PlayPosit is an easy-to-use tool for creating interactive video experiences in which students view a video and respond to embedded questions along the way. It is excellent for creating guided viewing activities, and it offers great data for teachers about how their students are interacting with the content. PlayPosit also offers a large community library of already designed lessons called Bulbs..
PlayPosit Intro Video
Screenshot of a Sample PlayPosit Assessment
Just the Facts
Student Login Required: No
Share Options: Through Google Classroom, Edmodo, Embed. Also LTI integration. Also with class login.
Google Classroom Integration: Yes
Cost: Free with up to 50 MB of storage. Next level up has more features, storage for $96/year.
Question Types: Six plus other features such as the ability to skip ahead, add a link to a website, and pause for reflection.
Standards Available: Yes, minimally, or can be added by teacher.
Feedback Options: Nice feature for students to give feedback on the “bulb” which can be used as a checks for understanding.
Ease of Use: Easy
Support Resources: Useful training page with videos.
User Community/Library: Yes, crowdsourced user library, searchable by standard, grade, subject, etc.
Why I Like It
1. Great way to add guided viewing experience to videos.
2. Very easy to learn.
3. Integrates easily with other tools like Google Classroom, Edmodo, etc.
4. Does not require login to experience.
5. Large library of pre-made bulbs that can be searched by content, level, etc.
6. Huge upgrade to the builder released recently. Added features, and more personalization!
7. Ability to trim videos to the right length (NEW).
8. Ability to combine videos to create a Bulb (NEW).
Why I Would Use It
1. For guided viewing/reflection, especially with longer videos.
2. For big-picture thinking and discussion.
3. For flipped learning content.
4. For visual analysis.
5. To teach tone, style, mood, etc.
6. Connect to student created videos in YouTube as a feedback activity.
7. As a way of responding to virtual video content such as screencasts for checks for understanding.
8. When I want students to view and reflect on multiple videos to compare/contrast, analyze for tone, etc.