Teacher Review For Zaption

Zippy Quick Zaption

Jennifer V.
Classroom teacher
Lux Middle School
Lincoln, NE
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My Grades 8
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I used this product to "mark up" an existing video found on YouTube that had been spliced together. It allowed me to take an already-existing piece of video that was well done, add my questions/activities to it tweak to meet my needs. I was able to pose questions and Zaption put in an automatic stop so I wasn't having to watch the counter. It was brilliant.
My Take
It might go without saying, but this tool is strictly for video. Don't plan to add other slides or content. You will take the "marked up" video to another application to add those components to it. After I realized that, I was fine. It worked like a charm. Very simple, straightforward directions every step of the way. This is a dream for anyone using a video to work with students. Engaging students in thinking while watching keeps them 100% on task. I love that. It forces students to tune in...and they don't even know it.