This month's technology tool will help those of you who are hands-on with students, and is designed to make watching educational videos interactive. It's called EdPuzzle, and it will take a video from YouTube, National Geographic, Khan Academy, etc. and let you get rid of all the advertisements, add in questions, and ensure that students don't skip parts of the video. Students can then watch it on their own (at home or in school) and respond, and you can see their answers. What a great direct instruction/formative assessment tool!
The neat thing is that you can use your school Gmail (Google) account to log in, so you don't even need to remember a new username and password. In addition, if you use Google Classroom, it will let you "plunk" your EdPuzzle video directly into any Google Classroom you have without extra steps!
If you'd like to see a video tutorial, you can view that at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibRw6TR9iV8.
EdPuzzle itself can be found at https://edpuzzle.com/.
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Note: WATG neither endorses nor recommends specific products and programs. This column is for informational purposes only.