Formative Practice Using Vialogues


Continues from Mini-lessons with EdPuzzle and linked to Something Wiki This Way Comes


Asynchronous online discussion can enable less confident students to join a conversation and can enable students who process more slowly to participate more fully. Discussion forum software is ubiquitous, but tools like EdLabs Vialogues allow students to discuss and annotate video.

It works a bit like SoundCloud – you watch a video and when you observe something you want to comment on, you type your comment in the discussion box. The video automatically stops when you are typing, and it time-stamps your comment. Threaded discussions can ensue from there. Below is an example in which students apply their understanding of "mood" to the trailer for the National Theater's stage production of Macbeth.