1) Try EDpuzzle in your classroom for a week! You will see amazing improvements in your students. Then show the results to your department colleagues, it's so much better to share best practices and challenges with someone in a similar context. Here are some engagement tips for your peers:
- Explain the easy steps to create a video-lesson, a classroom, and an assignment.
- Help them get started and brainstorm about the next lesson they can create, so they feel more comfortable with the subject. We recommend re-using one of your lessons. Team-work!
2) Focus on creating one block of content each month. By the end of the year, you will have 50% of your content in video-lessons.
3) Introduce EDpuzzle to your students. Make sure you explain how to watch a video-lesson: they must pay attention, re-watch if they didn't understand something and make sure they answer the questions.
4) Show the information you are collecting to the students! It's a great way to make sure they understand the rules and it makes them want to finish all their lessons and check their good grades.
5) Engage the parents. Explain why it's important and how they can help their kids: watch the lessons together or make sure they complete the task on time. It’s always nice to spend some learning time with your family!
6) The shorter the better: use short videos! It depends on your students, but we have seen that 7 to 9 min videos is a reasonable time. Trim the videos to make sure they get just what it's necessary.
7) Record your voice. Try embedding an audio-note at the beginning or during the video. Students pay x3 more attention if they hear a familiar voice.
8) Share your excitement! If your students learn through the video, celebrate it! This way, students will understand that learning is something fun, and that will increase their motivation for future lessons.