February 25, 2014
Below is a list of some practical web tools that you can use with your students to generate discussions around videos. Using these tools, you will be able to add interactive features to your videos, create video lessons and also design video quizzes to share with the class.They can also be used for leveraging digital videos for learning by adding group interaction
TED Ed is a website that allows teachers to create lessons around YouTube videos. Teachers can select YouTube videos and use their URLs to add questions in different formats. The added value of this tool is that it has a section where teachers can track stats of how many has answered answers and hoa mnay students have seen the lesson. Check out this visual guide to learn more about how to created a video lessons using TED Ed.
Educanon is another powerful tool that teachers can use to design lessons based on videos from both YouTube and Vimeo. And like Teachem, teachers can generate questions on the content of videos and share it together with videos in a single lesson.
HapYak allows you to add text, links and image overlays to your videos. You can also easily annotate your YouTube and Vimeo videos and create quizzes using multiple choice and free-text questions. it also lets you draw on your videos, share commentaries and link to any specific moment in the video.
Blubbr is a cool web tool that allows users to create quizzes around YouTube videos. These are basically interactive video quizzes ( called Trivs ) that you can create for your students and which they can answer while they watch the selected video clip. The quizzes are also feedback supported meaning students will get feedback as they answer each question.