This is a blog post written by one of the students at Ash Grove High School.
Spice It Up With EdPuzzle!
Are you tired of boring presentations? Do you need a way to ‘spice up’ the classroom to engage your students? If you’re ready for an overhaul of awesome, prepare for the incorporation of EdPuzzle, the latest and greatest in class video presentation technology. (Think Billy Mays here)
With EdPuzzle, making an interactive video for students is simple! For easy presentation and conciseness (and less work on my end), I have developed a very easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide!
Step numero uno:
Get that ‘thang’! Get to their website here or get the Chrome app here (this will make a link on your Google Chrome, which will just take you to the website.)
Create a free account.
Did I mention it was FREE? Oh yeah, I did.
(Google App teachers, feel free to use that account to seamlessly connect to your classroom. “Seamlessly”, or at least those overlapping seam-things that don’t make that awkward bump on the shoulder of your shirt. We’ve all been there.)
Step Tres:Make your first video! Either upload a video from YouTube or anywhere else (Khan Academy, Learn Zillion, and more), or your own video. I’m sure you won’t encounter any copyright law infringements.
Step 4:After uploading, you can crop the video, add voice over commentation, and even add quiz questions that pop up throughout the video. It’s like an interactive YouTube for schools.
Share or “assign” the video to your class on EdPuzzle, or your Google Classroom class, if you used your Apps account.
See? It’s as simple as that. Now you must take action. Go, take what I have given you, and teach those kids. Let us know how it goes and any other suggestions you might have for using EdPuzzle!
- Post videos or use from YouTube, Khan Academy, Learn Zillion, and more
- Crop video, add comments, insert voice-overs, and create a quiz for video
- See data of student quizzes taken
- Engaging, Effective, and FREE
Brandon Watts Bio:
Brandon Watts is a Senior at Ash Grove High School. He is excited to continue his education in
human health and science at Missouri State University (Fall of 2016). He enjoys doing everything, whether it’s swimming, biking, running, all three of those combined, futbol-ing, hiking and enjoying the day, or even reading a good book on differential calculus or exercise physiology. Brandon is a lifeguard, lifeguard instructor, and pool supervisor, meaning he has some level of responsibility. Having fun is his main concern, and he is ready to take on life!