In the winter and spring of 2013, I piloted a one-to-one classroom using the flipped learning model. Content lectures were recorded and assigned to students as homework. Students then came back to class, took a short quiz to show their understandings, and worked on a higher order thinking lesson for the day in the classroom. The process was fairly efficient and somewhat effective. I still use video within my courses, albeit differently than I had that first year. The flipped model and methods have since become popularized and tools to make video-based content more interactive have been produced. Three companies that have capitalized on the popularization of this method are; Zaption, EDpuzzle, and EduCanon.
In the 2014-15 school year, I incorporated the use of Zaption and EDpuzzle in some of my classes to see how they could benefit my instruction. I used the premium version of Zaption until the free trial expired. I then downgraded to the basic account. EDpuzzle has always been free and I tested EduCanon features this summer. The following is what I learned. Continue reading