I was nervous about how this might work out, so I stepped into the system carefully. Students got practice with an EdPuzzle item the previous week, to ensure they could access their account and navigate the task. So far so good. I've heard no complaints about the fact they can't skip ahead to the questions, because I think they understand why
I really like the live-progress data that EdPuzzle provides about students' progress. I never could tell before whether students had accessed the video (only LMS login data, which could have been for another task or class). Now I know! And they know that I know, you know?
I provided a direct link to the video in my LMS, just in case EdPuzzle didn't work for some reason. Also for the handful of students who usually watch on a smartphone. Two students did that for last week's assignment (about the 3 branches of government), so I don't have question-by-question data on them. Those inline questions are not super-significant to me, and I didn't think much about writing them.
Section 1 (20 students): 4 A's -- 4 B's -- 1 zero -- 11 Incompletes
Section 2 (21 students): 2 A's -- 12 B's -- 4 zeroes -- 3 Incompletes
Section 3 (20 students): 2 A's -- 12 B's -- 3 zeroes -- 3 Incompletes
Section 4 (21 students): 3 A's -- 10 B's -- 4 zeroes -- 4 Incompletes
By the end of Friday, I only had 2 remaining zeroes.
There are still 13 "incompletes" for students who didn't answer both questions and/or showed significant misunderstanding. That's more than I would like, but 3 of them were absent on Friday so they didn't get a fair chance to revise the response. 5 others are in the special-education program and probably need more direct instruction and help.
These numbers are not unusual for other Need2Know assignments, especially something fairly abstract like branches of government....
I didn't even get to describe the class discussions! Will save that for tomorrow's blog post.