Greg Hodgson

Creating simple interactive video based learning content. Key Stage 2 Maths.

Digital Asset Published 4/15/18 Last updated on 8/15/18

In this resource I aim to show you how to create a simple interactive video using free apps.

How do I make video?

First I created my video with Adobe Spark Video (Free). In my example I use a Key Stage 2 Maths example of introducing negative numbers. Adobe Spark Video is about the easiest video tool on the market in my opinion. Watch my example, but note there is no interaction at this point.

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If you like the look of what Adobe Spark Video does here's a short video to help get started:

Why bother with interactivity?

We know video is a massively powerful tool to aid learning on it's own but by adding interaction to the video we can allow students to test their understanding during and immediately at the end of their viewing experience. This allows them to rewatch and if necessary relearn the content to ensure they understand.

How do we add Interactivity to video?

H5P is a Norwegian company that offer many excellent interactive tools but the interactive video is extremely powerful as it allows us to add interactions, ask students questions about the learning content and much more. You can sign up for free and learn more here:

I made this short video to demonstrate the basic process of adding some simple questions to my video.

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To find out more about Adobe for Schools in the UK, visit the Adobe for Teachers website.

  • Adobe Spark

    Adobe Spark is an easy-to-use tool that helps you turn your ideas into compelling social graphics, web stories, and animated videos

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Stephen King

Posted on 2/11/19 3:22:54 PM Permalink

Greg, will the VR in classroom course come back ? Sounded quite interesting​

Greg Hodgson

Posted on 2/12/19 1:03:52 PM Permalink

Hi. Yes but not until November 2019 I’m afraid. ​

Aziz Soubai

Posted on 6/21/18 11:25:41 AM Permalink

Thanks for sharing your resources

Aaron Dickinson

Posted on 6/6/18 5:50:55 AM Permalink

​This looks great! I can think of so many uses for this lesson.