This week in our Edtech 300 class we were challenged to find a new online tool or app that we have never used before and incorporate it into our learning projects. Since I use videos off of YouTube as my main resources for learning I thought it would be a good idea to try and incorporate some videos. I found a website called Edpuzzle and I decided to use it to share my learning project progress this week.that allows you to take videos of YouTube and other websites and personalize them for your own class plan.
This tool allows you to take videos off of YouTube, Crash Course, Khan Academy and many more trusted and reliable websites. Then once you have selected a video that you want to incorporate into your lesson plan you are able to add breaks to the video or just show certain clips so that you do not waste class time on information that is not important to your certain lesson. You can also embed questions at certain point throughout the video so that your students have an opportunity to be more interactive and engaged. My favourite feature that I found unique to this tool is that you can add your own voice overs to videos.
- Easy to use
- First 20 videos are free
- Lots of resources to pull videos from
- Suggestions are tailored to your subject and age level
- Can have multiple subject and age level preferences
- Log in using google account (not very secure)
- Have to pay for a subscription after 20 videos
This is what the home page looks like. It is very easy to follow and allows you to customize your. search. On the left hard side bar they have lots of good resources such to choose from. As a math teacher my favourite is Khan Academy.
Learning Project Video
I used this tool to make an interactive video that I followed this week on Vinyasa Yoga Strength and Flexibility. The video I used was 20 minutes long but it started with a lot of talking so I cut the clip so that my viewers only see the important content. I also added some questions along the way and some notes to focus on. Below I have added the image of my video and the link so you guys can go follow along with what I learned this week!
What online tools and apps have you used? Comment your favourite one below!!