Teachers all over the world are flipping their classrooms. Instead of doing homework and projects at home, students watch lectures and videos. When they get to class they engage students with activities and tests designed to test what students have learned. While flipping your classroom may sound like a good idea, it requires having a way to present information to students at home. These top 6 apps for flipping your classroom will give you the tools you need to turn your classroom upside down.
Professor Word is a useful browser plugin to help you develop your vocabulary. It enables you to click on words in a text on any webpage and get a definition. It also shows related words. Good tool for vocabulary building.
Szoter is an easy to use, free, online image annotation tool. It can be used to create and grab images from your computer screen or webcam. You can then annotae the images using a range of features from text to callouts. This is useful tool for creating insruction sheets or learning materials. There is an online version or a desktop app.
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Photo Story 3 is a piece of free software that you can download to your PC and use to create multimedia photo stories complete with images, transitions, effects, text, background music and your own voice narration. This article includes a tutorial video, examples and teaching suggestions.
PicView is a free app which enables you to add voice tags to the images you create on your iPhone or iPad. The images can then be sent to people. It looks from the reviews like there are still a fee bugs with this, but still worth investigating as a way to create an audio visual dictionary.
This is a great tool for designing web based lessons that draw on a number of different sources. You can sequence materials, add tasks and worksheets, videos from YouTube and documents from your dropbox. This is a really useful tool for creating engaging web based lessons.
Teachem is a great platform for pulling together videos from around YouTube and forming them into lessons. The platform allows you to create questions for specific points in each video and students can watch and take notes. Useful platform for creating flipped learning that does a bit more than lecture.
ELA teachers soon realized that it is very difficult to adopt the traditional flipped method to abstract thought. How do you teach novels in video? How do you teach writing in video? A few of us wrestled with it throughout last school year and admittedly failed more often than succeeded. The biggest success, however, was that we realized we can’t do it alone. We need communities of brains to help us understand how to use current technology to accelerate and deepen what we can teach in the classroom.