EDPuzzle is one of our favorite tools to ensure students are learning from video content and not simply skipping through the material without doing any thinking. To get students to interact with the content, you can add voice or text comments; create multiple choice questions to make them predict possible outcomes, or short answer questions for students to summarize their learning on the topic. Questions are inserted along the video timeline and, with a check box, you can ensure students answer the questions before they proceed.
Searching for educational content within EDPuzzle is simple and intuitive; or you can upload your own videos. Students join your online class using an access code, and then you can track their progress through your video lessons.
The EDpuzzle iPad app is easy to use. Sharing EDpuzzle videos in Google Classroom is a click of a button in My Classes (as long as the due date hasn't passed). There is also a handy Edpuzzle Chrome extension which enables you to save YouTube videos directly to your EDpuzzle account.
Richard Byrne at freetech4teachers.com demonstrates creating a lesson:
By creating a Students Project, you can have students annotating video to point out salient points of their learning using voice or text comments and adding questions.
Another benefit of Ed Puzzle: it allows you to bypass the district filter, so that students can watch videos on their own device, on their own time, at their own pace!