Last year, I fell in love with EdPuzzle. I decided that instead of relying on journaling, the students would be watching a video for one of their blended days and journaling the other blended day. This year, our tech coordinator decided that it would be easiest if people stuck to one program. The program we are using is Zaption. If you have not used Zaption, it allows you to put videos in a tour and add questions throughout. Students are able to go back and watch the videos if they need to.
I have to say, I love Zaption, too! There are a few things that I have noticed with Zaption. Students can slow down the video. This is perfect for students who get nervous with authentic resources. With Zaption, you can choose from an open ended question, a multiple choice question, a drawing, or a numerical question. You play the video, and when you want to add a question, you drag the type of question you want onto the video screen in Zaption. DONE! You can also add a discussion, but I haven’t tried that yet. It seems promising for a foreign language class. The analytics are also awesome (especially for my math readers out there!) Zaption is also easy to embed into a blog or a LMS system. We use Haiku, and it is great.
I published my videos that I have used to a group. I am hoping that by doing so, you can see them! With this link, you should be able to join my group and see the videos. I am assuming that you probably need to join Zaption. Do you use Zaption? Do you have any tips?