Larry Ferlazzo describes EDpuzzle as “a new innovative site that lets you take just about any video off the web, edit it down to the portions you want, add audio notes and questions for students, and create virtual classrooms where you can monitor individual student work” (Source). Perhaps the best part is that teachers and students can use it for FREE.
To see an example, view Bobby Barber’s EDpuzzle that he uses in his math classroom.
The following quick demo will help you begin using EDpuzzle.
Flipped Learning and EDpuzzle
“EDPuzzle is a great resource for the flipped classroom, allowing teachers to create and present innovative lectures in a safe environment” according to Education World. Further, iLearn Technology notes that as “students watch, [the teacher] can check understanding and ensure active watching vs. passive watching. In a flipped scenario, this gives you the ability to completely tailor a lesson the next day based on the formative assessment results you get from homework. This is truly utilizing assessment to inform instruction.”
EDpuzzle can be used:
- In flipped classrooms (as discussed above).
- To make lecturecasts, tutorials, video directions, etc. more engaging and interactive.
- For compiling data and information about students’ performance, and perhaps understanding, which can helpful formative assessment.
- So that students can annotate video reflections, recorded reports and skits, and more.
- To allow students to develop tutorials and quizzes about the current topic of study. Putting students in the teacher’s role can encourage higher-levels of thinking.