Teacher Review For Zaption

Great way to assess understanding while blending your instruction with videos!

Robbie J.
Blended Learning Coordinator
Educational Service Unit #3
Omaha, NE
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I often work in Moodle as my LMS. After I paid the yearly rate to have a pro account ($89/year) I was then able to embed my created video tours directly into Moodle. I have been working to create a better blended environment in the schools I support. Teachers often get started by trying to "Flip" their classroom and this is a great tool for that. We assign videos for students to watch and this is the way we can tell that they are actively engaged when watching and not just hitting the play button.
My Take
Zaption provides you with a great way of using videos in your blended classroom. When using Zaption you can search or create "tours" that engage your students. A tour is a way you can stitch together multiple video clips from different video sources and then embed formative assessment throughout the tool. I like to start by exploring the tours that already exist to see how teachers use this tool, before I get started with my own tour. Zaption is great when it comes to ease of use. You can easily select a video, embed questions and get it into your system. This tool really helps teachers create an interactive way to assign your students watching videos. You know right away when a student understands or doesn't, especially when connected to our LMS.