Video Instruction Apps, Tools, and Resources That We Love

Are you looking for video instruction apps, tools, and resources that you can use with your students? If so, we have you covered. Check out our list below. Let us know if there are any that we missed.

Howcast– Howcast provides you with effective and engaging “how to” information from wherever you are and whenever you need to know it. The app was introduced in February 2008 and has become the authoritative source for instructional video content. With Howcast, you’ll get help knowing all you need to know on “How To’s” through the thousands of short, high-quality and useful videos to choose from.

Kaltura Video App for Canvas– Take teaching to a new level with interactive video tools incorporated into your Canvas environment with the Kaltura Video App for Canvas. The Kaltura app enables you to upload, view, share, and publish videos directly from your LMS. This saves your time and money and provides a more interactive and engaging learning experience for students.

PlayPosit PlayPosit allows you to create interactive videos for your flipped classroom. It has revolutionary features that let instructors assess learning in real time and increase student participation. The admin dashboard helps to monitor success stats and provides content-specific, personalized professional development. Responsive videos fast-track learning by enhancing memory, making classes flow better and more efficiently.

SpeakingPal English Tutor – Using speech recognition and with each session lasting less than two minutes, SpeakingPal English Tutor is a quick and easy way to review English skills. The app includes interactive video dialogues where the user’s response impacts the video events. While the user roleplays a character, feedback is given based on their word choice and sentence structure. For each answer required by the app, the user can hear a native speaker and compare their responses. A progress page is provided to make it easy to see improvements. Scores and progress can also be shared with friends.

TappnEd – This software allows educators to create and sell interactive video courses. This learning video platform enables learners to watch videos and be tested anytime “in-video,” on any device, without being drawn away from the video content. TappnEd supports smartphones, tablets, and laptop touch screens.

Thinkific – This is a comprehensive e-learning platform that empowers experts and teachers to create and deliver courses on their own sites quickly. Thinkific provides interactive videos that allow you to track student engagement and comprehension. Thinkific gives you the ability to turn what would be standard courses into engaging learning experiences.

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