Are you using the power of screencasting to get your message across? Screencasting is a great way to combine the power of visuals and audio to represent concepts in a way that works best for students. As technology is becoming more advanced, you can upload your screencasts to YouTube and automatically generate Closed Captioning for your hearing impaired students. Where can I go to screencast? There are dozens of free screencasting tools out there. I would suggest using one that is easy to use, fits your needs, can upload to YouTube directly, and has annotation features. Here are some of my favorites. Recommendations from Matt Bergman.
A few months ago I created and posted a video about making flipped video lessons on VideoNot.es. Since then I’ve made videos about more tools for creating flipped video lessons. The most recent video is about Vialogues which allows you to build online discussions around videos hosted online and videos that you have saved on your computer. The video about using Vialogues and the video about VideoNot.es have been added to a new YouTube playlist that I’ve titled Creating Flipped Lessons. Six videos are currently in the playlist and I’ll be adding more as I produce new screencasts. The playlist is embedded below.
Video capture software has become a powerful tool for teaching. Moving cursors and voice comments could revolutionise the way teachers correct learners' work. Screen-capture software allows you to record the screen of your computer as if you had a camera pointed at it and also record your voice. An attachable or built-in microphone is the only hardware requirement. Teachers can "capture" the contents of their screen as they correct and comment on students' work. All the notes, highlights and spoken comments recorded and the resulting video can be forwarded to the students.
Guest post by Kristin Daniels (@kadaniels), Technology Integration Specialist- Stillwater Area Public Schools
Video tutorials have been available to educators for many years. However, there is currently great momentum for using video resources for “flipped learning”. In the case of teacher professional development, district administrators are interested in the potential for “flipped” professional development, or Flipped PD. How can video resources change the way we conduct professional development? Will the outcomes be different?
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At first, such data may seem counterintuitive. When facilitating presentations on flipping, I ask teachers about their biggest concern. The first question is always, “What about my students with no internet access at home?” Then, I poll the room for solutions.
What follows is the result of collaboration, from over 500 teachers in more than 30 sessions, across the United States, Canada, and around the world. These are our ideas on what has worked best in schools and classrooms.
Melanie Paas and Michelle Shuck, two biology teachers at Claremont Secondary have embraced using flipped classroom methods to support teaching and learning in their classrooms. Flipped Learning, which has also been called inverted learning and reverse instruction, is a means for them to shift from a traditional lecture-based, teacher-centered course to an interactive, discussion-based course where the teacher is a guide on the side.
A policy expert and author explains why using technology to leverage new forms of teaching excites both teachers and students.
Today's classrooms are outfitted with the latest technologies, but too often the teaching methods don't take full advantage of the options these tools afford. Flipping the classroom — inverting the time spent on lecturing and homework — can create new inroads for learning by leveraging the technology used in classrooms and at home, says Kathleen Fulton, an author and president of Fulton Creative Consulting."
In a one-day workshop on action research, which recently held at Kendriya Vidyalya No. 1 at Ambala Cantt. in Haryana, the theme-based action research was discussed. The workshop, attended by 40 teachers, provided an exposure to the action research methodologies to covert classrooms into educational laboratories.
Inaugurating the workshop, the school Principal said that the aim of the workshop was to understand action research and link it to the concept of flipped classroom or reverse teaching as a theme to begin with.
Basically, it all started when Bergman and Sams first came across a technology that makes it easy to record videos. They had a lot of students that regularly missed class and saw an opportunity to make sure that missing class didn’t mean missing out on the lessons. Once students had the option of reviewing the lessons at home, the teachers quickly realized the shift opened up additional time in class for more productive, interactive activities than the lectures they’d been giving.
Easthampton High School junior Kevin Van Oudenhove may not be familiar with the term “flipped classroom.” But he knows there’s something different about the honors chemistry class he’s taking this semester.
For homework, Van Oudenhove’s teacher, Shawn Sheehan, asks students to watch videotaped lectures and other lesson materials posted on his website. Class time is devoted to solving equations, conducting lab experiments and working on group research projects.
At some point we have all had to provide “How to” instructions to friends and colleagues on navigating a website, sharing a document, or on the latest tech tip. A free, simple solution to the “how to” dilemma is Screencastify. This is an extension that works with Chrome and will allow you to record up to 10 minutes of video using your computer’s microphone and camera. If you’re shy, you don’t even need to use the camera; you can set it to only record what is on your screen or browser.
This tool allows you to upload your PowerPoint presentation and then record yourself doing the presentation and even include your webcam. Then anyone can access it on the internet and watch and listen to you presenting. Great for your students to get them practicing their presentations and great for language teachers as you can get your students to make presentations and practice their language.
Get to this document easily by using the shortlinks: http://goo.gl/YzxCI1 or bit.ly/chapmanflip Table of Contents: RESOURCES Some of my favorite #flipclass quotes Some #flipclass “Big Ideas” Some questions you must ask yourself: People (experienced flippers who tweet or blog and can answer lots
Flipping the classroom typically requires the use of certain technology tools, whether for recording lecture content or for orchestrating classroom discussion.
Jon Bergmann, a pioneer of the flipped classroom and co-creator of FlippedClass.com, categorizes these tools into four different groups: video creation tools, like screencasting software; video hosting tools; interactive tools that help professors check for understanding and foster discussion among students; and learning management systems for tying all of this together.
Some products and services perform more than one of these functions — and a few do all four. FlippedClass.com includes a section with reviews of various flipped learning tools.
CT talked with a number of flipped learning experts, and here are some of their top recommendations for free or low-cost tools to get you started.
The flipped classroom model is here to stay. This model, although not a golden bullet, puts the student firmly into the educational process. Think back over the last few years that you have been teaching or learning about teaching. What did you do when you came across a new idea? Did you investigate on your own? Did you seek others who had experiences they could share?
This is what the flipped classroom is all about: Putting students in charge of their learning process and allowing them to wrestle with ideas and topics before coming back to class with their own specific questions and seek guidance from the teacher. Often (but not always) there is some sort of online activity outside of the school day that students are responsible for. This could be a video lesson, a video about a lab set up, a discussion board inside of a learning management system (LMS), or any other vehicle that communicates the topic of the lesson outside of the normal class time instruction.
Grade 4 teacher Toni Satorelli is trying out a concept called the "flipped classroom," where students do their hands-on homework-type assignments in class and do readings or watch videos introducing subject matter at home. Video by Bruce Edwards, Edmonton Journal
1) What happens inside the classroom is more important than the videos.
"It's really, really important for professors to realize that flipped learning isn't about the videos — it's about what you're going to do in class that adds value and engagement for students," said Jon Bergmann, one of the pioneers of the flipped class concept and a board member of the Flipped Learning Network.
YouTube is loaded with tools and settings that teachers and students often overlook. The YouTube audio slideshow tool is one of those overlooked tools built into YouTube. I often demonstrate it in my workshops on video creation. In the video embedded below I provide a demonstration of how to use YouTube’s audio slideshow creation tool.
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