Backed by AT&T and Stanford’s startX, PlayPosit is an online learning environment to create and share interactive video lessons. Teachers begin with any online video (screencasts, Khan Academy, TED, etc.) and transform what is traditionally passive content into an active experience for students, with time-embedded activities.
Awarded the “best open educational resource”, PlayPosit is designed for K-corporate, flipped, and blended environments.
Formerly known as eduCanon.
|Basic||Free||No Payments, No Surprises. 10,000 MB Storage Limit. Create Bulbs. Monitor Learners.|
|Pro||$144/year||Auto-renewed Annually. 100,000 MB Storage. Video Recorder & Uploader. Crop, Link, & Branch Videos. Higher-order Question Types. Copy & Edit Public Bulbs. Learner Chat & Advanced Data. Learner Created Bulbs. Print Worksheets & Export Grades.|
|Institution||Contact for details||Minimum staff required. All of Pro. No Storage Limits. Administrator Management. Professional Development. On-going Training. LTI Integration. Video Integration/Hosting.|
I’d love to know how you can get Premium for $89, the website states that it’s $144. Would love to upgrade but not at that price.
This is a really cool tool. You can take any OER video and create an interactive quiz from the video. YouTube, Khan Academy, TeacherTube… you just need the URL. You put the URL into your Playposit site (your account can be set up with google) and you can create quiz questions as you view the video (placed at certain time points, etc.). I like how the program stops the video when you go to create a question. Make sure to enter the new design mode for the full range of options available.
The free versions has a only a few options for question types, but it’s easy to learn and integrates with our LMS.
I tried eduCanon with my Algebra students in class last week and I think they enjoyed using the product. I had some trouble at first loading the correct YouTube video into the website so I’ve rated the product lower on learning curve. Other than that, I liked my experience with it.
I’ve recommended this product to one colleague and await her feedback
Update: eduCanon now supports TeacherTube, as well as Vimeo and YouTube! If your school network filter blocks YouTube, you might find more luck with TeacherTube–not to mention 400,000 educational videos!
Flipped or blended. eduCanon: unleash video’s potential.
I have always tried to incorporate short video clips into my lesson planning to reinforce the concepts being taught. However, I often wish I had more question, answer and reflection time for reviewing the videos with my students. Well, eduCanon is the answer to that wish. This easy to use program allows me to embed questions right into the video. I mostly choose educational videos from Khan Academy or YouTube but any video will work. I have used this with my whole class and with individual students. Both are very effective ways to engage students and to make a video more meaningful to the learning. My next step is to use it as an informal assessment tool – especially in math class. I would recommend eduCanon to all educators who use videos in their teaching and are looking for innovative ways to show them.
Educanon is very quick and easy to learn. I can quickly create a new lesson within about 20 minutes when I know what video I want to use.
We are currently using this tool as a reinforcement to the week’s lessons with two classes. I create a weekly review for the students (many are ESL) instead of a worksheet. We’ve had very positive results from using Educanon. Our high school students (we are a 1 to 1 laptop school) unanimously prefer it over worksheets!
The greatest strength of Educanon for us is being able to add a question during the video that automatically stops where I want to enter the question and will continue on only after the student has answered the question. They can go back and review the video but cannot go forward until they have answered. We encourage our ESL students to work together on reviews collaborating and translating with each other to find solutions.
I would certainly recommend Educanon to others. I can see great potential for it as a review, for flipping your class, and for assessments.
Educanon seems to be listening to the needs of teachers and creating a quality platform with many uses.
I think it’s worth your time to take a look at it to see how it can make an impact in your classroom.