Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

What A Great Way To Create Video Quizzes For ELL’s!


Grockit Answers lets you pick any video from YouTube and create a series of questions about it. The great feature is that you can set the time on the video for each question to alert the viewer when the answer will appear. It’s an excellent scaffold for Beginning English Language Learners (though I’d say it’s probably too much of one for many other students).

ESL Video is still clearly the overall best video quiz creation site for ELL’s. Grockit Answers, though, is also easy to use, and it’s timing annotation could be very helpful to Beginners.

I’m adding it to The Best Online Video Sites For Learning English.

Thanks to TechCrunch for the tip. You can read more about it there, and see a sample video here.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.


  1. Hi Mr. Larry. My name is Kacie and I attend the University of South Alabama. I am in Dr. Strange’s EDM310 class and was assigned to your blog this week. After reading some of your post, I am very excited that I was assigned to you. I like this website that lets you create questions through a YouTube video. I have a strong feeling that I will be coming back to your blog to read about your website for the day.

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  3. Hi Larry,
    Thanks for featuring Grockit Answers. I didn’t have ELL’s in mind when I built the tool, but am happy to hear that it seems like a good fit. If you or one of your readers is interested in sharing feedback on how this could be an even better resource for ELL’s, I’d be very interested to hear. It’s a brand-new tool, so I’m still actively incorporating suggestions and feedback into the application. What changes or additions would make Grockit Answers a more useful resource for those teaching English Language Learners?

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