When I hear the phrase interactive videos, I think of people covered in florescent mocap pingpong balls or choppy, Choose Your Own Adventure-style stories like Dragon’s Lair. And there are those. But, it seems that some creative tinkerers have pushed the envelope with some of YouTube’s interactive features and come up with some interesting results.
How can they be used with ESL and EFL students? Well, in addition to viewing and interacting with the videos and then discussing or reporting on the experience, students could be challenged to determine how the videos were made. For the more ambitious, students could make their own videos using the same techniques. Some of them, like the Oscars find the difference photo challenge would be relatively easy to remake.
For more interactive videos that will get your students talking, watch 15 Awesome YouTube Tricks.