eduCanon: Create Interactive Video Lessons
Type of Technology: Webtool
SAMR Model Rating: Modification
Grade Level: All
Subject Area: All
Cost: Free (but can upgrade to premium options for a cost)
eduCanon is an online learning environment where you can create and share interactive video lessons. You begin with any video content (YouTube, Vimeo, TeacherTube, Khan Academy, TED, screencasts) and transform what is traditionally passive content into an active experience by embedding questions throughout the video.
First, you will need to create an account and sign in. Once you have a video you would like to use, enter the title, learning objective, grade, subject area, and subtopic (optional). Next, paste in the video link or search within eduCanon for content (YouTube, Vimeo, Khan Academy, TED, etc.).
The video will load on the right and you may crop it. You can pause the video at any point and add a question. Questions can be Mulitiple choice, Choose all that apply, or Reflective pause format. Choose your format and then create the question and the answers. You can save these questions anywhere you want in the video.
Once you are done designing your “bulb” (as eduCanon calls them), hit “Finish Build” to assign your lesson. Here you have the option to create classes, assign a due date, and share the link to your bulb with your students.
Students can sign up themselves, you can upload a roster, or have eduCanon do it for you (you send them a spreadsheet). Your lesson (or “Bulb”) can then be found in your eduCanon library.
You can monitor students progress and see who watched the video and their responses.
I think eduCanon would be really great for the flipped classroom, every day instruction, and sub plans!
Here is a link to a short video tutorial