How I Use It
Zaption is an awesome way of maximizing learning from videos and allowing students time to process and think critically about content presented. You can pull in video from YouTube or Vimeo and add content to support learning for students. You are able to bring in additional images, text and can even draw on the video. Then, students can respond to questions, answer multiple choice or check boxes. One of the best features is the shared Tour. I have used Zaption with the Facing History and Ourselves (non-profit organization that develops educational materials around injustice and prejudice) They have incredible videos and brilliant questions within their Zaption Tour. You can copy their tour and edit it to meet your needs.
I love Zaption and love the sharing community. There are additional features that you can have access to if you pay for the pro account. However, I think the free version is pretty awesome and the analytics you receive are great for formative assessments or a check for understanding. You can see how long a student watched the video, how they responded, and you can see a class view with averages. Zaption videos can be embedded into your class site and is intuitive to use. It is a great tool for flipping lessons and maximizing time in class. Students can watch the video at home and come to class ready for hands-on or project based learning.