Over the years tools for making interactive video lessons have come and gone. Some have been swallowed up by bigger companies and others have simply gone the way of MySpace. A few just keep on ticking as reliable options for teachers. Those are the ones I’d like to share with you this week.
ClickView is a tool that you can use to create interactive video lessons with videos you’ve made as well as with videos you find online. What I like about ClickView is its clean and simple interface.
In ClickView you can add short-answer, multiple choice, and true/false questions into the timeline of a video. You can also add annotations to a video in the ClickView editor. A feature of ClickView that many teachers will like is the ability to prevent students from skipping ahead to simply guess at the answers instead of actually watching the video. Your completed ClickView lessons can be shared to Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, or any other LMS of your choosing.
Watch this video for a short overview of ClickView.
ClassHook is a service that you can use to find and share video clips according to topic, subject, and standard. Within ClassHook there are features called Pause Prompts and Live Discussions. Pause Prompts are time-stamped questions that you add to video clips in ClassHook. When you’re showing a video to your class, the questions you’ve written as Pause Prompts will automatically pop-up at the timestamp you’ve specified. The video will stop and the question will appear full-screen in its place. You can then have a discussion with your students about the prompt.
The popularity of Edpuzzle surged in 2020 and 2021. It was one of the most searched terms on my blog in those years. Since then it has continued to grow and add more features including using AI to generate interactive video questions.
With a free EDpuzzle account you can add multiple choice, true/false, and short answer questions into videos you’ve made as well as videos that you find on YouTube, Vimeo, and other video sharing sites. When you add questions you can require that students must answer them in order to view each segment of the video. In this video I provide a complete overview of how to use EDpuzzle to create video lessons using videos that you find online.
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