Have you ever found a video on YouTube that you wanted to use in your class but wished you could edit it to meet the specific needs of your students? Well, EDpuzzle is for you!  EDpuzzle is a free resource that allows you to edit and customize videos so that they are tailored for your classroom.  Here are five facts and tips on using EDpuzzle.

1. Edit Videos and Create Video Segments

EDpuzzle allows you to edit videos found on YouTube, Khan Academy, Vimeo and many other sites. You can even upload your own videos.  Customize the video by segmenting it, adding an audio track and audio notes.

2. Embed Questions and Assess your Students

It is important to have students engaged in what they are watching.  With EDpuzzle, you can embed questions that you have created into the video that students have to answer.  Not only is this a great way to keep students engaged, it also provides an easy formative assessment tool. You can also monitor their progress, check the date on when they last viewed the video, and determine how many students fully understand the concepts presented based off of the amount of correct and incorrect questions answered.  

3. No Skipping Feature

To ensure all students are actively engaged and not skipping portions of the video, EDpuzzle has created a “no skipping” feature. If you choose not to enable the “no skipping” feature, EDpuzzle will still inform you on how much of the video students actually watched.


4. Embed Your Lessons

When you have finished customizing your videos, you can easily embed your lessons on your website or share them on Google Classroom. Once you have assigned the video to your students, you can also select a due date.

5. Great for Flipping the Classroom

EDpuzzle is an excellent tool to use when flipping your classroom.  Embedding questions and looking at the progress report helps you gauge what you will work on with students during class.  It can also help you determine whether to use whole group, small group, partners, or individual assignments. Check out this great blog by EDpuzzle on flipping the classroom here.

 How do you use EDpuzzle in your classroom?  Let us know by leaving a comment below!