Using Zaption as a Student-Creation Tool: Project-Based Learning w @Zaption #edtech

 

When you think of Zaption, what do you think of? Most people would describe Zaption as a tool for teachers to embed questions into videos, primarily to be used to assign homework. But few teachers realize its potential for project-based learning. Zaption is an incredible student-creation tool and I want to highlight some examples here:

Math Example: This lesson is an idea for how teachers can encourage their students to use Zaption to break down a math solution. Teachers can create a math screencast or find a video on YouTube that they want the class to analyze. This formative assessment requires students to describe and tell, using Text elements, how to complete an example.

Use Properties of Exponents: Student Annotated Analysis

Student Description for Lesson: In this Zaption, I use text notes to explain which exponent rules are being used in solving the math problem.

 

Public Speaking Speech Self-Reflection: In this lesson, students will learn how Zaption can be used to self-critique a performance. This idea can be used in a performance-based class such as music or public speaking, where students might benefit from reflecting on a video of their work.

Tutorial: Using Zaption for Self Critique

An example of student work can be found here: Demonstration Speech Self-Critique

A more detailed analysis of this project can be found here: Putting Students in the Driver’s Seat: Public Speaking Self-Critiques using Zaption

 

Physical Education / Sports Team Example: This lesson is an idea for how coaches can encourage their athletes and team managers to use Zaption to break down and analyze film.

Analyze Sports Highlights Reels with Zaption

Student Description for Lesson: In this Zaption, I use text notes to highlight notable plays.

 

Science Example: This lesson is an idea for how teachers can encourage their students to use Zaption to analyze a class lab. The lab can be recorded using a phone and the video uploaded to YouTube. Using Zaption, students can add in Text elements to describe the lab.

Boyle’s Law Science Lab: Student Annotated Analysis

Student Description for Lesson: In this lab, we look at what happens to a balloon placed in a vacuum (we use a jar to simulate this environment). By increasing and decreasing the pressure in the jar, we see the balloon change size.

 

French Example: This lesson was completed by students in French class during their Science and Technology unit for their pen pals in Toulouse. Students created a video to explain their experiences using various forms of technology to their French peers. To make things more of a two-way exchange, Zaption was used to create an interactive experience within the video by adding text, images, and quizzes.

Technologie à l’école by Antonia, Alexa, Emily

 

Computer Music Self-Reflection: This lesson is an idea for how teachers can give students the opportunity to self-reflect on their musical compositions. After using a music editor such as Logic Pro or FL Studio to create their project, students create a screencast of their work and upload this video to YouTube. Using Zaption, students can reflect and give commentary on the advanced editing effects of their composition.

Computer Music Self-Reflection by Brian Ribera & TRGII

Student Description for Lesson: This is our final multimedia project for Computer Music II. We used Logic Pro to showcase the advanced musicianship, effects, editing and layering skills we have learned throughout the trimester.

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