How I Use It
I use EdPuzzle either for flipped assignments. I would assign my students a short video to watch about a concept we would be working with in class the next day. During the video I would have questions to check for understanding. If students have internet issues at home or not internet connection at home this application is difficult to use. To accommodate for these students it is best to download the video and question sheet for them to complete at home. I have also used EdPuzzle in when I do Stations in the class. The Video with questions is usually one station or a part of a station that the students complete individually or in small groups. Using EdPuzzle as a Station Activity works really well and you are able to monitor their progress and receive feedback on their responses so you can clear up any misunderstandings at the next concept station in class.
Overall I think EdPuzzle is a great teaching tool to introduce or re-enforce a concept, especially in science. I really like that there is an option to not allow students to skip so you know that any student that has completed the assignment has viewed the entire video. This could also be a deterrent for students that want to go back and watch a section of the video again because they may not want to see the entire video. This could serve kids and teachers better if there was a way to disable the no skipping function after it has been viewed once to encourage students to go back for a second look on concepts they don't quite understand. The ability to crop, add questions or audio is great because you can really customize the videos based on what you want your class to know.