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Since Zaption, a tool I blogged about some time ago, is almost terminating its services, it's time for a worthy replacement. PlayPosit is not only an easy way to create interactive videos, but it also has a feature that allows you to take all your videos created in Zaption with you, for free!
The concept of PlayPosit is to create interactive videos. You can easily upload a link from Youtube or Vimeo, or of course upload your own video. Subsequently, you can add questions, comments, links, and images to the video. This doesn't only force your students to pay attention to what is being said, but they also process the material immediately. Tip: Don't make your video any longer than 6 minutes. Most students are not able to concentrate for any longer and therefore won't do anything with the content presented to them.
When the students have watched the videos, you can take a look at the analytics to see how they've done. Did they understand the questions? Did they answer correctly? Were they sneaky enough not to do any work?
For foreign languages PlayPosit can be a great way to practise listening skills. Students work on their own pace, they work quietly, and you can see how well each individual student understood the content.
- Internet connection
- Earphones (very important!)
- Easy to create videos
- You can use your own Zaption videos again
- Useful analytics
- Making a video, especially in the beginning, can take some time
- Premium features require payment
Have you ever used PlayPosit? Please leave a comment!
Any suggestions for another ICT tool? Please let me know!
Irene van der Spoel (1996)