DL: EdPuzzle

One of the ways that we can facilitate distance learning is by having students watch videos.  The problem, however, is that this is a rather passive form of learning - and for many students, they will not retain a lot of what they see in the video they are watching.

The following suggestion for distance learning was sent to me by Aidan Carr at the UWC International School in Singapore.  In the screencast below, Aidan will show you how to use the program EdPuzzle.

Interacting with video

EdPuzzle allows you to do a few things.  First, it allows you to post a video for your students to watch - but more importantly, it allows you to "trim" the video to make it shorter, only including the information that you want them to focus on.

Secondly, it allows you to include questions that students answer while watching the video.  This is a great way to test for understanding of key concepts - or to get their opinions on what they are watching.

In this screencast, Aidan takes you through the basics of setting up a class, editing a video and adding questions.

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