I am on the third assignment of the Creative Commons class (and still loving it!). This week's assignment is to create a lesson describing the aspects of the CC license. I knew exactly how I wanted to do this. I wanted a set of slides where students click on pictures and popups with information show up. After looking for the best tool, I settled on "Oppia". I was surprised that I could not find anything that did this relatively simple task. If anyone knows of such a tool, please leave a comment. I would love to find one!
Oppia is a lesson building tool and has a very specific format. Students read something (or watch a video) and then answer a question. Then they move on to the next slide and repeat the process. The great thing about Oppia is that it has question options that one doesn't generally find. It includes maps, math input, coding input, musical notes, as well as the standards like multiple choice and hot spots. The downside of Oppia is that this is all it does. That's it. No more.
I was able to get it to do what I wanted but the process was fairly clunky. The resource itself has some oddities. For example, you see an error message until the first lesson is complete. I understand that this is to help ensure the lessons are completed but it's distracting. Also, adding slides is a bit clunky. They have a great lesson map, and it would be fabulous if I could add slides and change the flow of the lesson there. Also, it doesn't have a spellchecker. How is this even an otion!!?!
On the plus-side, the lesson is clean and friendly. And, they get added points for not allowing users to post images without alt text. It is always good to see accessibility taken seriously. In the end, this tool did what I wanted to do, so I will call it a win.
See the lesson I created on the Anatomy of a CC license.