle records the number of times each student watches any portion of the video. So – if they go back and watch again, you will know this.
  • You can assign EdPuzzle videos through Google Classroom.
  • You also receive an embed code and a URL, so you can assign EdPuzzle videos in a variety of ways: Schoology, email, posting on any webpage, etc.
  • You can edit a video you’ve created for a different class and include a different set of questions or comments, differentiating for each group.

I love, love, love this great tool, and have used it for staff development, for classes, for student projects, and much more. If you haven’t tried it, you must do so today!

Additional information for help and directions:

– Google Classroom integration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVQgt1HIClU
– YouTube integration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ul3eT4Bn8oY
– Student Project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c1r1mwUp-E
– Prevent Skipping: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch03k-1zDD8

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