Katherine, Kelsey, and Georgina took a look at EduCanon and EdPuzzle in this morning’s WIRED Hack at (https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1MhkUOw5VXah7Nm0QqVcevxrOqcHGIuMZRz8SVbE2Y7E/edit?pref=2&pli=1#slide=id.g4bb92279a_0136, https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1MhkUOw5VXah7Nm0QqVcevxrOqcHGIuMZRz8SVbE).
EduCanon – You can create a class and download videos to your content, to use in a lesson. Students get a code to join the session invite on their iPADs, etc. It’s interactive, you can prep the lesson to add questions on the side panel while students watch the video, giving ownership back to them (great tool for KS2-Secondary).
EduPuzzle – Use the WWW video platforms (LearnZillion, TEDTalk, YouTube, etc.) and you can save those videos to your classroom content. From there you can edit videos (cutting, adding voice, etc.) and when a lesson is complete you can invite your class to join the session using a code. You can monitor their progress, again students are accountable for their learning.
Both teaching-tools can be used across Primary-Secondary, lesson videos needing to be prepped ahead of time. EdPuzzle is comparable to Nearpod in that lessons can be edited and made interactive using content and polls/quizzes/etc, and then student progress is monitored during the live session. At first glance, EdPuzzle looks more user friendly, with more platform options and super easy search perimeters, but we all said that we will trial each one during the first two weeks back from the Holidays to see which we like more.
Happy Holiday Hacking ALL! 🙂