Ed Tech Tips: Edpuzzle

Ed Tech Tips - Edpuzzle

Another #TechTipTuesday post.

How do teachers respond to a global pandemic that requires a sudden shift in how they deliver instruction? Apparently, they become YouTubers! Check out this chart signifying the sudden increase in video uploads that included 'distance learning' or 'remote teaching' in the title.

Check out this YouTube Culture and Trends article on Distance Learning videos here to learn more.

Teachers immediately began creating instructional videos to continue delivering instruction to their students. Some have utilized YouTubes live stream functionality to reach students. Teachers have been creative in reaching students, and for that, we should be thankful. 

"How can we hold students accountable for viewing instructional videos?" I hear this question frequently from pre-service and in-service teachers. While we could use traditional means to hold students accountable (e.g., quiz), how can we add interactivity to these videos from before we assign them? Edpuzzle of course! 

Edpuzzle is a web-based platform that allows teachers to create engaging, interactive videos for their courses. You can use existing YouTube videos or upload your own. You can then add voice notes, comments, quizzes, and provide feedback. You can track student progress from the Edpuzzle dashboard and export grades to your LMS. Edpuzzle currently integrates with Google Classroom, Canvas, Schoology, and Moodle. The free version provides teachers space for 20 videos. You can refer other teachers to increase this capacity or subscribe at $9.50 per month for unlimited storage.

There are tons of potential applications and it is easy to get started. Check out the Ed Tech Tips one-pager for Edpuzzle to learn more and to see an example I created.

Go forth and create! Take learning to the next level!

OP McCubbins


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