In episode 37 of the EdTech TV Podcast I explore some of the current options in interactive videos between EdPuzzle, EduCanon & Zaption. I also look at creating your own qualitative student surveys.
Interactive Videos with EdPuzzle, EduCanon & Zaption
If you’re looking to add quizzes, comprehension checks, and assessments to videos for your students, there are a lot of growing options. Interactive videos allow you to add in your own custom questions, images, and audio on top of existing videos from video sites like YouTube and Khan Academy. In this episode we explore some of the basic and premium level features of EdPuzzle, EduCanon, and Zaption.
EdPuzzle is free and currently doesn’t have any premium features. It’s a great way to get started in building out interactive videos for your students.
EduCanon is a slightly fuller option than EdPuzzle and offers a number of premium features. Unfortunately, they seem to keep their info hidden to those who haven’t already signed up for the service, but once you are logged in you can find more info about their premium option at http://educanon.com/premium
Zaption offers the biggest variety of choices and is currently the most robust. The premium version allows for a number of useful additional question types, sharing abilities, viewing options, and more. There is a full list of features available at https://www.zaption.com/pricing
Qualitative Student Surveys
Student surveys are tricky and the way they are designed for schools don’t often leave the teacher with valuable or actionable feedback. Consider using Google Forms to create your own anonymous student feedback forms that help you cue in on exactly the areas you need to focus on.
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