In the Google Summit I attended last year, I came across a perfect learning website that allowed me to create interactive videos with questions embedded in them. The name of the website is edpuzzle.
The nature of the site urged my colleagues and I to personalize the learning of our students by creating our very own history show called: Flippin’ Philippine History. EdPuzzle allowed us to keep track of our students’ progress in terms of the correct/wrong answers of each pupil for every embedded question in the video and the number of times they watched a certain part of our history show. CLICK HERE TO WATCH OUR EDPUZZLE HISTORY SHOW
The following day, I was able to skip the lecture part of our lesson and jump straight to a student-centered activity in class with the help of Google Slides.
The Google Slides for each group in class contained various questions and activities that would help deepen the students’ understanding of the lesson. It ranged from recalling information about the video to creating metaphors for the history topic. After answering, I commented on each group’s Google Slide, so that the students can edit their work for improvement. See sample screenshots below:
After editing their work, they are to present their Google Slides in class. This served as our classroom discussion for the day. It was different from our usual classroom format, since my students spoke more than I did! 😀 All I had to do was to merely facilitate their session.