video activityVideo can effectively communicate complex information to students and there are an endless number of ways that video can be used as a Content Activity. Watching a video can be a passive experience so you may want to consider providing students with some guiding questions to answer or an activity to complete while watching the video. The image on the right is an example of a template that can be used to guide viewing.

You may also want to consider incorporating some interactivity into your video. There are a few tools including: Educannon, EdPuzzle and Thinglink that allow you to add interactive questions and rich media into an existing video's timeline to actively engage viewers. The following are some examples of these tools in action:

There are a variety of sources where you can locate educational videos including the following:

You can also make your own videos using tools such as Animoto, GoAnimate, Photo Story, PowToon, RawShorts or WeVideo. In addition, you can work with our Multimedia Developer to create a custom video, for example: Grammar Videos.