While online videos offer a wealth of information, sometimes teachers only want to share a small section of a video to a classroom of students. Or they want to annotate a section of a video as a highlight. Or maybe, they want to zoom into something particular. A new site called EmbedPlus gives you these options, as well as an embed code so you can post the video on your own site.
EmbedPlus walks you through a variety of steps, which begin with submitting the URL of the video you want to work with. From there, the options include: scene skipping, cropping, slow motion, zooming, and even a live-discussion feature. In my own tests, the controls worked well and seemed fairly simple to use. The developers of the site have clearly been listening for educators, too, as they have developed a page of possibilities for using EmbedPlus in the classroom.