EdPuzzle is a fantastic new website that allows you to turn any video into an interactive learning resource. The idea is that you select a video based on the areas you are currently teaching. Then you can crop the video if needed to ensure it has maximum impact. Whilst watching the video, you can click the question mark icon at any point to add either an open ended or multiple choice question.
Better still, if you use multiple choice questions, the site will mark the answers for you meaning that you only have to review the open ended questions. On these, comments can be left to further the explanation of answers or can be marked as correct or incorrect. The child receives this feedback immediately and can respond or adapt their answers.
*If you aren’t overly keen of the current audio track, you can voice over the video to add your own track.
The site offers a step by step guide to starting your first EdPuzzle so don’t worry about being a tech magician! If you would like to see an example of what the pupils would see, use the code below to try the Nelson Mandela video out for yourself.