92% of students agreed that PlayPosit is helpful to their learning

The University of California, Riverside, is a public research university and one of the 10 general campuses of the University of California system with around 20,000 students.
The ChallengeProfessor Maduro wanted to find a better way to engage the students in his summer sessions rather than using traditional Powerpoint-based lectures with clickers. (find original report here) The SolutionIn response to changing student expectations, and inspired by efforts in other departments at UCR including History, Chemistry and Mathematics, Prof. Maduro was motivated to change the traditional offering of this course to having primary instructional delivery achieved solely through PlayPosit in what is best termed a 'Hybrid Model'. The ResultProfessor Maduro found that using PlayPosit not only increased overall student engagement, but also boosted average scores AND enhanced student satisfaction. Professor Maduro reported that students were rating their own understanding of the course content …

How PlayPosit is Revolutionizing

How PlayPosit is Revolutionizing Online Courses Why PlayPosit is becoming instructors’ go-to for their interactive video needs in distance learning courses
The way we see and absorb educational information is changing more now than it ever has before. Traditional 800-page textbooks are being swapped out for PDFs that students can access on their iPads or smartphones; homework now takes shape through online discussion posts rather than take-home worksheets; teachers gauge student engagement through text-in polls that show statistical breakdown of students’ comfort with a lesson’s content.

The list of technological innovations that are taking shape within -- and forever changing -- the traditional classroom goes on and on.

This is perhaps most true in online classrooms: the newer, more innovative learning environment that schools across the globe are readily implementing, especially at the higher education level. Instructors of distance learning classes are quickly turning to interactiv…

People's Choice Exemplar Bulbs [Summer 2017]

Thank you to all the teachers, professors, and instructors that submitted their favorite three interactive video bulbs from this academic year!

This is the People's Choice voting page. We've narrowed the competition down to a couple dozen submissions. The broader PlayPosit community now has the opportunity to view the bulbs and vote on their favorites. Our hope is help our community learn and share best practices in a fun, engaging way.

Christina Bifulco, Morristown High School
Lisa Billeci, Enterprise Elementary School District
Carol Camp, Lexington High School

Joan Conger, White Knoll Middle School
Asha Curry, Pelion Middle School
Jonathan Fine, Eaglecrest High School

Michelle Fink, Poudre School District
Michael Flinchbaugh, JH Rose High School
Abhi Ghosh, Grand Valley State University

Nicki Griffin, South Central High School
Denise Griffin, El Centro Community College
Julia Hale, International School in Colombia

Leslie Husted, Kinard Middle Schoo…

Julia Hale

Julia Hale I am currently a social studies teacher working at an International School in Colombia. I teach middle school history to 7th and 8th grade at Colegio Karl C. Parrish. PlayPosIt has allowed me to be in two places at once, splitting the class so that students can watch and be accountable for time learning with a video lecture, sometimes recorded by myself and sometimes using stock footage. This allows me to work with a much smaller group of students.. essentially allowing me to be in two places at once. The Birth of American Debt North and South - Leading up to the Civil War Africa- Geography and Trade

Ryan Morgan

Ryan Morgan I teach 7th grade Texas History at Hudson Middle School. Playposit has given me the opportunity to not only integrate a technological platform in my classroom, but gives me instant feedback from students to show what was learned or prior knowledge. Interesting fact: I had the students vote to see which three playposits would be entered for this contest! The Age of Oil Landforms Texas Railroads

Leslie Husted

Leslie Husted My name is Leslie Husted. I teach Spanish Level 1A at Kinard Middle School. PlayPosit has made an INCREDIBLE difference in my instruction. The kids love it and are 100% engaged. It helps them practice with vocabulary/Target verb structures we are working on (and even though the videos I use are in English, the questions are in Spanish - so I can focus on whatever I need to and incorporate present and past vocabulary). I absolutely love using PlayPosit in my classroom! Le Ayuda y Simpatico Parent Trap Cheaper by the Dozen

Kate Rohrbach

Kate Rohrbach I am a high school science teacher in Lexington, SC. I teach grades 9-12 at White Knoll High School. I have used playposit to transition to a blended model of instruction in all of my biology and physical science classes. I went to school at UNC- Chapel Hill. DNA Fingerprinting Evidence of Evolution Why Haven't We Cured Cancer?

Ashley West

Ashley West I teach at a charter high school in south Los Angeles called Synergy Quantum Academy. My core classes are American Government and AP U.S. Government and Politics, so mostly seniors (12th grade). I also teach an elective Art History class, which is grades 9-12. Political Parties Supreme Court Procedures Federalism

Chris Kruidenier

Chris Kruidenier I am a first year teacher in Poudre School District at Wellington Middle School. I teach a variety of courses including 6th & 7th grade Science as well as 6th-8th grade Technology courses. I love traveling and plan on going to Iceland over the summer and camping around the country! PlayPosit has been a great resource within the classroom by putting the power of learning and creating meaning in the hands of my students. They are able to self-differentiate and move at their own pace which makes a great impact on their learning and my workload! Sketch Up Tutorial Measuring Volume Energy

Michelle Fink

Michelle Fink I teach 9-12 resource level English classes I'm a special education teacher. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance Coure D'Alene Indians