Teacher Review For Zaption

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Emily P.
Classroom teacher
Lux Middle School
Lincoln, NE
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My Grades 6, 7
My Subjects Arts
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use Zaption to have students respond to metaphors within pieces of music by playing music videos while eliciting student responses throughout. This allowed me to assess and guide students thoughts as they went through the video. Initially it was a bit hard to figure the process of creating out, but once I was able to experiment a bit it was easy and user friendly. Teachers could also use this to have students create projects or to do formative assessments.
My Take
This is a great teaching tool that highly engages students. Zaption allows teachers to tap into students' interests by playing music videos, tv/video clips, documentaries, etc. Being able to add comments to clarify understanding of content is such a nice feature. Zaption can easily be embeded into other sites which is nice when bringing several forms of technology together.