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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Three Ways to Use Video in End-of-Year Review Activities

The end of the school year is rapidly approaching. If you're a high school teacher you probably planning for final exams and final exam review session. You might have in-classroom review sessions planned. But you probably have some students asking for review activities that can be done outside of classroom hours. That's when video is helpful. Here are three ways to use video in end-of-year review activities.

YouTube Live
In early April YouTube made it easier than ever to create a livestream from your laptop or phone. You can use this free service to host online review sessions for your students. Or they can do it themselves. Enable the live Q&A feature to allows your students to submit questions during your live broadcast.


Include Videos In Google Forms Feedback
When you create a quiz in Google Forms you can include links to YouTube videos in the answer feedback section. If you're publishing practice quizzes for students, put some videos in to help them understand why an answer was correct or incorrect. While we're on the topic, you can save yourself a lot of time when making quizzes by using these Google Forms settings.

Build Questions Into Videos
There are many tools that will let you build questions into the videos that you might share with students as reviews before final exams. EDpuzzle and PlayPosit are probably the two tools that are best known in that market. Both will let you add multiple choice, true/false, and short answer questions to the timeline of videos that you own as well as those that you find online on places like YouTube and Vimeo. I like that both have a setting to force students to watch the video before answering a question.