Videos have made the internet a storehouse of knowledge and information available to huge audiences. The internet has reshaped the world in ways that were unimaginable, before YouTube and other social media. As the old adage goes, a picture can say a thousand words. A video can say untold multiples of that amount. Videos are powerful. They are even more powerful when they are used to bring meaningful technology to the classroom. The following tools may be used to add end-user interactions and features to videos (either created or remixed) to meet your classroom needs. You will notice a common trend among these applications: users simply import the videos and add interactive elements (quizzes, polls, surveys) to them in most instances. These interactions may then be analyzed from the data captured. This is an important concept: Gone are the days when you had to manually pause videos and hold discussions with the students infront of you. Instead, the content may be available to students outside the classroom and they can all still be a part of the conversation.
About Floyd Brooks
Floyd is a loving husband and a father. Teach for America Alum and a certified cricket coach. What is cricket ? For starters, it has nothing to do with insects!:) Have a question for me? Feel free to post it here.