Product Review: EDpuzzle

5/29/2014 By:

By David Kapuler

Product: EDpuzzle http://edpuzzle.com
Retail Price: free

EDpuzzle is a site that allows users to select a video and customize it by editing, cropping, recording audio, and adding questions to make an engaging presentation or lesson.

Ease of Use                   
EDpuzzle is browser based, so no software needs to be downloaded. It is very easy to find or upload videos and then edit them with a click of a button. There are also many helpful video tutorials to help integrate EDpuzzle into the classroom.

Creative Use of Technology       
EDpuzzle is ideal for educators who are flipping their classrooms. They can also track, monitor, and grade student progress through their educational portal.

Suitability for Use in a School Environment   
EDpuzzle lets users create their own video in a safe environment and is ideal for project based learning (PBL) as well as flipping a classroom. Also, it allows educators to create videos for guided learning and allows them to assess students by adding questions. Finally, it can be used by any educator to integrate into any curriculum or subject.

Top features:

  • Many styles of instruction can be utilized with EDpuzzle: guided learning, project-based learning, or differentiated instruction
  • Ease of use: makes it easy to flip a lesson or classroom
  • Assessment: educators can assess students learning by adding questions to videos and grade them through an educational portal.

David Kapuler is an educational consultant with more than 10 years of experience working in the K-12 environment. For more information about his work, contact him at dkapuler@gmail.com and read his blog at cyber-kap.blogspot.com.

 

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